PrimeGlobal has added two new member firms in Africa to the association’s Europe, Middle East & Africa Region: DMC Associates of Nairobi, Kenya, and PIM & Co. of Kampala, Uganda. DMC Associates is a mid-tier accounting firm that provides audit, tax and financial consultancy services to a wide range of clientele. Founded in 1998, the firm offers expertise in a range of industries, including trade, manufacturing, wholesale/retail, building & construction, financial institutions, transport & communication, agriculture, NGOs & charitable organizations, hospitality and leisure, schools and educational institutions, and professional services. PIM & Co. is a full-service accounting firm based in Kampala, Uganda. The firm’s 20 professionals offer particular expertise in audit for small & medium enterprises and tax compliance.


Revik doo joins HLB International in Sarajevo. Established in 1998, the firm provides services in the industry, retail and wholesale, financial institutions sectors (banks, insurance, microcredit organisations, securities) as well as public sector and NGOs. Partners are Big Four-trained.


PrimeGlobal has added two new member firms in Mainland China to the association’s Asia Pacific and Oceania Region. S.J. Grand Financial and Tax Advisory is a professional services firm that specializes in assisting foreign-invested companies and multinationals in Mainland China. Established in 2002 in Hong Kong, the firm now operates a network of offices across China’s leading hubs of foreign investment: Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen. The firm has four business divisions: corporate finance, tax and accountancy, optimization, and financial advisory; and it offers particularly strong expertise in agriculture food, high tech, services, utilities and manufacturing. They provide advisory services and support throughout the lifecycle of establishing, maintaining and expanding a business in China: set-up and cross-border asset transfer; creating and evaluating the best financial, tax and management structures for your company; mergers, acquisitions, private equity placement and preparing a company for an IPO. Suzhou Hua Ming United Certified Public Accountants is a full service accounting firm based in Jiangsu, China. Established in 2004, the firm now has more than 60 staff, including 14 experienced CPAs, seven CTAs, two CIREAs, one senior accountant, one senior auditor, fourteen junior accountants, two junior auditors, and many other well-educated and highly trained auditors. The firm offers a full range of audit, tax, consulting and financial advisory services to clients, including corporate governance, internal audit, bookkeeping, overseas company registration, financial performance appraisals and accountant training. The firm has the audit qualification of state-owned enterprises certified by Kunshan City Office State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration, special audit qualifications certified by Nanjing Customs and Nanjing audit office, and audit qualification of bankruptcy certified by the Suzhou Intermediate Court. Additionally, they are the designated service provider for special audit appointed by Kunshan Finance Bureau, and the designated service provider for science and technology enterprises in Suzhou Industrial Park.


COGEP joins HLB International with offices covering about one third of the French territory, in the North West of the country. Established in 1971, the firm, which provides accounting, audit, tax and a large variety of advisory services, is today one of the country’s top ten financial services firms. HLB International is already present in France with members HLB Magnin Gecors, HLB Groupe Cofimé, HLB Fiprovex, Inkipio and HLB Maupard Fiduciaire.


Windham Brannon is trying to encourage use of online accounting resources with new narration technology provided by Umano, an app featuring news and lifestyle articles narrated by professional voice actors.


Bisheswar, Seebarran & Co joins HLB International. Established in 1994, the firm provides audit, tax and advisory services to the public and private sectors.


PrimeGlobal has added Porte Brown LLC as its newest member firm to join the association’s North American Region. Established in 1946, Porte Brown provides a full range of accounting services from three offices in the Greater Chicago area. The firm’s 78 employees support clients in a wide range of industries, most notably manufacturing & distribution, construction, not for profit, and professional services. The firm is particularly known for its strong service focus and prides itself on its ability to build high value relationships with clients. … Wolters Kluwer CCH’s registrations and reservations are filling up for the CCH Connections: User Conference 2014, which will take place from October 26 – 29 at Grande Lakes Orlando.


Honkamp Krueger & Co. PC has launched its Client Patronage App, compatible with Android and Apple products.


Plante Moran will support the latest version of the next-generation Epicor enterprise resource planning solution, Epicor ERP version 10, which became generally available in April 2014. With Epicor ERP version 10, Epicor delivers a technology that is twice as fast, four times as scalable, and requires half of the previous hardware. Epicor ERP version 10 was designed based on today’s business need for flexibility, device accessibility, performance, collaboration, ease-of-use, and quality. The five guiding principles for the new release of Epicor ERP are collaboration, choice, responsiveness, simplicity, and mobility.


In its ongoing efforts to address these concerns and offer valuable insights into risk issues, BKD LLP has created, an online resource for visitors to learn about business risks and how to address them. The new site is part of BKD’s focus on helping clients find cost-effective, integrated risk management solutions. That focus includes the recent creation of BKD’s Enterprise Risk Solutions division, which offers a suite of services and specialties designed to consider an organization’s overall environment, including operational, financial, strategic, regulatory and technology risks and controls.


Charles A. Barragato & Co. LLP CPAs and Trusted Business Advisors, has enhanced the service platform it offers to high net worth individuals and their families. Through its SFG Business Management division and led by partner Scott F. Guber, CPA this comprehensive service combines sophisticated bill paying in a paperless environment along with a keen attention to a client's overall financial scenario.


Guadamuz Ruedam Martinez & Cia joins HLB International in Managua. The firm, established in 1989, ranks 2d nationally and provides services to the private and public sector, NGOs and international organizations.


The American Woman’s Society of Certified Public Accountants has announced that its Innovation in Women’s Programming Award was recently given to KPMG LLP at the 2014 Women’s Accounting and Leadership Conference. It is given by AWSCPA for innovations in supporting and promoting women in the accounting profession.


Trejos, Egan & Asociados, established in 2007, joins HLB International where it will find opportunities to introduce the tax benefits of Panama to international business in addition to providing audit, accounting and advisory services.


Wint joins the HLB International with 75 staff in eight locations, including Stockholm and Gothenburg. Established in 1955, the firm offers audit & accounting, tax, corporate finance and advisory services. HLB International is already present in Sweden with member Revisorsgruppen.


Condley and Company LLP is celebrating its 75 years of service to the Abilene community.


The IIA Research Foundation 2014 Larry Sawyer Award was handed out to at The Institute of Internal Auditors 73rd International Conference at the ExCeL London Exhibition and Conference Centre. The IIA is the largest organization representing the interests of the profession and provides ethical and professional guidance, continuing education, certifications, and more to over 180,000 members worldwide.


Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP recently donated 431,475 pounds of food to the communities it serves across 11 states of the firm’s footprint. The third annual Dixon Hughes Goodman Count the Cans food drive was held from June 20-27 and focused on collecting monetary and non-perishable food donations in an effort serve communities and families who face the struggle of hunger. Over the 2012-2014 duration of the firm’s annual food drive, over 2.9 Million Pounds of food have been donated to local food banks in the Southern and Mid-Atlantic States. … Cherry Bekaert Benefits Consulting LLC has announced the results from its 2014 Affordable Care Act Survey. Evaluating how the ACA is impacting employers and their business decisions, the survey was issued in May 2014. Questions covered topics such as hiring practices, cost impact of the ACA, medical plans and insurance benefits. CBBC specializes in consultation, implementation and administrative services for group health and welfare plans, including assessing and advising on the impact of the ACA. The survey was initiated to better understand how companies are handling the uncertainty and ever-changing rules created by the ACA. For the complete survey results click here

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