NEW YORK, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Crowe Horwath International, through its member firm Crowe Horwath Global Risk Consulting (CHGRC), was recently named Advisory Firm of the Year by the International Accounting Bulletin (IAB). Founded in 2011, CHGRC is a global professional services firm assisting multinational companies with their governance, risk and compliance needs.
CHGRC was created to meet market demand for one consistent global service model, provided by one global firm rather than following the network member approach used by many large accounting firms. The firm has established offices and hired people in the United States, United Kingdom, China, Japan, France and Canada. Larry Rieger, CHGRC CEO and partner with U.S. member firm Crowe Horwath LLP, has more than 35 years of multi-national client service experience and is a noted subject matter expert on corporate governance, risk and compliance.
"What IAB recognized with this award, and what separates CHGRC from other accounting firms, is our truly integrated international risk consulting practice," said Rieger. "Companies we've worked with were looking for a firm to provide a consistent approach to their risk, governance and compliance needs across their global markets, rather than treating it like a local service.""Being named IAB Advisory Firm of the Year is an honor," said Kevin McGrath, Crowe Horwath International CEO. "We're delighted that CHGRC has been recognized for its unique business model and for the growth and success it has achieved after only two years in operation." Each market that CHGRC enters is serviced by the single global firm through a standard global service approach, with oversight established by Rieger and monitored by the board of directors. CHGRC's integrated approach in management and marketing includes worldwide training where professionals from around the globe converge for training in common methodologies and service delivery methods. Services include enterprise risk management, internal audit, information technology audit, Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) compliance, anti-money laundering, regulatory compliance consulting, fraud-risk consulting and security and privacy consulting.