Russell Bedford International, the global network of accounting, audit and consulting firms, has further expanded its coverage in Brazil.

Since the re-launch of Russell Bedford's national network in 2016 with the appointment of the Curitiba-based ValuConcept Group (now Russell Bedford ValuConcept), a first step was taken in early 2017 with the incorporation of the tax and accounting practice FiscALL Soluções Ltda, representing the network in Jaraguá do Sul, Santa Catarina. 

In addition to its consulting activities, FiscALL Soluções is the publisher of the Brazilian tax information website Dia a Dia Tributário (

In a major strategic move, Russell Bedford ValuConcept has now enlarged its São Paulo branch via a joint venture with the audit and financial consulting firm Buzzeye Consulting (BZY Auditoria e Consultoria Ltda), resulting in a team close to 50 professionals in this location.  To accommodate this and future growth and allow for provision of a wider range of services, the São Paulo office has moved to new and larger premises.

Russell Bedford International CEO Stephen Hamlet said: “Under the leadership of Wesley Montechiari Figueira, Russell Bedford's Brazilian grouping of firms is clearly on course for rapid expansion this year. The speed of growth is impressive and very welcome, and we look forward to working with Wesley to further develop our presence in this important market."

Russell Bedford ValuConcept managing partner Wesley Montechiari Figueira said: “We have an ambitious plan to grow quickly by adding more firms and offices in key locations.  Our next goal is to re-establish a presence in Rio de Janeiro, and our national board is currently studying various options for more mergers or joint ventures there, as well as in other important locations such as Porto Alegre, Belo Horizonte, São José dos Campos and Campinas.”