“Our firm has benefited greatly by being a member of JHI for over 20 years. The benefits come in the form of being able to learn how others run their practices covering items from internal management, staff recruiting, marketing and promotion, partnership structures and client bases.
We have developed a great source of knowledge and working relationships over the years through the personal connections we make at regional, international and special interest conferences. This has allowed us to seek advice on behalf of our clients from the people with the knowledge in the areas our clients are interested in. It has also helped us to develop and use our own skills in areas that we might have shied away from before. Listening to others that have stepped out and gone after a certain line of business really gives you the desire to do the same.
Our primary reason for joining was not to receive referrals, however, we have obtained some very good work through JHI and have also been able to pass work onto others on a number of occasions. If you were to ask us whether we would want to be a CA/CPA firm today without the JHI connection, we would definitely say no.”
Blair Davidson, McCay Duff LLP, Canada
"Being a part of JHI has permitted us to have more credibility as an accounting firm in El Salvador, thus supporting a steady growth in the market. Regarding people, we really feel that at JHI everyone cares about individuals belonging to the association´s firms. We feel very satisfied with our membership."
Anibal Elías, Elías & Asociados, El Salvador
"Our firm believed that joining JHI would enhance our client service ability by allowing us to refer our clients to local accountants in areas and countries where they are doing business. While this has been true, we have also been very pleasantly surprised at the amount of business that has been referred to our firm through the JHI network. These referrals were a direct result of participating in various conferences and meeting the great people within the JHI network. The association has truly been rewarding for our firm."
Dan Little, Hayes Stewart Little & Co., Canada
"The ability to be a part of one of the best international networks of business consultants is really appreciated by our clients. We can truly rely on individuals within each firm and this builds trust among members. Attending JHI conferences and events is the best way of building trust among members. Each of us should ask not what JHI can do for you, but what you can do for JHI."
Emili Batlle Molina, AddVANTE, Spain
"Tax advisers and auditors of the 21st century cannot march blindly to the rhythm of changing times. Globalization is here! It is absolutely necessary to serve client’s needs with the help of competent partners all over the world. It is a great pleasure to work together with friends from JHI for the solution of international tax and audit efforts."
Brigitta Promberger, MGI-Group, Austria
"JHI enhances the development of our global network. It is achieved through the regional and international conferences and formal and informal communications between members in different regions. We are also updated with first hand financial, legal and technical information periodically."
Terry Wan, Li Tang Chen&Co., Hong Kong
"We value our membership of JHI because it enables us to refer our clients doing business overseas to trusted members of the JHI network that we have complete confidence in. The extensive spread of JHI member firms also allows us to network with other professionals in various countries to keep abreast of changes in taxation, audit and financial reporting regulations. We have also received referrals from member firms in the United States, Hong Kong, Australia and Singapore."
Kevin Wilson, HWI Limited, New Zealand
"For us, it is important to be part of JHI's international network to assist our clients in business development and also to develop our office's capacity to deliver audit and tax work internationally. From its early days, Steens & Partners has recognised the vital need for international cooperation and networking, which is why it has continued to be such an active member of JHI."
Ad Kraaijeveld, Steens & Partners, The Netherlands
"It's obviously much easier to work with and refer to people that I have met and know from JHI conferences, although in some cases I have referred clients to the listed contact partner in the JHI directory. The networking undertaken at conferences certainly makes it a better working relationship, and leads to much easier cooperation on the job."
Hugo Williams, Willems & Geerts BVBA, Belgium
"Rapid globalisation, the growing importance of the EU and the burgeoning growth of the internet as a business medium add an international dimension to many businesses. Our business is built on successful partnership, networking and communication—qualities that JHI is founded upon. I very much look forward to working with JHI colleagues both in the European region and beyond to develop our businesses."
Adam Bell, Adbell International Limited, UK
"Our membership in JHI adds credibility to Jeffreys Henry and all our member firms. It gives us a leg up over other organisations and firms outside this group by embracing the high quality and ethical standards required of membership."
Mark Tenzer, Jeffreys Henry LLP, England
"I believe that being at the conferences is absolutely essential for any member. You can look other delegates in the eye and build personal friendships. If you don't attend, people don't get to know you. And, as they say, people do business with people they know."
Tony Kelly, Byrne Curtin Kelly, Ireland