TORONTO/WINNIPEG, May 16, 2012 /CNW/ - Grant Thornton LLP announced
today that Winnipeg-based accounting and business advisory firm BCCA
LLP will be joining Grant Thornton effective August 1, 2012.
"As we advise our clients, dynamic organizations can grow and excel by
relying upon a unique blend of both reason and instinct. Reason says
that we should pursue strategic opportunities to grow our team by
combining with organizations that share our vision and our values.
Instinct tells us that BCCA is just the kind of firm that will
complement our current practice in Manitoba. We're thrilled to welcome
them to our firm," said Phil Noble, Executive Partner and CEO, Grant
BCCA has provided accounting and business advisory services—including
audit, accounting, taxation, advisory services, litigation support,
forensic accounting and business valuations—to Winnipeg-area businesses
for over 50 years. They currently have 20 professional and support team
"Our decision to combine with BCCA came after an extensive review of
their business, people, clients, history and of course, their values,"
adds Gord McFarlane, Regional Managing Partner - Western Canada, Grant
Thornton LLP. "Through this process, we confirmed that BCCA shares the
same commitment to distinctive client service and that our culture and
market focus is strongly aligned. This combination will allow us to
strengthen our presence in Manitoba and will be a wonderful growth
opportunity for both firms."
The partners of BCCA LLP agree: "Through the years BCCA has been
approached by a number of firms to discuss combining practices, but
things were different when we talked to Grant Thornton. Our two
cultures and market focus are strongly aligned. Like us, Grant Thornton
has a deep commitment to both their clients and the Winnipeg business
community. We believe that combining the resources of two strong,
successful practices results in a win-win situation for our clients,
our people and our firms."
About Grant Thornton LLP
Grant Thornton LLP is a leading Canadian accounting and advisory firm
providing audit, tax and advisory services to private and public
organizations. Together with the Quebec firm Raymond Chabot Grant
Thornton LLP, Grant Thornton in Canada has approximately 4,000 people
in offices across Canada. Grant Thornton LLP is a Canadian member of
Grant Thornton International Ltd, whose member firms operate in close
to 100 countries worldwide.
SOURCE Grant Thornton LLP
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