Wipfli, one of the top 20 accounting and consulting firms in the United States, announced today that the partners and associates of Atlanta-based Porter Keadle Moore (PKM) joined the firm effective October 1.
“This transaction provides Wipfli the opportunity to establish a foothold in the Southeastern United States, a key geographic priority in our firm’s growth strategy. The addition of PKM, a firm with a long history in the region and an exceptional track record in the industry related to quality and client service, will uncover many opportunities for additional growth as we move forward. In addition, through this transaction Wipfli will have an even greater depth and breadth of services and resources in the Financial Services industry, helping our firm to become a stronger leader in serving businesses in the industry across the nation,” said Kurt Gresens, Wipfli’s managing partner. “We are excited about this transaction and to welcome PKM’s associates to Wipfli.”
“PKM has continually evolved over the years to keep pace with the marketplace in order to provide the best possible service to our clients. As part of Wipfli, a national top 20 firm, we are excited to not only offer our clients access to an even broader range of resources, but also for the unique opportunity to leverage Wipfli’s existing areas of expertise and industry focus to serve as the epicenter for future growth and development in the Southeast,” said Phil Moore, managing partner of PKM. “In addition, this transaction will help our firm to continue to attract and retain top talent due to our enhanced ability to provide additional training and professional development opportunities in more specialized areas to our staff.”
Founded in 1977, PKM is an accounting and advisory firm based in Atlanta, Georgia. The firm provides accounting, tax and advisory services to hundreds of public and privately held businesses and enterprises, with strong focuses on the financial services, insurance, technology and craft brewing industries. In addition, the firm is regularly named to Accounting Today’s “Best Accounting Firms to Work For” list, securing the number one spot for mid-sized firms in 2013. As part of this transaction, 70 PKM professionals, including nine partners, have joined Wipfli.
Following October 1, the firm will have approximately 2,400 associates in 49 offices.