Charles Yang

Charles Y. Yang is managing partner and founder of ShinWha Accounting Corporation. He attended Seoul National University (BA, MBA) and has over 30 years experience as a CPA (Member of Korean Institute of Certified Public Accountants). His work experience was based with Ernst Young and Price Waterhouse Coopers this was especially for foreign investment and clients.

Charles has a speciality in M&A, Strategic Tax Planning and Auditing.

Charles is also a Professional Coach (CEO Coaching, Individual Life Coaching, and Group Coaching), a columnist for local magazines and newspapers as well as a Senior Champion of Dance Sports in Korea

ShinWha Accounting Corporation:

Establishment

ShinWha Accounting Corporation was established in April, 2003, and has grown consistently, especially focusing on M&A, auditing, tax, business consulting, corporate finance, various foreign client service and professional coaching business areas.

Organizational structure

Number of Partners: 12 CPAs (most have work experience in Ernst Young, Price Waterhouse Coopers, KPMG, etc.)

Staff members: CPA: 27 (including partners)
Administrative and Book Keeping employees: 46
Professional Consultants
– Finance, Securities, Legal, Professional Coach: 7 Directors

Interrelated Companies

  • Seoul Coaching Academy (SAC)
  • ICC Group (consulting firm for business)
  • Joined with Asia Coach Center (Established in 2000, One of the major coaching firm in Korea)

Expertise

  • Auditing, Tax, Management Consulting, M&A, Corporate Finance,
  • Professional Coaching
  • Corporate and Individual Life Insurance

Professional Strengths

  • Our firm has the professional strengths especially in the following business:
  • Foreign Investment and Companies
  • M&A, Corporate Finance
  • Securities Consulting and Management (KOSDAQ, Korea Stock Exchange)
  • Professional Coaching – Life coaching, CEO coaching, Group coaching

International Network

  • Member of RT ASEAN (a leading accountancy and consulting organization based in Singapore)

Raúl A. Bermúdez

The main Partner the Mgter. Raúl Bermúdez, has a Master’s Degree in Accounting conferred by the Higher Institute of Business Administration (ISAE University), is a graduate in Business Administration and Management (MBA) from the American Management & Business Administration Institute University, and a graduate from the University of Panama with the title of Bachelor of Accounting. He holds a Licensed Public Accountant (CPA.) License and a Bilingual Accounting Specialization.

Mr. Bermudez has more than 20 years of experience in accounting and consulting, has held administrative positions and as financial director in several companies in the area.

Bermudez & Asociados:

Bermudez & Asociados is an authorized Public Accountants firm established in the year of 2006, as a local accounting firm with international standards, we offer our clients a personalized and high quality professional service. Regardless of the size of each client is given the same attention and a dedicated service.

We have highly qualified professionals with recognized experience in the field of accounting, auditing and professional consulting, for which our Firm maintains a continuous training of its staff, with the aim of keeping them updated in the various areas that make up the profession.

Our firm has received the following recognitions in recent years:

  • We were awarded in the years 2014, 2015 and 2016 with the “Corporate Finance Accountancy Firm of the Year in Panama” award given by the CorporateINTL financial magazine (www.corp-intl.com).
  • We were honored in 2015 as “Corporate Finance Firm of the Year in Panama” granted by the Global Law Experts magazine (www.globallawexperts.com).
  • In 2016 we received the recognition of “Strategy and Succession Planning Firms of the Year in Panama” of the magazine Finance Monthly Magazine (www.finance-monthly.com)
  • For the year 2017 we have been honored with the “Corporate Finance Firm in Panama” distinction by Corporate Lime Wire magazine (www.corporatelivewire.com) and by the magazine Finance Monthly Magazine (www.finance-monthly.com) with the Award of “Accountancy, Tax and Audit Firm of the Year”.
  • Also for this year 2018 we have been selected by the magazine AI Global Media ((ww.aiglobalmedialtd.com)   as one of the “Best Independent Accounting Firms in Latin America”.

Partners:

Our firm has two main partners, the Mgter. Raúl Bermúdez and the Lcdo. José Olmedo Reyes, both Certified Public Accountants, duly accredited before the Technical Accounting Board of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Panama.

The main Partner the Mgter. Raúl Bermúdez, has a Master’s Degree in Accounting conferred by the Higher Institute of Business Administration (ISAE University), is a graduate in Business Administration and Management (MBA) from the American Management & Business Administration Institute University, and a graduate from the University of Panama with the title of Bachelor of Accounting. He holds a Licensed Public Accountant (CPA.) License and a Bilingual Accounting Specialization.

Mr. Bermudez has more than 20 years of experience in accounting and consulting, has held administrative positions and as financial director in several companies in the area.

Mr. José Olmedo Reyes graduated from the National University of Panama; graduated in the branch of Commercial Sciences with specialization in Accounting, holder of the Licensed Public Accountant License (CPA.), granted by the Ministry of Commerce and Industries, has attended numerous local seminars on the subject and tax update, more of fifteen 15 years of experience in accounting.

He has worked as an accountant for the private company and internal auditor and as fiscal auditor and auditor in the National Authority of Public Revenues.

Vision, Mission and Values:

The strategy of doing business of our organization, we have based on two fundamental pillars and a set of values ​​that we have called our mission, vision and values, platform on which we design our business models.

Our vision:

To be a leading company in solutions, accounting, administrative and financial that exceed the expectations of our clients, always ensuring the commitment of our integrity and maintaining the highest ethical standards.

Our mission:

To offer our clients an integral, specialized service of quality, excellence and high technological content, providing a committed, innovative, ethical and service-minded human team.

Our values:

Integrity

Professional ethics

Be a leader and not a follower

Honest and open communication

Expect more, demand more, provide more

Plan strategically the future of the company

Our customers and our team are our greatest assets

Have the ability to adapt quickly to external and internal changes

M. Gary Matser

Marlon is an experienced Managing Director / Non-Executive Board member with a rich family history rooted in the islands and Europe. Born and raised in Sint Maarten by parents of a diverse background and educated in the Netherlands. Marlon has a demonstrated history of over 20 years in various fields.

Industries and focus

Marlon has been working in the Caribbean part of the Dutch Kingdom specializing in accounting, tax consulting, aviation & development. He has been a board member in various corporations and organizations where he has brought his brand of achieving goals. Having successfully overseen planning, development and completion of corporate reorganizations and capital projects ranging from, the first Community Center on St. Maarten to one of the largest aviation investment projects in the Northeastern Caribbean.

Proven skills      

Marlon has proven skills in Planning, Development, Corporate Legal framework, Finance & Accounting, Fiscal framework, Corporate Governance, Labor laws and Corporate Risk.

Sentinel Accountants & Consultants:

SENTINEL Accountants & Consultants is a medium-sized accounting, tax consulting and advisory firm established on St. Maarten in 1998. Sentinel provides a wide range of services to businesses ranging from family businesses to Fortune 500 companies in sectors of hospitality, aviation, trade, development, logistics and education, amongst others.

Based on our formula of education, experience, network and personal backgrounds we are certain that we can assist clients in achieving their goals.

Our Vision

“To be the preferred provider of accounting, tax, investment and advisory services on St. Maarten”

Our Mission

“To provide personalized, client focused solutions in order to achieve business goals and compliance”

Trent Jackson

I currently work as Manager of the international service desk at Grant Thornton Taiwan, helping international clients in need of bookkeeping, tax, advisory, payroll, corporate secretarial, audit, and other services. Previously I graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in Chinese, and am fluent in Mandarin. I currently live in Taiwan and plan to stay here permanently. My professional interests include international business, accounting, translation, and language acquisition.

Firm Overview:

Grant Thornton Taiwan is the member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd. in the Republic of China. Our firm was founded in 1971 under the name Zentral Losoon CPA. After developing into one of Taiwan’s most trusted accounting firms, we joined Grant Thornton International in 1993 and changed our name to Grant Thornton Taiwan. Grant Thornton Taiwan completed its registration with the U.S. Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) in 2004, and has achieved ISO 9001 certification every year since 2010. We were also named among the world’s top firms in the “World Tax 2014” and “World Transfer Pricing 2014” guides published by the International Tax Review.

Our firm is committed to providing high-quality services to help clients grow. We work closely with our international organization, constantly developing new service lines to meet the needs of international clients.

Henry Shin

We at Echon & Co. work with untiring effort, supported by professionals who have experiences with major accounting corporations such as PWC, KPMG, Delloitte, and Ernst & Young. Professionals from various fields—Financial Surveillance Agency, Korea Security Dealers Association, Securities, Venture Capital, Securities Investment Trust, and other companies—form the main axis of the firm and have consulted domestic and foreign firms. With our deep understanding of a variety of issues, we are prepared to respond to complex questions raised by governments, enterprises, and individuals and we are here to provide innovative and optimal solutions.

We, Echon & Co. promise our future clients that we, the trained minds from big corporations and agencies, will provide the best service for your continuous improvement and successful future.

Richard J. Sowan

As managing partner, Richard brings wide-ranging experience from more than 30 years in public accounting. He works with growing and mature businesses with assets ranging from $40 million to $4.5 billion, and his background encompasses a high degree of concentration in assurance services. He has experience in a number of industries, including real estate (REITs, MLPs, REMICs), oil and gas exploration, gas marketing and transmission, nonprofits, financial services, investment partnerships, manufacturing and wholesale distribution, and professional services.

Appointed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants to the American Arbitration Association (AAA), Richard serves as an arbitrator in accounting malpractice and business dispute matters with AAA.

Certifications:

Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Texas, New York and Colorado

Education:

BS, Accounting, Florida State University

Professional & Community Involvement:

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (Past Member, Oil and Gas Conference Committee; Past Member, Technical Standard Subcommittee and Real Estate Committee)
Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (Member – Professional Standards Committee; Member – Practice Issues Committee; Past Member – Professional Ethics Committee)
National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (Member)
Texas Mortgage Bankers Association (Governmental Affairs Committee)
American Arbitration Association (Panel Member)
International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (Panel Member)
Exchange Club of East Dallas (Past President)
Richardson YMCA (Past President)

Publications & Speeches:

“New Disclosures for Derivatives”
“Guidance on the Mutual Interpretation of FIN 46(R) and SFAS 167”
“Business Combinations: Accounting for Contingent Consideration ASC 805-30-25”
“New Disclosure Requirements about Subsequent Events”
“FASB Tightens Accounting and Reporting Rules on the Mortgage Industry”

Presentation Topics:

“FAS 141R and FAS 160: Business Combinations and Non-Controlling Interests”
“The JOBS Act: Implications for Capital Markets and Private Equity”