Published On: Wednesday, 25 March 2015
Accounting office opening a calculated move
PRINCE GEORGE – MNP LLP calculated that Prince George and northern B.C. were poised for significant growth.
That explains their decision to open their own office at the start of the year in the RBC building at #400, 550 Victoria Street, bringing their total number of offices in the province to 17.
“We’ve been looking to add a Prince George location for some time,” says Jason Tuffs, MNP’s Executive Vice President for the B.C. Region, who noted MNP has merged in the accounting practice of Neil Fowlie as well as brought in key local accounting professionals Andrew Adams, Rod Quiring and Frankie Albano.
“Our number one priority was to make sure we had the right people to serve the community. Joining forces with Neil along with Andrew, Rod and Frankie, was the first step in ensuring we had the professionals who understand the business needs of the community,” he adds. “The team will also work closely with Am Lidder, MNP’s Regional Tax Leader, who is originally from Prince George. Am knows the marketplace and will be a valuable extension of the team in providing tax support.”
MNP LLP is one of Canada’s largest national accounting and business consulting firms. 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.
Although MNP is one of the largest national accounting and business consulting firms in Canada, it’s always been local in its focus.
“What appealed to us most about MNP is that even though they are considered a large firm with more than 80 offices and 3,300 team members across Canada, they have a small-firm culture,” says Adams, who will join MNP as a Partner. “They offer a lot of opportunity for our clients through their specialty services and experience. Rod, who will join as a Partner, Frankie, who will join as a senior manager, and I are very excited to serve our clients under MNP.”
MNP serves numerous client groups and understands the specialized markets within the Prince George marketplace.
“MNP has extensive experience serving diverse clients in diverse sectors including Forestry, Manufacturing, Physicians, First Nations, and more,” says Fowlie. “Joining the firm not only provides us with enhanced services but a large national presence and access to hundreds of MNP experts and specialists, as well as access to a global network of accounting firms and affiliations through Praxity—an international alliance of independent accounting firms. Our clients will benefit with more resources and expertise. I couldn’t be more pleased about joining forces.”
Adams says he’s proud to be part of a firm with an organizational culture and values founded on an unwavering commitment to people.
“MNP focuses on 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,” he explains. “Rod, Frankie and I are looking forward to growing with MNP in our efforts to help our clients and staff achieve even greater success.”