CGI welcomes firms in Brazil and the Dominican Republic

05 August 2019 Consultancy.lat

Geneva Group International (CGI) has expanded its presence in Latin America with the admission of two new member firms into its network.

In the Dominican Republic, Salas, Piantini & Asociados has joined CGI’s footprint. The Santo Domingo-based professional services firm specialises in accounting, internal auditing, tax services, risk & compliance and finance consultancy. The company works for a range of mid-sized and large clients, with names such as Banco Confisa, Banco BHD Leon, Banco Santa Cruz, GAM Capital and Pioneer on the firm’s roster of clients. The firm is led by managing partner José Salas.

Meanwhile in Brazil, Geneva Group International added Contajul Contabilidade to its partner ranks. Founded in 1981, Contajul Contabilidade has extensive experience in financial statements, audits, tax planning and legal consulting. The firm is according to data on Brazil’s accounting and financial consulting space the fifth largest player in the Minas Gerais region and in particular the metropolitan area of Belo Horizonte, which it serves from its offices in Contagem and Belo Horizonte. 

CGI welcomes firms in Brazil and the Dominican Republic

The Brazilian professional services firm is led by company veteran Alexandre Eduardo Ribeiro. Commenting on the benefits of forming an alliance with CGI, he stated: “Through GGI, we have access to experts around the world who are able to give advice on local regulations, compliance and go-to-market strategies. GGI’s broad international presence opens up a gateway to the global marketplace for both us and our clients. Through our GGI membership we have access to high quality firms in nearly every major financial and commercial centre worldwide.” 

CGI’s Brazilian expansion comes shortly after one if its global rivals, HLB, significantly bolstered its presence in the country with the addition of consulting firm Pryor Consulting Solutions and the local M&A arm of counterpart PKF. 

Geneva Group International has over 28,000 employees across a network comprising 580+ member firms in 120+ countries.