HLB firms throughout the Asia-Pacific region, including HLB Mann Judd in Australia and New Zealand, have ranked highly in the recent International Accounting Bulletin’s Asia survey, with most ranked in the top 10 network firms in their country.

The rankings are based on surveys of the various network firms’ 2017 revenues.

The rankings reflect the strong commitment that HLB has made to the Asia-Pacific region. HLB was one of the first international accounting networks to enter the People’s Republic of China in the mid 1980s, although the network had excellent member firms in Hong Kong and Singapore for many years before.

HLB now ranks in the Top 10 in ‘Greater China’ with eight member firms throughout Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

HLB has more recently launched its Global China Service internationally, with dedicated China Desks worldwide assisting clients doing business between Greater China and the rest of the world, facilitating two-way trade and investment, and offering clients seamless and comprehensive onestop services.

As well as Greater China, the International Accounting Bulletin’s Asia survey reviewed network firms in India, Singapore, Vietnam, Japan and Malaysia, in each one of which HLB is represented by highly regarded, progressive firms.

Equally important is the HLB member firms’ close working relationships throughout the Asia-Pacific region and globally.

All of them, whatever their size, are like-minded and client focused. As a consequence, the HLB Asia firms work well together as one team to deliver cross border services to clients doing business in the region.

The firms are constantly looking to improve their service offering for clients operating throughout Asia.

While proper taxation advice is a key requirement for businesses operating internationally, often they also require start up support with business and company registrations, foreign investment compliance, due diligence investigations, government assistance programs, accounting and payroll assistance, and also legal advice. HLB firms provide these services as part of HLB’s International Business Services offering.

The recent successful HLBI Asia Pacific conference in Melbourne, which attracted over 68 delegates from the Asia-Pacific region, provided a forum for the firms to share their expertise and experience.