Firm 'punches above its weight'

IGAF Worldwide

Green and Seifter CPAs is the exclusive area member of IGAF Worldwide, an international group of accounting firms. IGAF Worldwide is one of the oldest, largest, and most well respected accounting associations in the world. It was founded for the purpose of providing member firms with the tools and resources they need to furnish a broad spectrum of efficient, cost-effective accounting, auditing, and management services to clients around the globe.

"I spoke at the world conference in New York City in 2002 and thereafter was asked to join IGAF Worldwide board of directors," Grossman said.

IGAF Worldwide's members are typically regional, full-service public accounting and management consulting firms. With multiple offices in major metropolitan areas, these independent firms provide technical assistance in traditional accounting and auditing, tax services, and specialized services such as privatization support, fiscal management support, streamlining accounting systems, litigation, strategic planning, business valuations, information technology consulting, system planning, and law firm services.

"When my clients have unusual issues, I can rely on the resources of this global association." Grossman said.

IGAF Worldwide has about 150 member firms internationally.

"The accounting world is trying to standardize rules around the globe because the world becomes flatter everyday," Grossman said. "But until they do, and even after, it's helpful to have contacts in 50 countries."

Grossman offered an example.

"Suppose there was an obscure depreciation technique used on newly constructed office buildings," he said. "I'll call on the expert in this area in the association in order to maximize the benefit for a client."

Qualifying to be a member of IGAF Worldwide requires strict quality service standards.

"There are strict requirements in being a member - and it's becoming stricter" Grossman said. ."

Of all the accounting firms in America that have passed IGAF's rigorous tests, Green and Seifter CPAs is the sole entity with a law firm under the same roof.

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