Russell Bedford appoints BAFT as member firm in Ghana

June 2021

Global professional services network, Russell Bedford International, has announced the appointment of BAFT Chartered Accountants as its member firm in Accra, Ghana. 

BAFT is a full-service accounting and auditing partnership based in Tema, a major trading centre and Ghana's largest seaport, which forms part of the Greater Accra Region. 

The firm’s four partners, all of whom are Chartered Accountants, bring considerable knowledge to the network gained from many years of professional experience in local and international audit firms, corporations and public bodies.

Founded in 2020, BAFT is licensed by the Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ghana) to handle all types of internal and external audit and assurance assignments for public and private organisations. Its services also include accounting, payroll, tax compliance and planning, and business and financial consultancy.

Speaking about the appointment, Russell Bedford CEO, Stephen Hamlet, said: “I am delighted to welcome yet another African firm to our growing network. Russell Bedford has seen considerable growth in the EMEA region in recent years, particularly on the African continent, and the appointment of another full-service firm is a real boost for the region. A big welcome to the team at BAFT, we look forward to working with you.”

Isaac Yaw Ani, partner at BAFT, added: “Joining Russell Bedford International is a big moment for our firm. Our new membership means that we can now make huge progress, practically overnight, continuing the right path to achieve our strategic objectives. It is quite transformative for a firm of our size and we anticipate that we will now be able to satisfy our clients' needs more effectively, while improving our market position due to the credibility provided by the Russell Bedford brand.”

Klaus-Peter Hillebrand, director of the Russell Bedford board for EMEA, added: “It is my pleasure to welcome BAFT to the Russell Bedford network, our third appointment in the region within the past two months. I am excited to see our new firms begin to flourish with the support of our close-knit network of professionals.”

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