BDO merging with Ammar Cousineau in Montreal

MONTREAL, Feb. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - BDO Canada LLP's Montreal office is pleased to announce its  merger with fellow accounting firm, Ammar Cousineau Télio Hadid (ACTH).

BDO's local office will expand to include 20 partners and nearly 200 professionals and staff. In addition, this merger will greatly increase the firm's visibility in the Montreal area and help to ensure a strong future for the clients and staff members of both practices.

BDO and ACTH, respectively, have been highly-regarded in the marketplace and are each known for their quality client service and commitment to their local business communities.

ACTH is a leading, full-service accounting firm which ranks in the top 25 in Quebec that offers audit and accounting, tax, consulting and advisory services to clients. BDO Canada LLP is the fifth largest national accounting and advisory partnerships in Canada and forms part of BDO International, which ranks 5th amongst accounting and advisory firms in the world.

According to Jacques Filion, BDO Office Managing Partner in Montreal, "This merger will enable us to offer more depth in our practice areas and allow for growth, which will lead to a stronger firm. Sharing similar values with ACTH will enable us to offer a higher quality of service to each of our clients, while maintaining a privileged advisory relationship."

Choula Ammar, ACTH Managing Partner, added: "We are thrilled to be joining BDO. In a rapidly changing business and accounting environment, we are now enabled to provide our clients with the best of both worlds: the dedicated and personalized advice to which they have become accustomed to, along with an expanded breadth of services."

Together, the merged office will also gain further skills, expertise and industry sector experience, as well as a significantly greater presence in the area.

Note to editors BDO is the fifth largest single national accounting and advisory partnership in Canada with 95 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 $5.672 billion in 2011. The global network has 1,182 offices in 135 countries and more than 48,000 people provide advisory services throughout the world.


For further information:


Jacques Filion
Office Managing Partner
BDO Canada LLP

Tel: 514 931 0841 ext. 2461
Fax: 514 931 9491


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