Task International

What is TASK International?

TASK is an international membership network of independently owned and managed accounting and audit firms.  The independent members who make up the TASK network focus on client service with a personal approach, cost-effectiveness, accountability and responsiveness.

Why TASK International?

Competitive Advantage

Get a worldwide networking advantage with access to news and updates from the Forum of Firms. 

Client Benefits

Tap into a powerful network of financial professionals in your region, nationwide and internationally.

A Global Voice

Members have an active voice via feedback and discussions on IFAC accounting ethics & audit standards.

How Members Are Evaluated

TASK members are independently owned and managed high quality firms staffed by experienced, well qualified professionals, many of whom are leading figures in their own communities. TASK members focus on a personal approach, cost-effectiveness, accountability and responsiveness. 

The following subjective criteria shall also be used to evaluate the acceptability of applicants:

Quality of the Firm – Technical, Management, Reputation and Personnel.

All partners or members of the firm shall demonstrate high moral and ethical standards exemplary of the profession.

Potential contribution to TASK and a commitment to participating in TASK conferences, committees, events and other activities.

In order to provide assurance to other members of TASK as to the standards of practice of each member firm, firms must agree to, subscribe to and adhere to high principles of quality control programs within and governed by their jurisdictions.

An applicant firm may not be affiliated with any other national or international association of accounting firms without prior approval.

Membership Eligibility

Independent firms of business advisors, accountants or financial planning firms meeting the following criteria may be eligible for membership:

  • Members of TASK must first be members of Abacus Worldwide to be considered for membership.Abacus Worldwide is an association of independently owned and managed accounting and legal firms and is not a “network” as defined by IFAC.  Members of Abacus who work with transnational audit clients and wish to join TASK must qualify and be approved for membership in TASK via a separate acceptance process.
  • Please note that TASK is not a professional services firm and as such does not perform audits or other professional services. TASK is a network (membership association) of independently owned and managed accounting and audit firms. Each member firm is responsible for their own work.
  • The ownership of each member firm shall be in accordance with the requirements of the appropriate designation, in the jurisdiction in which the firm practices.
  • All active partners or shareholders shall be members of the appropriate national professional organization of the jurisdictions in which they practice, such as the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants or such other national organizations in other countries as shall be acceptable to the Board of Directors when acting on a membership application.
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TASK International is a member of 
the Forum of Firms. 

The Forum brings together Networks who's members perform transnational audits and involves them closely with IFAC’s activities.  

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