BlumShapiro Merges with Leading Massachusetts Accounting/Consulting Firm

19 Jan 2011

Needel, Welch & Stone joins BlumShapiro, expanding New England's largest regional accounting, tax and business consulting firm based in Connecticut (USA)

BlumShapiro, New England's largest regional accounting, tax and business consulting firm based in Connecticut (USA) and an independent member of Baker Tilly International, has expanded and strengthened its capabilities through the announced merger with the Rockland, Massachusetts-based accounting, tax and business consulting firm Needel, Welch & Stone, P.C. (NWS). The merger became official 1 January 2011. 

BlumShapiro has offices in West Hartford, Shelton and Westport, and recently ranked 65th in the top accounting firms in America. BlumShapiro serves as business advisors for today's leading middle market companies, non-profit organisations and government entities, with groups dedicated to serving the government, manufacturing, distribution, retail, construction, non-profit, education, automotive, employee benefits, long-term care and medical/dental industries. 

Since 1964, NWS has been a trusted business partner of privately owned businesses, non-profit organisations and individuals, offering a full range of audit, accounting, tax and business advisory services to a diverse client base located in and around the Boston area, the South Shore and Cape Cod. NWS's long-time success is rooted in its accounting expertise, its diverse array of services and in placing a priority on responsiveness and communication.
 
"We are pleased to have NWS, a highly respected and renowned accounting firm, join our team. This new alliance benefits and brings value to the client base of both companies through our expertise and combined knowledge in accounting, tax and business consulting," Carl Johnson, managing partner of BlumShapiro, said. "Both firms share the culture of personalised service that our clients have come to expect from us, as well as a commitment to the communities in which we live and work. That culture and commitment will be maintained and strengthened with this merger."
 
The merger will enable the combined firms to offer the resources and specialties of a large firm coupled with the responsiveness of a local firm.
 
"We are committed to making this a seamless transition and NWS clients will continue to work with the same people and receive the same client-service approach," Johnson said. "This merger strengthens our ability to achieve our mission statement of helping clients to unlock the full potential needed for success."  

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