National Accounting Firm Expands Into Terrace
National Accounting Firm Expands Into Terrace
TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2016, CALGARY, AB – MNP LLP, one of Canada’s largest national accounting and business consulting firms, announced today that McAlpine & Co., Chartered Professional Accountants, a Terrace-based accounting firm, will merge with MNP, effective February 1, 2016. While McAlpine was looking to add resources and expand their specialty services to clients, MNP was looking to establish a presence in Terrace with a well-respected and client-focused firm that shares the same values.
“MNP has 19 offices in B.C, including three northern B.C. locations in Prince George, Fort St. John and Vanderhoof and we have been looking for like-minded firms to build on our strategic plans for growth in northern B.C.,” said Darren Turchansky, MNP’s Executive Vice President of the B.C. Region. “Terrace is the regional service hub with many of the business, retail, medical and government services for the northwestern portion of British Columbia. As the economy of Terrace grows, so do the needs of the business community and we recognize that both the community and our firm have an opportunity to grow together.”
MNP is ranked as the fifth-largest firm in Canada and employs over 3,500 team members from Victoria to Montreal. 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, insolvency and restructuring, investigative and forensic accounting, cross-border taxation and more.
McAlpine & Co. is a well-established firm of chartered professional accountants and has provided professional services to northwestern B.C. since the 1960s. The firm consists of four partners — Curtis Billey, CPA, CA; Rory Reinbolt, CPA, CA; Michael Johnson, CPA, CA; Sheryl Rice, CPA, CGA — each having over 25 years of experience in public accounting, as well as an additional 16 professional and support staff. Serving a diverse client base in the private sector, McAlpine provides accounting and business advice in areas such as tax, audit, information technology, personal financial planning, business advisory and business valuation services.
“This year will mark McAlpine’s 50th anniversary serving the community and was a time for the partners to reflect on where we saw the firm going. 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,” said Michael Johnson, Partner, McAlpine & Co.
MNP EXPANDS INTO TERRACE
“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,” added Johnson.
MNP credits its strategic mergers and acquisitions, organic growth, value-added services and corporate culture for catapulting the firm to lead with the highest year-over-year growth rates of any of Canada’s top accounting firms for more than eight years straight.
“To maintain our corporate culture, we have been very strategic about who we invite to join our team,” explained Turchansky. “We carefully guard our corporate culture, and as a result, we have a low client and employee turnover and are attracting some of the brightest professionals in our industry. We are looking forward to joining forces with the McAlpine team.”
Johnson explained what appealed to him about MNP was not only the fact the firm has been around more than 55 years serving a diverse range of clients, but that 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.”
The McAlpine team of 20 will remain in their current location at 4630 Lazelle Ave Suite 201, which will be rebranded as MNP as of February 1, 2016.
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 55 years. Through the development of strong relationships, MNP provides personalized strategies and a local perspective to help them succeed. For more information, click here.
For more information, please contact:
Darren Turchansky, CPA, CA
Executive Vice President, B.C. Region
Michael Johnson, CPA, CA
McAlpine & Co.