U Kearney & Co.: Saw revenue growth
of over 10 percent. Named an Accounting
Today Best Firm to Work For in 2011.
U Kemper CPA Group: In October 2011,
merged in Henderson, Ky.-based Campbell, Royster, Carver, McBride & Co., adding four partners. In January 2012, joined
Leading Edge Alliance.
U KPMG: In February 2011, acquired outsourcing advisory firm Equa Terra. In May,
named new global chairman. In June, announced a 22 percent reduction of its carbon footprint over three years; sued over
gender discrimination. In August, agreed to
pay $37 million to settle suit over Wachovia
audits. In October, acquired Oracle reseller
Optimum Solutions. In January 2012, sued
over overtime payments to associates. In
February, acquired indirect tax managed
services business of Thomson Reuters.
U LarsonAllen: Now CliftonLarsonAllen,
following January 2012 merger with Clifton Gunderson. In January 2011, acquired
Kennewick, Wash.-based Hansen NvO.
In April, became an Intacct reseller. In
July, merged in Central Florida firm NCT
Group. In May, acquired New Bedford,
Mass.-based Raymon Pielech Zexter. In
June, merged in Seattle-based Lockitch
Clements & Rice.
U Lattimore, Black, Morgan & Cain: Saw
growth in services across the board due to
M&A activity in its markets. Implemented
document management system, and new
time & billing, accounting, CRM, expense
reporting and staff planning software. In
August 2011, became an Intacct reseller.
U Lurie Besikof Lapidus & Co.: Fastest
growing specialty service — state and local
tax. Fastest growing client category — midsized businesses.
U Marcum: In January 2011, merged
China practice with Bernstein & Pinchuk.
In January 2012, merged in Boston-based
Robert, Finnegan & Lynah. In February,
merged in North Haven, Conn.-based Ko-nowitz, Kahn & Co.
U Margolin, Winer & Evens: Launched
inaugural Long Island Financial Executive
U Marks Paneth & Shron: In November
2011, elected new co-managing partner,
U Mauldin & Jenkins: In January 2011,
acquired Bradenton, Fla.-based CPA Associates, and Atlanta-based Evers & Fox.
U MBAF CPAs: In January 2011, merged
in New York-based ERE. Enhanced staff
development and training. Changed name
from Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra.
U McGladrey & Pullen: In February
2011, managing partner Dave Scudder announced he would retire at the end of
April. In April, firm named Joe Adams
new MP. In August, announced purchase
of RSM McGladrey Inc. from H&R Block,
ending its alternative practice structure.
Announced new national leadership team,
and new regional leaders. Opened several
international service desks to support both
domestic and foreign clients.
U Miller Kaplan Arase: Formed a Managing Partner Committee, a Marketing Committee, and industry-specific committees.
Fastest growing specialty service — attest.
Fastest growing client category — licensing
U Mohler, Nixon & Williams Accountancy Corp.: In April 2011, elected new managing partner, Steve Vidlock. In June, celebrated 25th anniversary. Fastest growing
specialty service — attest services. Fastest
growing client category — technology.
U Moss Adams: In May 2011, underwent
rebranding. In September, merged in
Overland Park, Kansas-based Warinner,
Gesinger & Associates, adding two partners and app. 20 staff. Launched series of
whiteboard-based video tutorials on basic
tax and accounting issues for small businesses.
U Nigro Karlin Segal & Feldstein: Saw
“substantial new business” in new forensic, family law and accounting service line.
Fastest growing specialty service — busi-
ness management services for wealthy individuals. Fastest growing client category
U Novogradac & Co.: Saw revenue growth
of over 10 percent.
U O’Connor Davies: Rebranded and
changed name from O’Connor Davies
Munns & Dobbins. Joined PKF International and PKF North America. Continued
implementation of career development
program. In June 2011, added some of
the partners and staff of dissolving White
Plains, N.Y., firm Eisman, Zucker, Klein &
Ruttenberg. In January 2012, merged in
Connecticut-based Marien + Co.
U ParenteBeard: In May 2011, announced
acquisition of 70-person Pittsburgh-based
firm McCrory & McDowell. In June 2011,
sold Syracuse, N.Y., office to The Bonadio Group. Saw strong performance from
relatively new emerging-growth business
services and XBRL services lines.
U Plante Moran: In September 2011,
changed name from Plante & Moran. In
October, current and former MPs released
a book on succession planning. In January 2012, merged in Michigan firm Stuart
Franey Matthews & Chantres, adding four
partners and 12 staff. In February, formalized food and beverage industry practice.
U Postlethwaithe & Netterville:
Established firm-wide mentoring program.
Moved to managing more by service line.
Established niches to increase focus on
U PwC: In June 2011, won appeal over
overtime pay for junior accountants in California. In July, relaunched business leadership development program Genesis Park.
In August, sued with Crowe Horwath over
audits of bankrupt bank Colonial Bancgroup. In December, acquired assets of
Folio Technologies. In January 2012, sued
over overtime payments to associates.
U Raffa: In May 2011, became an Intacct
reseller. At the end of 2011, launched new
service lines in forensic accounting, cloud
services, employee benefit plans, gover-