"The importance of our TIAG membership has increased the longer we have been a member and as our firm grows. While the world rebounds from the global economic slowdown, our country has been a popular venue for inbound and outbound investment. This new activity has allowed HSOC to help clients with their global accounting, financial and even legal needs, through our many connections in the TAG Alliances. Recent successes have involved collaboration with members in the United States, Canada, Hong Kong and all throughout Europe. We are proud to be in such a cooperative and highly-connected alliance."
—John O'Connell, HSOC Financial & Business Advisors (Ireland)
“In the last year we have been able to rely on our TIAG colleagues for quick and valuable responses on a number of issues. For example, GALLINA LLP (Northern California, USA) assisted us with a manufacturing proposal which was very helpful as we bid on an industry that was not one of our primary areas of focus. Then, when our firm was evaluating our current roles and titles, we reached out to the group, and Marina Contabil (Belo Horizonte, Brazil), Samet & Company (Massachusetts, USA), Cohen & Company (Ohio, USA) and Anderson, Anderson & Brown (Scotland) all provided great insights on the issue.”
“I was fortunate to strike up a conversation with Angeline Chew of ACT Partners (Malaysia) during a recent TAG Alliances meeting. Angeline mentioned that the Malaysian government was introducing a Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime and it was loosely based on the Australian equivalent. One thing lead to another and we ended up agreeing to assist Angeline’s team with GST training and seminars for their clients. The last piece of the puzzle was a presentation to the Malaysian Institute of Accountants GST conference that was attended by 250 professionals and included speakers from the Kastam (Customs) Office, IBM and National Insurers. I was very impressed with Angeline’s team and her dedication to servicing clients and look forward to working together in years to come.”
—Aaron Lavell, WMS Chartered Accountants (Queensland, Australia)
“ESV was recently referred a client by the TAGLaw member firm Piper Alderman here in Sydney. The opportunity was to provide management accounting and taxation services for a large Swiss company establishing a local Australian operating subsidiary. ESV worked with the Swiss Head Office and Piper Alderman to develop an appropriate strategy and framework for their Australian office and secured the appointment as their ongoing accounting partner.
As the engagement developed, a further requirement within New Zealand arose. Together with Piper Alderman, ESV referred the client to the New Zealand TAGLaw member, Duncan Cotterill. Feedback from the client has been very positive.
Overall, this situation clearly highlights the benefits of quality TAG Alliances members working together to achieve successful outcomes for our clients and each other’s businesses."
“We were contacted by Andy Crook of Mercer & Hole (London, England – TIAG) regarding a French national client. The client was residing in the United Kingdom and also had business operations in the UK, France and Algeria. They were interested in establishing operations in the U.S., specifically in the Boston area.
In addition, they wanted to begin to assemble a residential real estate portfolio. It became very apparent that in addition to accounting and tax needs, they also required legal representation. At that point, I reached out to the TAGLaw member in Boston, Riemer and Braunstein (Massachusetts, USA - TAGLaw) who ended up handling all of their needs.”
—Norman Posner, Samet & Company (Massachusetts, USA – TIAG)