HLB FAST & ABS AUDITORES ACQUIRES JIMÉNEZ Y ASOCIADOS
HLB Fast & ABS Auditores, HLB International's member firm in Colombia, has acquired accounting firm Jiménez y Asociados with offices in Bogota and Medellin.
José de Jesús Hernández Herrera, International Contact Partner of HLB Fast & ABS commented: "Through our recent merger HLB Fast & ABS has gained a significant place in the Colombian market with increased nationwide coverage."
"Together with the newly merged offices we will offer improved high quality professional services. It is exciting news for our clients as well as for prospects as HLB Fast & ABS offers a great alternative by providing professional services at a fair price and by positioning ourselves as the strategic ally for companies in Colombia."
Founded in 1992, HLB Fast & ABS currently has over 220 professionals providing a wide range of services supported by state of the art technology including External Auditing, Statutory Auditing, International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), Internal Control Models, IT and business, legal and tax advice services. As a result of the merger HLB Fast & ABS has strengthened its IFRS expertise and can be considered a key player in the Colombian market.
"We are very pleased to become part of HLB Fast & ABS. The merged firm will focus on the provision of modern professional services characterized by innovation and adding value to Colombian and international companies consistent with the economic development of our country", added Néstor Alberto Jiménez Jaimes, partner of Jiménez y Asociados.
Rob Tautges, Chief Executive of HLBI said: "We are delighted that the merger will result in the strengthening of our presence in Colombia, providing increased coverage and levels of service and expertise".
With the acquisition of former AGN International member firm Jiménez y Asociados, HLB Fast & ABS now looks after more than 300 national and foreign clients from a wide range of business sectors.
For further information please contact:
Pauline Rottstock, Senior Marketing Executive + 44 20 7881 1100
HLB Fast & ABS Auditores
José de Jesús Hernández Herrera, International Contact Partner +57 1705 9000
Background to HLB International
HLB International is a fast-growing, dynamic network of independent professional accounting firms and business advisers. Formed in 1969, HLBI is a leading mid-tier international accounting network, servicing clients through its member firms in over 100 countries.
HLB International is a member of the Forum of Firms and focuses on quality and personal service, reinforced by regular quality assurance reviews of all member firms, an up-to-date ISA compliant international audit manual and membership of external professional bodies focused on quality issues.
Member firms are well-established locally with most firms ranked among the top twelve nationally.
Background to HLB Fast & ABS
HLB Fast & ABS with its head office located in Bogota has 6 partners and 214 staff in total.