Russell Bedford boosts Turkish presence with Istanbul member firm

Independent audit and CPA firm UBD joins Russell Bedford International
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Sept. 4, 2014 - PRLog -- International professional services group Russell Bedford has expanded its coverage in Turkey with the addition of an Istanbul firm, Ulusal Bağımsız Denetim ve YMM A.Ş. (UBD), as a network member alongside long-standing Ankara member DMF System International.

Established in 2001, UBD is a firm of independent auditors and certified public accountants with its head office in Istanbul and branches in Adapazari/Sakarya, Mudanya/Bursa and Gaziantep.

With three partners (Hakverdi Yaradilmiş, Hasan Yüceer and Ömer Necdet Aydemir) and a total staff of 45, UBD has a strong focus on tax consulting, VAT compliance and auditing, and also provides accounting, business consulting and internal audit services.

UBD has clients in a broad range of sectors including finance, manufacturing, textiles, construction, hospitals and tourism.  It is registered as an audit firm with all major Turkish regulatory agencies including the Capital Markets Board, the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency, the Energy Market Regulation Agency, the Public Oversight Authority, and the Ministry of Food, Agriculture & Livestock, as well as the United States’ Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.

Russell Bedford CEO Alan Bezzant commented: "Turkey has long been a key market for Russell Bedford, and with the appointment of UBD, we are delighted to be consolidating our presence in the country's largest city."

UBD chairman Hakverdi Yaradilmiş added: "Joining Russell Bedford is an important strategic move for our firm.  We will have the support of a global brand and be able to leverage the international network to support our clients in their cross-border expansion – which is precisely what we need at this stage of our development."

About Russell Bedford International

Established in 1983, Russell Bedford International is a global network of independent firms of accountants, auditors, tax advisers and business consultants.  Ranked amongst the world’s leading accounting and audit networks, Russell Bedford is represented by some 600 partners, 5000 staff and 290 offices in more than 100 countries in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific.  Russell Bedford International is a member of the IFAC Forum of Firms and a member of EGIAN, the European Group of International Accounting Networks and Associations..


Hasan Yüceer

Ulusal Bağımsız Denetim ve YMM A.Ş. (UBD)

T: +90 212 446 4000



Kempton Bedell-Harper

Russell Bedford International

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