Global professional services network, Russell Bedford International, has announced the appointment of Hibiscus Audit Corporation as a member firm in Sapporo and Tokyo, Japan. Hibiscus was established in 2005 in the city of Sapporo on the northern island of Hokkaido.

It opened its Tokyo office in 2007. The firm is registered with the Japanese Institute of CPAs (JICPA) as a specialist audit practice and is a corporate member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). It focuses on statutory audits, mainly listed companies, special purpose audits, IPO preparation/consulting, internal control support and financial due diligence. Hibiscus’s clients operate around the Asia-Pacific region, including China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines and Myanmar, in sectors including real estate, construction, manufacturing, retail, restaurants, metal refining, printing and IT.