Monday, September 21, 2009

National Accounting, Tax and Business Consulting Firm RSM McGladrey Expands Reach With New Atlanta Office

In a move designed to provide companies in the southeastern United States with greater access to its national resources and industry talent, RSM McGladrey - one of the nation's leading accounting, tax and business consulting firms - has entered the Atlanta market by opening an office in midtown.

RSM McGladrey currently operates nationwide, with almost 8,000 employees serving clients from nearly 100 offices across the country. The expansion in Atlanta demonstrates that RSM McGladrey is building what growth companies need and want - a professional services organization with the expertise, breadth of service lines, focus and structure to serve middle market companies.

"Atlanta is a major financial and business center, and we are pleased to be part of this dynamic marketplace," said Mike Stokke, managing director of RSM McGladrey's Atlanta office. "RSM McGladrey's values and dedication to client service are an excellent fit for the area, and will benefit Atlanta-based clients."

RSM McGladrey's new Atlanta office adds to the firm's growing presence in the southeast, which currently includes offices in Florida and the Carolinas. The firm already works with more than 200 Georgia-based companies. These clients will now have even greater access to RSM McGladrey's on-the-ground team and expertise.

With the continued growth of the office, RSM McGladrey expects to add several new professionals during the next six months. The office, located in the Promenade II building at 1230 Peachtree Street, N.E., will initially focus on tax, including accounting for income taxes for progressive companies. RSM McGladrey anticipates the initial tax service offerings will lead to additional tax, accounting and consulting opportunities.

"We will complement our existing tax professionals with several experienced, highly talented directors, who provide market leading expertise in a number of areas of particular importance and value to our clients," commented Stokke.

Stokke's experience includes serving as managing director in RSM McGladrey's national tax department, national service line leader for its federal specialty tax service line and the tax functional leader of the firm's Florida economic unit. Prior to joining RSM McGladrey, Stokke worked with Arthur Andersen in its Houston and Minneapolis offices for 22 years, and with Deloitte in Atlanta.

"I'm looking forward to leading our office and serving clients in the Atlanta marketplace," said Stokke. "And to having RSM McGladrey contribute to the city's success."

About RSM McGladrey

RSM McGladrey is a leading professional services firm providing accounting, tax and business consulting. RSM McGladrey operates in an alternative practice structure with McGladrey & Pullen LLP, a partner-owned CPA firm that delivers audit and attest services. Through separate and independent legal entities, they work together to serve clients' business needs. Together, the companies rank as the fifth largest U.S. provider of accounting, tax and business consulting services (source: Accounting Today), with 8,000 professionals and associates in nearly 100 offices. RSM McGladrey Inc. and McGladrey & Pullen LLP are member firms of RSM International, an affiliation of independent accounting and consulting firms. RSM McGladrey is the official accounting, tax and business consulting firm of The PGA of America.

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