Russell Bedford appoints new firms in Brazil and Peru

November 2018

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Grupo Maciel in Brazil and Luis Acosta Peche & Asociados in Peru.

Founded in Porto Alegre in 2010, Grupo Maciel has six offices across Brazil. The principal offices of the eight-partner group, with around 80 professional staff, are located in Porto Alegre, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia, with an additional presence in Curitiba and Belo Horizonte.

Grupo Maciel is a multi-discipline service provider that specialises in auditing, management consulting, and IT consulting. The practice has a client base of around 200 clients, which comprises large national organisations with multiple locations, medium and small organisations, including public and private companies, financial institutions, energy companies, pension funds, insurers, foundations, cooperatives and international organisations.

Luis Acosta Peche & Asociados was founded in 2011 in Lima, Peru. The group comprises two entities – an audit practice (Luis Acosta Peche & Asociados S.C. de R.L) and a consulting practice (LA Corporation S.A.C.).

The principal two partners are supported by a director and a total of 45 personnel, and the audit practice is registered with the Padrón de Auditores Independientes del Colegio de Contadores Públicos de Lima and with the Registro de Sociedades de Auditoría Externa (RESAE) de la Superintendencia de Banca, Seguros y AFP.

With a strong focus on auditing, the group provides financial audits, tax audits and business consultancy as well as outsourced back-office accounting services to more than 150 clients, both domestic and international, in various business sectors, including financial services.

Grupo Maciel partner, Roger Maciel de Oliveira, commenting on the announcement said: “As a group with ambitious plans for growth, membership of an international accounting network was a natural next step for us. The move will further establish our group as a market leader in Brazil, while providing our clients with much greater international support.”

Managing partner at Luis Acosta Peche & Asociados, Luis Acosta Peche, said: “We are very pleased to have been accepted into the Russell Bedford network. We are confident that our group’s future prospects and opportunities will continue to improve as a result of our new membership and are excited to embark on this new phase of development.”

Speaking about the new appointments, Russell Bedford CEO, Stephen Hamlet, said: “I am delighted to announce this further development of Russell Bedford’s presence in Latin America. The network has held a strong market position in the region for many years and these new appointments will further cement our position there; providing greater access to services and expertise for clients of our members. It is my pleasure to welcome both Grupo Maciel and Luis Acosta Peche & Asociados. I wish them the very best in their positions as new members of Russell Bedford and look forward to working with their practices and helping fully integrate their teams into our network.”

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