Successful AICPA CPEA Event Curacao

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Last week on April 05th, 2018 local United States Certified Public Accountants (U.S. CPAs) held a unique event in Avila Beach hotel – Curacao, Willemstad emphasizing the need for more local U.S. CPA’s in the Dutch Caribbean and Suriname including steps to strengthening their position within these regions. This was a unique event opened by the U.S. Consul General to Curacao Mrs. Margaret Hawthorne who emphasized the importance of a strong relationship between the U.S and our local economies. Curacao is in need for more U.S. investors who can embolden our small scaled economy. More “local” U.S. CPAs will build international Trust, Opportunity, Prosperity and will protect the public interest providing the same of level of trust expected by the largest U.S. investors.

Regulations such as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Counter Financing of Terrorism (CFT) and U.S. Corresponding Banking rules and regulations are primarily U.S. driven and can have a significant impact on local financial institutions. Further internationally U.S. CPAs are signing of on the world’s largest financial institutions and companies. More local accountants with the U.S. CPA designation could add substantial value to the economy and local markets.

In addition, this event was coupled to a seminar (8 CPE) regarding the new Revenue Recognition rules which will become effective in 2018. The Revenue Recognition session was led by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Center for Plain English Accounting (CPEA). The AICPA is the world’s largest organization representing the accounting profession and visited Curacao for the first time. The speaker was Thomas J. Groskopf CPA, CVA, MBA – Technical Director for the AICPA’s Center for Plain English Accounting, past representative from the U.S. on the International Financial Reporting Standards’ (IFRS) Small- and Medium-sized Entity Implementation Group. This new Revenue Recognition standard is a converged standard between U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (U.S. GAAP) and IFRS.

“This was an outstanding opportunity to obtain superior technical content knowledge and practical guidance for Accountants in the (Dutch) Caribbean, Suriname and South American region in a full-day on-site training session. We will continue having these sessions in 2018 and going forward. During this event it was also discussed what next steps will be taken to create a fair level playing field for local U.S. CPA designation and other designation holders eliminating unfair protectionism. We also honored 3 local finance professionals who passed all 4 sections of the U.S. CPA exam and there are much more professionals expected to pass in the remainder of 2018. Overall the event was a great success and a first step in the right direction towards strengthening the position of U.S. CPAs in the region” said Rocher Cyrus CPA, CGMA – Managing Director of Global International Management, Partner of Becker Professional Education and Confirmation.com Dutch Caribbean and Suriname. “We will continue to strongly advocate on behalf of the U.S. CPA profession within the region and deepen our relationship with all relevant stakeholders locally and internationally”.

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Dutch Caribbean & Suriname In Need Of More Local Accountants

Local United States Certified Public Accountants (U.S. CPAs) started an initiative to strengthen their position on the Dutch Caribbean & Suriname. There is a need for more U.S. investors and U.S. related companies to invest in the Dutch Caribbean and Suriname in order to boost these local economies and to develop them sustainably. U.S. investors and U.S. Companies with significant funding resources are very skeptical to invest in foreign countries which do not provide the same level of trust, risk and comfort that they are used to. The total U.S. economy runs on U.S CPA’s and U.S. investors rely heavily on the trust that U.S. CPAs provide to the economy.

U.S CPAs are auditors of the world’s largest technological companies and financial institutions such as Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, and Bank of America. They are at the forefront in performing rigorous research regarding Innovation, Education, Cybersecurity, and Thought Leadership while protecting the public interest. The American Institute for Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) is the world’s largest member organization representing the accounting profession in more than 143 countries. Worldwide there are over 650.000 active U.S. CPA’s in 173 countries strengthening the largest capital markets and delivering value to the global financial system.

Due to the need to attract more U.S. investors and to create and cultivate the right investment climate Global International Management, LLC started an initiative to strengthen the local economies of the Dutch Caribbean & Suriname by providing local accountants a unique opportunity to seek and obtain the aforementioned most sought and respected U.S. CPA designation powering Trust, Opportunity and Prosperity into our relatively small local economies. For example, new rules and regulations applicable to our local financial institutions such as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) are U.S. driven and compliance by local financial institutions is extremely important to remain white listed. Additionally, many banks in our region are having difficulties finding or keeping a USD corresponding bank which is eminent in doing business with the U.S. and Internationally.

More “local” U.S. CPAs will drive a dynamic internationally known local audit and accounting profession that works every day to build trust, create opportunity and grow prosperity for the Dutch Caribbean & Suriname.

To kick off this initiative, the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants – Center of Plain English Accounting (AICPA’s CPEA) is heading to Curacao for the first time on April 5th 2018 for a full-day one-site seminar in Avila Beach Hotel to outline the latest accounting standard regarding “Revenue Recognition”. Additionally, the U.S. Embassy on Curacao is stimulating a fair level playing field for U.S. CPAs on the Dutch Caribbean & Suriname and the event will be opened by the U.S. Consul General in Curacao, Mrs. Margaret D. Hawthorne. “We are honored to have both the AICPA’s CPEA and U.S Consulate General Curacao’s support and welcome as many accountants on this event which will be the first step towards strengthening the position of our local U.S. CPAs here in the region” said Rocher Cyrus CPA, CGMA – Managing Director of Global International Management, LLC and authorized Partner of Becker Professional Education and Confirmation.com.

For more info on the upcoming event: AICPA’s CPEA comes to Curacao for the “New Revenue Recognition Standard (Part I) – Course (8 CPE). Location: Avila Beach Hotel, April 5th 2018 from 07.45am to 18.00pm. We will also honor our first 3 students who passed all 4 parts of the U.S. CPA Exam. Registration is required via info@globalintmanagement.com or via rcyrus@globalintmanagement.com. Please contact us for more info on the event, course, speaker bio via these email addresses and/or to register or click on the following link: https://globalintmanagement.com/wordpress/aicpa-cpea-seminar-curacao/

We call upon all U.S. CPAs in the region to subscribe for this event which will be the first step towards strengthening our position within the Dutch Caribbean and Suriname!