UHY Strengthens Presence in Africa: New Member Firms in Zambia and Uganda Join the UHY Network

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UHY LLP is proud to announce the addition of AMO Certified Public Accountants in Zambia and ST & Associates in Uganda to the global accountancy network UHY

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Global accountancy network UHY extends its coverage in Africa by appointing AMO Certified Public Accountants in Zambia and ST & Associates in Uganda.

“Both firms bring strong local and regional expertise and market knowledge enhancing our capabilities in this region. Furthermore, UHY will soon also be adding a firm in Tanzania and not to overlook our strong established presence in Kenya, represented by UHY Kenya.” says Ladislav Hornan, chairman of UHY.

AMO Certified Public Accountants is based in Zambia’s capital Lusaka. The firm provides audit, tax, business consulting, payroll and forensic accounting services to a portfolio of clients based locally and in neighboring South Africa, Mozambique, Botswana and Zimbabwe primarily in the construction, leasing/insurance and wholesale/retail sectors.

Managing partner Dion Banda of AMO says: “The global presence of the network combined with its reputable brand not only elevates our own corporate culture and status to a strong internationally focused firm but also provides further reassurance to global clients seeking investment in the region.”

ST & Associates, based in Uganda’s capital Kampala, brings to UHY great local knowledge and expertise especially in the oil, gas and minerals sector as the only local independent firm registered with the Uganda Chamber of Mines and Petroleum. The firm provides audit, bookkeeping and tax services to a portfolio of clients in additional sectors such as construction, tourism, manufacturing and Not for Profit/NGO industries.

Chief executive officer Sam Thakkar of ST & Associates says: “Our membership of the UHY global network will enhance our local capabilities and enforce our commitment to support international clients seeking to invest in East Africa.”

Hornan further comments: “Investments in infrastructure, especially in mining, power generation and roads, ensure that growth remains robust in Zambia, creating opportunities for foreign investments. Uganda, as a country still has its challenges, but ‘Uganda Vision 2040’ aspires to transform the country. Currently the country’s capability to manage reform, privatization and development, especially in the oil and gas sector, combined with rapid urbanization and infrastructure programs maintain an upward economic growth pattern. We are delighted AMO and ST & Associates have joined the UHY network reinforcing our African market coverage for the benefit of our international client base and potential investors.”

The new member firms will soon be adopting the UHY branding.

UHY LLP, a licensed CPA firm, provides audit and other attest services to publicly traded, privately owned and nonprofit organizations in a number of industry sectors. UHY Advisors provides tax and advisory services to entrepreneurial and other organizations, principally those enterprises in the dynamic middle market.

UHY LLP, operating in an alternative practice structure with UHY Advisors, forms one of the largest professional services firms in the US. While that scale might provide confidence for some clients, others tell us our greatest value is the way we bring these resources to bear to help address today’s evolving business challenges. It’s a philosophy we call “The Next Level of Service”. To learn more visit http://www.uhy-us.com.

All of the above entities are members of UHY International (“UHYI”), a worldwide network of independent professional services firms that provide audit, tax and advisory services around the globe. UHYI is ranked among the top international accountancy networks and a proud member in good standing of the Forum of Firms. Collectively, our US operating entities (UHY LLP and UHY Advisors) are the largest independent members of UHYI with significant participation, bringing the power of our international network to serve the individualized needs of our clients.

UHY LLP is a licensed independent CPA firm that performs attest services in an alternative practice structure with UHY Advisors, Inc. and its subsidiary entities. UHY Advisors, Inc. provides tax and business consulting services through wholly owned subsidiary entities that operate under the name of “UHY Advisors.” UHY Advisors, Inc. and its subsidiary entities are not licensed CPA firms. UHY LLP and UHY Advisors, Inc. are U.S. members of Urbach Hacker Young International Limited, a UK company, and form part of the international UHY network of legally independent accounting and consulting firms. “UHY” is the brand name for the UHY international network. Any services described herein are provided by UHY LLP and/or UHY Advisors (as the case may be) and not by UHY or any other member firm of UHY. Neither UHY nor any member of UHY has any liability for services provided by other members.

Liaison office for AMO Certified Public Accountants
Contact: Managing Partner, Dion Banda on +260 211 251383
Email: info(at)amocpa(dot)com
website: http://www.amocpa.com

Liaison office for ST & Associates
Contact: Chief executive officer, Sam Thakkar on +256 794 701212
Email: sam(at)stassociates(dot)org

About UHY, the network
Established in 1986 and based in London, UK, UHY is a network of independent audit, accounting, tax and consulting firms with offices in over 296 major business centres across more than 89 countries.

Our staff members, over 7,660 strong, are proud to be part of the 16th largest international accounting and consultancy network. Each member of UHY is a legally separate and independent firm. For further information on UHY please go to http://www.uhy.com.

UHY is a member of the Forum of Firms, an association of international networks of accounting firms. For additional information on the Forum of Firms, visit http://www.forumoffirms.org

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