News

October 2020

AGN Member Firm James Moore & Co. is named #1 in the nation on their 2020 Top Firms for Women list! 


 


In July 2020, Accounting Today recognised James Moore as one of the 100 Best Firms to Work For in the U.S. From this list, the publication chose the 10 Best Firms for Women based on the responses of their female staff to a comprehensive employee survey. Our firm has been ranked top in the nation on this list! James Moore is the only firm on the list with the majority of females in management roles, and one of just two firms with a woman in the chief executive role.

James Moore, founded in 1964, has offices in Daytona Beach, DeLand, Gainesville and Tallahassee, Florida. The firm specialises in providing tax, auditing, accounting and controllership, wealth management services, technology solutions, HR solutions, and business consulting services.

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October 2020

AGN Member Firm Edelstein & Company expands its footprint outside of Boston!


 


As of October 1, 2020, we are thrilled to share the news of AGN member firm Edelstein & Company acquiring R.J. Gold & Company. Located in Boston, Edelstein & Company is a premier mid-sized CPA firm renowned for tax, audit, accounting, advisory, business valuation, and forensic accounting services. R.J. Gold & Company is a 15 person CPA firm based in Burlington, MA, led by Robert J. Gold. This acquisition is an exciting expansion that creates one full team of professionals, equipped to add more value to individuals and privately held companies.

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October 2020

Press Release: Polish Firm Joins AGN Membership




AGN International – one of the world’s leading associations of independent certified public accounting and consulting firms, announces that JRD has joined its membership in the EMEA region. The Polish firm provides complete and practical solutions related to audit, tax, legal and accounting services for international enterprises. Clients consist of entrepreneurs, small and medium enterprises and corporate customers. 

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September 2020

Press Release: Nepal Firm Joins AGN Membership


 


AGN International welcomes S. Subedi & Associates (SSBDI) to their AGN AP membership. Find out about the firm and their reasons for joining one of the world’s leading associations of independent certified public accounting and consulting firms.

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September, 2020

Press Release: NA Member Firm Johnson O’Connor, Merges with Addition of Modern Business Solutions, LLC


 


We are excited to share the news that AGN member and CPA Firm Johnson O’Connor,  has launched a new technology division by joining together with Addition of Modern Business Solutions, LLC. The merger creates a one-stop-shop that allows both firms to offer complimentary accounting, business and technology services to their respective clients.

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August 2020

AGN NA Member Firms are Recognised by INSIDE Public Accounting!


 


AGN International is delighted to announce that eight AGN NA member firms have been recognized by INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) as the nation’s top 400 public accounting firms.

Five North America member firms have made it onto the Top 200 list, three onto the Top 300 list and two are further recognised for being the fastest-growing firms based on U.S. net revenue performance.

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August 2020

Member Survey: The Impact and Recovery of Covid-19


The AGN Covid Business Recovery Index is a survey based on our member's opinions about how Covid-19 has impacted their country's economy and how fast it might recover. Each month four key data points will be published to indicate the current levels of business sentiment amongst our members. These will relate to ‘Business Confidence’ over the last 30 days and the coming 30 days, and ‘Recovery Expectation’ - Members views on how quickly things will revert to pre-covid levels of business activity.

August results show that while overall business confidence has levelled out a little, it is still relatively optimistic. We also report a significant jump in members who predict a return to pre-covid levels of economic activity within 12 months from now (18 months from the start of the Covid crisis). Many countries are experiencing a second wave of Covid 19, and the real test of how sustainable members “cautious optimism” is, will be revealed in the next issue of the index.

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August 2020

ValueScope Launches Houston Office with Principal Thomas J. McNulty


 


ValueScope, Inc. is excited to announce the launch of their new office, located in Houston, Texas. Tom McNulty, who joined the firm in April 2020 as a Principal and Managing Director will take the lead, while attaining an additional position as Energy Practice Leader.

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July 2020

Four AGN NA Member Firms Make it on the List!


 


Accounting Today and Best Companies Group have announced the members of the 2020 Best Accounting Firms to Work For list. We are delighted that not one, but four AGN member firms are listed. The annual survey and awards programme identifies, recognises and honours the best employers in the accounting profession.

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July 2020

The Increased Business Risks Posed by Social Media as COVID-19 Forces Remote Working


AGN Global Business Voice:
In this edition of the AGN Global Business Voice, we take a look at how SMEs deal with their social media activities – through the lens of our panel of 46 business advisers/firms across the world.

Last year it was estimated that 3.4 billion people were social media users - that’s 9% up on 2018 and a staggering 45% of the world’s population. In March this year, i.e. peak pandemic, Facebook announced a 50% increase in messaging on its platform in the countries most affected by COVID-19. Between February and March, Instagram recorded 4.4m new users. For
some time, people have become concerned about whether the benefits of the social media phenomenon outweigh the social problems it creates. But, whatever you feel about social media, if you run a business, the statistics tell you it shouldn’t be ignored.

There is increasing scepticism about the commercial uses of social media with some suggesting that the ‘must-have’ digital targeting platforms are less of a laudable gift to SME business than was once thought. There is even the suggestion that Facebook has created a whole generation of ‘bad customers’ – lazy, disloyal, expensive, elusive...and fickle.

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