International accounting networks and associations are professional services networks whose principal purpose is to provide members resources to assist clients around the world and hence reduce the uncertainty by bringing together a greater number of local resources to work on a project. The networks and associations operate independently of the individual members. The largest accounting networks are known as the Big Four accounting firms offering various types of service including tax, audit, and consulting.
There are various international accounting networks and associations that focus on tax, audit and consulting; however, few if any offer forensic services.
Since most of our employees are former Big Four forensic accounting professionals, understanding this arrangement for global projects was an important one. SFG has strived to provide the same level of services both domestically and internationally. In 2010, SFG was unable to find a network that focused on Forensic Services that met our standards and level of experiences. Therefore, SFG decided to innovate and develop a Global network of firms both international and domestic, that focus on Forensic accounting and related risk consulting services. This gave SFG local knowledge and experience within that specific country and increased our global reach capabilities without sacrificing quality. This Global network is established on past engagement relationships, personal professional relationships, and client recommendations or referrals. SFG has executed past compliance reviews leveraging this Global network members but all communication, results, and responsibility flows through SFG. A few of our growing international member locations include:
· Argentina – Buenos Aires
· Brazil – Sao Paulo
· Colombia – Caracas
· Mexico – Mexico City/Monterrey
· Moscow – Russia
· Hong Kong – Wanchai
· India – New Delhi
· Italy – Rome