A perfect fit: Malish & Clark, Grant Thornton LLP join forces

Union provides Fraser Valley businesses with broader tax, accounting and advisory offerings

LANGLEY, BC, Jan. 4, 2016 /CNW/ - Langley's private businesses are the engine of our local economy—and the heart of our community. To grow sustainably, these businesses require access to a diverse range of tax, accounting and advisory services—delivered by professionals that not only understand the local market, but live in it too. Today, with the union of the long-standing Langley firm, Malish & Clark and Grant Thornton LLP, Langley's private business owners have the best of all worlds.

For the past 25 years, Malish & Clark has been committed to providing exceptional accounting and tax services to Langley and Fraser Valley private businesses. The company's most recent decision to join forces with Grant Thornton aligns perfectly with this mandate, providing clients with access to more extensive tax resources, as well as a wide breadth of advisory services such as valuations, enterprise risk management, M&A, succession and estate planning, corporate restructuring and business transaction structuring.

You can expect the same commitment to exceptional service, reinforced by the fact that both Malish & Clark and Grant Thornton share a similar client base, a similar culture and the same focus on putting clients first.

"We're not just becoming a cog in a large, corporate wheel. Grant Thornton shares our belief in putting our people—and our clients—first, and that's how we'll continue to operate," says Steve Malish, partner at Malish & Clark. "Working with owner-managed businesses is our passion, and we're fortunate to have found a partner that also shares this focus and commitment."

Both Grant Thornton and Malish & Clark believe strongly in supporting the charities and causes in the Fraser Valley community—and, together, they will strive to make an even deeper impact in the community that provides their livelihood. Not only will the Malish & Clark team follow the company to Grant Thornton, but those same friendly, familiar faces will continue to play a prominent role in the business community.

"Grant Thornton shares Malish & Clark's commitment to the Fraser Valley community and that will continue to be an important part of our business moving forward," says Colin Yakashiro, Grant Thornton Managing Partner, South Coastal BC. "In fact, it's quite amazing how similar our two practices are—in size, culture and client base. We're looking forward to coming together and providing even better service for our clients."

To learn more about how this new business arrangement will enhance your existing services, contact Steve Malish (steve.malish@ca.gt.com) at +1 604 530 7374, or Colin Yakashiro (colin.yakashiro@ca.gt.com) at +1 604 455 2610.

About Malish & Clark
Malish & Clark has been providing personal and professional accounting and tax services to Langley's private businesses for the past 25 years. We combine our knowledge and experience with up-to-date computer systems and skilled people to provide you with the best possible service. Whether you require basic bookkeeping, financial statements, tax returns or management consulting, we structure our services to match your needs.

About Grant Thornton LLP in Canada
Grant Thornton LLP is a leading Canadian accounting and advisory firm providing audit, tax and advisory services to private and public organizations. We help dynamic organizations unlock their potential for growth by providing meaningful, actionable advice through a broad range of services. Together with the Quebec firm Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton LLP, Grant Thornton in Canada has approximately 4,000 people in offices across Canada. Grant Thornton LLP is a Canadian member of Grant Thornton International Ltd, whose member firms operate in over 100 countries worldwide.

SOURCE Grant Thornton LLP

For further information: Lisa Heerensperger, Marketing Manager, T +1 780 401 8251, E Lisa.Heerensperger@ca.gt.com


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