We celebrate this achievement together with our fellow Allinial Global members in 2020.  As an international accounting firm association, Allinial Global saw a growth of 36% in 2019, doubling their size in the last 5 years. It now has 231 members with locations throughout the world generating over US$4 billion in collective revenues.

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Written by Luz Deneb Martínez,  Latin Department, CW CPA

Given the current situation of the COVID-19 epidemic around the world, we have been receiving questions about handling special workplace situations.

In response to the uncertainties that disrupt the working life and company businesses, on 6 March 2020, our China Consulting Team (CCT) conducted a webinar in collaboration with the South China Branch of the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in China (CCI France Chine).  Speakers included our Legal Advisor, Lily Fan, and, Assistant Admin and HR Manager, Betty Pan.  During the webinar, several human resource topics including employee wage calculations, employee assistance and labor relations amid the outbreak.

Written by Marant Caballero,  Latin Department, CW CPA

Supporting Project WeCan (www.projectwecan.com) where 76 schools are in this ‘Business-in-Community’ project.

Every year, Allinial Global (“AG”) organizes an annual conference with the members of the Latin American and Caribbean Region in order to strengthen the interaction between their local members, facilitate the links between the different firms that are part of the association and update the knowledge about best practices in innovation, leadership and competitiveness issues applied to accounting firms.

 

On this occasion, Panama City hosted the meeting that took place from 9 to 11 February of this year.  More than 35 representatives of regional firms belonging to AG actively participated in the 10 conferences and workshops that focused on key issues for the development of more and better business and services for clients and counterparts in the accounting, auditing, and legal services field. Topics such as digital transformation in external auditing, best practices in accounting advisory services for clients, leadership for a culture of faster results, and a detailed presentation of the investment business environment in Panama, were some of the topics discussed during the 3 days of the conference. 

 

Headed by the president and CEO of AG, Terry Snyder, as well as Ana Navarro, Regional Director of Latin America, among others; David Barriga, on behalf of CW and acting as representative for the region, further strengthened his relationship with colleagues from Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panama, Peru, the United States, Mexico, Paraguay, Colombia. This translates into a greater network of knowledge and services for CW customers in the region. 

 

For CW, being an active part of this prestigious worldwide recognition alliance, such as Allinial Global, means our firm’s commitment to customers to strengthen our presence in the Latin American region, offering services with the highest standards of quality and performance in accordance with the best practices that exist in international matters for accounting and auditing.

 

Written by David Barriga, Latin Department, CW CPA

With a goal of reinforcing the collaboration between the member countries, our friends from Pacific Basin Economic Council would like to share with us a calendar of the main activities which will be held in different countries in Latin America and Asia in 2020. The events will cover a wide range of areas of interest, such as intellectual property, fintech and sustainability.

For more information, please download the calendar here and get in touch with Michael Walsh, Chief Executive of Pacific Basin Economic Council, by email at michael.walsh@pbec.org.

CW participated in the Annual Conference of Allinial Global Latin America in Panama City from 9 to 11 February 2020. Our representative in South America, David Barriga, attended the event where he was able to meet with the various members. Allinial Global is a top 3 worldwide accounting association with over 190 accounting firms as members, witnessing the highest growth in North America. CW is an active member of the network.

Our representatives in Latin America, with headquarters in the city of Bogotá – Colombia, are a specialized team of professionals.  Mr. David Barriga is the manager and has more than 20 years of experience in consulting on China and other parts of Asia, while Ms. Angie Pinilla, a new addition to the team, is a consultant who has a strong knowledge of the commercial and administrative industries, with her experience valuable to obtaining excellent results in CW CPA.

From our office in Bogotá and with the support of our team in Hong Kong and Mainland China, we want to accompany our clients in all their administrative and accounting processes, and matters related to accounting, talent mobility solution, payroll outsourcing, recruitment, among others.

Written by Marant Caballero, Latin Department, CW CPA

CW CPA is delighted to announce that the Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS) has awarded the Caring Company Logo 2019/20 to our firm, in recognition of our commitment in three adjudication scopes, namely, Caring for the Community, Caring for the Employees and Caring for the Environment, over the past years.  Our Group has been awarded the Caring Company Logo every year since 2018. 

Written by Mandy Lau, Administration Department, CW CPA

It is the Chinese tradition that every family has a reunion meal (團年飯) on the New Year’s Eve.  Our CW Hong Kong family had a reunion luncheon on 24 Jan 2020 in the office to conclude the Year of the Pig and to welcome the new year.

 

On the fifth day of the first Lunar month, which was the first working day after the Chinese New Year holiday, all Hong Kong staff and our Partners, Mr. Thomas Wong and Ms. Rosanna Choi, gathered, greeting each other a happy and prosperous new year.  A red packet was given to each of the staff to bring a good start to the Year of the Rat.

CW CPA is proud to be invited as a Supporting Member of Portugal-Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHKCCI).  Mr. Goncalo Frey-Ramos, Vice President of PHKCCI, visited us at our Hong Kong office on 21 Jan 2020.  Our Partner, Mr. Thomas Wong received him and shared his ideas and experiences in the industry, especially in the Latin American markets. 

 

With this partnership with PHKCCI, we intend to help PHKCCI and its fellow members in their business endeavours in Hong Kong and Mainland China, with a special focus on the Greater Bay Area.

 

PHKCCI’s hyperlinks:

https://www.phkcci.com/

https://www.linkedin.com/company/phkcci

Written by Mandy Lau, Administration Department, CW CPA

Pacific Basin Economic Council is an institution that supports connectivity and cross-border regulatory standardization efforts within the Asia Pacific region for all technological advancements, through dialogue, engagement and collaborative efforts.

PBEC advocates and supports merging sustainability with affordability business models across APAC, with a “leave no one behind” social impact mantra, in the further advancement of economic growth in the region.

The Pacific Basin Economic Council provides a regional platform for meaningful connections/partnerships with like-minded business leaders, entrepreneurs and Government officials from across APAC through invitation only forums & events.

Functioning as an APAC connector, the Pacific Basin Economic Council is recognized by leaders, chambers of commerce, think tanks, consulates & government agencies throughout Asia & the Pacific.

Allowing members to access APEC’s regional governments via PBEC members’ credible network, resources and events, PBEC functions as a connection hub for the members’ business in the APAC region. With events organized in different regional cities, such as Ho Chi Minh City and Hong Kong, PBEC opens the opportunity for members to extend their network and deepen their knowledge on sustainability.

PBEC is the only cross border membership for business leaders connecting South America’s economies with the Asia Pacific, allowing them to gather the latest market insights from other members, key government sources and reports.

For more information, please download the presentation HERE.

Or get in touch with Michael Walsh, Chief Executive by michael.walsh@pbec.org. Please also visit the website: https://www.pbec.org/.

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