Lopez Levi Lowenstein Glinsky Joins AGN

AGN is pleased to welcome Coral Gables, Fla.-based Lopez Levi Lowenstein Glinsky (LLLG) as a member.

The firm operates a second office in Homestead, Fla., and concentrates in tax, estate planning, wealth preservation, real property, business valuation, tax controversy and commercial matters. The multi-lingual team works with clients throughout the world, but has particular concentrations in Central/South America and Asia.

The firm completed a merger in January and is growing rapidly. Its concierge-like services and dedication to education have helped LLLG to build an excellent reputation and market niche in international tax. In addition to their work in pre-immigration and high-net-worth tax planning and restructuring, they also specialize in construction and real estate in a variety of countries, AGN says.

“We truly anticipate contributing to the overall knowledge of AGN as an organization, as well as the mutual exchange we will have through growing relationships,” says founder and MP Ray Levi. “We feel that the impressive member profiles, training and exclusivity of AGN is a step above what we have experienced with past associations and are excited about the possibilities.”

“The world is not flat… and AGN is continually growing in international cooperation, business development and technical knowledge,” says Kathy Sautters, North American regional director. “Lopez Levi Lowenstein Glinsky is the perfect example of all three and will be a key player in bringing together our members from all regions.”

AAFCPAs Joins PrimeGlobal

Westborough, Mass.-based AAFCPAs (FY15 net revenue of $24.6 million) announces it has joined PrimeGlobal, the fourth largest accounting firm association in the world.

PrimeGlobal is comprised of more than 300 independent CPA firms in 85 countries, with more than 850 offices worldwide.

As an independent member of PrimeGlobal, AAFCPAs’ clients will benefit from national and global reach with the same seamless coordination offered by a Big 4 or national firm, AAFCPAs says.

“Joining PrimeGlobal allows us to apply our exceptional expertise and value to a wider range of clients in a wider range of situations,” says Carla McCall, co-MP. “We are poised for tremendous growth and excited about the opportunities ahead.”

“We carefully evaluated associations that would be the ideal fit for us and our forward-thinking culture of excellence,” says David McManus, co-MP. “We are confident our alliance with PrimeGlobal will be a winner and create additional value for our diverse current and prospective clients.”

Stambaugh Ness Wins Award For Camaraderie and Team Work

York, Pa.-based Stambaugh Ness was recently awarded the 2017 BDO Alliance USA service award, which honors a member firm that has made significant contributions to the alliance.

During the award presentation, Martin McLaughlin, BDO Alliance USA’s managing director of operations, shared highlights from the winning nominations, referring to the firm as a “trusted partner” that gladly shares its expertise and assistance to other firms. The nominating firms have benefited significantly from the cooperative spirit exhibited by Stambaugh Ness, he said.

Steven Hake, Stambaugh Ness president and CEO, says, “As a member firm of the BDO Alliance USA for more than 12 years we have not only enhanced our client service offerings, but have also benefitted from working one on one with other member firms who share similar goals.”

PrimeGlobal Welcomes New Member Firm in Japan

PrimeGlobal announces the addition of Aoyama Sogo Accounting Firm Co. to the association’s Asia Pacific region.

Tokyo-based Aoyama Sogo Accounting Firm is a leading provider of financial, accounting, taxation and consulting services to local and international companies operating in the Japanese market. The firm was established in 1999 by founding partners Kazuhiro Matsuzawa and Masaki Aguni, the firm’s current CEO and COO, respectively. Their staff of 150 provides one-stop, proactive financial, accounting and taxation services to support day-to-day business operations in Japan. The firm serves more than 500 client companies and organizations engaged in diverse industries around the world.

PrimeGlobal is comprised of over 300 highly successful independent public accounting firms in 85 countries.

Bolar Hirsch & Jennings LLP Joins CPAmerica International

Bolar Hirsch & Jennings of Irvine, Calif., (FY15 net revenue of $12.6 million) has joined CPAmerica International, an accounting association of independent, CPA firms that provides shared best practices, networking opportunities and access to expert resources for member firms.

BH&J was established in 1991 and has grown to over 75 professionals and support staff, providing clients a high level of technical expertise in taxation, as well as delivering value in business and investment matters.

“Membership in CPAmerica International provides significant benefits to our firm and our clients,” says Dave Hirsch, co-MP at BH&J. “We look forward to collaborating with the CPAmerica community for the mutual benefit and advancement of all.”

CPAmerica is a member of Crowe Horwath International, which has members in more than 750 offices in more than 130 countries around the world.

“We are excited to bring Bolar Hirsch & Jennings into the CPAmerica community,” says Alan Deichler, president of CPAmerica. “They now belong to a group that is determined to improve through sharing and where members support each other’s success through discussing best practices, sharing experiences and building professional relationships.”

French Firm, Audit Gestion Conseil, Joins PrimeGlobal

PrimeGlobal has announced the addition of Audit Gestion Conseil to the accounting association’s Europe, Middle East and Africa Region.

Audit Gestion Consei, formed in 1973, has five locations in France. Its main office is in Saint Apollinaire. The firm employs over 75 people, including eight chartered accountants/statutory auditors providing services to approximately 1,700 clients.

Audit Gestion Conseil is member of France Defi, which is the first French group of chartered accountants and approved independent auditors. PrimeGlobal is comprised of approximately 300 highly successful independent public accounting firms in 85 countries.

PrimeGlobal Welcomes Two New Firms

PrimeGlobal, the accounting association, has announced the addition of two firms to its membership:

  • Gómez Romo y Asociados of León, Guanajuato, Mexico, has joined its Latin America and Caribbean Region. The firm, of 35 staff, offers professional services including accounting and auditing, payroll, business consulting and tax advisory services, among others, and advises that their professional associates are experts in each of the areas of the Accompaniment Program for Foreign Investors.
  • Full-Go & Co. CPAs of Taipei, Taiwan, has joined its Asia Pacific Region. The firm employs 12 certified accountants and 80 other financial professionals, and has four branch offices in Changhua, Taichung, Tainan and Taoyuan, Taiwan. The firm operates primarily in Taiwan, Mainland China and the United Kingdom, representing both public and private companies. Of the firm’s more than 900 clients, Full-Go assists approximately 600 of them with visa/international matters.

PrimeGlobal is comprised of approximately 300 successful independent public accounting firms in 85 countries.

HLB International Welcomes New CEO

Marco Donzelli

Marco Donzelli

HLB International, a global accountancy network with presence in 140 countries, has announced that Marco Donzelli has been appointed CEO.

Donzelli, previously COO, is leading the network’s mission to ensure that HLB International cements its position as a global player in the industry.

Donzelli joined HLB International in February 2012 as head of strategic network development and then moved to the position of COO in August 2015. During that time, he has diligently helped grow the network’s cross-border business, and drove HLB International’s growth rate.

David Stene, HLB International chairman, says, “We are delighted to have Marco in place as our CEO. His efforts have led to the significant growth of the network and he is well respected by members and clients alike. He has a great vision for the network and is dedicated to ensuring the future success of HLB International.”

Donzelli’s career has focused on leading business development projects, entrepreneurial initiatives, business transformation and change management programs. He started his career in Italy, where after a brief period with Deloitte, he moved to Deutsche Bank, where he spent over six years in both commercial and internal consultancy roles before moving to the U.K. There, he set up a food-tech business and then joined MagicSolver, a top U.K. mobile innovator.

Donzelli says, “I am excited to be taking up my new position and delivering on our mission to help support our member firms and their clients leverage business advantages that will result in growth.”

PrimeGlobal Welcomes 3G Gadras & Associes and Segeco

PrimeGlobal, comprised of approximately 300 successful independent public accounting firms in 85 countries, has announced the addition of 3G Gadras & Associes and Segeco to the association’s Europe, Middle East & Africa Region.

3G Gadras & Associes is headquartered in Artigues Près Bordeaux, France, and provides services to about 500 companies of all sizes and sectors in the southwest of France and surrounding areas. 3G Gadras & Associés has considerable experience in the wine sector, and works with a number of both wine producers and wine merchants. The firm is also experienced in the auditing of French subsidiaries of international groups.

Segeco, based in Lyon, has 46 offices in France with 700 employees. In addition to providing quality standard accounting and audit services, Segego is experienced in providing quality executive search, cyber security and technology solutions. Segeco also operates with a law firm, specializing in social law, tax and business law, litigation and intellectual property.

PrimeGlobal Announces Axens Audit as its Newest Member Firm in France

PrimeGlobal announces the addition of Axens Audit to the association’s Europe, Middle East and Africa Region.

Axens was established in 1975 in Andrezieux, France, with one employee. Today, the firm
is comprised of seven chartered accountants and more than 100 employees in four offices across the Auvergne Rhône Alpes region.

President and MP Benoît Perin is proud of the depth of the firm’s experience and expertise. Axens boasts an experienced professional staff, which is comprised of chartered accountants from the biggest international audit firms, including several years’ experience in North America; a legal audit team of 16, who are also experienced with international clients; and six specific teams focused on providing top-quality services in accounting, legal audit, tax, payroll, management/transitional services and company law.

Axens is member of France Defi, the first French group of independent chartered accountants. The local and regional support of France Defi, coupled with the international support of PrimeGlobal, ensures that Axens can take care of any client need, PrimeGlobal announced.

Both PrimeGlobal and its EMEA Chief Regional Officer, Thierry Delvaux, are pleased to welcome Axens Audit on board, joining PrimeGlobal’s approximately 300 member firms in 85 countries.