Abbott, Stringham & Lynch Employees Complete the IBFD-AG Advanced Professional Certificate in International Taxation

San Jose, CA August 16, 2016 — we are pleased to announce that Jyothi Chillara and Naila Sharifova of Abbott, Stringham & Lynch have successfully earned the IBFD-AG Advanced Professional Certificate in International Corporate Taxation. Jointly created by Allinial Global and IBFD, one of the world’s foremost authorities on international taxation, this rigorous program allows participants to differentiate themselves by becoming certified experts in international taxation.

On their way to certification, program participants earn 100 CPE credits and engage in a combination of self-study courses and live webcasts, followed by a final three-day training event. Course materials focus on three central components: fundamentals of international taxation, corporate international tax structuring, and treaty and transfer pricing aspects of international tax planning. In order to complete the certification process, participants must pass an assessment during each stage of the program, as well as a two-hour final exam.

According to the AICPA, international taxation is one of the fastest growing niche services among Top 100 US firms. Completion of the IBFD-AG certification program not only demonstrates a commitment to serving the global growth and expansion needs of clients, it also strengthens Abbott, Stringham & Lynch’s in-house capabilities for international taxation.

Please join us in congratulating Jyothi Chillara and Naila Sharifova for successfully meeting the standards required to achieve this distinction.

About Abbott, Stringham & Lynch:

As one of the largest local CPA firms in the Silicon Valley, consistently ranked among the top 25 accounting firms in the San Jose Business Journal’s annual Book of Lists, ASL brings best-in-class professionals, decades of experience and broad connections to the table. Founded in 1977, ASL offers a wealth of experience in delivering services and specialties.

Designed to facilitate quality decisions, our services cover corporate tax planning and compliance, assurance and accounting, estate and gift tax planning, litigation support, succession planning and valuation. Our services are contextualized by our specialties in real estate, construction, technology, family wealth & individual tax, emerging businesses, manufacturing & distribution, nonprofit organizations, and recreation & entertainment.

About Allinial Global:

Allinial Global is a member-based association dedicated to the success of independent accounting and consulting firms. Founded in 1969, this strategic affiliation of legally independent accounting firms has a mission to foster the independence, profitability, and continuous improvement of its members. Allinial Global is based in North America but offers international support by connecting its member firms to providers and global networks of accounting firms worldwide.

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