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TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2016, CALGARY, AB – MNP LLP, one of Canada’s largest accounting and business consulting firms, announced today it will merge in Timmins-based chartered professional accounting firms FJL CPAs and Ross Pope LLP, effective June 1, 2016. While FJL and Ross Pope were looking for an opportunity to offer more specialty services to its clients, MNP was looking to expand in northeastern Ontario.
“Since entering the Ontario marketplace for the first time in 2008 in Toronto, MNP has added 12 more locations across Ontario. In building on our strategic plans for growth in northeastern Ontario, we had been looking for a like-minded firm in Timmins and could not be more pleased that both the FJL and Ross Pope firms will join the MNP family,” said Jeremy Cole, MNP’s Executive Vice President for Ontario and Quebec. “By joining forces with the two largest firms in Timmins and area, MNP will become the largest firm in the region and we are looking forward being in the community and helping businesses meet their growing needs”.
FJL has continued to grow since its inception in 1985 and recognized joining MNP would offer them more resources while enhancing the specialty services they can provide to their clients.
“With experts in corporate finance, cross-border taxation, accounting, consulting and risk management and more—locally, across the country, as well as through affiliates around the globe—MNP enhances our ability to ensure our clients maximize returns and reduce risks in every area of their business,” said Alan Letourneau, Partner, FJL CPAs. “As the marketplace evolves, we believe becoming part of a national firm with a local client service philosophy and greater breadth and depth of resources will serve our clients well and position us for continued success and growth. Coming together will strengthen and deepen our existing leadership and offer our clients business advice specifically tailored to their businesses and industries.”
Ross Pope was established in 1925 and was also looking to expand its specialty services capabilities and to grow with the demand of the Timmins and area marketplace.
“As the economy of northeastern Ontario evolves, so do the needs of our clients. We recognize that both the business and civic community and our firms have an opportunity to grow together,” added Mark M. Dell'Erede, CPA, CA, Partner, Ross Pope LLP. “What appealed to us about MNP was their track record of more than 50 years serving a similar client base and the gold standard of being recognized as one of the 50 Best Employers in Canada by 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.”
MNP is one of the largest national accounting and business consulting firms in Canada and has more than 3,700 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.
MNP credits its strategic mergers and acquisitions, organic growth, value-added services and corporate culture for catapulting the firm to become one of the largest and fastest growing accounting and consulting firms in the country.
“To maintain our corporate culture, we have been very strategic about who we invite to join our team,” explained Cole. “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 both the FJL and Ross Pope teams.”
The FJL team of 18 and the Ross Pope team of 42 will remain in their current locations in Timmins for the time being, which will be rebranded as MNP as of June 1, 2016. MNP will, however, be looking to house both Timmins teams under one location in the near future.
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 57 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:
Jeremy Cole, CPA, CA
Executive Vice President, Ontario and Quebec
Alan Letourneau, CPA, CA
Mark M. Dell'Erede, CPA, CA
Ross Pope LLP
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