Align Global Consulting was a Delegate to CPAmerica International’s 2012 International Group Meeting

Sean King, Managing Director of Align Global Consulting, was a delegate and presenter to
CPAmerica International’s 2012 International Group Meeting held in Atlanta, Ga., on Dec. 5, 2012.

The meeting, which was sponsored by CPAmerica, was co-chaired by Perry Barnett, partner with Georgia CPAmerica member Rushton & Company, and Frank Arford, former CEO of Crowe Horwath International.

The event brought together partners from more than 25 CPAmerica member firms as well as Crowe Horwath International representatives from around the world.

Nationally known speaker, Gale Crosley kicked off the general discussion with a session titled “Focusing business development only on domestic business might seem safer, but is it really?”

She was followed by Kevin McGrath, CEO and Kamel Abouchacra, COO of Crowe Horwath International discussing the Crowe Horwath network and how to utilize its reach. A panel of experts from the U.S. Commercial Service, the University of Georgia International Trade Center and the Export-Import Bank of the U.S. gave an overview of the international business market from a U.S. perspective.

Illinois-based CPAmerica member David Nissen discussed how CPAmerica firms can receive assistance from other member firms and CPAmerica president Alan Deichler, reiterated the importance of using the branded power to enhance international credentials. Align’s own, Sean King, gave an overview of tax issues to consider when serving international clients. Perry Barnett and Lathrop Smith of Texas-based member Maxwell Locke & Ritter discussed how CPAmerica firms can begin an international business niche.

Align Global Consulting is a preferred consultant to CPAmerica, one the nation’s largest associations of independent accounting firms. Members share industry-specific knowledge, training programs, practice management techniques and best practices.

About CPAmerica International
CPAmerica International is an exclusive association of more than 80 large, independent CPA firms that provides practice management support, continuing education, marketing, online services and other programs for the improvement of its member firms. Member firms share industry-specific knowledge, best practices, continuing professional education programs and practice management techniques. 

CPAmerica's strategic alliance with Crowe Horwath International includes more than 550 offices worldwide, and combined firm revenues of the alliance approach $3 billion. CPAmerica membership includes more than 2,500 CPAs, operating from more than 200 offices throughout the United States.

About Align Global Consulting
With offices in Research Triangle Park and Silicon Valley, Align Global Consulting is a globalization consulting and advisory firm that represents clients expanding globally or improving existing operations by providing creative legal and tax solutions to address commercial, trade, investment and regulatory matters. Align's comprehensive list of services includes global structuring, global business transactions, cross-border M&A transactions, and international tax planning for outbound and inbound investment. Align assists companies in all stages of growth, from emerging growth companies to the Fortune 100. With "big firm" credentials and experience, Align handles matters traditionally entrusted to larger firms, while maintaining a commitment to the lost art of one-on- one client service. Visit

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