BDO merges with Interis Consulting Inc. to lead Ottawa-based government services practice and Montreal-based financial services practice

TORONTO, Feb. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - BDO Canada LLP is pleased to announce its merger with Interis Consulting Inc., a leading management consulting firm with operations in Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto and Edmonton. Interis's team of more than 50 professionals has over 16 years of experience providing planning and performance, transformation and change, and risk and compliance services. As one of the leading accounting and advisory firms in Canada, BDO is focused on continuously enhancing its comprehensive suite of advisory services to meet the growing needs of its clients.

Interis has in-depth experience serving public sector clients, including federal and provincial agencies, Crown corporations, public service organizations, and municipalities. The Interis team's years of experience and industry knowledge will help lead BDO's Ottawa-based government services practice. The service line combines BDO's strong foundation in serving public sector clients with Interis's full spectrum of services to help organizations improve performance, implement change and manage risk. Interis, a winner of the Employees' Choice Awards by the Ottawa Business Journal, will continue to serve its clients with its team as it begins integration into BDO.

Interis also specializes in the financial services sector, working with banks, financial cooperatives, insurance and asset management companies. Its Montreal-based team will expand BDO's capabilities and resources to offer additional services to clients in the financial services sector in Quebec.

Interis's team in Ottawa joins BDO's existing assurance, accounting, tax and advisory practice in the city. This merger significantly increases BDO's team and range of expertise in the nation's capital and surrounding areas with a combined team of over 100 partners and professionals. BDO's Montreal office will expand to over 200 partners and professionals with the addition of the local Interis team. In addition to its current markets, Interis will expand its services into other BDO locations in Canada.

Denis Godcharles, Managing Principal at Interis, stated: "We are excited to join BDO and gain the value of its support to our practice. By combining our strengths, we will continue to achieve national growth and reach a larger platform to benefit new and existing clients."

Keith Farlinger, CEO of BDO, added: "Our new union will serve as another positive step in the firm's mission to grow and provide world-class accounting and advisory services. We not only share similar business philosophies, but also a strong emphasis on supporting our clients, people, and local communities."

Note to editors   BDO is the fifth largest single national accounting and advisory partnership in Canada with 106 offices nationwide. Our professionals have the expertise to serve owner-managed businesses, large enterprises, mid-market public companies, communities and non-profit organizations in a broad range of industries.

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.

The combined fee income of all the BDO Member Firms, including the members of their exclusive alliances, was US$6.015 billion in 2012. The global network has 1,204 offices in 138 countries and more than 54,933 people provide advisory services throughout the world.



For further information:

Dave Simkins
BDO Canada LLP
Tel: 519 824 5410
Fax: 519 824 5497

Marc Fournier
Managing Principal
Interis Consulting Inc.
Tel: 613 237 9331 ext. 2228
Fax: 613 237 9779


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