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Expand Research
London / New York / Singapore

Beacon CPA have been instrumental in the formation of our subsidiary in the US. Originally from the UK, we had little or no knowledge of the nuances of the US accounting and taxation rules. Mark from Beacon CPA has been our local guide on what could have been a treacherous path for the uninformed or ill advised. He took us step by step through the formation process, making sure we were compliant with all the local and national authorities and worked with our London based team to ensure we created a pragmatic and scalable solution.

As we have grown from strength to strength we continue to work with Mark though the nature of the relationship has changed subtly, from trusted advisor, to a partner to the business. I would have no hesitation in recommending Beacon CPA and would be delighted to discuss my experience with Mark.

Raza Hussain
Group Managing Director
Expand Research, Ltd
United Kingdom

Exposure Promotions, Ltd
London / New York

Beacon offers a highly responsive and knowledgeable professional service. They have been producing our tax returns since 2005 and I am very happy with their diligence and professionalism.

They also provide regular business advice in respect of carrying out business in the United States. This has encompassed business restructuring, opening new offices, and sales tax advice for projects delivering across a multitude of States.

Mark as the founder and principal point of contact is always available despite the time differences that inevitably occur in carrying out transatlantic business.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Beacon CPA to any business that may need advice on how to operate effectively in the United States.

James Burgon
Chief Financial Officer
Exposure Promotions, Ltd.
United Kingdom

Pasabache (Sisecam)
Istanbul / New York

Sisecam Group, with management in Turkey, is one of world’s leading manufacturers specializing in all types of glass products such as flat glass, glassware, and glass packaging. Total sales of company make it one of Turkey’s largest companies and one of the top glass manufacturers globally.

In 2003, our Pasabahce glassware division started operations in New York through a wholly owned subsidiary. We quickly realized we needed accounting help and guidance in the U.S., and were introduced to Beacon CPA. Forward going, they helped to prepare our U.S. tax returns and advised us on some areas of U.S. taxation, including corporate income taxation, payroll taxes, and related party issues. They also maintain our books and records in the U.S. and provide us with monthly financial statements, as well as special management analysis when we need it.

Above all, Mr. Ratafia and his team at Beacon CPA care about the success of our company - they are focused on our needs, available and responsive. Since our main offices are in Istanbul, it’s reassuring to have someone in New York that can provide professional guidance in many areas of accounting and to help ensure the continued growth and prosperity of our company. We are well satisfied with the services we received from Beacon CPA as a company doing business in New York.

Mr. Hilmi Acerol
Director

Pasabahce USA, Inc.
Istanbul, Turkey

Analog Way
France / New York

I’m delighted to give my unqualified recommendation of Beacon CPA to any business operating in the United States. We are a subsidiary of a French company with offices in New York, and Beacon has been our accountants for many years. Mark Ratafia and his team are completely professional, knowledgeable and experienced. Just as importantly, I feel they are always here for us. When we call with questions, they are responsive. They take the time to educate us on all the rules, advise us on how to best position ourselves, and are also a pleasure to work with. Since they have been our accountants, our books have always been correct and our financial statements and taxes have been delivered in a timely manner. I also believe that they care about our company, and that definitely sets them apart.

Ludovic Mellot
Vice President
Analog Way, Inc

New York, New York

Framesoft
Switzerland / New York

Framesoft AG, a Swiss software development company, has two wholly-owned subsidiaries in the US formed to service large financial institutions such as Deutsche Bank. As these were start up companies, we needed a cost efficient and reliable person in New York to oversee accounting and tax compliance needs.  This was especially important because the seat of management was overseas and had no experience with the US.  Our Swiss based CFO needed someone in NY to handle multiple troublesome issues regarding federal and sales tax filings and notices on payroll, unemployment taxes, federal entity classification, and to determine the tax treatment of our services and product sales in the various jurisdictions we operated in, etc.

I was very happy to have Mark Ratafia serve us in this capacity.  He was reliable, personable, and accessible.  Further, his ability to interact directly with our Swiss based CFO, including proactively following-up with him regarding filing deadlines, etc., meant that I could focus on other issues without worrying about day-to day accounting.

Samuel Hooker
Managing Director

Framesoft LLC
New York, New York

Michael Page International
London / New York

Michael Page is one of the world s leading professional recruitment consultancies, specializing in the placement of candidates in permanent, contract and temporary positions with clients around the world. As of December 31st 2002, the Group operated through 107 offices in 16 countries and employed 2,390 employees worldwide. When we opened up our first offices in the United States, we needed assistance with US taxation. We needed to ensure that all our required tax filings were met timely, and that the structure of our company was sound from a US tax and accounting standpoint. Mark Ratafia, as our outside tax advisor, was a valuable member of our team, and guided us through a difficult initial period. He has great listening skills, took the time to really understand our organization, and offered practical, focused advice that helped us move forward.

Todd Bernard
Financial Controller
Michael Page International, Inc.
New York, New York


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