U AKT CPAs: In September 2011, acquired
Portland-based WEL Group. In December,
acquired San Diego firm of Catherine Pre-cisio Smith.
U Alpern Rosenthal: Acquired Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.-based M. Cohen & Associates.
Launched new valuation services for Marcellus Shale. In January 2012, moved into
new office in Philadelphia.
U Anchin, Block & Anchin: Fastest growing specialty service — family office. Fastest growing client category — real estate.
Named an Accounting Today Best Firm to
Work For in 2011.
U Argy, Wiltse & Robinson: In September
2011, celebrated its 20th anniversary. Fastest growing specialty service — business
consulting, primarily to government contractors. Fastest growing client category
— government contractors.
U Armanino McKenna: In January 2011,
became an Intacct reseller. In July, merged
in Qlikview provider Factory Information
U Aronson: Established Technology Industry Services Group. Restructured and
rebranded software solutions practice as
Aronson Systems Group. In January 2012,
launched Champion Recruiting LLC to offer personnel placement services.
U Baker Tilly Virchow Krause: In February 2011, became a NetSuite reseller. In
July, promoted two new executive managing partners to its Office of the CEO, and a
number of new office MPs.
U BDO USA: In February 2011, jury imposed $91 million judgement over audits
of a real estate firm. In May, sued by investors in Allen Stanford’s Ponzi scheme. In
November, merged in six partners and 60-
plus staff of San Antonio-based Carneiro,
Chumney & Co. In January 2012, merged
in six partners and 65 staff from New York-and Los Angeles-based Salibello & Broder.
U Berdon: In 2011, enacted succession
plan, resulting in January 2012 naming of
new co-managing partners, Mark Boss-wick and Stuart Kotler.
U Berkowitz Dick Pollack & Brant: Saw
significant growth in BayBridge Real Estate
Group affiliate. Fastest growing specialty
service — M&A. Fastest growing client
category — real estate.
U BerryDunn: As part of its 37th anniversary, changed name from Berry Dunn
McNeil & Parker.
U BKD: In July 2011, merged in Waco, Tex-as-based Parrish, Moody & Fikes, adding
50 staff. Initiated an employee engagement
council. In February 2012, CEO Neal Spencer announced plans to retire in June.
U Blackman Kallick: Saw “growth in
audit and consulting services in targeted
U Blue & Co.: In January 2011, merged
in Louisville, Ky.-based Douglas R. Wise
U Blum, Shapiro & Co.: No. 1 Regional
Leader in New England. In January 2011,
expanded to Boston through merger with
26-person Neddel, Welch & Stone. Became
an Intacct reseller.
U The Bonadio Group: In February 2011,
announced a new three-person management committee to run firm. Put a partner accountability/goal system in place. In
August, acquired Syracuse, N.Y., office of
ParenteBeard, adding four partners and 21
employees. In October, opened an office
on Wall Street in Manhattan. Named an
Accounting Today Best Firm to Work For
U Burr, Pilger & Mayer: In May 2011,
agreed to acquire San Jose, Calif., unit of
CBIZ. In June, became a NetSuite reseller.
In September, announced plans to merge
in Southern California firm Windes & McClaughry Accountancy Corp. in January
2012, but the deal was cancelled in February 2012. Also acquired Armus.
U Carr, Riggs & Ingram: Moved to a more
centralized management structure. In August 2011, expanded to Metairie, La., through
merger with Rebowe & Co. In September, expanded to Kentucky through merger
with Holland CPAs. In January 2012, acquired South Georgia firm BowenPhillips.
U CBIZ / Mayer Hoffman McCann: In
March 2011, launched forensic and financial services practice. In May, sold San
Jose, Calif., unit to Burr, Pilger & Mayer.
In July, acquired Memphis, Tenn.-based
Thompson Dunavant PLC. Hired a national business development director.
U Cherry, Bekaert & Holland: In February 2011, acquired Virginia-based Burrus
Paul & Turnbull. In October, sold Mobile,
Ala., office to Wilkins Miller Hieronymus.
U Citrin Cooperman & Co.: In June 2011,
added some of the partners and staff of
dissolving White Plains, N. Y., firm Eisman,
Zucker, Klein & Ruttenberg.
U Clark, Schaefer, Hackett & Co.: In January 2012, expanded into Toledo through
acquisition of Brell Holt & Co. Launched
Private Equity Group.
U Clifton Gunderson: Now CliftonLarsonAllen, following January 2012 merger with
LarsonAllen. In January 2011, acquired
Los Angeles-based Durkin Forensic and
Albuquerque, N.M.-based Meyners & Co.;
became an Intacct reseller.
U Cohen & Co.: In March 2011, acquired
Cleveland-based family office practice
of The Lipson Group. Saw “very strong”
growth in health care consulting. Named
an Accounting Today Best Firm to Work
For in 2011.
U Crowe Horwath: In August 2011, sued
with PwC over audits of bankrupt bank
Colonial Bancgroup. In October, acquired
California-based Perry-Smith, adding 16
partners and over 100 staff.
U Deloitte: In January 2011, acquired
Oakville, Ont.-based management pro-