Bettina Cassegrain

Technical Director

About Bettina

As the Technical Director of HLB, Bettina is responsible for the network’s quality assurance program, which guarantees compliance with Forum of Firms requirements. She has developed a pragmatic approach to training and development within HLB and leads outreach initiatives on training and quality assurance related matters in Europe, Eurasia, French-speaking Africa, Latin- and South America and the Caribbean. Bettina represents HLB as a member of the Transnational Auditors Committee which serves as the official link between IFAC and the Forum of Firms and has been a member of the Agenda Committee of the Forum of Firms since early 2016.

Bettina is also the Chair of the HLB’s French Federation and played an instrumental role in the foundation of HLB’s Indirect Tax and Agriculture services groups. Since 2012, she has been a speaker at both national and international conferences on audit, business development and practice management issues.

Besides her roles within HLB, Bettina is a partner at COGEP, a top 12 financial services firm and HLB member firm in France. Within her firm, she is a multilingual business development and audit specialist, focused on connecting international businesses with a need for services in France with professionals in the fields of audit, taxation, payroll and HR, to guarantee a tailor-made and seamless 360-degree service offering. She also assists COGEP’s own clients in finding partners all over the world.

Bettina has a wealth of experience in servicing a wide range of clients and industries including manufacturing, distribution and construction as well as many charities as Head of Audit of the firm. She was instrumental in setting up COGEP’s international payroll team and the German and UK desks.

Areas of expertise


Financial reporting


Corporate Tax

Qualifications and memberships

Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)

Member of the Ordre des Experts Comptables in France

Member of the Compagnie Nationale des Commissaires aux Comptes in France

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