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AAANZ Region Welcomes New President, Vice President and Director

Vancouver, BC (June 1, 2019)– Integra International is pleased to announce the appointment of Bill Sims as the Board President for the AAANZ Regional Chapter (North and South America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand).  The election took place in May at Integra’s Regional Conference in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Bill Sims, CPA is CEO and Partner at Salmon Sims Thomas & Associates, PLLC in Dallas, TX and will serve a two year term as Board President.  With more than 38 years’ of experience providing accounting, tax, and business consultation to clients in a variety of industry groups, Bill Sims is a recognized expert in the nonprofit sector with a concentration in religious organizations, social agencies, country clubs, and associations.

 

Integra International is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Fiato as the Board Vice President for the AAANZ Regional Chapter (North and South America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand). … Read More

Integra Announces New Member in Almaty, Kazakhstan

Integra International is very pleased to announce that a new member in Almaty, Kazakhstan has been admitted.  Finaudit Kazakhstan is a firm with 2 Partners and 13 staff, founded in the year 1993.
The firm offers services in the areas of accounting & tax compliance, auditing, tax consulting and management consulting.

The Managing Director is Mrs. Nurlykyz Alimzhanova. She has over 26 years of professional experience.
The second Partner is Mr. Daniyar Nurseitov. He has over 18 years of professional experience and he is specialized in tax consulting and compliance, as well as auditing of private and publicly traded companies.
Mr. Daniyar Nurseitov is the main contact for Integra and he can be contacted at dan@fin-audit.kzRead More

Integra Announces New Firm in Klagenfurt, Austria

Integra International is very pleased to announce that a new member in Klagenfurt, Austria has been admitted.

Koestenbauer Steuerberatung GmbH & Co KG is a 1 Partner and 20 staff firm specialized in Accounting, Tax Consulting and Management Consulting.  Everyone in the firm speaks English and ten people speak Italian and/or Bosnian.  The firm was founded in 1995 and is very well established in the region.

The Managing Partner, Mag. Heinz Koestenbauer, is the main contact for Integra. He can be contacted at heinz@koestenbauer.net

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Integra Announces New Firm in Zurich, Switzerland

Integra International is very pleased to announce that a new member in Zurich, Switzerland has been admitted.

Gätzi & Partner Treuhand AG is a 2 Partner and 4 staff firm, founded in 2016 by the two Partners, Mr. Ralf Gätzi and Mr. Sven Bergamin.  The managing Partner is Mr. Ralf Gätzi, who has 11 years of experience in fiduciary and consultancy business.

The second Partner and main contact for Integra International is Mr. Sven Bergamin, who has 12 years of experience in an important international accounting firm.  Mr. Bergamin can be contacted at sven.bergamin@guptreuhand.ch

More details about the firm can be seen  on the Integra WebsiteRead More

PCAOB Implements New Directions on Audit Oversight

Outlook for inspections and new audit report content put in place

When the PCAOB issued the Inspections Outlook for 2019in December, the term “transformation,” a word more often found in religious contexts, was used to describe the wide sweeping reassessment of the approaches for planning, conducting and reporting on the Board’s periodic examinations of audits and auditors. While some of the anticipated results will address longer range aspects, a number are to be implemented in 2019.

Following up, on March 14, 2019, the Staff Inspections Outlook for Audit Committees (Outlook) was published, spelling out the Board’s more robust intent for engagement with audit committees, along with delineation of key areas of inspection focus, as well as suggested questions audit committees may want to ask the auditors during the year.… Read More

Corporate and Audit Failures Lead Call for New British Regulator

Audit watchdog with more muscle to replace beleaguered Financial Reporting Council

The last issue of the Audit & Accounting Alert reported on the innovative, forward looking approach of the United Kingdom’s Financial Reporting Council (FRC) in tackling the challenges of financial reporting in the age of artificial intelligence. Unfortunately, the auditor watchdog role of the FRC has not fared as well in keeping pace with the rapid changes in the accounting and reporting complexities of organizations subject to its oversight.

With collapses like that of Carillion plc, the second largest construction company in the United Kingdom, in early 2018, and severe criticism of the company’s audits performed by KPMG, the government commissioned an independent review of the FRC (known as the Kingman Review) to determine what went wrong, and the appropriate actions to take.… Read More

Integra Announces New Firm in Dakar, Senegal

Integra International is very pleased to announce that a new member in Dakar, Senegal has been admitted.

KAP Expertise is a 2 Partner and 14 staff firm, founded in 2014. The two Partners are Mr. Radoine Kreaime and Mr. Rayan Darwiche.

Managing Partner of the firm and main contact person for Integra International is Mr. Radoine Kreaime, who can be contacted at r.kreaime@kap-expertise.com  .  Mr. Kreaime  worked for several years in France, including five years as a Senior Manager of the Integra member firm in Paris.

KAP Expertise is a well-established and professionally managed entity, and one of the important local firms. More details about the firm can be seen  on the Integra Website .  We welcome Mr. Radoine Kreaime and Mr.… Read More

Integra International Announces New Firm in Chisinau, Moldova

Integra International is very pleased to announce that a new member in Chisinau, Moldova, has been admitted.

First Audit International – FAI – is a Joint Stock Company constituted in 1996. 
The firm has 1 Managing Partner and 22 staff. They all speak Romanian and Russian, and 8 of them speak very good English.

Managing Partner and Director of the firm is Mr. Sergiu Soimu who has over 25 years of professional experience. Mr. Soimu is a full member of the Association of Professional Accountants and Auditors of Moldova (ACAP) – member of IFAC. Mr. Sergiu Soimu can be contacted at sergiu.soimu@fai.md

Additional contact persons for Integra will be:
– the Deputy Director, Mr. Corneliu Soimu, who can be contacted at corneliu.soimu@fai.md
– and the Director of Accounting Services Department, Mrs.Read More

Integra International Announces New Firm in Mauritius

Integra International is very pleased to announce that a new member in Mauritius has been admitted.  GD RICHES Chartered Accountants is a 1 partner, 11 staff audit and accounting firm in Quatre Bornes, Republic of Mauritius.  The main contact person for Integra is the Partner, Mr. Gowtamsingh Dabee, who can be contacted at gdabee@gdriches.mu

Mr. Dabee has 25 years of experience as a professional accountant in public practice and industry.  More details about the firm can be seen  on the Integra Website.  We welcome Mr. Dabee and the staff of GD RICHES to Integra International.

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Integra Announces New Firm in Peshawar, Pakistan

Integra International is very pleased to announce that a new member in Peshawar, Pakistan, has been admitted.

Shahid Ahmad & Co – SACO is a well established firm in Peshawar, the capital of the Pakistani province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, close to the border with Afghanistan, and the 6th largest city in Pakistan.
Because of the proximity to Afghanistan, the firm has a second office in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan.

The firm has 4 partners and 13 staff.
The 2 leading partners are Mr. Manzoor Ahmed Savul, FCA, leading the firm in Peshawar, and Mr. Muhammad Ahmed Shahid, FCA, leading the firm in Kabul and Managing Partner of both offices.
All partners of the firm are well qualified and experienced in the accounting profession, and they speak very good English.… Read More