TOP 10 NETWORK Baker Tilly International has announced the addition of Japan’s Nihombashi Corporation to its global group.
The Tokyo-based firm brings the network’s membership to 161 firms across 137 countries.
Nihombashi Corporation was founded in 1952 and delivers audit services through 12 partners and 40 professional staff. Chairman Katsushi Kuroda is an internal auditor of the Tokyo Stock Exchange and currently serves as vice chairman of the Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (JICPA) Board of Discipline Review.
Kuroda said: “This is an exciting time for our firm. Our multinational and local clients will benefit immensely from the expertise of the global network and we are keen to promote the wide range of services that are now available to them through our membership of Baker Tilly International.”
Baker Tilly International CEO Geoff Barnes said the network is “excited that quality firms like Nihombashi Corporation want to be part of our global network”.
He added: “We are always looking for firms that share our values and have an outstanding commitment to client service.”
Baker Tilly International is currently without a UK member firm following Baker Tilly UK’s move to RSM Tenon.
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Dennis Layton takes up the position on April 1 and will contribute to the firm’s goal of becoming the leading global professional services organisation by 2020
Richard Cartwright becomes the new head, taking over from incumbent head of office David Lemon
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