Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Open Source IP PBX System available in Jamaica | UHY Dawgen Chartered Accountants Blog

Open Source IP PBX System available in Jamaica

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UHY Dawgen Information Technology Department (Dawgen Tech) now offers Asterisk based Open Source Communication Solution including  Open source based IP PBX solution

Asterisk is a complete telephone solutions platform. *astTECS offers open source asterisk solutions , addressing a wide range of call center / contact center solutions & enterprises solutions including – IVR systems & solutions, open sourceVoIP PBX, call center dialer, voice dialer, voice logger & voice recorder, automatic call distribution or ACD application softwarepredictive dialer, hosted dialer, GSM card for asterisk, VoIP call recording, customized line call recording / monitoring / tracking.
For more details on Asterisk Systems & Solutions Contact us Today :1987-9084007/Email
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Corporate recovery & insolvency | UHY Dawgen Chartered Accountants

Challenging economic times inevitably leads to greater risk of companies encountering financial difficulties. 
At times of often intense pressure for business leaders, UHY Dawgen is able to provide clients with the assurance of dealing with approachable experts with the commercial awareness, practical skills and understanding to help navigate the best course of action.
Experience of business recovery across a wide variety of industries and circumstances enables specialists to provide an early assessment of potential solutions to your problems, whether a sudden reduction in cash flow or an unpaid debt from a major customer.


Winding up a business is very much regarded as a last resort and, wherever possible, member firms will look to provide advice on rescuing or restructuring a company to help it return to profitability. 
What can appear to be an intractable situation can often be resolved through a restructuring of bank and equity finance or rescheduling of debts. 
Partners in our local offices are able to respond swiftly to help a company in trouble, often buying valuable time and breathing space to work through a solution.
The breadth of knowledge across sectors and geographies means we are well-placed to identify opportunities for disposals where suitable to help reduce debts or provide working capital. Working in partnership with property experts and lawyers ensures maximum value is achieved from business assets.
In circumstances where companies are unable to continue within their existing form, advice is provided on the most suitable options available including administration, liquidation and Company Voluntary Arrangements (CVAs).
Corporate recovery specialists in UHY Dawgen act as receivers or administrators, often enabling the business to continue trading whilst new owners are found. 


When clients are at risk from financial problems affecting a major customer, partner or supplier, specialist staff are able to provide practical advice on the range of options available to recover debts or protect assets. 
Where necessary, advice can be provided on instigating insolvency procedures and clients represented at creditors’ meetings.
The reach of the UHY global network enables us to assist in recovering debts in jurisdictions throughout the world.


  • Debt collection
  • Corporate turnaround
  • Asset protection or repossession
  • Developing or implementing good management practices
  • Refinancing
  • Valuations
  • Debt management
  • Insolvency planning
  • Personal liability protection.
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Forensic accounting & litigation support in Jamaica and the Caribbean

Forensic accounting & litigation support

In a complex business world, forensic accounting services play an increasingly important role.
When disputes arise or fraud is taking place, specialist forensic services can have a significant impact on the outcome for your business.
Experts from UHY Dawgen work closely with clients and legal advisers to investigate and provide an objective assessment of commercial and contractual disputes.


Specialist staff have in-depth experience of business information and financial reporting systems, accounting and auditing standards and procedures, evidence gathering and investigative techniques, and litigation processes and procedures.
Representatives from UHY Dawgen frequently act as expert witnesses in fraud and other criminal cases.
Member firms from across the UHY network are able to work together on cross-border cases and have experience of international arbitration in many jurisdictions.
As well as being able to respond quickly when disputes arise, UHY Dawgen  take a proactive approach to help clients identify potential problems and take action to avoid them.


  • Commercial and contractual disputes
  • Individual and family disputes
  • Forensic and corporate fraud investigations
  • Regulatory investigations
  • International arbitration
  • Insurance claims presentation and loss management
  • Computer forensic and data analytics 
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Corporate Taxation services in Jamaica

In an increasingly complex tax environment, having a strategy in place is vital for even the most straightforward of businesses.
Taking advantage of opportunities to minimise tax liabilities can deliver significant financial benefits for your business.
In-depth knowledge and understanding of areas, such as treatment of capital allowances and utilising R&D credits, can ensure your business is able to invest for growth in the most tax-efficient way.   Advice on methods for deferring tax can also help prevent or deal with cash-flow issues. 
UHY Dawgen provide corporate tax services to clients ranging from major companies to sole traders.
Services cover all aspects of taxation, from preparation and submission of accounts through to tax planning for minimising liabilities on acquisitions and sales. 
Specialist tax investigation services are  provided to clients with experts from across the UHY network having experience of the most complex of cases.


Through UHY’s global network, clients benefit from expert knowledge of different tax regimes throughout the world.
UHY Dawgen work with our clients to ensure they are optimising the structure of their international operations to be as tax efficient as possible.
As well as ensuring compliance with local legislation, specialists offer informed guidance on possible future changes to taxation regimes to help with longer term planning.


  • Preparing and submitting accounts
  • Taking advantage of capital allowances
  • Buying or selling a business
  • Loss relief planning
  • Capital gains tax
  • Relief for expenditure on intangible assets
  • International tax planning
  • Mergers and acquisitions tax issues
  • VAT and customs planning
  • Tax planning for ex-pat executives
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Provision of Audit & assurancein Jamaica

Independent audit and assurance are not just about good governance but valuable tools for benchmarking and improving business performance.
The breadth of knowledge and experience across industries and sectors ensures our member firms provide audit and assurance services tailored to the unique needs of your business. 
As well as meeting internal reporting requirements and statutory obligations, a robust annual audit identifies both threats and opportunities to your business or organisation. Intelligent insight is provided and practical recommendations made. 
In addition to carrying out audit and assurance services for individual businesses and organisations, UHY Dawgen frequently conduct audits on behalf of parent companies, managing and co-ordinating the audit process across an entire corporate group.


For many clients, audit services provided are used to ensure a subsidiary company meets the reporting requirements of the parent company.
UHY Dawgen is well-placed to carry out multi-national audit work and we frequently work with affiliated and non-affiliated firms and advisors. 
They also have a thorough understanding of international regulations and legislation, and experience of complex reporting issues, including Sarbanes-Oxley and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
Even though they operate through an extensive global network, the size of our network usually avoids conflicts of interest.


  • Statutory audit and review of annual financial statements
  • Internal review
  • Review of internal controls
  • Compilation of financial statements and other financial reports
  • Performance and value for money audits
  • Risk assessment and recommendations to management
  • Special purpose audits
  • Regulatory reports
  • IFRS reporting
  • Sarbanes-Oxley compliance
  • Grant audits
  • Specialist pension fund audits
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

IMF and Jamaica to Hold High-Level Conference on Growth in the Caribbean

IMF and Jamaica to Hold High-Level Conference on Growth in the Caribbean

Press Release No. 14/472
October 14, 2014

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) in collaboration with Jamaica’s Ministry of Finance and Planning will hold a high-level conference on “Unlocking Growth in the Caribbean” on October 23-24, 2014 in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The event will focus on how to unlock growth in the region and will examine key issues such as improving the reliability and efficiency of energy provision, a tax regime to encourage investment, and steps to strengthen the financial sector.
“The outlook for the Caribbean economies continues to be challenging. This forum will be an opportunity to further our ongoing dialogue with the region’s policy makers on how to work toward stronger and inclusive growth in the Caribbean by addressing important issues such as energy provision, tax incentives and financial sector resilience,” Mr. Alejandro Werner, Director of the IMF’s Western Hemisphere Department, said.
The event, a follow-up to last year’s high-level conference in The Bahamas, “Building Growth into the Caribbean Sustainability Agenda,” will bring together Prime Ministers, finance ministers, central bank governors, and other high-ranking officials from Caribbean countries--as well as senior officials from the IMF, the Caribbean Development Bank, the Inter American Development Bank and the World Bank and private sector representatives.
The Most Honorable Portia Simpson Miller, Prime Minister of Jamaica, will open the conference on October 23. The IMF delegation will be headed by Mr. Min Zhu, Deputy Managing Director of the Fund, and Mr. Werner, who oversees IMF activities and operations in the Caribbean, and in North America and South America.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Leadership Strategies for Entrepreneurs

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and
become more, you are a leader.” John Quincy Adams

Leadership is a hot topic. You see it everywhere – books on leadership,leadership seminars, management leadership training, and non-profit and business leadership courses abound. It’s a hot topic because it’s
important, and because traditional leadership qualities and strategies are being challenged by new research that is showing that people respond to leadership differently than they used to. Expectations have changed, and the thinking around what makes a good leader has
changed as well.
This anthology starts with seven traits of successful entrepreneurs –leadership starts on the inside. Growing the Leader in You will help put you on track toward becoming a leader people will want to follow. We all make mistakes, it’s what we learn from them that makes us improve, so check out the 5 Top Mistakes Leaders Make and see if you spot anything you might be
doing wrong.
Sometimes strong leaders simply stray from their original focus or path due to the constant daily
demands of owning a small business. Achieving Clarity offers guidance to help you re-define your
vision as the leader of your company and to create a clearer vision for the future of your small business.
In addition, you’ll find valuable leadership strategies that include developing an ethical workplace,
assessing your business effectiveness, and the art of delegation. If you are looking to brush up on your
leadership skills, read the Top Ten Business Resolutions. Whatever the time of the year, it’s always
worth making a few new resolutions.
Finally, take some time to think about what you might need to do in order to get ready to sell your
business or pass it on to the next generation.
As a small business owner, you are a leader. Whether you’re leading your business all on your own,
or have a team that looks up to you for leadership, these chapters will help you to think about things
differently, and inspire and equip you to grow your leadership skills in the coming years. Get Copy of UHY Dawgen E-Book on Leadership

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