Collins Barrow posts highest growth of Top-8 accounting organizations

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Congrats to Collins Barrow: Number 1 in growth among the nationals

National Chair and Managing Partner

Doug Kroetsch, Harry Blum

We attribute our rapid growth to the expansion of our service offerings and the success of our aggressive acquisition campaign aimed at attracting leading regional audit and tax firms

With revenues rocketing past the $200-million mark, Collins Barrow, the eighth largest accounting organization in Canada, is now number one among the nationals in terms of growth, according to The Bottom Line’s 2015 rankings report, “Canada’s Accounting Top 30.”

“We attribute our rapid and unprecedented overall growth to the expansion of our service offerings and the success of our aggressive recruitment and acquisition campaigns aimed at attracting top talent from leading audit and tax firms across all regions of the country,” says Harry Blum, CPA, CA, managing partner of the Toronto office and chair of National Firm Recruitment for the Collins Barrow National Cooperative.

Collins Barrow clients represent a broad spectrum of industries, each with their own unique, increasingly sophisticated and challenging set of needs. With its full suite of expanded service lines and specialty advisory services, Collins Barrow is able to customize its offerings for the express purpose of enhancing the client experience.

Moreover, the organization’s acquisition campaign, launched in 2013, continues gaining momentum, its success borne out by the addition of five new member firms over the course of only two-and-a-half years.

“The firms joining our network have entrepreneurial cultures and mindsets to match our own,” adds Blum. “They derive benefit from our national presence, breadth of value-added services and global foothold through our alliance with Baker Tilly International.”

Another important aspect of Collins Barrow’s value proposition to prospective member firms is that each retains its legal independence and autonomy, while agreeing to adhere to a clearly laid out policy and compliance framework and professional practice protocols.

“As entrepreneurs, we value our decision-making authority above all else, and no one knows our clients better than we do,” says Doug Kroetsch, CA, chair of the Collins Barrow National Cooperative and managing partner of Collins Barrow Edmonton. “Being independently owned, each of us is able to respond nimbly to the needs of our market, while operating under an established framework that enables firms like ours to excel.”

About Collins Barrow

Recognized as Canada’s mid-market leader for audit, tax and advisory solutions, our association of 26 independent member firms comprises the eighth largest public accounting group nationally by revenue. Through our strong network infrastructure, shared expertise, resources and offices from coast to coast, we provide clients ranging in size from large, publicly traded companies to owner-managed and emerging businesses with a full complement of professional services across every major industry sector.

For more information:

Harry Blum
Managing Partner
Collins Barrow Toronto

Douglas Kroetsch
National Chair
Collins Barrow National Cooperative

Abigail Gamble, Media Relations
Akcessia | Mayk Ideas

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