PrimeGlobal firms Schneider Downs (Pittsburgh, PA, United States) and AUDITIA (Barcelona, Spain) have been working together for over 6 years to provide clients with outstanding services through their strong international relationship. Being part of an international association provides members with opportunities to extend their own global reach and build close relationships.

Schneider Downs, a top regional accounting and business advisory firm located in Pittsburgh and Columbus, in the northeastern part of the United States, has an international client in the promotional solutions industry with operations in countries all over the world.  Schneider Downs, under the direction of partner James B. Yard, provides internal audit services to this client.  

AUDITIA’s audit team assists the Schneider Downs team during their audit of the company’s subsidiary in Barcelona, Spain with very country specific and specialized knowledge in the areas of tax and payroll. AUDITIA’s team is also ensuring a fluent communication between the internal audit team and the company staff. 

This subsidiary location is reviewed on a rotational basis, approximately every 2-3 years. The collaboration between Schneider Downs and AUDITIA has continued for more than six years. During the most recent visit, the Schneider Downs team was led by Holly L. Russo and Marcy L. King. The AUDITIA team included Jordi Prunera, with Pilar Saiz’s support.

After one week of hard work, they met up with Lluis Guerra, partner at AUDITIA, and celebrated this wonderful opportunity of working together by having lunch in a nice restaurant with views on the Barcelona harbor and the Mediterranean Sea. This project not only allows the staff of the member firms to learn about different working procedures, engagements approaches and services to deliver, but also gives the individuals involved a significant opportunity of living a wonderful human experience. Schneider Downs’ client also has key subsidiaries in other important European locations where the United States firm collaborates with other PrimeGlobal member firms.

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AUDITIA, with its over 37 years of experience in the market, has a recognized seriousness and prestige. Since the very beginning, the philosophy of the firm has been to answer to the client’s needs through the following: benefit, profitability, growth and continuity. To provide this kind of service requires three axes: qualified staff, specialization and experience. Our staff is sourced by recognised practitioners with the degrees and training required for any particular area of specialization. The areas of service of the Firm are Audit and Assurance, Tax, Accounting, Mercantile and Labour and Business Consulting. We are delivering those services to a national and international multi-industry clientele, based in the country or operating in it.

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Schneider Downs is a top regional accounting and business advisory firm located in the northeastern part of the United States with a significant international reach. For more than 60 years, we have provided professional services to public and private companies, nonprofit organizations, professional associations, service firms and government entities across the United States and around the world. We have more than 450 employees and 42 shareholders and offer more than 80 services with dedicated teams from five business units: Assurance and Tax Advisors, Business Advisors, Corporate Finance Advisors, Technology Advisors and Wealth Management Advisors.

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