Walter Monroy

Leaders in Law endorses Walter Monroy as our exclusively recommended Accounting Services expert in Guatemala. If you wish to get in touch with Walter please use the contact information provided above.

García Monroy & Asociados, is an audit firm legally constituted in Guatemala, which main objective is to provide professionals services in the financial, auditing and consulting areas. It was created with the objective to provide services in a different way and of a higher quality in relation with other similar firms at the market.

We have gathered an experience of 15 years, providing our auditing services to different kind of development entities, Associations. Foundations and non-governmental organizations, also, we have worked directly by the international cooperation; experience which has positioned us in the market like one the firms specialized in these development areas.

Our experience in the commercial area has been obtained providing our services to pharmaceutical laboratories, travel agencies, and companies providing real estate, agricultural and mercantile services, as well as cargo carrier companies.

If you have a requirement in this area, please get in touch with Walter directly or with the International Referral head office for an introduction.

 

Emmanuel Medina Henríquez

Leaders in Law endorses Emmanuel Medina Henríquez as our exclusively recommended Accounting Services expert in Ecuador. If you wish to get in touch with Emmanuel please use the contact information provided above.

Mr. Medina is the general manager of ROSS Auditores y Consultores. He is a CPA who began his professional career in Maracay, Venezuela, first at Bravo Peraza & Associates, Public Accountants, then later as the General Manager of Auditing at Bravo Bastidas & Associates, Public Accountants. He has also held important management positions in other fields: he was the General Manager of Finance for a transportation company, he was also appointed as a general manager for over eight years in the manufacturing and broadcasting industries. Mr. Medina has also served as the Audit Board Coordinator of the Association of Public Accountants in Aragua, Venezuela.

Besides being a certified public accountant, Mr. Medina has a Master’s Degree in Accounting Sciences from the University of Carabobo, Venezuela. He is also an expert in matters related to IFRS and IAS, and is an experienced speaker on both of these subjects. Mr. Medina is also in the process of completing his doctoral thesis for the Doctorate Program in Administrative and Management Sciences at the University of Carabobo, Venezuela.

Mr. Medina is currently an Accounting professor at the University of Guayaquil, Ecuador. Previously, he held multiple positions in many learning institutions: he was an Auditing professor at the University of Carabobo, Venezuela and at the Bicentenaria University of Aragua, Venezuela; he was also an Accounting professor at the Extension and Technical Advisory Center for Businesses of the University of Carabobo, Venezuela. At this university, Mr. Medina was recognized as the best professor in matters related to IFRS. He has also been a speaker on professional issues at ESPOL, University of Guayaquil, Association of Accountants in Guayas, Association of Commercial Engineers of Guayas, and at the Institute of Accounting Research of Ecuador. In 2015, Mr. Medina received the Honorific Order of the Public Accountants awarded by the Venezuelan Federation of Public Accountants.

Firm Description

ROSS is a national audit firm comprised of accountants, auditors and lawyers – all with extensive professional experience servicing many of the different sectors of the Ecuadorian economy. We have the very highest standards, and our reputation for excellence and integrity is our most valuable asset.

For over 15 years, our partners and managers have been offering complete and precise auditing and consulting services to our clients. Our management culture and therefore our performance is based on our four pillars of Order, Accuracy, Knowledge, and Experience.

 

Robert L. Pioso

Leaders in Law endorses Robert L. Pioso as our exclusively recommended Accounting Services expert in Costa Rica. If you wish to get in touch with Robert please use the contact information provided above.

Rich Coast Accounting was founded by Robert L. Pioso, US CPA CGMA in 2012 after moving to Costa Rica permanently in 2009. With 25 years of experience as a CPA licensed in the State of Illinois, he is one of the few professionals in Costa Rica who understands and works with both US and Costa Rican tax systems and accounting compliance and business planning matters, while being able to communicate in English.

Robert has extensive experience in financial, operational and internal control matters of Costa Rican businesses and the regulatory environment for successfully operating small businesses.

He also provides counsel and reviews cross border tax structures (US and Costa Rica) to create tax savings and minimization strategies. He also assist taxpayers in both the US and Costa Rica with their compliance needs.

A native of the US Midwest (Chicago and Milwaukee), Mr. Pioso worked for two large CPA firms and was the CFO of a real estate development and timeshare company. He is only one of  three recognized tax professionals in Costa Rica, by the Internal Revenue Service.

Robert is a member in good standing in the following professional organizations:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP)
  • Illinois CPA Society
  • American Bar Association
  • Association for Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
  • Costa Rica Global Association of Real Estate (CRGAR)

He is an active board member of a condominium beach project located in Jaco

Robert enjoys travel, cooking, and history. He is married with four children.

Firm Description

Rich Coast Accounting was formed in 2012 to help small and closely held businesses and individuals with their accounting and tax needs in Costa Rica. Many of these persons had trouble navigating the business environment due to differences from their home country and the language gap. We also found that much information in the public forum was not accurate and that advice from other professionals was incomplete. Costa Rica tax and business laws are complex, slow and sometimes nonsensical. We know this and work with our clients to solve their problems, keep them compliant and abreast of changes in tax laws and business matters and explain all of this in clear and understandable language.

The firm serves clients in various service industry segments, such as hospitality  and hotels, tourism,  real estate development, rentals and investments, real estate brokerages, property management, and technology firms.

The firm also provides US persons both living in Costa Rica and outside with their US tax planning and compliance needs. This includes converting non-compilers, who have either unfiled or incomplete filings (i.e. foreign disclosures and FBARS), to responsible and compliant taxpayers.

Rich Coast Accounting services a variety of clients all over Costa Rica – Nosara, Puerto Viejo, San Jose, Jaco, Manual Antonio, Perez Zeldon, Tamarindo, Playa de Coco, Playa Flamingo, and Uvita.

The firm has offices in both Escazu (San Jose) and Nosara (Guanacaste) and has a staff of 6.

2020 Accounting Firm of the Year (Corporate Int’l)

2020 Accounting Firm of the Year (Leaders in Law)

 

Nikolay Ivanov

Leaders in Law endorses Nikolay Ivanov as our exclusively recommended Accounting Services expert in Bulgaria. If you wish to get in touch with Nikolay please use the contact information provided above.

Nikolay Ivanov holds a Master’s degree in Accounting and Control from “D.A. Tsenov” Academy of Economics and a Master’s degree in Law from Varna Free University “Chernorizets Hrabar”. His first job was as a bookkeeper. Since the end of 2008 he has been part of the Kreston BulMar team, and at present he is a Partner in the accounting practice of the company. He has dozens of publications and seminars on taxation and accounting. He has a vast experience in taxation and payroll consulting.

Firm Description

Kreston BulMar has been operating in Bulgaria since 1996 and today it is the biggest accounting firm in the country, with 24 offices in Sofia and across the country, more than 300 employees and over 4,000 customers.

Our mission is our clients’ growth

We support our clients’ growth through proactivity, management of accounting and complex business consultations, services and solutions. And we ensure the growth of the economy as a whole through the growth of our numerous clients.

Principles

We try to be standard-setters and pioneers for the best practices and solutions in our industry.

Our goal is to make sure that our people have the best training and rich experience so as to have the best prospects and motivation to make our mission possible.

We spare no effort to make our people feel involved in something big, modern and dynamic which is the result of their commitment.

If you need better accountant, auditor or business consultant, please send us a request.

Accounting Services

We provide fast processing of business operations and prepare the monthly financial statements and managerial reports needed by the management within short time limits.

We provide all the necessary current accounting, tax, financial and business advice so that the best managerial decisions can be made.

After the end of each fiscal year, we prepare thorough due diligence of the financial state-ments and the dozens of financial indicators, making comparisons on a year-over-year basis with a view to taking the best measures for improvement and growth.

Our Experience

We provide services to small, medium-sized and big companies in all industries with revenue ranging from several hundred thousand to close to 100 million BGN, including manufacturing, commercial and service companies.

Our customer base includes many non-governmental organizations. We provide services to companies which operate directly on various markets and we are perfectly competent to cope with the complicated taxation systems of different coun-tries.

We have vast experience in the domestic and international online commerce. We prepare all the specific financial statements and consolidation packages in accord-ance with the IFRS or US GAAP for companies which belong to international groups based in Europe or in the United States.

We prepare quarterly and annual consolidated statements in compliance with the IFRS for foreign and Bulgarian groups of companies with their head offices in Bulgaria.

We provide the service with equal ease using our in-house accounting software or the ERP systems of our clients.

 

Didier Kabwela

Leaders in Law endorses Didier Kabwela as our exclusively recommended Accounting Services expert in Democratic Republic of the Congo. If you wish to get in touch with Didier, please use the contact information provided above.

Education

  • PhD student at the University of Mauritius, Cohort PHD. Thesis already submitted for correction
  • Master’s Degree in Management and Business Law (ISC/ UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE)
  • A Degree in Commercial Sciences, Major : Accounting (ISC / GOMBE)
  • Undergraduate diploma in Data Processing (ISIPA)

2019 : Visitor at the University Notre Dame du Kasai (UKA) in charge of the courses: Management Control, Budgetary Management and Financial Evaluation.

2016: Chartered Accountant approved by ONEC (Ordre National des Experts Comptables du Congo) : ONEC/EC/000270/16

2013 to present: Visitor at the Higher Institute of Commerce in charge of the courses: audit and accounting of microfinance institutions, financial analysis of microfinance institutions, audit practice, management control and long-term financial management

2007 : Liquidator of the company Inter Connect sprl (Internet Service Provider)

2008: Director of Flemingo International (Dubai – Jabel Ali Free zone)

2009: Liquidator of the GTV Company (a company specialising in cable television)

2009 -2012 : Director at FIBANK DRC SARL, and Vice -Chairman of the Board of Directors

2014 to present: Director of PHAKWE TELECOMMUNICATIONS LTD (SOUTH AFRICA)

Publications

  • Evaluation and implementation of the digital ecosystem in the democratic republic of the congo ( st paul édition, legal deposit NV3.01811-57-425)
  • FDI as a tool for modernizing taxation in africa, 26 october 2018, conference beyond tax policy, royal tropical institute amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Tax structure in the mining industry of the democratic republic of congo, conference CPA-EMEA, 16-17 May 2019, LISBON-Portugal

Firm Description

Proximity, independence, honesty, efficacy and the observance of professional code of ethics, basic principles of our approach, guide the trust worthy relationships that we establish with our customers as part of our intervention.
We go along with them to see these principles be strictly applied and we help them better anticipate and control risks.

Thanks to their respective experience, the associates of the cabinet have a real aptitude to apprehend each customer with his particularity and the adaptability in his environment to seek for appropriate solutions with a view to meeting his needs.
Each customer being unique with each of his specific requests, the intervention teams are made up in order to combine at best different skills and experience.

A training policy goes on so as to settle firmly the permanent development of skills and experience.

 

Md. Waliuzzaman FCA

Academic Qualification:

· Obtained Bachelor of Commerce degree (B.Com.) from Rajshahi University in 1974 held in 1975.

Professional Qualification:

February 1976 to August 1980:

· Served as articled student under article-ship of Late Mr. Abul Qasem, FCA, senior partner of M/s. A. Qasem & Co., Chartered Accountants, Dhaka.

· Passed the final examination of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh, in June 1979 (1 year ahead of completion of article-ship)

· Became a fellow member (FCA) of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh from June 1986.

Experience:

Since January 1991:

· Started public practice as Chartered Accountant as Principal Md. Waliuzzaman & Co., Chartered Accountants, then partner Khan Zaman & Co., Chartered Accountants and finally partner Toha Khan Zaman & Co., Chartered Accountants and now the Managing Partner of the firm.

August 1989 to December 1990:

· Served as Deputy General Manager, Accounts and Finance, (Head of Accounts and Finance Department), Hafiz Jute Mills Limited, Chittagong, an enterprise of Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation.

December 1986 to August 1989:

· Served as Deputy General Manager, Accounts and Finance, (Head of Accounts and Finance Department), Peoples Jute Mills Limited, Town Khalishpur, Khulna an enterprise of Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation

February 1986 to December 1986:

· Served as Deputy General Manager, Head Office Accounts, Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation, Dhaka.

August 1981 to February 1986:

· Served as Senior Deputy Chief Accountant and subsequently Deputy General Manager, (Head of Accounts and Finance Department), The Crescent Jute Mills Limited, Town Khalishpur, Khulna an enterprise of Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation.

February 1981 to August 1981:

· Served as Deputy Chief Accountant (Head of Accounts and Finance Department) of TSP Complex Limited an enterprise of Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation.

August 1980 to February 1981:

· Served with M/s. A. Qasem & Co., Chartered Accountants as Qualified Assistant.

Professional Experiences:

· Conducted Performance Audit of Dhaka Urban Transport Project (DUTP) in association with A. Qasem & Co., Chartered Accountants (Lead Firm) for the period through 1999 through 2003.

· While in profession after being a Chartered Accountant and during the period of article-ship the following special type of works were performed:

· Consultancy services to the Directorate of Agriculture, Jute Production, under Ministry of Agriculture for the project “Intensive Jute Cultivation Scheme a World Bank financed project” where accounting and reporting systems were designed, implemented and training program conducted to make the officers and staff of 500 unit offices, 20 zonal offices and head office familiar with the system so designed.

· Worked on “Financial Accounting Package (FINPACK)” of Bata Shoe Company Limited to feed the financial and operational data in prescribed formats for consolidation at Bata Head Office, Canada.

· In addition to normal audit accounting system designed and implemented.

· While in article-ship worked at Janata Bank Head Office to carry out the statutory audit.

Specialized Experiences:

Joined profession as Public Accountant in January 1991 and acquired experiences as under:

· Designed, formulated and implemented internal system for auditing of all types of industrial undertakings, NGOs, Educational Institutions etc.

· Audited the annual accounts of different undertakings, directly supervised, reviewed and finalized reports

· Valuation of assets and liabilities of the industrial undertakings.

· Supervised and finalized accounting work of various organizations

· Personally supervised the physical as well as financial audit of EC Financed Compex Funded Project “Improved Retting Practices for Augmenting Quality of Jute in Bangladesh” Under Ministry Of Jute.

· Personally supervised the Consultancy services rendered to DHAKA WASA for reconciliation of Advances and Bank Accounts.

· Rendered Secretarial Services including preparation of Memorandum and Articles of Associations, Prospectus, Annual Reports, Minutes of meetings of the Board of Directors and Annual General Meetings etc.

· Audit of educational institutions viz. Schools, Colleges, Madrashas, Registered Primary Schools etc. under appointment of Ministry of Education, Government of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh.

Firm Description

Toha Khan Zaman & Co., Chartered Accountants was established in the year 1992 through merger of “Khan Zaman & Co. Chartered Accountants” and “Mohammed Toha & Co. Chartered Accountants” and commenced its operation as Audit and Accounting Profession with effect from 01 November 1992 with the permission accorded by The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB) vide letter under reference No. 4/52/ICAB-72 dated 06 March 1993. The initial partners of the firm were Mr. Mohammed Toha FCA, Mr. Serajuddin Khan ACA and Mr. Md. Waliuzzaman FCA.

 

Mohamed Riad Deramchi

Cabinet Comptable & Fiscal DERAMCHI, or “CCFD”, has been providing tax and accounting advisory services for the companies since 1996.

In 1996 it was accredited for tax advisory services by the General Tax Directorate, in 2000 by the National Council for Chartered Accountants, Legal Auditors and Expert Accountants. (for accountancy, auditing, statutory auditing services…) and finally in 2011 accredited as a certified court expert by the Algiers court of justice.

Our firm offers for private or public, Algerian or international companies, installed or not, its expertise and experience with regard to finance, accountancy, taxation, labour law, expatriate legislation, payroll, etc.

The firm has a total of 50 staff members, including 2 tax advisors, 4 legal auditors, 1 specialist in French accountancy practices, many executives from an international auditing firm (big four), 2 financial executives from an international bank, and several financial and accountancy executives, along with executive staff from various sectors.

Our staffs is constantly training to update their knowledge and participates throughout the year to several cycles of training courses and seminars on finance laws, the new accounting standards, etc.

Our firm binds several years of relations with a number of law firms, auditing and payroll networks, or financial internationally entities. These firms consult us regularly, on the occasion of settlements for their clients in Algeria, or just to have our opinion on various points of the Algerian regulation, among those firm and entities we quote:

  • Economic Mission of the Embassy of France in Algeria,
  • World Trade Center Association Algeria WTCAA,
  • different foreign chambers of commerce in Algeria,
  • INAA (INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT ACCOUNTING FIRMS),
  • SANTA FE ASSOCIATES INTERNATIONAL,
  • INTERGEST WORLDWIDE,
  • LEA GLOBAL (LEADING EDGE ALLIANCE),
  • RSM INTERNATIONAL,
  • CELERGO GLOBAL PAYROLL,
  • CLOUDPAY,
  • CAMPANDBEN (International Payroll HR Services),
  • SAFEGUARD WORLD INTERNATIONAL,
  • ACTIVPAYROLL,
  • FIDAL
  • Islamic Markets Advisors

Unassuming from us, our firm is ranked in the top 10 firms in Algeria with a young and dedicated team, customer portfolio of around 300 mostly foreign clients on global well-known places.

 

Nishi Kichenin

Nishi Kichenin is the Chief Executive Officer and Director of JurisTax Ltd, a law graduate from the University of London; Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (UK) and a licensed Insolvency Practitioner. Before joining the Global Business industry in 2004, she spent 8 years teaching law, corporate administration, and corporate secretarial practice. Nishi also acts as resident director on several Global Business Companies in Mauritius including Collective Investment Scheme, CIS Manager and Investment Dealer

Firm description

JurisTax is a Mauritius based management company licensed by the Financial Services Commission to provide a full range of corporate, fiduciary, wealth and tax planning services.

We have a dedicated team of professionals delivering a bespoke service to Clients seeking to benefit from the advantages afforded by the use of the Mauritian jurisdiction. The team works closely with leading law firms and institutional agencies to provide an end-to-end service from legal to management, advisory, accounting and execution services for international companies, partnerships, Funds, Protected Cell companies, Trusts and Foundations.

We analyse the requisites and risk appetite of the Client to advise on the most apt structure to preserve and enhance the assets of the client.

By working with a network of international intermediaries, JurisTax has built up a business recognized as responsive, knowledgeable and customer focused. We respect that not all Clients have identical needs and therefore look to provide the right solution in an efficient and confidential environment.

Warren Baker

Warren joined Wilson Wright in June 2001. After qualifying in 1988 he had 3 years commercial experience and then went back into practice.

Warren has a wide variety of clients in many industries with particular experience in the areas of media, property and offshore structuring.

Warren undertakes business development work and specialises in planning exit routes and growth strategies for clients. He also helps clients to develop their business plans, identifying clear route maps and milestones for them.

As an extension to this area of work Warren is the firm’s Corporate Finance Partner and he is able to undertake corporate advisory work including due diligence, whitewash reports and forensic work. Over the period he has been with the firm he has been involved in advising on many acquisitions for clients, ensuring the acquisition process runs smoothly. A number of these assignments have been for quoted companies. Warren also works with clients to help raise finance for their businesses.
Warren is a keen golfer and bridge player.

Firm description

We understand the pressures of running a business, setting up a new venture or attending to tax compliance and are here to help. In a world where there is increasing levels of legislation and bureaucracy it can be difficult to find the time to concentrate on growing your business or developing your career. One of our aims is to ease the compliance burden by being proactive and forward thinking so that your time can be focused on what is most important to you.

Historically, individuals and businesses have viewed their accountant’s role as being limited to providing assistance with discharging compliance responsibilities such as preparing end of year financial statements or tax computations and returns. In a world of rapid technological development and intense competition it is more important than ever to be innovative.

Whilst never losing sight of the traditional services that we offer, we believe that it is important to provide a wider service and to give more commercially focused advice to our clients.

We will work closely with you, guiding you as necessary and challenging your plans and thoughts. It is our close relationship and our interest and involvement in your business or career, combined with our broad professional and commercial experience that we believe will add value to your proposition and enhance your prospects.

Our approach to service delivery means that you will always have a partner as your central point of contact that manages and coordinates your global affairs.

Jean-Luc Sfez

Jean-Luc SFEZ (Business School, Master in Law, CPA), managing-partner, started his career at The World Bank before working during six years in a Big Four and founding DSA in 1981. He has advised on more than 200 M&A transactions.

Jean-Luc is a financial consultant with broad experience in all aspects of accounting, auditing and corporate finance including tax. He has direct experience with Venture Capital as financial advisor and strategic analyst and also large experience as direct investor in Small and Mid Caps as well as companies under LBO’s.

Firm description

DSA Group supports middle market entrepreneurs with tailored expertise and services since 1981.

Our independence, human size and creativity ensure the effectiveness, anticipation and added value that small and medium enterprises demand.

Our range of services covers the main issues that a manager may encounter:

– Accounting
– Auditing & Transaction Services
– Corporate Finance
– Consulting
– Delegated management

The multidisciplinary approach offers our clients serious added value and time saving.

Being entrepreneurs themselves, partners are really able to understand clients’ needs. They adapt to each client’s unique issues and state of operation.

We offer creative solutions. We develop a pragmatic overview of the specific issues the business faces and propose coherent solutions that take the economic and regulatory contexts into account.

We help our client being proactive. We have always come up with innovative solutions, providing the client with just the right service at just the right time.

Our long standing experience has enabled us to build up close relationships with major players: investment funds, lawyers, bankers.

Accounting

Control over numbers and financial information has come to play an ever-increasing role in the life and future of businesses.

DSA is a true partner to a great number of high-growth small and medium businesses, helping them to keep and revise their accounts, and providing assistance with staff management (eg hiring, dismissal, payroll, social declaration). For each of our services, DSA provides quality and innovative methods to help you take the best decisions, control the uncertainties and anticipate changes.

DSA runs a service dedicated to guide French subsidiaries of foreign groups. This very specific expertise, bound to our membership in the AGN network enables DSA to assist French subsidiaries of multinational groups with their accounting, tax, labor law, social regulation and reporting needs. AGN is made up of independent consulting firms in over eighty countries.

Auditing

In the field of statutory auditing, DSA is present throughout France in a wide range of market sectors. DSA assures you of the regularity of your accounts and published financial data.

On this highly competitive market, our group has developed a range of services and technical solutions dedicated to the special needs of small and medium businesses and industries (some of which are listed), as well as to those of mutual funds and their management companies.

DSA’s ambition is to provide small and medium businesses with the thoroughness and quality of the best practices in the field. In fact, our partners trained at leading international auditing and consulting firms including the famous “Big Four”.

Our audit team can also perform other statutory duties such as audits of capital contributions, mergers, and acquisitions, various certificates (eg equity certificate) and contractual audits for specific operations (eg M&A, transfers, IPO).

DSA offers also a range of services devoted to private equity funds. DSA supports PE funds with realism and reactivity, providing a team specialized in acquisition and vendor due diligence who can adapt to the fund’s specific operations and needs.

Transaction services

Our audit team can perform statutory duties such as audits of capital contributions, mergers, acquisitions, certificates (eg equity certificate) and contractual audits for specific operations (eg M&A, transfers, IPO).

In those times of crisis, DSA team has developed strong skills in restructuring advisory which are nowadays necessary to complete certain transactions.

DSA offers also a range of services devoted to private equity funds. DSA supports PE funds with realism and reactivity, providing a team specialized in acquisition and vendor due diligence who can adapt to the fund’s specific operations and needs.

Corporate finance

Corporate finance has the challenge of matching increasingly complex operations with the right financial resources. DSA Corporate Finance has expertise in mergers, acquisitions and financing on behalf of many industrial and commercial groups as well as investment funds.

We have taken part in over 150 different operations of all kinds.

Every day, we put this expertise to help the SMBs and investment funds we serve.

Professionals at DSA have also assisted with stock transactions, such as takeover bids, exchange offerings and buy-back offers. In addition, DSA possesses specific expertise in advising French and foreign companies on raising funds in France through private or public investments.

We provide clients such as investment funds, entrepreneurs and growth enterprises a key contact to guide them through each stage of the transaction: identification of operations, negotiation, legal, tax and financial briefs and due diligence.

The corporate finance service also assists clients in financing their working capital requirements.