Weaver Merges with Delong Consulting Services, L.C.
8 Jun 2012
Weaver, the largest independent
accounting firm in the Southwest (USA) and an independent member of
Baker Tilly International, has announced it has merged with Delong
Consulting Services, L.C. (Delong) effective 1 June 2012. This
merger enhances Weaver's expertise in the financial services
industry, particularly in the banking
Founded in 1996 by Bill Delong, CPA and
president, Delong provides outsourced regulatory compliance,
internal audit and information technology (IT) audit services to
banking institutions throughout Texas. The Delong team's focus
includes asset/liability reviews, regulatory compliance, internal
audit, FDICIA and Sarbanes-Oxley testing and Bank Secrecy
Act/anti-money laundering reviews. The firm's IT services focus on
general control reviews and other IT-dependent regulatory reviews,
including IT security and risk management.
"We are excited to have Bill and his staff join the
Weaver team. They bring to the firm extensive experience working
with banks and offer expanded expertise and services that we can
provide to banks across Texas", said Tommy Lawler, managing
partner and CEO for Weaver. "This merger also supports our growth
strategy in the financial services space."
Bill Delong joins Weaver as a partner. His
team, including 11 staff members, will join the Weaver offices in
Dallas and Fort Worth.
"Our clients will greatly benefit from the
additional resources and depth of services that Weaver provides",
said Bill Delong. "This merger better positions us to serve a
growing number of banks across Texas. It will also allow us to
continue building upon the long-term relationships we have with our
current clients, and to provide them with the personal attention
they have come to know and expect."
Prior to establishing his own firm, Bill
Delong's 40-year career included senior vice president and audit
director positions at Team Bank and First Gibraltar Bank. His
management responsibilities included financial, operational,
compliance, trust and information system auditing, as well as
management of numerous complex financial and operational projects.
Delong also served as the assistant general auditor at Bank One
Corporation, responsible for audits of subsidiary banks and non-IT
subsidiaries. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting
from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio and is a graduate of the
University of Wisconsin's Graduate School of Banking. His
professional memberships include the American Institute of
Certified Public Accountants and the Institute of Internal