Baker Tilly International Strengthens Representation in China

14 Jul 2010

Baker Tilly International is pleased to announce that Vocation International CPAs (VICPA), the 9th largest accounting firm in China, has merged with Baker Tilly China. The newly combined entity will operate as Baker Tilly China.

"I am delighted to announce this major development for our network", said Geoff Barnes, CEO and president, Baker Tilly International.

"The Chinese accountancy profession is in a period of evolution, with the government encouraging consolidation in the market to create a small number of large national firms. With offices in all the major financial and commercial centres in China, including Beijing, Shenzhen, Shanghai and Hunan, the addition of VICPA provides us with a powerful presence in China."

"In Baker Tilly International we have found a network of like-minded firms committed to excellence that enables us to deliver a high quality international service to our clients", said Mr Chen Yonghong, chairman of the board of VICPA.

"Sharing skills, resources and information is a key element of the network's culture, the benefit of which will be passed on to our clients."

VICPA has offices in 12 locations across China, with more than 1,200 professional staff. The firm's client base includes companies listed on the Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong stock exchanges, state-owned enterprises and those in the private sector. VICPA was previously a member of UHY International.

For details on Baker Tilly China please see the Worldwide Directory.

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