CPA Firm Carr, Riggs & Ingram (CRI) Expands for the Second Time in Two Weeks

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CPA Firm Carr, Riggs and Ingram (CRI) enters the Shreveport, Louisiana, market as local CPA firm Roberts, Cherry and Company merges with CRI.

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Steve Roberts, Tom Simms, David Oliver, Nancy Youngblood, William (Bill) Carr

The merger of Roberts, Cherry and Company with CRI offers us the ability to capitalize on both local connections and regional expertise while providing the opportunity for more efficient service delivery throughout the state of Louisiana.

CPA Firm Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC (CRI), the third largest accounting firm in the South, has expanded in Louisiana by merging with local Shreveport firm Roberts, Cherry and Company. This merger announcement is CRI’s second within two weeks as the firm executes an aggressive expansion plan of both markets and services.

Roberts, Cherry and Company retains its current personnel and commitment to the Shreveport community while benefiting from the expertise of a regional accounting firm that delivers services to more than 45,000 clients across the South. The team will continue to provide proactive, efficient service delivery to both individuals and businesses while operating under the Carr, Riggs & Ingram (CRI) name.

“Joining a regional accounting firm is a win for our clients, staff, and community,” states Tom Simms, managing partner of Roberts, Cherry and Company. “Our clients and community now benefit from the depth and breadth of accounting expertise of more than 800 CRI professionals, and our team members gain additional educational and leadership training opportunities—as well as increased opportunities for both specialized career paths and advancement.”

According to William H. Carr, chairman and managing partner of CRI, “The merger of Roberts, Cherry and Company with CRI offers us the ability to capitalize on both local connections and regional expertise while providing the opportunity for more efficient service delivery throughout the state of Louisiana.”

CRI is a Southern regional firm and one of the top 30 largest accounting firms in the U.S. The now 31 office locations are available throughout Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas. For more details about CRI, as well as news and tips applicable to both business owners and individuals, visit CRIcpa.com or the firm’s interactive blog, You'll Be Surprised by What We Know.

About Carr Riggs & Ingram, LLC
CRI is ranked as 29th largest accounting firm nationally and 3rd regionally in the South. Today, CRI has more than 800 employees in 31 offices throughout Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas and is recognized as one of the fastest growing CPA firms in the United States. CRI’s industry specializations include construction companies, governmental entities, financial institutions, healthcare entities, insurance companies, not-for-profit organizations, and manufacturing and distribution companies. CRI also offers specialized services including forensic accounting, employee benefit plan (EBP) audits, service organization control (SOC) reporting, and IT audits. For details regarding our service and industry specialties, please visit CRIcpa.com or our accounting blog available from http://blog.CRIcpa.com.

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