KPMG Welcomes Berris Mangan

Leading Mid-Sized Vancouver accounting firm will strengthen KPMG's Vancouver operations

TORONTO, Sept. 6, 2011 /CNW/ - KPMG LLP (Canada) announced today that Berris Mangan will be joining the firm. A leading mid-sized Vancouver accounting firm that provides clear business advice to help clients achieve their goals, Berris Mangan's capabilities will strengthen KPMG Enterprise practice. KPMG Enterprise specializes in serving private companies and entrepreneurs, and this move will further solidify KPMG's position as a leading accounting firm in the Greater Vancouver Area.  Berris Mangan represents the latest in a number of high profile acquisitions for KPMG, which will help the firm develop an even greater focus on client service excellence in this growing market.

"As part of our national strategy to grow through acquisition, we are pleased to welcome the Berris Mangan practice to our Vancouver office and to our KPMG Enterprise practice," said Rob Brouwer, Canadian Managing Partner, Clients & Markets at KPMG.  "This seasoned team is a perfect fit with our Enterprise practice and demonstrates our commitment to this market and to Vancouver entrepreneurs."

KPMG Enterprise business advisers are dedicated to understanding what private company owners and entrepreneurs face every day. Because they see things the way company owners do, they can provide responsive and effective advice about their clients' complex financial, business, and compliance challenges.

"We are thrilled to join the KPMG group in Greater Vancouver," said Mike Berris, Berris Mangan Co-Founder and Partner.  "We look upon them as a preferred partner that will best serve our clients and provide the best opportunities for our team.  Combining the first-rate skill-set and knowledge of our two teams, will not only help to leverage these skills, but also increase both teams' capabilities to serve our clients with the very best Vancouver has to offer."

About Berris Mangan
Founded in 1989, Berris Mangan, Chartered Accountants is a full-service Vancouver accounting firm that has been helping businesses grow for over 20 years. Located in Kitsilano, they deliver exceptional services in accounting and assurance, tax, and corporate finance. Berris Mangan specializes in serving owner-managed businesses and entrepreneurs in a full spectrum of industries including service, wholesale, manufacturing, real estate and insurance.

About KPMG
KPMG LLP, a Canadian limited liability partnership established under the laws of Ontario, is the Canadian member firm affiliated with KPMG International, a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax, and Advisory services. Member firms operate in 150 countries and have more than 138,000 professionals working around the world.  In Canada, KPMG has more than 4,000 professionals.  KMPG Enterprise™ is a network of professionals devoted exclusively to helping private companies in Canada.

SOURCE KPMG LLP

For further information:

Shilpa Kotecha
Manager, Media Relations, KPMG
Email : skotecha@kpmg.ca   T: 416-777-8918 M : 647-222-8918


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