Mar 22nd 2011
Most larger accounting firms belong to a global accounting association and my firm (McKonly & Asbury) is no different. These relationships allow us to utilize amazing resources domestically and internationally to better serve our clients.
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For many years we were part of a group called IGAF Worldwide. Recently IGAF Worldwide merged with Polaris International and Fidunion to form one of the largest (and we think the best) global accounting associations in the world.
The independent member firms of the merged IGAF Polaris will have a combined annual revenue of over US$1.82 billion, with 2,400 partners, 16,300 employees, and 843 offices in 89 countries around the globe.
Our Managing Partner, Terry Harris, serves on the North American Board of Directors of IGAF Worldwide which represents approximately 50 of the premier US and Canadian accounting firms in the global organization. He said, “At McKonly & Asbury, we understand that a global economy demands that our firm participate in meeting the needs of our clients with global operations. As part of that commitment, we are proud to be a member firm of IGAF Polaris and are excited about the new possibilities that await, given this recent merger. With the depth of resources IGAF Polaris offers, we are able to assist our clients around the world.”
“We are pleased and proud to have McKonly & Asbury as our member firm in Pennsylvania,” said IGAF Polaris CEO Kevin Mead. “Many IGAF Worldwide member firms and their clients have relied on McKonly & Asbury’s expertise and quality service over the years, and we eagerly anticipate the contributions they will make on a global scale to the new, much larger association. In turn, I know that McKonly & Asbury will benefit from the significant additional expertise and resources being extended to their clients from their peer member firms around the globe.”
IGAF Polaris will maintain a regional governance structure, with Boards of Directors providing oversight for each of four regions: Asia Pacific; Latin America & Caribbean; Europe, Middle East, & Africa; and North America. A World Board of Directors comprised of members of the Regional Boards, plus a World Chairman, will provide global guidance and governance. The World headquarters office for IGAF Polaris will be in Miami, Florida, USA, with regional offices to be located in Europe, the Americas, and Asia Pacific.