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LEA Member Firms can now access AverQ's On Demand Collaborative Engagement Platform

Thursday, June 18, 2009  
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LEA Member Firms can now access AverQ's On Demand Collaborative Engagement Platform for differentiated and sustainable services to their clients.

Cupertino, California - AverQ, Inc. is pleased to announce an Affinity Partnership with The Leading Edge Alliance (LEA). The LEA is an alliance of over 140 independently owned accounting and consulting firms in over 90 countries with 430 offices worldwide, consisting of 1,480 partners and over 14,700 personnel with revenues exceeding $2.2 billion USD.

The LEA is ranked by the International Accounting Bulletin as the third largest international association of independent accounting firms for 2009.

AverQ provides a full-suite of applications for professional service firms to support various audit and advisory engagements. Delivered on demand with absolute security and reliability, it comes fully integrated with advanced workflow, document management, and rich collaboration infrastructures which support engagement specific necessities like workpapers, trial balance, and many other tools.

With the all-in-one engagement platform, firms experience hassle-free deployments with an attractive low total cost of ownership and a compelling return on their investment.

Karen Kehl-Rose, President, The Leading Edge Alliance, commented, "With AverQ's Collaborative Engagement Platform, our member firms now have access and exposure to innovative Web 2.0 technologies that will enable our firms to streamline and execute diverse audit and advisory engagements. Firm to firm collaboration is seamless so our members can truly leverage the LEA global alliance while serving their clients."

The Leading Edge Alliance offers:

  • Access to extensive teams of CPAs and business advisors - a peer-to-peer connection that provides the right solutions for clients.
  • Innovative, practice proven strategies for improving performance in management, business processes, finance, operations, information technology and marketing.
  • A leading knowledge resource for multi-disciplinary information and industry-specific expertise responsive to clients' unique needs.
  • The strength and reputation to attract the highest quality team members.
  • The Alliance offers accounting, tax and consulting services through a global alliance of firms.
  • The Leading Edge Alliance offers world class business advisory expertise and experience with innovation, progressiveness and quality.

Marjorie Bailey, Principal in Charge, Stonefield Josephson, Inc., San Francisco, a founding firm member of the LEA, commented "Since AverQ's On Demand platform is so flexible it can be easily configured to meet each country's specific auditing standards. Firms can now partner with each other and truly drive one audit program or standard across the engagement more effectively and efficiently."

Stephanie Woodruff, Chief Revenue Officer, AverQ, added "We are pleased that the LEA has chosen to offer our technology to their member firms. By utilizing our innovative On Demand Collaborative Engagement Platform, firms can now seamlessly collaborate with other member firms across the globe for providing superior service to their clients. In addition, firms can collaborate with other member firms for peer reviews to improve overall engagement oversight and quality."

About AverQ, Inc

AverQ delivers improved efficiencies and assurances to companies and firms, by bringing them together in the industry-first, Integrated Engagement platform, powered by remarkably affordable and accessible on demand services.

Corporations can measure up to increased regulations with a comprehensive system of record, have relevant disclosure visibility, reduce time needed to support the audit effort, and lower audit costs through collaboration and a leveraged audit effort. Professional services firms can streamline collaboration with their clients, streamline their internal quality control process, and, with a rapid rollout, achieve an immediate and compelling return on investment.

For more information about AverQ, please visit:

E-mail: media at averq dot com

Contact: Lynn Phillips 408.512.1628 Ext. 4

About The Leading Edge Alliance

LEA is an alliance of major independently owned accounting and consulting firms that share an entrepreneurial spirit and a drive to be the premier providers of professional services in their chosen markets. Leading Edge members are accounting and advisory firms that are preserving the core quality and integrity of the public accounting profession while stimulating growth and progress through innovative practices. The alliance consists of over 140 member firms and over $2.2 billion USD in annual revenue.

For more information about the LEA, please visit

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