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Jean-Laurent Petel Joins International Business Services as Partner

New Insight
10 September 2020

Primexis Strengthens its Accounting Expertise   

Primexis is pleased to announce the arrival of Jean-Laurent Petel as a Partner in our International Business Services (IBS) Department as of Monday, September 7, 2020.

With 15 years of experience, including more than 10 years in the United States, Jean-Laurent Petel has spent his entire career supporting French and foreign subsidiaries. A specialist in financial consulting, accounting and tax on multi-standard reference systems, Jean-Laurent also brings to Primexis his recognized expertise in Business Intelligence and Process Automation.

Jean-Laurent holds a Master’s degree in International Taxation from ESC Lille and is a Chartered Accountant. He also holds a certificate in Data Analysis from Cornell University and is certified as an agent with the IRS (Internal Revenue Service).

Jean-Laurent began his career in the IBS department of EY in Paris. He moved to New York in 2009 and joined Constantin and its team in charge of auditing American subsidiaries of French companies. Within this firm, he became a Senior Manager and also specialized in tax support for French expatriates in the United States. Prior to joining Primexis, Jean-Laurent Petel was Director of Corporate Finance at Havas Media in New York. In addition to audit, compliance and internal control issues, Jean-Laurent set up several dashboarding and data analysis tools within the group’s finance department.

With the arrival of Jean-Laurent and the appointments of Alexis Gasto and Eric Chenailler last July, Primexis’ Accounting Expertise arm – the International Business Services department now has 60 employees, including 4 partners.

« Jean- Laurent will work with the IBS team to develop the services we offer to our North American clients, providing them with comprehensive support, from setting up in France to improving their financial performance, » explains Olivier Touchard, Chairman of Primexis.

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Primexis is a specialist operational consultancy and accounting firm that provides long-term support to the financial departments of large companies and organisations in the continuous improvement of their performance. With 300 employees based in Paris-La Défense, Primexis bases its positioning on “specialisation” around 7 business lines, each offering several service lines: Accounting and Financial Assistance, Consulting, Consolidation Reporting Controlling, Accounting Expertise, Payroll and Personnel Administration, Banking, Insurance and Real Estate.

Primexis is a member of The Leading Edge Alliance, the world’s third largest association of independent accounting and consulting firms.

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