Russell Bedford International has announced that William (Bill) F. Rucci, Jr., CPA, MST, a partner with Boston area member firm Rucci Bardaro & Barrett, was elected to the international board of management at the accounting network's 2009 annual general meeting in Las Vegas.
Bill Rucci will be one of two directors representing North America on the nine-member board and will serve initially for a three-year term. He continues to serve as chairman of the network's Family Business Consulting Group and as co-director of the Russell Bedford North American Tax Services Group.
Following his appointment, Bill Rucci commented: "I am deeply honoured to have been elected by my peers to this important post. Today, the complexities of doing business on a global scale require resources that can assist enterprises at the international level. I look forward to working with the Russell Bedford board and our member firms as we continue to promote the network's understanding of the big picture - as well as its vast force of professionals with local knowledge - to growing businesses everywhere."
Other members of the international board are: Geoff Goodyear (United Kingdom) (Chairman); Jorge Jiménez (Mexico); Didier Langmantil (France); Abir Raveh (Israel); Peter Stefanou (United States); Carlos Tortelli (Brazil); John Van Dieren (Australia); and Hans de Wilde (Netherlands).
For further information, contact William (Bill) F. Rucci, Jr on +1 781 321 6065.
About Russell Bedford International
Established in 1983, Russell Bedford International (russellbedford.com) is a global network of independent firms of accountants, business consultants and specialist legal advisers.
Ranked as one of the world's top 15 accounting and audit networks, Russell Bedford is represented by some 460 partners, 5000 staff and 200 offices in more than 70 countries in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific.
All Russell Bedford affiliates are well-established firms offering international business advice and services to local and multinational clients. Most provide a full range of services comprising accounting, auditing, tax advice, general business guidance and financial consulting. In addition, many have special expertise in particular fields, such as international taxation or information technology.
In January 2008 Russell Bedford International was been named one of the first 17 full members of the IFAC Forum of Firms after reporting it had implemented a globally coordinated quality assurance programme, committed to the use of International Standards on Auditing (ISAs), and met other specific ethics requirements.
About Rucci, Bardaro & Barrett
Rucci, Bardaro & Barrett provides business, tax and financial planning services to individuals and to companies in the real estate, construction, medical, retail and non-profit sectors. Founded in 1987, the 50-person firm has offices in Malden and Lexington, Massachusetts, and in Atkinson, New Hampshire, USA.