CLA Partners with Concannon Miller, a Top 200 Accounting Firm

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Top 10-ranked accounting firm CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA) announced this morning that it will merge Bethlehem, Pa.-based accounting firm Concannon Miller on November 1.

Concannon Miller, which also has an office in St. Petersburg, Florida, was ranked No. 191 in List of INSIDE Public Accounting’s Top 500 Companies in the United States by turnover. In its last fiscal year, the company grossed nearly $22.7 million.

When complete, the merger will bring CLA’s membership to more than 330 in Pennsylvania and more than 450 in Florida. CLA has more than 7,500 employees nationwide.

“CLA’s growth is about improving our ability to create opportunity for our customers, our employees and our communities,” Scott Engelbrecht, CLA’s chief geographic officer, said in a written statement. “We are always looking for ways to help, whether it be on a personal, financial or professional level. Welcoming Concannon Miller team members supports our promise to know and help those around us.

Incorporated in 1962, with roots dating back to the 1920s, Concannon Miller has grown into a full-service tax, accounting and advisory firm, with clients ranging from large private manufacturers and distributors to small and medium-sized businesses, including McDonald’s franchisees. families and associations.

“We take our customers’ needs to heart and are committed to understanding their business and their goals, both professional and personal,” said Ted Witman, President and COO of Concannon Miller. “CLA shares this promise, which is a key reason for our decision to join the firm.”

Allan Koltin, CEO of Koltin Consulting Group, which advised the two companies on the combination, said of the agreement, “CLA continues its magical journey of adding deep and specialized talent to the business. What stands out here are two distinct qualities that Concannon Miller team members bring to the table: experience at one of Lehigh Valley’s leading accounting and tax firms and also nationally renowned in service of McDonald’s franchisees.

The more than 130 former Concannon Miller team members will continue to serve customers locally and nationally from Bethlehem and St. Petersburg.

CLA is the ninth-largest accounting firm in the United States by revenue, according to INSIDE Public Accounting, raising nearly $1.5 billion in its last fiscal year.

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