Hogg Lawson Chartered Accountants joins Russell Bedford as member firm in Brisbane, Australia

July 14, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Worldwide accounting group Russell Bedford International has announced the appointment of Hogg Lawson as its new member firm in Brisbane, Australia.

Hogg Lawson is a three-partner firm of Chartered Accountants. It was established in 1954 and has evolved to become a specialist provider of services to small-to-medium private businesses together with small public companies and not-for-profit organisations. Some of the largest clients are subsidiaries of foreign corporations.

The partners are: Rod Allan FCA, whose expertise is in public and private company audit, investigations and due diligence; John Statham FCA FTIA, a specialist in tax law as well as general business services; and Alex Steele FCA, who covers the areas of financial analysis, business performance analysis, technology and operational management. All three partners are registered with the Australian Investments and Securities Commission as Registered Company Auditors.

The firmís range of services includes: audit and assurance; accounting services and compliance; taxation services; business systems consulting; financial planning; training; and business software solutions. The firm also has a financial planning company, Hogg Lawson Financial Services Pty Ltd, and a business systems consulting company, Solutions Connect Pty Ltd., which is a dealership and a reseller of accounting and business software and provides sales, training, support and business software solutions.

Commenting on his firm's decision to join Russell Bedford International, Rod Allan explained: "A number of our clients are now conducting business offshore, so it is essential that we are able to access quality professional firms around the world who can provide them with the necessary advice. We believe the best way to do this is to form close relationships with those offshore advisers, and the ideal way to do that is to join an international network."

In Australia, Russell Bedford International is now represented in Sydney, Perth, Canberra and Darwin as well as the new location of Brisbane. Suitably qualified firms are currently being sought in Melbourne and Adelaide.

For further information, contact Rod Allan on +61 7 3220 2244. Alternatively, visit the websites at www.hogglawson.com.au and www.russellbedford.com .

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Note to Editors

Russell Bedford International was established in 1983 by a group of medium-sized independent accounting practices aiming to counter the market dominance of the major multi-national accounting firms.

Russell Bedford is now a closely-connected global association of independent accounting and business consultancy firms in key locations around the world, and is represented in some 50 countries in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific.

All Russell Bedford affiliates are well-established firms offering international business advice and services to local and multinational clients. Most provide a full range of services comprising accounting, auditing, tax advice, general business guidance and financial consulting. In addition, many have special expertise in particular fields, such as international taxation or information technology.