Kansas City Firm Merges With UHY Advisors

Scott McRuer

McRuer & Associates of Kansas City, Mo., is merging with Chicago-based UHY Advisors (FY17 net revenue of $140.8 million), which was ranked No. 32 on the IPA 100 list of largest firms in the nation.

Before merging with McRuer, UHY did not have an office in the Kansas City area. Scott McRuer, founder and managing member of McRuer & Associates, will remain as a partner at UHY leading the Kansas City office, the Kansas City Business Journal reported.

McRuer has 15 employees, and all will stay with the firm.

UHY brings McRuer an auditing practice and several new specialty practices, such as cyber security, state and local tax expertise, and international accounting and consulting. It also brings more scale.

“We’ve had some companies we’ve not been able to serve in the past. We didn’t offer a few services companies wanted. Now with the involvement of UHY, that is no longer the case,” McRuer told the publication.

“At the end of the tax season, I always ask the staff if they had a magic wand what would be the things they would want to improve our operation,” McRuer says, according to the St. Louis Business Journal. “The merger with UHY gives me that magic wand. The depth of their team and their offerings, and their market slice being similar to the types of clients we like to serve, it’s just a really great fit.”

UHY LLP is the U.S. subsidiary of UHY International, which has a presence in 98 countries worldwide.