Company Description: Allinial Global is a member-based association dedicated to the success of independent accounting and consulting firms. Since 1969, this strategic affiliation of legally independent accounting firms has fostered the independence, profitability, and continuous improvement of its members. Allinial Global is two hundred and thirty six members strong and growing, with over 600 locations worldwide generating approximately $4.1 billion in collective revenues. With dedicated regional directors who have extensive connections throughout the Americas (USA, Canada and Latin America), EMEI (Europe, the Middle East, India), Africa and the Asia Pacific regions, members of Allinial Global are committed to providing the most agile, flexible, and client-centric solutions anywhere, anytime.
Company Website: http://www.allinialglobal.com/
Company Description: Deloitte is a leading global provider of audit and assurance, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, tax and related services. Our global network of member firms and related entities in more than 150 countries and territories (collectively, the “Deloitte organization”) serves four out of five Fortune Global 500® companies. Learn how Deloitte’s approximately 312,000 people make an impact that matters at www.deloitte.com.
Company Website: www.deloitte.com
Company Description: Today’s client engagement activities are stuck in the chaos of fragmented silos — requiring significant manual intervention. Moxo provides a OneStop Client Hub for managing client interactions through modern digital automation. Businesses can streamline deadline-driven client interactions, including account onboarding, account servicing, exception handling. Moxo powers client interaction workflows across a diverse set of industries including financial services, consulting, legal, accounting, healthcare, and more. Our customers include companies like Citibank, FIS, Standard Chartered, Raiffeisen Bank, BNP Paribas, and more. Our team has a rich history of pioneering in the engagement space: Moxo’s co-founder and CEO, Subrah Iyar, was the co-founder and CEO of Webex, and Moxo’s co-founder and CTO, Stanley Huang, held senior engineering management positions at Cisco Systems and WebEx.
Company Website: http://moxtra.com/
Elena Meskhi & Co
Elena Meskhi & Co
Company Description: Elena Meskhi & Co. has been operating for nearly 15 years! We have a high-calibre team of accountants and tax advisors with over 150 years of experience! We are growing rapidly and agave recently acquired another practice to accommodate the high demand for our exceptional services. Elena Meskhi & Co. is more than just an accountancy and tax advisory practice. It’s a business accelerator in its own way. With technology at the core of our services, we aim to provide our clients with the financial freedom they deserve! Our clients have grown with us over the years. Utilising our accurate budgeting & forecasting, they were able to make more informed decisions. Our clients are also happier as they are tax-efficient & always compliant with HMRC guidelines. No matter how complex a client case is, we never turn them down. We handled complicated tax investigation cases for clients and have a 95% success rate in this area. In many cases, the tax authority would owe our clients money after the investigation. Are you ready to take your business to new heights? Reach out to Elena Meskhi & Co. and find the optimal services for your business needs.
Company Website: www.elenameskhi.com/
Company Description: Despite the many technological advances in the digital world, companies still struggle with the fundamental challenge of securely developing and delivering the right information to key stakeholders in real-time. M-Files helps organizations efficiently and securely find, share, and collaborate on critical business information with internal and external stakeholders. Unlike traditional document management platforms, M-Files' powerful, metadata-driven document management platform provides embedded search, access, and collaboration capabilities, enabling an easy-to-use and secure "single source of the truth" portal for employees, clients, and contractors. As a result, M-Files customers operate more efficiently and improve stakeholder satisfaction with built-in security and compliance.
Company Website: http://www.m-files.com/en
Company Description: Praxity is an innovative, international alliance of over 700 offices of best-in class independent Participant Firms. Together, they share their combined expertise from strategic locations around the world, leveraging highly-customised business solutions and deep regional understanding – driving outstanding results and returns for clients in over 100 countries. Collectively, our Participant Firms are champions for business globally, with an uncompromising, yet collaborative model for aligning and uniting ambitious, like-minded companies like yours. Independent expert advisers are hand-picked from more than 40,000 professionals – working seamlessly in multidisciplinary teams across international borders to meet every client need. Praxity Participant Firms have the capability, resources and scale to support clients ranging from small ambitious businesses to established global, listed organisations.
Company Website: http://www.praxity.com/
Konsolidator is a Danish software group with HQ in Denmark and subsidiaries in UK and Sweden. The group has developed a cloud-based software that automates the financial consolidation and reporting process. The software is created and supported by auditors and powered by innovative cloud technology.
With the software Konsolidator Audit auditors can prepare their client’s financial consolidation in a streamlined and digital format while increasing the quality of their work and saving a substantial amount of cost. With single sign on (SSO) auditors get immediate access to all clients in one system with just one login.
Konsolidator Audit integrates with Silverfin and allows trial balance import from Silverfin and export of the consolidated data back to Silverfin.
Company Website: https://konsolidator.com/
Company Description: Silverfin is the cloud platform that makes accountants more successful. It stores data, automates accounting workflows, and makes collaboration easy. But that’s not all. It also gives you the data, tools, and time to deliver the advisory services and insights clients really value.
Company Website: www.silverfin.com
Company Description: Wolters Kluwer are a global information, software and consultancy provider, specialising in tax and accounting. We support our customers at every stage, giving them the expert knowledge and software that they can rely on to improve their efficiency, navigate change and adhere to the needs of regulators and customers alike. By combining our expert knowledge with our passion for developing future forward technology, we are global leaders at meeting the needs of our customers. We’re experts in providing information, software and services to tax executives who work in complex, compliance-driven environments. Our innovative and mobile technology creates a future-proofed, end-to-end tax and accounting system, to suit your needs. CCH Central is your one-stop shop for tax and accounting compliance and practice management. You can manage your clients’ core compliance work from a single screen with access to their accounts and tax returns as well as document and communications.
Company Description: ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global professional body for professional accountants. We’re a thriving global community of 233,000 members and 536,000 future members based in 178 countries and regions, who work across a wide range of sectors and industries. We uphold he highest professional and ethical values. Since 1904, being a force for public good has been embedded in our purpose. Find out more at accaglobal.com
Company Description: Ignition is the world’s first client engagement and commerce platform for professional services businesses, to streamline how they engage clients and get paid. Nearly 5,000 accounting and professional services firms around the world use Ignition to win new business with impressive digital proposals, engage clients with a clear scope of work, and get paid on time by automating payment collection. Ignition also integrates with leading business apps such as Gusto, QuickBooks, Xero and Zapier to automate time-consuming tasks. Founded in 2013 by a progressive accounting entrepreneur to find a better way of doing business, our goal is to help customers grow, be more efficient, and create win-win client relationships. To date, we’ve helped facilitate more than 1 million clients engagements and more than 6.5 million payment transactions. Ignition has teams in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, The Philippines, South Africa, US and the UK, with over 150 employees globally.
Company Website: www.ignitionapp.com
Breakfast Briefing Partner
Company Description: Sterling Technology (www.sterlingvdr.com) is the leading European provider of premium virtual data room (VDR) solutions for the secure sharing of content, business process automation and collaboration for the M&A, corporate development, capital markets, private capital, banking and legal communities. Sterling has been supporting the capital and M&A markets for over 30 years, and since opening our first VDR in 2010 we have helped customers and users from over 187 countries and 90 industries successfully complete thousands of deals. Sterling was chosen by Nestlé as its VDR service provider for managing Nestlé’s global audit tender in 2019 after almost 70 years of audit by the incumbent firm, with the tender covering more than 750 entities in 180 countries. With offices in six major European financial centres, Sterling is trusted by corporates, financial and legal advisors, real estate and private equity firms to deliver exceptional levels of service on their most critical transactions.
Company Website: www.sterlingvdr.com
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The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants
The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants
Company Description: The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (the Association) is the most influential body of professional accountants, combining the strengths of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) to power opportunity, trust and prosperity for people, businesses and economies worldwide. AICPA & CIMA represents 689,000 members, students and engaged professionals in public and management accounting and advocates for the public interest and business sustainability on current and emerging issues.
ETL – European Tax and Law – is a privately owned, European-cultured professional services firm founded and headquartered in Germany founded back in 1971. Since then, ETL has developed to become the market leader for SME clients in accounting and tax consulting.
ETL GLOBAL, established in 2015 as ETL’s international business alliance, is a euro-centric network of professional service firms acting worldwide with a local service approach for small and medium-sized businesses. Today, ETL GLOBAL is represented by more than 1,300 offices in over 50 countries around the globe. In total over 18,000 people – including at least 13,000 professionals – support more than 330,000 clients all over the world.
Company Website: http://etl-global.com/
Company Description: HLB is a dynamic global network of independent advisory and accounting firms. Through the power of 38,732 professionals across 157 countries, we combine local expertise and global capabilities to service your needs. HLB firms are locally established with deep roots in their communities, yet are closely connected with professionals from across the world to help clients grow across borders. We are everywhere you are and everywhere you want to go. Five decades of entrepreneurship and collaboration, together with the innovative and creative mindset of our firms form the foundational elements of HLB. It’s our history and shared values which set us apart. We are dedicated to creating value and maximising opportunities for clients. Through our pro-active thinking and creative approach to business, we embrace new opportunities while challenging the status quo. Our commitment to excellence and providing solutions has been the driving force in helping clients grow across borders and has been key to becoming one of the fastest growing networks in recent years
Company Website: www.hlb.global
Company Description: INAA is an international association of independent accounting and audit firms, established over 30 years ago to help ambitious accountants and auditors expand their businesses. INAA is based on a vision shared by all its members: making global business personal, and taking personal business global. It’s this vision that drives INAA members towards quality and success worldwide. With 140 member firms across 50 different countries, INAA members will immediately feel at home, no matter where they are. Members enjoy access to a diverse range of accounting experts, and INAA events empower accountants to make the connections necessary for business success. INAA is committed to encouraging business referrals among members, allowing them to expand their client base across borders. Over €1.5 million worth of business has been referred between INAA members, with more than 90% of those referrals turning into recurring contracts.
Company Website: www.inaa.org
Company Description: KPMG is a global organization of independent professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. KPMG firms operate in 145 countries and territories with more than 236,000 partners and employees working in member firms around the world.
Company Website: www.kpmg.com/us
Company Description: At Moore, our purpose is to help people thrive – our clients, our people, and the communities they live and work in. We’re a global accounting and advisory family of over 30,000 people across 502 offices and 114 countries, connecting and collaborating to take care of your needs –local, national and international. When you work with Moore firms, you’ll work with people who care deeply about your success and who have the drive and dedication to deliver results for you and your business. Our network is built on the foundation of strong relationships and a profound sense of our common humanity. We are committed to being a force for good and want to make a real difference in people’s lives. Because together, we are Moore.
Company Website: www.moore-global.com
Company Description: Parker Russell International is a leading global provider of audit and assurance, consulting, financial advisory, tax and related services, established and managed in the United Kingdom comprising member firms in 75 countries across six regions. We are one of the fastest growing and youngest international networks in the world and a member of the Forum of Firms. We work as one unified team, sharing expertise and local cultural understanding to deliver an excellent global professional service in audit and accounting.
Company Website: www.parkerrussellinternational.com
Company Description: PrimeGlobal is an award-winning association of independent accounting firms, comprised of approximately 310 highly successful independent public accounting firms in over 100 countries. PrimeGlobal provides its independent member firms with tools and resources to help them furnish superior accounting, auditing, tax and advisory services to clients around the globe.
Company Website: www.primeglobal.net
Russell Bedford International
Russell Bedford International
Company Description: Russell Bedford International specialises in helping companies meet the challenges that international business expansion presents. Since 1983, the worldwide network of accountancy firms has provided financial expertise and business consultancy to companies within many different markets and industries. Ranked amongst the world’s leading accounting and audit networks, Russell Bedford is represented by some 1,000 partners, 8,000 staff and 350 offices in over 100 countries worldwide and is a member of the IFAC Forum of Firms. Commercial expertise is complemented by a thorough understanding of the local business environment, with a combination of the technical and the practical which enables Russell Bedford International to help businesses move smoothly and successfully advance further, into the global marketplace. Embracing the core values of connectivity, collaboration, positive impact and excellence, Russell Bedford equips and empowers its people so that they, and their clients, go further to a better future; enabling them to do better business globally.
Company Website: www.russellbedford.com
Born in the cloud, Xero is a beautiful, easy-to-use platform for small businesses and their advisors. Xero has more than 1.8 million subscribers in over 180 countries with more than 463,000 of those in the UK. The company has a thriving ecosystem of 800+ third party apps and 200+ connections to banks and financial service providers.
Xero has won a number of awards in the UK. These include Financial Software Provider at the 2019 FD Excellence Awards, Cloud Product of the Year at the 2019 National Technology Awards, Small Business Accounting, Practitioners’ Choice Award at the 2018 Accounting Excellence Awards and Best Bookkeeping Software and Friendliest Software Provider at the 2018 ICB Luca. www.xero.com
Company Website: www.xero.com
Company Description: Circit is a SaaS auditing platform which enables the automation of audit confirmations with banks, brokers and law firms. In 2019, Circit launched their innovative new product "Instant Confirmations" which brings the bank confirmation time to less than 30 seconds, eliminates the bank processing fee of £25+ and removes the fraud risk associated with the legacy paper confirmation request process. As an FCA regulator approved company, Circit saves time and money for auditors and their clients, while simultaneously reducing operational risk. For more information visit: www.circit.io
Company Website: www.circit.io
Company Description: Dayshape helps professional services firms plan, manage, and adapt. Its AI-powered planning platform optimises engagement planning, resource management, analytics, and risk management. Dayshape makes it easy, through assisted and fully automated scheduling, to assign the right person, at the right time, every time. Headquartered in Edinburgh, Scotland, Dayshape has more than 15,000 users across ten countries. Global customers, including two of the Big Four accounting firms, use Dayshape to boost profitability, improve client service, and keep their teams happy.
Company Website: http://dayshape.com/
Company Description: Continue to service clients who have outgrown their first accounts package. Xledger is a 100% true cloud SAAS (software-as-service) ERP finance system designed for mid-market organisations. When clients grow, they have more complex needs such as consolidating across entities, managing high transactional volumes, and providing complex and multi-currency reporting. Our enhanced analytical tools equip your clients with access to live multi-dimensional insights directly from their finance system, so you won’t lose clients as they grow. With Xledger, serve twice the number of customers with the same overheads. Our common configuration enables firms to onboard new clients quickly plus service more clients per accountant. Xledger’s advanced platform enables accountants to retain and attract larger, more lucrative clients across many sectors from professional services to not-for-profit, so you can scale your business and achieve higher profit margins.
Company Website: https://xledger.com/
Accounting Influencers Podcast
Accounting Influencers Podcast
Accounting Influencers is the world's leading accounting, CPA and fintech podcast where hosts Martin Bissett and Rob Brown bring you critical insights, best practice, expert interviews, market intelligence and occasional rants on the accounting and fintech world in short, sharp listens on a daily basis.
ABOUT THE SHOW
Its audience is accountants and CPAs, together with the networks, associations, vendors and influencers who lead them, work in them and serve them. With the backing of several trusted commercial partners, the show comes out daily with engaging 'radio show' style news items, insights on 'what really works' and the occasional rant. Twice a week there are featured interviews with accounting profession influencers, disrupters and thought leaders who advise, train, serve and speak into the accounting/fintech profession. Some are experts (commentators, authors, consultants). Others are in business (suppliers, vendors and partners to accounting firms). Topics include leadership, value, winning work, culture, talent, sales, trust, growth, tech, digital, cloud, change, marketing, trends, performance and strategy. To check out the show, go to any podcast app/platform or https://bit.ly/accinfpodcast
ABOUT THE HOSTS
Martin Bissett is the founder of the Bissett Group of companies that provide practice and personal growth communities, content, and continuing education exclusively to the accounting and bookkeeping professions worldwide. Previously he established a high six-figure consulting firm while serving as a keynote speaker with over 100 one-off and repeat engagements to his name, as well as becoming the most published author on his topics of specialism with 11 books including 1 bestseller. Since 1998, Martin has played a major part in working with over 1800 accounting firms in over 40 countries. These projects have led to those firms acquiring over £500m of recurring fees before inflationary increases, referrals and upselling are factored in. He stopped keeping track of this number over 5 years ago. Martin now advises a range of accounting practitioners and fintech companies at board level. Rob Brown is a renowned MC, facilitator and chair of virtual and in-person panels, conferences and events globally for the accounting and fintech profession. He is co-founder of the Accounting Influencers Roundtable (AIR) mastermind group and co-hosts the world's most popular accounting and fintech podcast: Accounting Influencers. Throughout the pandemic, Rob chaired 24 virtual panels with leaders of global accounting networks and alliances to discuss the key issues and challenges. He is retained by several associations and vendors to chair their events and provide high-level interview content for their communities. He is also the bestselling author of Build Your Reputation (Wiley) and his TEDx talk 'The Personal Brand of You' has been viewed 300K+ times on YouTube.
Company Website: http://bit.ly/accinfpodcast
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