ParkerQuine LLP joins Collins Barrow

YORKTON, SK, Nov. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - ParkerQuine LLP, an accounting firm providing service throughout Western Canada since 1920, has joined the Collins Barrow National Cooperative. Now operating as Collins Barrow PQ, the firm is part of a rapidly expanding network comprised of 24 independent member firms across Canada.

This Saskatchewan addition follows on the heels of a similar announcement out of Manitoba last week. The move rounds out Collins Barrow's footprint in the Prairies where the network continues to strengthen its market presence.

"ParkerQuine has a long history of providing high quality advice and personal attention to our clients," says Rick Kozachenko, Partner and CEO at ParkerQuine. "In searching for ways to grow our business, we saw a like-minded approach underway at Collins Barrow. By joining the network we are upholding our tradition of excellence while seizing the opportunity to add to our bench strength, ensuring that we can provide clients with an extensive array of expertise they need to succeed in business."

This represents the third merger into Collins Barrow following the launch of its ambitious growth strategy, which invites leading mid-market firms to 'punch above their weight class' by tapping into a national network of talent and resources.

"Today, Collins Barrow is taking a multi-faceted approach to growth," says Harry Blum, Chair of Collins Barrow National's Firm Recruitment Initiative. "By expanding geographically and broadening the scope of our service offerings, we are building a stronghold on our position as Canada's mid-market leader for audit, tax and advisory solutions."

"Our growth continues to be strategic with a view to attracting the highest quality firms in select markets," says Dan Longlade, Chair of Collins Barrow National. "As our market coverage expands across Canada, we are also deepening our value proposition to provide our clients with a one-stop shop platform for all their financial needs.

SOURCE: Collins Barrow National Cooperative Incorporated

For further information:

Rick Kozachenko
Partner and CEO
Collins Barrow PQ
306.272.3335
rkozachenko@collinsbarrow.com

Stephen Chris
National Director of Operations
Collins Barrow National
519.635.6635
sgchris@collinsbarrow.com

Janice Chan
Media relations
Akcessia - Mayk Ideas
647.727.3645
janicec@akcessia.com


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