Munich, Germany, Tuscaloosa, AL and Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) December 14, 2011
In a joint announcement today, accounting firms, PKF Germany, Frazier & Deeter LLC and Alabama-based Jamison-MoneyFarmer PC announced a strategic initiative to address the needs of the growing Southeastern based automobile manufacturing and supply industry.
“JamisonMoneyFarmer is a third-generation accounting firm strategically based in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and already serves the needs of many of Alabama’s best manufacturers,” said Seth McDaniel, Managing Partner of Frazier & Deeter. “The United States Southeastern crescent, and in particular the State of Alabama, is leading the country in businesses serving the foreign-owned automobile manufacturing industry. Our strategic initiative will leverage JamisonMoneyFarmer’s rich legacy of exceptional client service and local expertise, and our unique team of international tax and accounting experts that includes deep experience serving the German-owned business community.”
“German-owned manufacturing and supply businesses supporting automobile manufacturers such as Mercedes and their suppliers, are fueling a great deal of the economic growth in Tuscaloosa County and Alabama,” said J. Dara Longgrear, Executive Director of Tuscaloosa County Industrial Development Authority. “The automobile manufacturing industry requires a professional community that not only understands our local tax and accounting environment but also understands the complexities and subtleties of advising U.S. businesses with German and other foreign owned parents.”
“Frazier & Deeter is the country’s 72th largest CPA Firm and a key strategic partner possessing significant international expertise and reach,” said Bryan Chandler, Managing Shareholder of JamisonMoneyFarmer. “It is important that we continue to deepen and deliver world-class professional services to our clients, particularly the clients we serve in the automobile manufacturing and supply industry. Many of these companies deal regularly with German and other foreign-owned parents who require knowledge of international reporting standards and tax law that are often beyond the capabilities of many other local accounting firms. By combining forces with Frazier & Deeter, we are positioned to significantly expand our suite of professional services and deliver unique services are required to serve these important companies that are driving Alabama’s economic growth.”
“Frazier & Deeter’s strategic partnership with Alabama-based JamisonMoneyFarmer will be well received by the significant number of German companies that are brining manufacturing and supply businesses to support the manufacturing industry in the State of Alabama,” said Sebastian Wohldorf, Managing Partner, PKF Munich. “When expanding businesses internationally, it is important for German companies to secure professional service providers that understand both the international landscape and can help businesses successfully navigate the local environment, rules and tax authorities. Frazier & Deeter is a significant strategic partner, and a member of PKF International, that is uniquely positioned to serve the German-owned business community.”
“Many German and other foreign-owned businesses are not aware there are local professional service providers like JamisonMoneyFarmer with the international resources to properly handle the unique issues surrounding the automobile manufacturing and supply industry,” said Longgrear.”JamisonMoneyFarmer’s strategic partnership and initiative with Frazier & Deeter and PKF Germany is a welcome addition to our business community and will be an important asset in our mission to drive economic growth in our region.”
Founded in 1920 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama by the late Carl C. Jamison, one of the first Certified Public Accountants in the state, JamisonMoneyFarmer PC employs over 80 professionals and support personnel, including 12 shareholders. JMF primarily serves privately held businesses and their owners, government and not-for-profit organizations and individuals in Alabama and throughout the south with a full range of accounting, tax and consulting services. JMF was recently recognized by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants as being one of the G400 elite firms in the country. The firm's knowledgeable, innovative and client-focused professionals are committed to providing tailored services across a wide range of tax, audit, accounting and advisory needs to achieve each client's unique financial goals.
About Frazier & Deeter
Founded in 1981, Atlanta-based Frazier & Deeter is celebrating its 30th anniversary and is the second largest independent CPA and Advisory firm in Georgia. The regional CPA firm's knowledgeable, innovative and customer-focused professionals are committed to providing tailored services across a wide range of tax, audit, accounting and advisory needs to achieve each client's unique financial goals. With offices in downtown and midtown Atlanta, Alpharetta and Birmingham, Frazier & Deeter is has been named The Best Accounting Firm to Work For in the U.S. by Accounting Today magazine.
About PKF Germany
PKF Germany has ten member firms at 19 locations strategically placed across the country and more than 1,000 employees in Germany. PKF Germany is also a member of PKF International Limited (PKFI), which is an association of global accounting firms. There are over 245 member firms and correspondents in 440 locations in around 125 countries providing accounting and business advisory services.