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January 2022
Press Release: AGN International welcomes USA firm Janover LLC to its AGN North America membership.

 


AGN International is one of the world’s leading associations of separate and independent accounting and advisory businesses. Before joining AGN, prospective members are subject to a rigorous vetting process to assesses their structure, activities, and approaches to matters including independence, ethics, regulation and oversight.

The mission of AGN is to enable its members to globally support businesses and individuals with high standards, straight forward & practical business advice and local commercial know-how, wherever the need arises. 

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January 2022
Press Release: James Moore & Company Rebranding Reflects Dynamic Full-Service Business & Diverse Team 

 


GAINESVILLE, FL – January 10, 2022: James Moore & Company today announced a bold rebranding that reflects the company’s shift over the years from a traditional CPA firm to an unconventional, forward-thinking full-service business advising firm.  

“Our industry has a reputation for staid thinking and brands, particularly with older, established firms,” said Suzanne Forbes, managing partner at James Moore. “While we’ve been in business for nearly 60 years, we’ve become more dynamic and uninhibited in our thinking and actions, rather than remaining safe and resting on our laurels.”

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December 2021
Edelstein Promotes Jesse Gillett to Partner

 


AGN North America Firm Edelstein in Boston and Burlington announce the promotion of Jesse Gillett to Partner, effective January 1, 2022.  Jesse joined Edelstein in 2015 and is part of the Business Valuation & Forensic Accounting team. Prior to joining Edelstein, Jesse was a consultant at a boutique business advisory and forensic accounting firm in Boston. Prior to that, Jesse worked at an audit practice at a big 4 accounting firm.

 
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November 2021
AGN firm Windham Brannon Placed #4 on the Best Firms To Work For , For Young Accountants.

 


Each year, Accounting Today and Best Companies Group recognize the 100 Best Firms to Work For in the U.S. Accounting Today then picks the 10 Best Firms for Young Accountants from this list, based on the responses of their younger staff to a comprehensive employee survey.

All firms on the list are members of the 2021 class of the Best Firms to Work For; to qualify for the Best Firms for Young Accountants, they needed to have at least 15 employees who were under the age of 30 or have employees under 30 constitute at least 10 per cent of their total. The response rate for employees under the age of 30 to the anonymous employee survey must be at least 40 per cent. Firms were then ranked according to the average positive response rate to the survey of employees under 30. 

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November 2021

M&A Outlook II - The AGN Global Survey of M&A activity: The Foothills of Future Change?


AGN Global Business Voice:

This latest edition of the AGN Global Business Voice survey follows M&A Outlook I, (The Calm Before The Storm), conducted in early 2021 – which gave us a snapshot of how AGN members’ corporate finance activity had been impacted by the global pandemic. Volumes and values were down – but perhaps not as much as one might have expected, and it was clear that there was concern about future levels of distressed sales due to an anticipated downturn in economic fortunes.

Just over half a year later, we now look again into this fascinating area. It would appear that many economies have bounced back with greater energy than might have, at one point, been expected. Regardless, some economies are now burdened with huge public debt, and as pundits are pointing out, “someone will have to pay”, and the question for us is how will that affect global M&A business?

Access the publication to discover the high-level, opinion-based picture from our international panel of business advisory accountants. What is happening in their region or country?

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November 2021

Business Alert: Key Account Management


AGN Global Business Voice: Business Alert

Many trends have accelerated off the back of the pandemic. In particular, we talk about technology and our human capital within the business. But what about our customers? How have future needs and desires evolved, and what are we doing to find out about it?

According to Bain & Co research, a 5% increase in customer retention rates increases account profitability between 25% and 95%. Imagine the impact if you can apply this effect to your biggest, best, and most lucrative clients – or more especially to those existing clients that have the potential to become the biggest, best and most lucrative.

This GBV highlights some of the challenging paradigms which can be barriers to getting KAM off the ground.

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November 2021
Suzanne Forbes Named One of Florida’s 500 Most Influential Business Leaders in 2021 by Florida Trend

 


Gainesville, FL (Nov. 2, 2021) – Suzanne Forbes, managing partner at James Moore & Co., P.L. (James Moore), has been named one of Florida’s 500 Most Influential Business Leaders in 2021 by Florida Trend.

Suzanne was cited by Florida trend for helping pave the way for a high level of female partnership at James Moore and the firm’s efforts in helping businesses survive through the COVID‐19 pandemic. You can read more about Suzanne’s inclusion on the Florida 500 website.

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October 2021

Business Alert: Canada - A Hotbed of Opportunity


AGN Global Business Voice: Business Alert

With a mightily impressive tech sector, a global oil reach and a stable political environment, Canada is a hotbed of opportunity for foreign businesses, but with caveats. Furthermore, many companies across all industries, including banking, airlines, transit and more, have announced mandatory Covid vaccination policies for their employees and clients. As of writing this, Canada's population has the highest fully vaccinated rate in the world!

This GBV alert digs a little deeper into the schemes and incentives attracting many international businesses set on accessing the larger North American markets.

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October 2021
The Tax and Accounting Division of Canopy 360 is Joining James Moore!

 


Gainesville, FL (Sept. 27, 2021) – The tax and accounting partners and employees of Canopy 360, an Ocala‐based firm, are joining James Moore & Co., P.L. (James Moore) effective Nov. 1, 2021. Canopy 360 was established in Ocala in 2005. The move to James Moore fits into the strategic growth plans  for  both  firms.  Canopy  360  was  seeking  a  firm  that  closely  matched  their  client  demographics,  culture and core values. James Moore sought to make headway in the Ocala market—a natural fit as the center of the firm’s geographic footprint.

 
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October 2021

Press Release: Dubai Firm Joins AGN Membership




AGN International – one of the world’s leading associations of independent certified public accounting and consulting firms, announces that AMAJ has joined its membership in the AP region.

AMAJlocated in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, was established in 2017 by Abdulmannan Al Janahi and JDNT & Associates, an AGN member firm based in India. AMAJ provides Audit, Taxation, Advisory Services, ERP consulting, Cyber security and other ITes services.

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