29th April 2020
MGI Worldwide and CPAAI firms from across the Latin America Region gathered earlier this month on a Zoom call to debate the impact that the current coronavirus outbreak is having on the management of clients and their businesses, and the challenges of managing work teams and remote work.
Held in Spanish, and attracting 49 participants, the meeting was hosted by MGI Worldwide with CPAAI's CEO, Clive Bennett, who shared some of the main points that had been discussed in the recent worldwide COVID-19 member support webinars.
It was an opportunity for an interesting exchange of experiences and ideas, as well as to providing an overview of how the Latin American region is coping with these issues. By sharing with colleagues across the region, participants were able to draw useful information from the debate which they were able to take away and apply to their own firms, clients and collaborators.
The Latin America Region held a further Zoom some days later which focussed specifically on the Audit profession. Participating firms discussed ideas and shared their opinions on the consequences of the pandemic within the Auditing profession.
Andrea Pallas, Regional Director for Latin America says, "In this particular year where face-to-face meetings have been suspended or postponed, virtual meetings are an excellent tool to keep us up-to-date with information and to continue strengthening communication and integration between member firms."
All the participants valued these meetings and aim to continue with similar gatherings in the future.
For more information or questions please contact MGI Latin America Regional Director, Andrea Pallas, at email@example.com or Mexico Manager (Latin America), Fernanda López, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For access to the above-mentioned worldwide webinars, visit the Coronavirus member support webinars page in the Member Area (login required), where you will find the full list of the weekly 'drop-in' Zoom calls with times, links and required passwords as well as recordings of past webinars).
MGI Latin America is part of MGI Worldwide with CPAAI, a top 20 ranked global accounting network and association with 10,000 independent auditors, accountants and tax experts in some 460 locations in almost 100 countries around the world.