View this email in your browser
Inside Integra Newsletter - January 2021
Remembering our CFO, Colin Meager who passed away on January 11, 2021 in Birmingham, UK.

• Rest in peace Colin – you will ever stay in our heart, in our mind.
• Colin, a wonderful and selfless man….a servants heart…….a helpful friend and advisor when my oldest daughter worked in the UK.

• Colin was a friend, a true leader and a pillar of Integra.  We will miss him so much.
• My heartfelt condolences to his family and staff. Colin was a gentleman through and through.
• There are no words… this is such a huge loss. Colin has been a wonderful friend, a lovely person to work with and he has been so incredibly brave in the last few months.
• Such a great guy. We enjoyed talking about English, European and American history whether in person or by email. I will miss him greatly as will all of Integra.
• Colin was  the gentleman among us.  We will all miss him.  Rest In Peace our friend.
• We worked very closely together. Colin's passing is a great loss to the Integra family.
• Colin was the first member of Integra that I ever met and he encouraged us to join. We travelled together on many flights to conferences and meetings and shared many wonderful times together. I last spoke to him just over a week ago and he was still telling me that he was feeling better. I felt then that he was being brave beyond words.

• Colin was a nice fellow, a good professional, a good friend and a reliable person.mRest in peace dear friend.
• He was a real nice man and a real friend ... I will miss him very much.
• He was a humble and sweet man and he’ll be missed.  Prayers for his family as they deal with his passing from this world.

• I appreciate his great efforts and contribution to Integra International and miss him a lot.
• We will miss his warm personality, selflessness and dedication to the Integra family.
EVENTS


LATAM Technology Webinar in Spanish on Wednesday, Jan 20 at 12:00 pm EST
Register

US Tax Update with Dean Zerbe / Alliant Group on Thursday, Jan 21at 11am EST
Register

Employee Retention US Tax Credit with Greg Elias / Think LLP on Wednesday, Feb 3rd at 12pm EST
Register

Become a Visible Expert with Lee Frederiksen / Hinge Marketing on Wednesday, February 17 at 11am EST
Register - New research on Thought Leadership

 
Message from Global Chair


Happy New Year!  I am looking forward to a robust, exciting year for Integra International and our members.  Although the pandemic caught all of us by surprise and was a challenging year, we all learned valuable lessons and supported each other in various ways.  We pivoted to an increased internal social media presence by sharing ideas, issues and solutions.  We worked closely with our members to ensure they would be connected to each other for support and guidance. As we have all been learning and adapting to these new ways of doing business, it will only make us all more efficient.  In 2021 Integra will continue to provide platforms in which we can share ideas and best practices.

Despite the challenges of 2020 we were able to grow our membership and we anticipate this growth to continue in 2021 with the addition of solid members in strategic locations.  Integra is one of the fastest growing accounting organizations in the world and allows our members access to over 5,000 professionals and many well-known and respected subject matters experts.

The appeal to many of us as we operate as entrepreneurs is that our association provides more freedom to operate the firm in the way the firm decides, as opposed to a network which may require less flexibility. As an agile organization, we will continue to explore areas in which we can increase value to our members and their clients.  We will also continue to ensure our members are the highest quality of firms, who will take care of your client in the same manner it would be taken care of by your own firm.

We are fortunate to have a dedicated group of both regional and global board members.   In addition to working with clients in their own firms, our Directors provide valuable time to our organization and guide Integra through both day to day operations as well as long term strategic issues.  I would like to welcome and applaud those new board members who have a joined us in 2020:
 
Global Board:
Brian Hunter, Britta Koetteritzsch, Roby Almog, Bill Sims, Franz Schweiger, Steve Austin, Giuseppe Scibetta, Don DeGrazia, Carolina Perez, David Borg, Jeff Taraboulos, Tito Scibetta, Mark Fiato, Helen Volska, and Ted Chiba.
 
AAANZ Board:
Bill Sims, Brian Hunter, Don DeGrazia, Carolina Perez, Les Adler, Mark Fiato, Greg Marino, Gerard Esposito, Nestor Centeno, Stephen Radachi, Matt Hatfield, Jim Ketter, Scott Keen, and Wayne Soo.
 
EMEIA Regional Board:
Franz Schweiger, Britta Koetteritzsch, , Giuseppe Scibetta, David Borg, Tito Scibetta, Helen Volska, Roby Almog, Francesc Bellavista, Stefanie Feiste, Thorsten Stielow, Jeroen Vanderlinden, Christos Michaelides, Domenico Merlio, Ali Ebeid, and Sai Purshotham Batchu.
 
In closing, we look to a very bright future together in 2021 and we hope to return to face to face conferences as soon as this becomes comfortable.  Face to face meetings are critical to the success of Integra.  It is during these meetings that we really get to know each other on a personal level and gain comfort in referring business to each other.  We will take care in planning such conferences as soon as we are able to obtain a reasonable level of attendance without sacrificing the safety of our members.  
 
Wishing you a successful New Year,

Brian Hunter


INTEGRA EDUCATION


Educate your staff and stay connected - a benefit of Integra membership available at no cost, and CPE certificates are issued for live events.  
All past webinar recordings can be easily found on the Integra website - link here


ASIA Region Zoom Call

February 18 - Hosts are Ted Chiba, Greg Marino and Wayne Soo
10:00 am Singapore, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur
11:00 am Tokyo
13:00 Melbourne
15:00 New Zealand
Email Laurie Daschuk to be added to the list

Business Valuation Committee 

February TBA - Round table discussion for Integra members who advise on Business Valuation in their firm.  
Email Laurie Daschuk to be added to the list - 5am PST/ 8am EST/ 1pm UK/ 2pm Central Europe

HR Committee Meeting

February 2 - Round table discussion for Integra members who have a dedicated HR role in their firm.  
Email Laurie Daschuk to be added to the list - 9am PST/ 12 pm EST/ 5pm UK/ 6pm Central Europe

Pro You / Young Professionals Meeting

February 10th  - Hosted by Stefanie Feiste and Stephen Radachi
Topic:
Registration Link - 8am PST/ 11am EST/ 4pm UK/ 5pm Central Europe


All of Integra's past webinars are available on our website here...

FIRM UPDATES

Welcome Our New Members



Muñoz & Guerra Consultors Y Auditores
Quito, Ecuador
Integra webpage link



pablo.guerra@munoz-guerra.com
Santiago.munoz@mgr.ec
**********************


GRM International Ltd.
Yangon, Myanmar


Mr. Nyi Nyi Htun - CEO
nick@icononline.net


Ms. Mi thunder Aung - Partner
Mithandar@icononline.net


Ms. Nan Khin Thein Yi
khinthein@icononline.net


Send us your firm news...



Sungjee Accounting Corporation
Seoul, South Korea
Integra webpage link



Managing Partner - Mr. Kay Lee
kayhlee@sungjeeacc.com
******************


CYP
Santiago, Chile
Integra webpage link


Mr. Juan Enrique González Silva - Partner
jegonzalez@cypauditores.cl


Mr. Cristian Enrique Zepeda Toro - Partner
czepeda@cypauditores.cl


Mr Ivan Rojas Ramos - Partner
irojas@cypauditores.cl


Firms Sold
Wilder Coe - London, UK
Gilmour Group - Vancouver, Canada

Doug White Legacy Project

Life-Saving Training Initiative
for Integra Firm Members

Join Our Mission to Save Lives - Download Flyer

 

Integra International would like to support the health and
well-being of its members and colleagues by promoting
lifesaving training and equipment
in business locations worldwide.

 

Given that our members and colleagues spend a great deal of time in the office, and sometimes under high stress situations, it is imperative that staff have basic first aid training and are equipped to handle an emergency until first responders arrive.

It is also our way of showing that we care, and remember the many contributions of our former global chairman and friend Doug White, who was the heart of our organization.


Are You and Your Staff Prepared?

Integra wants to be sure you are ready when an emergency happens by participating in courses designed to prepare you for real life critical health situations. With training available throughout the world, CPR/AED courses can provide the proper amount of training that can help save a life including your own.

Share this important message with staff, contact your Integra Administrator & find out how to get First Aid equipment and training in your office.

IAB Newsletter

We are pleased to share with you the December edition of the International Accounting Bulletin - a benefit of your membership with Integra.

IAB the only global magazine covering professional services. Focusing on business issues affecting accounting firms, networks and associations, it is a trusted source for leading accounting news, as well as vital data and analysis provided by its survey features.

IAB tracks fee income and staff information from accounting networks and associations globally, regionally and across the world’s key economies, with data spanning back more than a decade.



 

 

Please follow Integra International social media accounts - sharing or liking posts really helps us to increase our global reach.  


www.facebook.com/integra.international


www.linkedin.com/company/integra-intl
Copyright © *|CURRENT_YEAR|* *|LIST:COMPANY|*, All rights reserved.
*|IFNOT:ARCHIVE_PAGE|* *|LIST:DESCRIPTION|*

Our mailing address is:
*|HTML:LIST_ADDRESS_HTML|* *|END:IF|*

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

*|IF:REWARDS|* *|HTML:REWARDS|* *|END:IF|*