BDO and HSHD merge to create one of Sarnia's largest accounting and advisory firms

SARNIA, ON, Jan. 9, 2017 /CNW/ - BDO Canada LLP, ('BDO') one of the largest accounting and advisory firms in Canada, is pleased to announce its merger with Hazlitt Steeves Harris Dunn LLP (HSHD), effective January 1, 2017.  The addition of the Sarnia-based accounting and advisory firm strengthens BDO's position in the Highway 402 corridor and creates a dominant firm in Sarnia to support local businesses.

Founded in 1998, HSHD is one of the largest accounting and advisory firms serving the Sarnia-Lambton area, and recently expanded its presence in the London area with the acquisition of a practice in Lambeth. Since its inception, HSHD has provided strong accounting and tax services to a wide variety of clients, with a focus on owner-managed businesses, including professionals and those within the construction, manufacturing, automotive and transportation sectors, as well as First Nations, public sector organizations, and not-for-profit and educational organizations.

"The accounting profession is continuously changing and becoming more complex in many industries and business sectors," stated John Prueter, the managing partner for BDO offices in London, Sarnia and Strathroy. "The combination of our resources with HSHD will allow us to continue to deliver high quality services to our clients in an efficient manner with an increased depth of expertise."

HSHD's offices in Sarnia and Lambeth will work closely with BDO's existing offices in Sarnia, London and Strathroy. The depth and expertise of HSHD complements BDO's current offerings, and grows the partners and professional staff in Sarnia-Lambton to over 45 and the London area to over 100.

"Joining BDO will allow our firm to maintain and expand our service offerings to clients. It will also add a depth of resources for our clients and staff that were not previously available, to meet current and future needs," commented Brent Steeves, partner at HSHD.  "In addition, it provides greater growth opportunities for our staff as they progress in their careers."

About BDO

With over 100 offices nationwide, BDO is one of the largest national accounting and advisory partnerships in Canada. Our professionals serve both public and private organizations across a broad range of industries. As a member firm of the international BDO network, we leverage the knowledge and experience of advisors from over 1,000 offices in more than 100 countries.

BDO Canada LLP, a Canadian limited liability partnership, is a member of BDO International Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, and forms part of the international BDO network of independent member firms.

BDO is the brand name for the BDO network and for each of the BDO Member Firms.

SOURCE BDO Canada

For further information: John Prueter, Office Managing Partner, BDO Canada LLP, Tel: 519-432-1073, Email: jprueter@bdo.ca

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