Russell Bedford International
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Russell Bedford Selects Correspondent Firm in Ghana

Kwame Asante & Associates has been appointed as the correspondent firm of the Russell Bedford International accounting network in Ghana

London, United Kingdom, March 20, 2010 --( The Russell Bedford accounting group has announced the strengthening of its coverage in West Africa by the appointment of Kwame Asante & Associates as a correspondent in Ghana.

Established in 1991, Kwame Asante & Associates is a three-partner firm of chartered accountants and auditors based in Accra, the capital of Ghana.

The founder and managing partner, Richard Kwame Asante, has some 35 years of broad professional experience covering audit, taxation, corporate governance and integrated financial management systems. He has an MBA and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ghana).

Rita Sraha, the business consulting partner, has 17 years of professional experience in corporate management, organisational planning, analysis of financing needs, and training. She has an MBA.

Arnold Okai is the assurance and business advisory partner. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ghana). He has 22 years’ professional experience in accounting, audit, tax planning and investment advisory services.

The firm focuses largely on audit work, including statutory, tax, forensic, performance, procurement and payroll audits. Consulting services represent another important area of work, including business process reviews, organisational restructuring, capital restructuring, business valuation and economic and market studies. The firm also provides accounting, tax consulting and company formation services.

The client base covers a diverse range of sectors from public services and banking, through communications and hospitality, to agriculture and energy.

For more information, contact Richard Kwame Asante on +233 21 231460-1/+233 24 4314155. Alternatively, visit the website


Note to Editors
Established in 1983, Russell Bedford International is a global network of independent firms of accountants, auditors, tax advisers and business consultants.

Ranked as one of the world's top 15 accounting and audit networks, Russell Bedford is represented by some 460 partners, 5000 staff and 200 offices in more than 70 countries in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific.

All Russell Bedford affiliates are well-established firms offering international business advice and services to local and multinational clients. Most provide a full range of services comprising accounting, auditing, tax advice, general business guidance and financial consulting. In addition, many have special expertise in particular fields, such as international taxation or information technology.

In January 2008 Russell Bedford International was named one of the first 17 full members of the IFAC Forum of Firms after reporting it had implemented a globally coordinated quality assurance programme, committed to the use of International Standards on Auditing (ISAs), and met other specific ethics requirements.
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