Collins Barrow Joins Baker Tilly International
21 Oct 2009
Following the merger of Collins Barrow Toronto and Smith Nixon,
which created one of Toronto's largest audit practices with 22
partners and more than 130 professionals and staff, Baker Tilly
International is delighted to announce that the Collins Barrow
National Cooperative (Collins Barrow) has joined Baker Tilly
While Smith Nixon was a founding member of Baker Tilly
International, Collins Barrow member firms were previously
participants in Praxity.
Collins Barrow is Canada's largest association of chartered
accountancy firms and the 8th largest public accounting
organisation in Canada, with 23 member firms in 42 offices from
coast to coast.
Known as Canada's mid-market alternative for audit, tax and
advisory solutions, Collins Barrow has developed a reputation for
quality and value added financial advice due to the depth and
breadth of in-house skills, customised offerings, commitment to
excellence in customer service and its national reach.
Collins Barrow serves companies from a cross section of
industries and at all stages of development, from large publicly
traded companies to emerging and owner-managed businesses.
"We are delighted to welcome Collins Barrow to the network",
explains Geoff Barnes, Baker Tilly International CEO and
"In Collins Barrow we have found an association of firms of
likeminded culture, commitment to excellence and service delivery
standards, and who complete our representation in Canada, providing
comprehensive coverage across this vital G8 nation".
"We were very impressed with what we learned about Baker Tilly
International from our friends at Smith Nixon", said Lionel
Goldman, chair of Collins Barrow.
"From our interaction with Baker Tilly International over these
past several months, we are confident that this is going to be a
very good fit indeed."
Baker Tilly International is the 8th largest accountancy and
business advisory network in the world by combined fee income of
its independent members. Its members specialise in providing
accountancy and business services to entrepreneurial, growing
businesses and mid-market listed corporates worldwide.
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