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A Message from the COO,

Mark Saunders


First of all, let me start by wishing all of the Integra family a very happy, healthy and prosperous new year. Let’s hope that we find ourselves in a better position with regard to the Covid pandemic in twelve months’ time.

We had a very busy end to our year with the inaugural meetings of our Corporate Finance, Transfer Pricing and Audit and Accounting Special Interest Groups. If you want to be invited to future meetings, please look out for the announcements and to be on the permanent membership list register with our Administrative team.

We also have now booked the hotel for our Las Vegas conference. It is Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and our conference dates are 19th to the 21st May so mark your calendars now!

On the 26th and 27th January your Global Board will be meeting, virtually, to discuss the plans for the year and to hear reports from our Administrative team – Susanne, Lois and Kathy; Membership Manager – Slava; and myself. Our Treasurer, Britta, will present the budget for approval and this will all be under the Chairmanship of our new Global Chair, Roby Almog.

I am aware that Slava is very close to being able to announce yet another new member and that he has a number of other prospects that we hope will also be joining us soon. We look forward to welcoming those new members to our ever growing Association. Remember that every one of you is a member of the membership committee! If you know of any firm in a city or country where we do not have representation please introduce them to Slava.

Please remember that we are here to assist the members in any way we can so please do reach out to our Administrators, Slava or myself.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind Regards.

Integra Announces New Members

Rafee El Batran & Co in Cairo, Egypt

Integra International is very pleased to announce that two new members have been admitted: Rafee El Batran & Co in Cairo, Egypt and Hendry Warren LLP in Ottawa, Canada.

Rafee El Batran & Co is a firm of Chartered Accountants specialized in Audit, Tax and Advisory Services. The firm has 6 partners and 23 staff. 


The firm founder, Mr. Rafee El Batran has over 23 years of professional experience in Accounting, Auditing and Consulting. He has conducted Audit Engagements for a multitude of both International Companies and Multinational Joint Ventures working in a variety of Industries. He can be contacted at [email protected]

Mr. Sherif N. Fayed has over 21 years of extensive, diversified experience in accountancy, audit and financial advisory services. He has worked with big four audit firms and medium ten in Egypt and the Gulf region. He has conducted many engagements in different sectors and national and multinational companies. He can be contacted at [email protected]

Please see more details on the firm website: www.relbatran.com

Hendry Warren LLP in Ottawa, Canada.

Hendry Warren is based in Ottawa, the National Capital Region of Canada and has 7 partners and over 45 staff. Their clients are primarily owner managed businesses and self-employed individuals in a variety of industries. In addition to providing accounting, audit and bookkeeping services, they have a talented tax group with expertise in personal, corporate and trust taxation. They also have a growing business valuation practice.

Marie Fraser, CPA, CA, CFP is the main contact and a partner of the firm. Marie’s training and background in servicing small businesses and not-for profit organizations coupled with her knowledge in personal tax and personal financial planning, allow her to assist her clients in managing their personal and business finances, meet their obligations to CRA, and plan for their future.

Marie has worked with Hendry Warren since its inception in 2002 and became a partner in 2004. In addition to providing client service, she also runs the administrative operations of the firm. She can be contacted at [email protected].

Please see more details on the firm website: www.hwllp.ca


Member News

Congratulations to Integra member, Administer Oyj in Sweden and Finland! On December 17, 2021 Administer Oyj was listed and trading began on the Nasdaq Helsinki First North marketplace! We are extremely excited to share this news and wish them continued success!

To learn more visit administergroup.com.

Special Interest Groups

In December 2021, Integra International held inaugural meetings for three new special interest groups: Audit & Accounting, Corporate Finance and Transfer Pricing.  The meetings were well attended by participants from member firms around the globe along with Integra COO, Mark Saunders and Integra Administrators, Susanne Martius, Lois Pares and Kathy Rose.

On the initiative of very interested Integra members, the Audit & Accounting Special Interest Group was re-launched and had its first meeting to discuss the purpose, the goals and the activities to achieve. Members of the Audit & Accounting Special Interest Group will form a global pool of expertise where they will share experience and knowledge on technical updates, provide expert opinion, offer training to members and provide write-ups for periodical publications and technical bulletins. Vijay Kumar from KGRN in Dubai volunteered to lead the Special Interest Group. Meetings will be held quarterly, and sessions will be organized at each of the Integra Conferences.

The Corporate Finance Special Interest Group was initially launched by the initiative of Bright Grahame Murray’s firm partners Hemant Thanawala & Robert Moore together with Wayne Soo of Fiducia LLP, and David Borg of Arq Group. The special interest group will focus on offering Corporate Finance Services to create new or additional profit centers and to establish closer relationships with member firms as this will attract new quality clients by using the international network of Integra.

The Transfer Pricing Special Interest Group will be headed by Oliver Treidler, Managing Director at TP&C. The Transfer Pricing Special Interest Group was established to share knowledge and experiences around cross border transactions and related transfer pricing issues.  The objective is to facilitate a shared frame of reference that will work for all parties in actual cross border cases.  By its very nature, transfer pricing presents arms-length challenges across multiple perspectives.  Collaboration between Integra members from various parts of the world is a valuable benefit to members and their clients. The next meeting is scheduled for February 17th and we invite all members with an expertise in this area to join us. 

Invitations to upcoming meetings are coming soon.

Upcoming Webinar


How Tax Treaties Work


February 15, 2022

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST/NY

1.5 CPE/Tax


Patrick McCormick, JD, LLM

Offit Kurman


Upcoming Meetings

We invite you to join an Integra Special Interest Group (SIG). Attend an upcoming meeting for knowledge sharing and networking with other members.

  • Marketing 
    February 10th 12:00 PM EST/NY 
    For Integra Members who have a dedicated role in marketing.
  • RSVP to k[email protected]

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Look Toward 2022

Considering trends and risks new and old. Read about it in the December issue of the Audit & Accounting Alert.

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