Commenting on the announcement, Robin Tétreault, partner of FBL, said: “Our new affiliation will allow the firm to provide its clients with a global perspective on their international development. Also, we hope that our multidisciplinary expertise can contribute to the success of clients of other members of Russell Bedford.”
Russell Bedford regional director Harris Kligman added: “We are very pleased to welcome FBL into the Russell Bedford family. The addition of this multi-office firm is an important step in the development of our North American network. We were impressed by FBL’s broad range of skills and first class reputation, and we look forward to sharing knowledge and experience with them.”
The firm was established in 1981 in Drummondville, Québec, by three partners coming from one of the major international accounting firms. The firm has grown via a series of acquisitions between 1982 and 2009. It is now a substantial regional practice with offices in Montréal, Drummondville, Acton Vale and Brossard.
FBL has around 140 personnel in total, including nine equity partners and seven other principals/directors.
The firm is a full-service practice offering accounting and bookkeeping, auditing, corporate restructuring, tax compliance and consulting and management consulting services. Specialist areas of work include corporate restructuring and financing and business valuation services. The firm is registered with the Canadian Public Accountability Board (CPAB) for the audit of publicly-listed companies.
The firm has more than 6500 clients including enterprises in sectors such as wholesale, retail, truck distribution, drug stores, manufacturing and medical centres.
For more information, contact Robin Tétreault on +1 819 477 1234. Alternatively, visit the websites www.fbl.com and www.russellbedford.com .
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About Russell Bedford International
Established in 1983, Russell Bedford International is a global network of independent firms of accountants, auditors, tax advisers and business consultants. Ranked amongst the world's leading accounting and audit networks, Russell Bedford is represented by some 460 partners, 5000 staff and 200 offices in more than 80 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.
Russell Bedford International is a full member of the IFAC Forum of Firms. It has a globally coordinated quality assurance programme and is committed to the use of International Standards on Auditing (ISAs).
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