Kreston International has announced an expansion with RSM Italy Audit and Assurance, which leaves the global network of RSM International. The addition will boost Kreston’s presence and offering in Italy and offer the newly branded Kreston GV Italy a global reach to better serve its international clients.
Kreston International is the 13th largest global network of independent accounting firms in the world, covering 100 countries. The network, which was founded in 1971, comprises 20,000 professionals and support staff that offer accounting services through member firms located around the globe.
Expanding global network
Kreston recently added RSM Italy Audit and Assurance to its global network as part of its global expansion, strengthening its presence in Italy. The Italian RSM audit firm, which has six offices across Italy (Rome, Milan, Padua, Empoli, Bari and Bologna), will be rebranded to incorporate the network’s name to Kreston GV Italy.
As part of its move to Kreston, the firm also recruited additional firms as part of its move to broaden its offering and will now offer audit, tax and consulting services through three separate entities: Kreston GV Italy Audit, Kreston GV Italy Consulting and Kreston GV Italy Capital. “Our aim is to provide international clients with the multinational experience and skills that they need to support them overseas. This move enhances our global reach, and we are looking forward to building the trusted, effective and lasting relationships with our Kreston colleagues that will complement our service offering” says Giovanni Varriale, Managing Partner of Kreston GV Italy.
Jon Lisby, CEO of Kreston, adds: “We are delighted to welcome Giovanni and his team. The addition of Kreston GV Italy significantly increases our capability in the region and will ensure that existing and new clients can access high quality and trusted advisory services. The fact that the firm has also rebranded, adopting the Kreston name, is further recognition of the network’s growing presence in the European market place.”