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National Accounting Firm Expands Into Three B.C. Locations

by pmnationtalk on July 8, 2016397 Views

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National Accounting Firm Expands Into Three B.C. Locations

Bruce Martin & Associa​tes merges with MNP to benefit marketplace with enhanced services

THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2016, CALGARY, AB – MNP LLP, one of Canada’s largest national accounting and business consulting firms, announced today that Bruce Martin & Associates LLP, a Kamloops-based accounting firm with offices in Clearwater and Fort St. John, will merge with MNP, effective September 1, 2016. While Bruce Martin was looking to add much-needed resources and expand their specialty services to clients, MNP was looking to establish a presence in Kamloops with a well-respected and client-focused firm that shares the same values.

This merger will add two new office locations for MNP, in Kamloops and Clearwater, while adding more resources to MNP’s Fort St. John office. The Bruce Martin & Associate teams in Kamloops and Clearwater will remain in their current locations and will be rebranded as MNP as of September 1. The Fort St. John staff will move into the MNP Fort St. John office sometime after the effective date.

“MNP has 18 offices in B.C. and we have been looking for like-minded firms to build on our strategic plans for growth in the Kamloops area while adding more talent to our Fort St. John location,” said Darren Turchansky, MNP’s Executive Vice President of the B.C. Region. “We are thrilled to have the Bruce Martin teams join the MNP family. As the B.C. economy continues to grow, we recognize that both our firms have an opportunity to grow together.”

MNP has more than 75 offices across Canada with over 3,500 team members coast to coast. In addition to tax and accounting expertise, MNP delivers a diverse range of advisory services, including consulting, enterprise risk, corporate finance, valuation and litigation support, succession planning, estate planning, investigative and forensic accounting, cross-border taxation and more.

Bruce Martin & Associates is a well-established firm of chartered professional accountants with two partners and an additional 15 professional and support staff. Committed to the communities they serve, they have been providing professional services in accounting, tax, succession, wealth management and business advisory since 1990 to diverse industries and clients including small business, trades, professionals, forestry, agriculture, retail, service and oil and gas.

“As the marketplace evolves and our client needs become more complex, we believe becoming part of a national firm with a local client service philosophy and greater breadth and depth of services and resources will serve our clients well and position us for continued success and growth. MNP serves a diverse group of clients, including private enterprise, professionals, agriculture, forestry, oil and gas, trades, retail and services and more—and truly understands our clients’ needs,” said Bruce Martin, Managing Partner, Bruce Martin & Associates. “We truly believe coming together will strengthen and deepen our existing leadership and offer our clients business advice specifically tailored to their business so they can continue to overcome current business and industry challenges.”

Martin added what appealed to him about MNP was not only has the firm been around almost 60 years serving a diverse range of clients, but the firm also been recognized as one of the 50 Best Employers in Canada by the AON Hewitt for eight consecutive years. “MNP has an organizational culture and values founded on an unwavering commitment to people; creating a great place to work and do business, where a healthy balance between home and work life are at the core of how business is run. Our team is truly excited to be a part of the MNP family.”

About MNP LLP

MNP is one of the largest national accounting and consulting firms in Canada, providing client-focused accounting, taxation and consulting advice. National in scope and local in focus, MNP has proudly served individuals and public and private companies for more than 58 years. Through the development of strong relationships, MNP provides personalized strategies and a local perspective to help them succeed. For more information, visit www.mnp.ca.

For more information, please contact:

Darren Turchansky, CPA, CA
Executive Vice President, B.C. Region
MNP LLP
780.451.4406 (Alberta)
778.372.5348 (B.C)
darren.turchansky@mnp.ca

Bruce D. Martin, CPA, CA
Managing Partner
Bruce Martin & Associates LLP
250.374.5908
brucemartin@brucemartin.ca

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