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Press Release: Swenson Advisors Remain Thought Leaders as Integra International Continues to Grow
April 7, 2021
STEVE AUSTIN FEATURED IN INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNTING BULLETIN
An article in the February 2021 issue of International Accounting Bulletin, titled “Reimagining the Accounting Industry’s Global Future” featured interviews with some of the industry’s global executives to get a feel for how they have coped with and assessed pandemic challenges, and the new initiatives they have set for 2021.
Steve Austin, Managing Partner at Integra International® member firm Swenson Advisors, addressed the issues confronting the Audit sector of the accounting industry. Using the Wirecard global fraud case (like Enron) as a case in point, Steve said:
INTEGRA INTERNATIONAL’S GROWTH IN A PANDEMIC YEAR
Founded in 1994, Integra International® is an interactive global association of more than 135 local independent accounting, tax, and consulting firms. Swenson Advisors has been a member of Integra International since 2000, and Steve Austin has been very active in its Board leadership and is currently on its Global Board.
Integra has been a participant in the International Accounting Bulletin’s yearly survey. The IAB’s yearly global survey and rankings are well regarded throughout the accounting industry and serve as a benchmark for organizations’ performance. This year’s IAB World Survey includes information from 52 global organizations, 30 networks and 22 associations.
Positive growth in fee income was seen across most regions for both networks and associations, with the exception of Latin America. In terms of staffing, growth was also seen in most regions despite the impact of Covid-19. Integra International’s growth in the industry was substantial, as shown in the chart below.