Important Announcement from Allinial Global

Holbrook & Manter, CPAs is honored to be a member firm with Allinial Global. Formerly known as PKF, Allinial Global is a member-based association dedicated to the success of independent accounting and consulting firms. Founded in 1969, this strategic affiliation of legally independent accounting firms has a mission to foster the independence, profitability, and continuous improvement of its members. Allinial Global is based in North America but offers international support by connecting its member firms to providers and global networks of accounting firms worldwide.

Allinial recently announced something that we would like to share with you. They will be joining forces with U.K.-based IAPA International. A letter of intent has been signed by both management teams, creating a combined entity with 300 member firms from 79 countries with annual fee revenue of over $2.6 billion- making it the third largest association of independent accounting and consulting firms in the world. The final details of the proposed merger should be worked out during the latter part of 2016, pending board and membership approval.

This is extremely exciting news that positions Holbrook & Manter to be of even greater assistance to those we work with. “Over the years, Holbrook & Manter’s membership in Allinial Global has truly enhanced our ability to serve our clients .  Their growth, firm management, client service and people resources provide the support that allows our team to focus first on our clients’ needs,” said Bradley Ridge, H&M’s Managing Principal. “The combination of two premier, far-reaching associations will lead to even greater opportunities for serving our clients, especially when it comes to meeting their growing international needs.  We look forward to leveraging the many advantages that the combined organization will provide.”

IAPA is a global association of independent accounting and business advisory firms that aims to support its members in providing their clients with a diverse range of professional and comprehensive business solutions, regardless of sector or location. The international reach of IAPA member firms offers instant access to first-hand knowledge of local regulations, culture and customs – removing potential cross-border uncertainties and increasing the opportunities for real business development. Established in 1979, IAPA comprises over 200 member firms with offices in some 70 countries. Based on the total fee income of its membership IAPA ranks in the Top 10 of associations of independent accountancy firms and has an annual revenue of over $1 billion.

More detailed information about this merger and the power that is it gives us to serve clients not only in the Central Ohio region where we have been doing business for over nine decades, but across the country and the globe will become available in the months to come. We will be sure to keep you posted. In the meantime, to learn more about Allinial Global and IAPA, please visit their respective websites: