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March 17, 2015

IFAC appoints Spanish member for its SMP Committee

Antoni Gómez has been appointed member of the Small and Medium Practices (SMP) Committee of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), for a three-year tenure ending January 2018.

The IFAC SMP Committee has 18 members, six of them represent countries of the European Union, including chair Giancarlo Attolini from Italy.

At the end of 2014 several members rotated off, a spokesperson for the SMP Committee told The Accountant, and Gomez was appointed following the IFAC Nominating Committee process.

That process, the same as for the election of IFAC independent standard-setting boards’ members, involves reviewing all the nominations that come in and making recommendations on the best person for each position.

Gómez was nominated by Spain’s Institute of Auditors (ICJCE), a professional body member of IFAC.

He is president of Antea, an international association of accountancy firms. Gómez is also vice-president of Auren, Spain’s seventh largest network with €47.6m ($50.1m) in revenue, as reported by TA’s sister publication International Accounting Bulletin.

Gómez is the mastermind behind the international expansion of Antea and Auren, both recent contenders in global accountancy markets, which have managed to show prowess to succeed at a time of deep recession -particularly in Spain.

The last meeting of the SMP Committee was in Brussel last February. Next one will be held in June in New York.

See all members of the SMP Committee

Note: ICJCE = Instituto de Censores Jurados de Cuentas de España

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