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Russell Bedford International welcomes member firms in Russia and Panama

Russell Bedford International welcomes Informauditservice (IAS) Consulting Group in Russia and Forero Gordón & Asociados in Panama.

IAS Consulting Group: Russell Bedford International has greatly strengthened its presence in Russia with the addition of Moscow firm “Informauditservice” (IAS).

Established in 1992, IAS is a multi-discipline banking and consulting group that provides a full range of professional services in the financial sphere, including bookkeeping, auditing, business consulting, corporate finance, valuation, tax, legal services and outsourcing.

The consulting services business line has two equity partners, several department heads, and more than 250 employees.

IAS is member of the national Sodruzhestvo (SRO AAS) association, an associate of IFAC. The audit practice has a strong reputation in the auditing of banks and insurance companies.   It also audits entities in other sectors e.g. construction and manufacturing companies, and soccer clubs. IAS is a third large bookkeeping services provider in Russia.

Russell Bedford International CEO Stephen Hamlet said: “The addition of a substantial group like “Informauditservice” is a very welcome move for our expanding network. This will not only mean greater access to services and expertise for our members’ clients, but also solidifies our position in Russia, something that the network has been working towards for some time. We welcome “Informauditservice” on board and look forward in anticipation of the great things that are sure to come from the group.”

Mikhail Bryukhanov added: “Being a group that always has had growth in the heart of its business strategy; we consider international network membership as the next logical step for our business. It’s a pleasure to be joining a network that holds similar values to ours and we are delighted to embark on this new phase of development.”

Forero Gordón & Asociados: Founded in 1985 by current managing partner Rogelio Forero Gordón and accounting partner Gabriel Forero Gordón, the firm has grown to a three-partner practice with two associates and a team of professional and administrative staff. 

A full-service accounting, tax and consulting firm with a strong focus on auditing, Forero Gordón & Asociados has a broad range of clients in sectors such as insurance, financial services, manufacturing, construction, real estate and commerce.

Hamlet said: “We are delighted to announce the development of Russell Bedford’s position in Latin America with the addition of Forero Gordón & Asociados. We look forward to watching the firm grow and develop with the help of our global network of firms.” 

Forero Gordón & Asociados audit partner Rogelio A. Forero said: “We are excited about our firm’s future prospects and opportunities within the Russell Bedford network. Supporting our clients in new ways through our membership is a huge benefit to our firm as a result of joining this growing international network.”

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