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Russell Bedford starts new year with continued growth in Africa

January 2020


Russell Bedford International has announced the appointment of ARC - Auditing & Consulting as the global professional services network’s member firm in Yaoundé and Douala, Cameroon.

Established in 2003, ARC is a full-service accounting firm with a focus on statutory auditing, accounting, tax, management consulting and due diligence services. 

The firm also has a branch office in the business capital, Douala.

ARC works extensively on assignments relating to corporations, public bodies and projects funded by the World Bank, EC, international charities, NGOs and foundations. Much of this work involves cooperation with international consultants and groupings of consultants.

Speaking of the appointment, Russell Bedford CEO Stephen Hamlet said: “It is a pleasure to welcome ARC to the network, adding to our growing presence in Africa. The international flavour of ARC’s work puts them in a position to contribute significantly to the network, while opening new opportunities for the firm and their clients as a result of their new membership. I am confident that ARC’s international network membership will support the firm in achieving their business development goals while enhancing their client service offering.”

Zakari Pekekue, senior partner at ARC, added: “Gaining membership of an international network is an exciting moment for our firm. We look forward to forging new relationships with members from around the world in support of our mutual clients’ cross-border business needs.”