BKD Acquires Portion of Grant Thornton’s Wichita Operations

Springfield, Mo.-based BKD LLP (FY17 net revenue of $564.4 million) announced that they will acquire a portion of the Wichita, Kan., audit and tax practices at Chicago-based Grant Thornton LLP (FY16 net revenue of $1.7 billion) effective June 1. “We want to extend a warm welcome to our new BKD team members,” says Ted Dickman, CEO of BKD. “Grant Thornton’s commitment to client service in … [Read More...]

SD Mayer & Associates Joins BDO Alliance USA

SD Mayer & Associates of San Francisco, joined BDO Alliance USA, a nationwide association of independently owned local and regional accounting, consulting and service firms. “Our membership with BDO Alliance USA will allow us to serve our clients with greater flexibility, efficiency and cost effectiveness,” says Stephen Mayer, founder and MP of SD Mayer. “As a member firm, we can draw upon … [Read More...]

Lee Ferber

Gettry Marcus Announces Major Expansion to Consulting Practice Group

Woodbury, N.Y.-based Gettry Marcus CPA (FY16 net revenue of $21.7 million) announced the expansion of their Business Advisory Services Group. The Business Advisory Group, spearheaded by partner Lee Ferber, works collaboratively with business owners and their management teams to develop and implement strategic initiatives to increase growth and profitability, as well as improve business … [Read More...]

Sean Balisle

KPM CPAs & Advisors Announces New Director

Springfield, Mo.-based KPM CPAs & Advisors (FY17 net revenue of $15.7 million) announced that Sean Balisle has been promoted to the position of audit and assurance director. In addition to leading the firm’s financial institutions team, he will now serve in this increased capacity where he will preside over one of the firm’s largest practices. As the firm’s audit and assurance director and … [Read More...]

Mike Platt

Platt’s Perspective: Will The Definition Of Success Change For Firms In The Future?

Ever since key performance indicators were created for accounting firms, measurements of success have been dominated by traditional metrics like growth percentages, leverage, revenue per charge hour, revenue per FTE, utilization, realization, profit margin and the ultimate target – net income per equity partner. In recent years however, conversations have turned to targets of a different nature … [Read More...]

BKD Acquires Portion of Grant Thornton’s Wichita Operations

Springfield, Mo.-based BKD LLP (FY17 net revenue of $564.4 million) announced that they will acquire a portion of the Wichita, Kan., audit and tax practices at Chicago-based Grant Thornton LLP (FY16 net revenue of $1.7 billion) effective June 1. “We want to extend a warm welcome to our new BKD team members,” says Ted Dickman, CEO of BKD. “Grant Thornton’s commitment to client service in … [Read More...]

IPA INSIDER

Gantz Named AAM’s 2018 Marketer of the Year

Nicole Gantz, marketing partner at Dubuque, Iowa-based Honkamp Krueger & Co., has received the Association for Accounting Marketing’s (AAM) 2018 Marketer of the Year award, sponsored by INSIDE Public … [Read More...]

IPA Spotlight On … Jill Boyle, Sikich

Name: Jill Boyle Title: Senior manager, not-for-profit tax Firm: Sikich Accomplishments: Named to the Milwaukee Business Journal’s 2018 “40 Under 40” list. Serves as a leader in Sikich’s … [Read More...]

IPA INSIDER: April 2018 News

Listed below are the Top 10 most-read stories on the INSIDE Public Accounting blog for the month of April. EY Faces Sexual Harassment Complaint IPA Spotlight On … Daniel Young, Schenck Moss Adams … [Read More...]

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AAM Announces 2018 Individual Marketing Achievement Award Recipients

The Association for Accounting Marketing (AAM) announced the recipients of its individual Marketing Achievement Awards (MAA) during AAM's 29th Annual Summit. Individual awards are presented annually in … [Read More...]

Gantz Named AAM’s 2018 Marketer of the Year

Nicole Gantz, marketing partner at Dubuque, Iowa-based Honkamp Krueger & Co., has received the Association for Accounting Marketing’s (AAM) 2018 Marketer of the Year award, sponsored by INSIDE Public … [Read More...]

Allen Admitted as Partner at BlumShapiro

West Hartford, Conn.-based BlumShapiro (FY16 net revenue of $76.5 million) has admitted Amy Allen as partner, leading the firms Human Resource Consulting Services. With more than 25 years of … [Read More...]

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