Russell Bedford Costa Rica, a member firm of the worldwide Russell Bedford accounting and audit network, has named Raúl Ruiz Barquero as a partner. He will be in charge of the firm's Business Process Outsourcing division, covering the outsourcing of financial, accounting and payroll services.
Raúl has long experience in the outsourcing area and has successfully implemented many projects relating to the design and supervision of financial processes for both Costa Rican and multinational companies. Previously he was an outsourcing director for a Big-4 firm, responsible for leading the firm's outsourcing offices in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras and the Dominican Republic. His experience also covers the fields of internal audit, internal controls and business risk analysis.
Raúl Ruiz has a degree in Economics with specialisation in Finance from the University of Costa Rica. He is qualified as a stock exchange agent and is certified as a tax specialist by the Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica (Technology Institute of Costa Rica). He is a member of the Colegio de Profesionales en Ciencias Económicas de Costa Rica (Costa Rican Institute of Economic Science Professionals) and a founding member of the Instituto de Gobierno Corporativo de Costa Rica (Costa Rican Institute of Corporate Governance).
Russell Bedford Costa Rica (ABBQ Consultores, S.A.) joined Russell Bedford International in 2006.
For further information, contact Raul Ruiz on +506 25 20 02 01.
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 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.