Aprio Expands Industry Alliance with Acquisition of CPAsNET
July 26, 2022
Growing network offers small- and mid-sized CPA firms innovation and growth platform
ATLANTA, GA – July 21, 2022 – Aprio, LLP, a top 35 business advisory and CPA firm announced today the acquisition of CPAsNET, a community of accounting and business consulting firms, expanding Aprio’s national firm alliance. Through collaboration, coaching, continuing education, leadership development, dedicated peer groups, and unlimited connections with technical experts, Aprio’s firm alliance supports the growth of small- to mid-size CPA firms across the U.S.
For the last five years, Aprio has been partnering with CPA firms to help them comprehensively serve their clients, offering access to specialty services including R&D, SALT, business valuation, international tax, blockchain, cybersecurity, as well as private equity services. Aprio and CPAsNET have been partnering since 2019 to provide CPAsNET member firms with Aprio services and in 2021, Aprio created a formal firm alliance with the acquisition of RSM’s Firm Foundation.
“The Aprio firm alliance is on a mission to revolutionize the accounting profession, helping member firms transform their client service approach and create more value,” said Mike Maksymiw, Executive Director of Aprio’s firm alliance. “CPAsNET member firms are an excellent fit as they share our values and innovative and entrepreneurial spirit. As a united peer group, firm alliance member firms are poised to deliver critical specialty services and create exceptional experiences for their clients.”
“Surviving today as a CPA firm isn’t easy”, said Sarah Dobek, President of Inovautus Consulting and former president of CPAsNET. “It takes bold thinking and courage to compete effectively and Aprio brings those to table. This acquisition of CPASNET merges some of the most entrepreneurial spirited independent firms with well respected, forward thinking and resourceful professionals and peers.”
Aprio, in its 70th year, continues to be recognized in the accounting profession and the firm alliance reenforces Aprio’s commitment to the industry. With Aprio resources at their disposal, members are better able to scale, compete and more effectively retain their clients in challenging markets and times. For more information on Aprio’s firm alliance, visit https://apriofirmfoundation.com/.
Aprio is a premier, full-service business advisory and certified public accounting firm that advises clients and associates on how to achieve what’s next. Aprio’s associates work as integrated teams across advisory, assurance, tax, outsourcing, talent solutions and private client services, bringing the best thinking and personal commitment to each client. Across practices, Aprio brings together proven expertise, deep understanding and strategic foresight for industries including Manufacturing and Distribution; Nonprofit and Education; Professional Services; Real Estate and Construction; Retail, Franchise and Hospitality; and Technology and Blockchain. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Aprio has grown to over 1,000 team members internationally. To serve clients wherever life or business may take them, Aprio’s teams speak more than 30 languages and work with clients in over 50 countries. For more, visit https://www.aprio.com.
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