Malden-based CPA firm Rucci Bardaro & Barrett (RBB), the Boston member of the worldwide Russell Bedford accounting network, has merged with Mathias Barnes & Henshaw in nearby Lexington, MA.
The merger combines the two firms’ client rosters and personnel under the RBB banner, and increases the number of RBB offices in New England to three. RBB’s partner group has also expanded to five with the addition of Roy Henshaw – a founder and managing partner of MBH – as a partner of RBB.
Both firms describe the merger as a ‘perfect fit’. In addition to financial statements and tax returns, the expanded practice will continue to provide tax planning services and business advice to entrepreneurs and privately held companies. The expansion also adds agriculture as a practice niche to existing service specialties in the real estate, retail, medical and professional services sectors.
The partners expect that the combined entity will retain many of the benefits of a smaller firm, while at the same time providing the added expertise and manpower to compete with larger CPA firms.
For further information, contact William (Bill) F. Rucci, Jr on +1 781 321 6065. Alternatively, visit the websites.
Established in 1983, Russell Bedford International is a global network of independent accountancy firms, business consultants and specialist legal advisers.
Ranked as one of the world's top 15 accounting networks, Russell Bedford is represented by some 460 partners, 5000 staff and 200 offices in more than 70 countries in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific.
All Russell Bedford affiliates are well-established firms offering international business advice and services to local and multinational clients. Most provide a full range of services comprising accounting, auditing, tax advice, general business guidance and financial consulting. In addition, many have special expertise in particular fields, such as international taxation or information technology.
In January 2008 Russell Bedford International (russellbedford.com) was named one of the first 17 full members of the IFAC Forum of Firms after reporting it has implemented a globally coordinated quality assurance programme, committed to the use of International Standards on Auditing (ISAs), and met other specific ethics requirements.