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Annual meeting for international accounting - 14 june 2019

This year, MGI Worldwide accounting association held its 2019 Latin America Meeting in Manaus, Brazil, attracting members from across the region.

The network’s Manaus-based member firm MGI Controlehosted the event at the Hotel Tropical Executive, on the banks of the Rio Negro, on May 22-24, arguably winning the (unofficial) MGI Worldwide prize for ‘meeting with the best view’.

Conference highlights

In addition to the spectacular setting, highlights of the meeting included: strategic discussions on the direction of MGI Worldwide at a regional and global level; informative presentations on technical matters aimed at promoting regional work; welcoming of new members; a guest speaker sent by Receipt Bank, from the UK, who came to talk about ways of incorporating technology into our business; talks on marketing and how to make better use of MGI Worldwide membership; and a site visit to MGI Controle where the hosts laid on afternoon tea.

Spending time with friends

In true Brazilian style, music and good food were also a highlight of the meeting, allowing plenty of time to network with fellow delegates and friends – one of the key elements of any MGI Worldwide meeting.

The conference got off to a lively start on the first evening with a reception on the hotel terrace where attendees sampled Brazil’s favourite cocktail, the caipirinha, and were entertained by a traditional Brazilian band and dance troupe.

There was, of course, an opportunity to visit the iconic Manaus Opera House, where members were fortunate to catch a rehearsal of an operatic production. Dinner on the last night was held at Palácio Rio Negro – the former 1903 Governor’s palace – with exceptional live music by a group whose percussion instruments were primarily created from plants sourced in the surrounding Amazon rain forest.

A big thank you to Regional Director Andrea Pallas and host firm MGI Controle for organizing such an excellent meeting.

You can read the full highlights and download all of the presentation material online in the member area, meeting highlights section at mgiworld.com

For more information contact the Regional Director for MGI Latin America, Andrea Pallas andrea.pallas@mgiworld.com 

MGI Latin America is part of MGI Worldwide, a top 20 ranked global accounting network with some 5,200 independent auditors, accountants and tax experts in over 260 locations around the world. 

Strong relationships within the MGI Worldwide accountancy network help MGI Latin America members make a new start

In the first of several stories about cooperation and assistance between MGI Worldwide global accounting network firms, Ricardo Ruiz Managing Partner at Venezuela-based MGI P&P Asociados, tells us of the case of Josefina Maldonado who, having to move from Venezuela to Argentina, found work at MGI Jebsen & Co., in Buenos Aires.

Due to ongoing problems in Venezuela, Josefina – a former human resources manager at MGI P&P Asociados – was forced to leave her country and move to Argentina. MGI P&P Asociados reached out to colleagues at MGI Jebsen & Co. in Buenos Aires, sending Josefina’s CV and a letter of recommendation, and requesting help in finding her a job in that country. Josefina received an invitation to an interview, and after completing the necessary formalities, was offered a position in the outsourcing accounting department at MGI Jebsen & Co.

Positive results for all concerned

Rafael Faillace, Partner at MGI Jebsen & Co. explains, “Josefina adjusted quickly to both the work method and pace at MGI Jebsen & Co. She quickly learned how to use the local accounting software, which she already manages, and she now interacts directly with clients. She is very organized and has a great ability to perform new tasks. For us, this has been a very positive experience. Josefina’s good character and strong work ethic have allowed her to fit in well within our diverse team.”

Speaking on behalf of member firms in Venezuela, Ricardo expresses his gratitude for all the support that has been given by fellow MGI Worldwide accountancy network members during this difficult period.

MGI Jebsen & Co. provides a summary of the Argentinean tax reforms

MGI Latin America member MGI Jebsen & Co. has provided a summary on the incoming tax reforms in Argentina to help fellow members of the MGI Worldwide international accountancy network understand the new set of laws.

At the end of October, the Argentinean government announced significant reforms to tax legislation in the country, which will have a profound effect on firms conducting business in the Argentinean market.

The summary, available in both English and Spanish, explains the main points of the Argentinean tax reforms, which are set to include a reduction in income tax, lower tax being applied to bank debits and credits, reducing the impact of the tax on property transfer and reductions to provincial tax.

There are also proposed changes to VAT, internal revenue taxes and turnover tax, all of which are outlined in MGI Jebsen & Co.’s summary.

The Argentinean government hopes the changes will lead to increased compliance with fiscal targets, fewer instances of tax evasion, greater opportunities for development and an overall more modern, efficient and equitable tax system. It also believes the reforms will help to promote investments, quality employment and business competitiveness throughout the country.

MGI Jebsen & Co. attending the MGI's Global - 70 Anniversary

Attending the MGI’s Global Annual General Meeting and 70 Anniversary celebrations, held in Frankfurt / Germany

From 18 to 20 October 2017

Dr. Luis Uncal, Dr. Martín Jebsen y Dr. Rafael Faillace – Partners of Jebsen & Co.

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Argentina economy open for business - 14th January 2016

Join MGI WorldwideFollowing the election of new president Mauricio Macri, major economic reforms are underway in Argentina that are opening the country up to international markets.

Among the biggest changes are the free float of the Argentine peso and a new import mechanism, which took effect in December.

Buenos Aires based MGI Jebsen & Co. has published English-language summaries of the reforms, which are just the beginning of the new president’s efforts to jumpstart the economy and boost international trade.

The first looks at a new set of easier import regulations that replace the controversial and disliked Declaración Jurada Anticipada de Importación (DJAI) mechanism – the Prior Sworn Import Declaration.

In its place is the Comprehensive System of Imports Monitoring – the Sistema Integral de Monitoreo de Importaciones (SIMI), which the new government hopes will boost foreign trade.

The second summary from MGI Jebsen & Co. details the looser foreign exchange rules, which started with the free float of the peso but has much wider implications for businesses inside and outside Argentina.

The unshackling of the peso is accompanied by the loosening of restrictions around foreign exchange dealings and overseas income.

Interview to Luis Uncal during the Annual General Meeting of MGI, held in London/UK - October 2015