Russell Bedford International has admitted new member firms in Australia and Nicaragua. Melbourne firm Saward Dawson expands the network’s coverage to most major cities in Australia, including Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Canberra and Darwin. Saward Dawson can be traced back to the 1960s, but the current firm dates to 1981 when Bruce Saward joined forces with a sole practitioner. Cliff Dawson, one of the other main partners, joined the firm in 1984. The firm took the name Saward Dawson in 1999.
The firm has four partners and about 50 staff. It provides audit, tax consultancy and services for business advisory, compliance and financial planning.
Saward said the move to Russell Bedford International would help the firm grow and provide opportunities for staff to gain international experience. “Business today is increasingly taking place on a global scale and being able to service a client’s needs throughout the world is crucial for accountants who want to grow with their clients. Of course, Saward Dawson is also looking forward to providing services in Melbourne to clients of other Russell Bedford firms,” he said.
“Through short-term exchanges with other member firms, Russell Bedford International will enable us to offer staff the chance to see more of the world and gain some great life and professional experience. And, at the same time, we will retain our links with them.”
Suárez, Flores & Asociados has also joined the network as a correspondent firm in the Central American country of Nicaragua. Founded ten years ago, the public accounting and audit firm is based in the capital city Managua. The firm’s services include auditing, accounting, tax and business consulting.
Marvin Suárez López is the founder and managing partner of the firm. He has been an internal auditor at the Nicaragua branch of the charity CARE International and a finance officer for the Centre for Education for Democracy. The other principals include Mauricio José Flores and Francisco Pérez Ubilla.