Clifton Gunderson, LarsonAllen Complete Merger
Posted January 3, 2012
Clifton Gunderson and LarsonAllen, ranked as two of the nation’s top 20 certified public accounting and consulting firms, have completed our merge to form CliftonLarsonAllen LLP (CLA).
CLA will bring together two firms of significant magnitude to offer unprecedented emphasis on serving privately held businesses and their owners, as well as entities in the public sector — nonprofits and governmentals. Access to a firm with a top 10 presence and capabilities committed to serving primarily these types of clients is rare. The new firm has more than $550 million in combined revenue, employ more than 3,600 professionals, including 500-plus partners, and will operate 90 offices across the country.
CLA has a dominant presence in the accounting profession with its highly specialized capabilities in the health care, financial institutions, governmentals, not-for-profits, manufacturing/distribution, construction, real estate, agribusiness, dealerships, employee benefit plans and other industries, in addition to its strong technical foundation in audit, accounting and advisory services.
Organizationally, the new firm is built around a holding company and three entities: CLA LLP, CLA Wealth Advisory and CLA Outsourcing — all integrated in their capabilities and delivery of services. Both Gordy Viere, CEO of LarsonAllen, and Krista McMasters, CEO of Clifton Gunderson, are proven leaders and peers in the accounting profession, having been recognized for their strong leadership. They will continue as CEOs within the integrated CLA firm. Viere will oversee the CLA holding company, the wealth advisory practice and the outsourcing practice, and McMasters will oversee CLA LLP, the public accounting practice.
Helping people build careers
This union brings together two firms that have a culture of maximizing and growing the strengths of their people through progressive and innovative career development strategies and programs. Both firms have received significant recognition for their workplace practices. The two leaders share a passion for ensuring their professionals have the tools and experiences to build great careers customized to their individual long-term goals. CLA offers employees flexibility, career choice, learning programs and experiences designed to attract people who want to develop themselves into well-rounded business and financial professionals, while pursuing their chosen specialty.
Visit our new website
For more information on our new firm, visit our website, www.cliftonlarsonallen.com.