Released on: April 4, 2008, 6:26 am

Press Release Author: Russell Bedford International

Industry: Accounting

Press Release Summary: Nitter og Simensen Asker AS, a Norwegian audit practice, has
joined the Russell Bedford accounting group as a Correspondent firm.

Press Release Body: Russell Bedford International, the worldwide network of
independent financial audit and consulting firms, has announced the appointment of
Nitter og Simensen Asker AS as the group\'s first Correspondent firm in Norway.

Nitter og Simensen Asker AS is an audit practice (revisjonsselskapet) located close
to the Norwegian capital, Oslo.

Nitter og Simensen was created when Halfdan Nitter and Petter Simensen acquired an
existing audit practice in 2002. The practice grew with offices in Asker on the
west side of the Oslofjord and in Moss on the east side of the fjord. Nitter og
Simensen has recently been restructured, with each office becoming a separate

The practice in Asker is headed by Halfdan Nitter, a Registered Public Accountant
(registrert revisor). Halfdan studied law and psychology as well as accounting. He
has some 20 years of professional experience including working as a financial
controller in a medium-sized Norwegian company and some 15 years as a manager in
mid-market audit firms.

The firm serves about 190 clients, mostly small and medium-sized enterprises. A
significant proportion of these are engineering companies. Several client companies
have overseas operations in locations such as Denmark, Sweden, UK, Singapore and the

The majority of the firm's work is in the fields of auditing, tax consulting and
management consulting.

Nitter og Simensen Asker AS is able to draw on the resources of other members of
ERFA, a technical training and support association comprising ten small audit
companies in and around Oslo.

For further information, contact Halfdan Nitter at Nitter og Simensen Asker AS on
+47 66 98 02 00. Alternatively, visit the websites at and .


Note to Editors

Russell Bedford International was established in 1983 and so celebrates its 25th
Anniversary in 2008. It was founded by a group of medium-sized independent
accounting practices aiming to counter the market dominance of the major
multi-national accounting firms.

Russell Bedford is now a closely-connected global network of independent accounting
and business consultancy firms in key locations around the world, and is represented
by some 200 offices in more than 70 countries in Europe, the Americas, the Middle
East, Africa and Asia-Pacific.

All Russell Bedford affiliates are well-established firms offering international
business advice and services to local and multinational clients. Most provide a
full range of services comprising accounting, auditing, tax advice, general business
guidance and financial consulting. In addition, many have special expertise in
particular fields, such as international taxation or information technology.

In January 2008 Russell Bedford International was been named one of the first 17
full members of the IFAC Forum of Firms after reporting it has implemented a
globally coordinated quality assurance programme, committed to the use of
International Standards on Auditing (ISAs), and met other specific ethics

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Contact Details: Kempton Bedell-Harper
Marketing Director
Russell Bedford International
Russell Bedford House
250 City Road, London EC1V 2QQ
United Kingdom
T: +44 (0) 20 7410 0339
F: +44 (0) 20 7459 2337

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