Two Bay Area Firms Announce Merger Agreement

San Francisco-based DZH Phillips LLP (FY12 net revenue of $11.9 million) has signed an agreement with Ghaffari Accountancy, Inc., of Oakland, Calif. The combined firms will operate under the DZH Phillips name and will retain Ghaffari Accountancy Inc.’s Oakland location as an office of DZH Phillips.

DZH Phillips provides a full range of accounting and audit services, tax strategies, audit best practices, wealth management and business advisory expertise to serve the needs of businesses, nonprofit organizations, families and individuals.

Ghaffari serves not-for-profit clients exclusively.

“Our specialized staff will bring additional focus and nonprofit organization experience to DZH Phillips LLP’s nonprofit practice. We have expanded our client accounting services, and are excited to bring this focus to strengthen the client accounting and consulting offerings of DZH Phillips LLP,” says Hydeh Ghaffari, owner and senior partner at Ghaffari Accountancy Inc.