Harvey Bookstein, California Business Leader, Takes Spotlight at JHI Meeting in Melbourne

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JHI, a global network of highly regarded independent accountancy, business, advisory and financial consultancy firms, announced in Melbourne, Australia that Harvey A. Bookstein has taken over the responsibilities as International Chairman. Bookstein is the Managing Visionary Partner as well as the co-founder of RBZ in Los Angeles, CA.

Harvey Bookstein, Chairman, JHI

I feel it's important that everyone is heard. Success comes from an ongoing communication of all members headed by an open, forward-thinking board of directors.

Bookstein, a major real estate investor is also on the Board of Directors for the University Corporation of California State University and is known as one of the top accountants in the Los Angeles area. Bookstein has over 40 years of public accounting experience concentrating on providing tax, accounting and business consulting services to clients in the real estate and high net worth practice areas. Bookstein developed and registered his method “Therapeutic Accounting” whereby he assists his high-net-worth clients and their families in all forms of estate planning, charitable giving and other financial issues. Bookstein, with his clients, friends and family has invested over $1/2 billion in real estate investments.

Succeeding outgoing Chairman, Kenneth W. Kirkland, managing partner of KAF Financial Group and founding shareholder of Kirkland, Albrecht and Fredrickson, LLC, Bookstein was officially installed at the International Conference and Annual General Meeting held in Melbourne, Australia in early November. Kirkland leaves a legacy of streamlining and focusing JHI. The primary focus of the event in Melbourne was conflict resolution. The guest speaker was Shirli Kirschner, a nationally accredited mediator, facilitator, process designer and trainer since 1992. Kirschner is a principal of Resolve Advisors Pty Ltd, which provides service-resolving disputes, assisting group decision-making and process design services to a wide client base.

When speaking about his new leadership role at JHI, Bookstein stated, “I feel it's important that everyone is heard. Success comes from an ongoing communication of all members headed by an open, forward-thinking board of directors.”

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JHI is one of the preeminent international accounting associations helping its members and their clients gain a competitive advantage. JHI provides immediate availability of worldwide resources to nearly 100 member firms located in more than 50 countries. Members are able to tap into a powerful network of financial professionals in regions, nationally and internationally through a comprehensive portfolio of knowledge-exchange, networking forums and programs that enhance know-how and expertise.
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