Information technology plays an increasingly prominent role in companies and institutions. Managing IT risks and the effectiveness of their information environment become quite essential for the organisation’s success. With the integration of the Qualified Audit Partners activities Callens, Pirenne, Theunissen & C° disposes of a wide range of IT audit and advisory services. The goal is to assist organisations and existing customers in managing IT related business risks.
Organisations today expect a professional service with an integrated approach from a partner such as Callens, Pirenne, Theunissen & C°. The combination with Qualified Audit Partners skills allows Callens, Pirenne, Theunissen & C° to identify and control the IT risks in addition to the operational and financial risks. These IT services are added to the existing services of auditing services, accountancy, tax, internal and operational audits, valuations and due diligence.
Philip Callens, partner and auditor, welcomes this integration: "We are not only enhancing our services, but the audit and IT consultancy also allow us to expand our existing customer base and strengthen our business. With offices in Brussels, Antwerp, Kortrijk, Hasselt, Namur and Verviers, we can serve customers from all regions of the country appropriately. Our multidisciplinary teams of experts strive each day to provide a high value service.”
By helping organisations align IT resources with business needs, Callens, Pirenne, Theunissen & C° contributes to a better control of the business processes. And companies faced with the need to protect their sensitive information under privacy legislation may be accompanied from now as well. This service is now part of an integrated set of services.
Patrick Soenen, founder of Qualified Audit Partners, will hold the position of board director at Callens, Pirenne, Theunissen & C° and will bring extensive knowledge in auditing and IT consultancy. After a long career in information technology as CIO in a multinational company, he founded in 2002 Qualified Audit Partners. More than 10 years later he has built a service company in the field of IT Audit, IT Governance and IT training that became a reference in its sector, thanks to its broad expertise and successful approach. Patrick Soenen fully supports the integration: "The partnership provides a unique opportunity to develop a dynamic team of IT audit and advisory experts to meet the current challenges of our customers."
About Callens, Pirenne, Theunissen & C°
Callens, Pirenne, Theunissen & C° is a professional services firm established in 1936 maintaining prominent place among the top 10 firms in Belgium. Our philosophy is client driven and sector oriented, with our team of multidisciplinary experts dedicated to providing impeccable service.
About Crowe Horwath
Crowe Horwath LLP (Crowe Horwath) is one of the largest public accounting, consulting, and technology firms in the United States. Under its core purpose of “Building Value with Values®,” Crowe uses its deep industry expertise to provide audit services to public and private entities while also helping clients reach their goals with tax, advisory, risk and performance services. With offices coast to coast and 3,000 personnel, Crowe is recognized by many organizations as one of the country's best places to work. Crowe serves clients worldwide as an independent member of Crowe Horwath International, one of the largest global accounting networks in the world. The network consists of more than 200 independent accounting and advisory services firms in more than 120 countries around the world.