Armanino McKenna Acquires F.T. Andrews Tax and Accounting Practice

San Ramon, Calif.-based Armanino McKenna (FY08 net revenue of $73.2 million) acquired Walnut Creek, Calif. based F.T. Andrews tax and accounting practice as part of the continuation of AK’s expanding resources and growth.

AM has been named one of the top ten fastest growing accounting firms in the nation by INSIDE Public Accounting over the last five years and this merger is the latest in a series of growth initiatives for AM that has included new offices, new services and strategic acquisitions.

“I am excited both personally and professionally for the opportunities this merger will offer,” Pitchford says. “In getting to know the leadership at Armanino McKenna, I knew it was the right move to make.”

Andy Armanino, MP, says Armanino McKenna has the depth, resources and commitment to quality client service that position it to take advantage of the economy’s turnaround. “This merger is in alignment with our overall business strategy,” says Armanino. “They share our business culture and philosophy of hiring top-quality talent and providing unmatched customer service.”

Pitchford will become a partner at AM and brings 30 years of experience in tax, estate planning and real estate. He will be joined by his staff of five.