2009 firm highlights
new brand identity. Named an
Accounting Today Best Firm to Work For.
A Blackman Kallick: In January 2008,
named new managing partner. Created
a new leadership team, including a CIO
and COO. Formed a SALT Group.
A Blue & Co.: Implemented new strategic planning process. Seeking M&A opportunities.
A Blum, Shapiro & Co.: Launched an
M&A group. Created partners-in-charge
of HR, marketing, IT and finance. In
January 2009, announced merger with
Nishball, Carp, Niedermeier, Pacowta &
Co., Shelton, Conn.
A BMC: In January 2008, merged in
Edwards Sauer & Owens, Pittsburgh.
A The Bonadio Group: Saw revenue
growth of over 26 percent. Launched HR
and wealth advisory service lines. In
July, merged in Dorfman-Robbie/DR
Group, Albany, N. Y.
A Burr, Pilger & Mayer: Launched corporate responsibility/sustainability service and international tax practice.
Merged in Andersen & Co., Santa Rosa,
Calif., and Spector & Associates, Palo
Alto. Wealth management group merged with Vista & Associates. Named an
Accounting Today Best Firm to Work For.
A Carr, Riggs & Ingram: In October, merged in Harper Van Scoik, Clearwater, Fla.
A CBIZ/Mayer Hoffman McCann:
Revenues are AT estimates. In November,
acquired Mahoney Cohen, New York, a
Top 100 Firm with an AT-estimated $54
million in 2008 revenue. In December,
acquired Tofias, Boston, a Top 100 Firm
with $37.5 million in 2008 revenue.
A CCR: In June, acquired Vance Cronin,
Boston, and changed name to CCR from
Carlin Charron & Rosen.
A Cherry, Bekaert & Holland: In February, merged in Massey + Pittman, Atlanta.
A Citrin Cooperman & Co.: In August,
named a new CEO. In November, an-
A Alpern Rosenthal: Hired a director of
A Amper, Politziner & Mattia: In June,
merged with Top 100 Firm Goldenberg
Rosenthal, Jenkintown, Pa., almost doubling number of partners and adding
close to $30 million in revenue. Elected
A Anchin, Block & Anchin: In January
2008, merged in H.J. Behrman, New
York. Named an Accounting Today Best
Firm to Work For.
A Argy, Wiltse & Robinson: In February,
opened a fourth office in Bethesda, Md.
Launched a new brand mid-year.
A Armanino McKenna: Consolidated
consulting services. Hired a COO.
A Aronson & Co.: In May, launched a
blog for government contractors. In July,
merged in the audit practice of Norman
Snyder; expanded headquarters.
A BDO Seidman: Consulting group saw
growth of over 80 percent. In April,
launched corporate advisory practice
for distressed companies. Opened offices in Las Vegas and Austin, Texas. In
August, re-elected CEO to second term.
In December, sued over audit of a fund
that invested with Bernie Madoff.
A Beers & Cutler: Added a floor to its
offices. Launched a new brand identity,
and a new intranet.
A Berdon: Expanded exec committee.
A Berkowitz Dick Pollack & Brant:
Launched CFO, real estate and forensic
services, and retention and women’s initiatives. Technology affiliate acquired
Software Rx. Opened in-house tax and
audit classes to outside firms.
A BKD: Celebrated 85th anniversary in
2008. Changed core organizational and
management structure. In May, merged
in three Jackson, Miss., firms, adding
over 80 personnel. In June, merged in
Hanke Group, San Antonio, adding over
70 personnel. In November, launched
nounced acquisition of Matarazzo Gol-dis, Philadelphia. In December, announced acquisition of Massella &
Associates CPA/SEC Solutions Group,
Syosset, N. Y. Named an Accounting Today Best Firm to Work For.
A Clark, Schaefer, Hackett & Co.: In
September, acquired the Clemans
Group, Columbus, Ohio. Named a new
A Clifton Gunderson: In March, selected Krista McMasters to become CEO in
June 2009 — the first woman to head a
top 20 firm. In April, acquired Arlington,
Va.-based government practice of UHY.
Named an Accounting Today Best Firm
to Work For.
A Crowe Horwath: In September,
changed its name from Crowe Group. In
October, merged in Grobstein Horwath,
A Deloitte & Touche: In February,
acquired some consulting assets. In
May, formed IFRS University Consortium. In July, announced plans to build
$300 million training center in Texas. In
August, agreed to settle class-action suit
over GM audits for $26 million; agreed
to acquire Scott, Rankin & Gardiner,
Toronto; and announced plans to lay off
2 percent of U.S. employees.
A Dixon Hughes: In February, merged in
Rhea & Ivy, Memphis, Tenn. In January
2009, announced plans to acquire
Rosenfield Co., Orlando, Fla.
A Doeren Mayhew: Fastest growing
service area — litigation support. Fastest
growing client category — credit unions.
A Ehrhardt Keefe Steiner & Hottman:
Fastest growing service area — taxation.
Fastest growing client category — tech.
A Eide Bailly: In July, merged in Murrell,
Hall, McIntosh & Co., Oklahoma City. In
October, merged in Gordon Hughes &
Banks, Colorado; Keller Young & Grover,
Boise, Idaho; and Magee Rausch &
Shelton, Tulsa, Okla. In December, re-elected MP to another three-year term.
A Eisner: Implemented new staff pro-