Volume 41 | Number 6
BKR International Worldwide Bulletin
November/December 2019
Letter from the Chair
I have recently returned home from the BKR International Annual Worldwide Meeting in Los Angeles, California, USA, where we celebrated 30 years of promoting the public accounting industry across the world. More than 210 members and companions gathered at the Loews Hollywood Hotel to hear about trends and strategies for our profession – and to share information with our BKR colleagues.

BKR Celebrates 30 Years of Service to Its Members in Los Angeles!
Member firms from around the world attended BKR's 2019 Annual Worldwide Meeting from October 25-29 in Los Angeles, California, USA. The event also marked the association's 30th anniversary.

Check out all of the photos and presentations from the five-day event here . Additional pictures are available in the Photo Sharing section of BKR's meeting app.
BKR Welcomes Three New Member Firms
BKR International is pleased to announce the acceptance of Auditores Externos Varela & Patiño Cia. Ltda. (Guayaquil, Ecuador), Elias & Asociados  (San Salvador, El Salvador), and GW Carter, Ltd.  (GWC) (Edina, Minnesota, USA) into membership.

Read more about each of our members by clicking the links above!
Host Firm Profile:
Gumbiner Savett Inc. ( Los Angeles)
Gumbiner Savett Inc. (GS) was the 2019 host firm for BKR’s Annual Worldwide Meeting in Los Angeles. As a full-service certified public accounting firm, GS provides audit and assurance, tax, business advisory, bookkeeping, and business management services.

BKR in the Community
In this new series of short videos from BKR members around the world, we hear from some of the employees of our member firms talking about the work that they do and their interests in the local community.

In our latest video, we see what support from Newcastle member firm UNW LLP has meant to two local charities, the "MS Research and Relief Fund" and "Smile for Life." Watch the video here.
BKR's Canadian Members Meet in Montreal
Members from all five of BKR's Canadian firms met at the Alt Hotel in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on October 4-5 for the Canadian Tax and Managing Partners Practice Group Meeting.

Roundtable discussion topics included TOPI, capital gains stripping, CRA audits, investment strategies, and tax planning, among others. The group also hosted guest speakers from Intuit, DRTP Consulting, MindBridge Analytics, and the Futuracy Institute of Thought Leadership.

Check out the presentations and photos from the meeting here .
In Memoriam
It is with great sadness that  Albrecht, Viggiano, Zureck & Co., P.C. (Long Island) must say a final goodbye to one of its founding partners, Leonard "Len" S. Viggiano . Read about Len here .

It is also with a heavy heart that Kevin P. Martin & Associates, P.C. (Boston) announces the passing of its founder, Kevin P. Martin, Sr. Read more about Kevin here .
Niche News
Submissions for the January/February 2020 issue of the BKR International Worldwide Bulletin are due by Wednesday, December 4, 2019.