BDO Snaps Up IPA 200 Firm

Chicago-based BDO USA (FY12 net revenue of $618 million) announced the expansion of its Philadelphia-area practice through the addition of more than 100 partners and staff from Asher & Company, (FY11 net revenue of $15.7 million) effective Nov. 1. The combination brings the total BDO staff in Philadelphia to 176.

“I want to welcome all of the Asher partners and staff to BDO. Combined with our recent addition of Argy, Wiltse & Robinson, this is powerful evidence of our growing presence in the Atlantic region,” says Wayne Berson, CEO-elect of BDO USA.

Joseph Beach who has served as MP of Asher since 2005, will serve as the assurance business line leader of the combined Philadelphia practice. William Burns, who has more than 20 years of accounting experience, will serve as the tax business line leader for the combined practice.

Founded in 1938, Asher, formerly a member of Moore Stephens N.A.,  is viewed as one of the leading firms serving the real estate and public housing sector.