Co-Founder of WithumSmith+Brown Passes at Age 84

Fred Withum, 84, who co-founded Princeton, N.J.-based WithumSmith+Brown (FY19 net revenue of $223.3 million), has died, the firm announced. Withum, considered a visionary within the profession, co-founded the firm in 1974 and retired in 1987. Withum was instrumental in shaping the firm’s three core pillars for commitment: clients, people and communities. Under his leadership, the firm held … [Read More...]

Sikich Expands Presence in Milwaukee Market with Acquisition

Naperville, Ill.-based Sikich (FY18 net revenue of $168.7 million) has agreed to acquire Freyberg Hinkle Ashland Powers & Stowell, a CPA firm in Brookfield, Wis. “We look forward to leveraging the Freyberg Hinkle Ashland Powers & Stowell team’s experience to expand our presence in the Milwaukee area and better serve clients across the firm,” says Mark Sobczak, PIC of Sikich’s Milwaukee … [Read More...]

Grant Thornton Looking to Boost Profits in U.K.

Chicago-based Grant Thornton (FY18 net revenue of $1.86 billion) has had a difficult year in the U.K., parting ways with about a dozen partners as it recovers from intense criticism over its audits of Patisserie Valerie and the controversial departure of its former chief executive, the Financial Times reported. Grant Thornton told firm leaders that 6% of the total number of partners were … [Read More...]

HHM CPAs Management Team Grows in Chattanooga Office

Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Henderson Hutcherson & McCullough (FY18 net revenue of $30.2 million) has hired five senior-level professionals in its Chattanooga office: two partners, a director, a manager and a senior accountant. HHM has admitted John Klisch as a partner in the accounting and assurance department. He supports the department by providing specialized financial, accounting and … [Read More...]

HHM CPAs Management Team Grows in Chattanooga Office

Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Henderson Hutcherson & McCullough (FY18 net revenue of $30.2 million) has hired five senior-level professionals in its Chattanooga office: two partners, a director, a manager and a senior accountant. HHM has admitted John Klisch as a partner in the accounting and assurance department. He supports the department by providing specialized financial, accounting and … [Read More...]

The 2019 Most Recommended Consultants

Based on more than 550 participating firms in the 2019 IPA Survey and Analysis of Firms, the following individuals represent the 2019 IPA Most Recommended Consultants. These individuals received the highest share of responses to the 2019 IPA survey question: “Please name up to three outside consultants / companies your firm has used whom you would recommend.” IPA congratulates all the … [Read More...]

Aldrich Announces John Lauseng as CEO-Elect

Aldrich Group of Companies, based in Salem, Ore., announces that the board of partners has selected John Lauseng as CEO-Elect. He will serve as the fourth CEO in the 45-year history of Aldrich and assume the position of CEO on July 1, 2020. Lauseng joined Aldrich in 2009 as an auditor in Aldrich CPAs + Advisors LLP (FY18 net revenue of $52.6 million). He served as the leader of the firm’s … [Read More...]

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Anchin Names Russell Shinsky as Co-Managing Partner

New York-based Anchin Block & Anchin (FY18 net revenue of $102 million) announced that Russell Shinsky has been elected as Anchin's co-MP, and will take the reins next year. Shinsky will serve alongside … [Read More...]

Atlanta-based Porter Keadle Moore Joins Wipfli

Milwaukee-based Wipfli LLP (FY19 net revenue of $362.5 million) announces that Porter Keadle Moore (PKM) of Atlanta joined the firm Oct. 1. “This transaction provides Wipfli the opportunity to establish a … [Read More...]

IPA INSIDER: September 2019 News

Listed below are the Top 10 most-read stories on the INSIDE Public Accounting blog for the month of September. INSIDE Public Accounting Releases Annual Ranking of the Top 400 Accounting Firms … [Read More...]

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HHM CPAs Management Team Grows in Chattanooga Office

Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Henderson Hutcherson & McCullough (FY18 net revenue of $30.2 million) has hired five senior-level professionals in its Chattanooga office: two partners, a director, a manager and a … [Read More...]

Aldrich Announces John Lauseng as CEO-Elect

Aldrich Group of Companies, based in Salem, Ore., announces that the board of partners has selected John Lauseng as CEO-Elect. He will serve as the fourth CEO in the 45-year history of Aldrich and assume the … [Read More...]

Brown Smith Wallace Adds Marketing Services

St. Louis-based Brown Smith Wallace (FY18 net revenue of $50 million) is adding marketing to its advisory services offerings, the firm announced. The firm has 30 practice areas, and offers cybersecurity, … [Read More...]

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