LarsonAllen Principal Scott Engelbrecht had a great quote: “We’re going downtown. Downtown continues to be the primary epicenter for the community. It’s more central to all of our clients, and from a hiring perspective, we think it will help us because it will open us up to the Illinois employee market.”
I love it.
The addition of LarsonAllen will give downtown six of the 15 largest accounting firms in the region, along with Pricewaterhouse Coopers, KPMG, Deloitte & Touche, BKD and Anders Minkler & Diehl.
Clayton is home to three firms that would all be perfect for downtown: Ernst & Young, RubinBrown and MPP&W.
The remaining seven largest accounting firms are:
Brown Smith Wallace - Creve Coeur
CBIZ & Mayer Hoffman McCann - Creve Coeur
UHY Advisors - Maplewood
Stone Carlie & Co. - Clayton
Humes & Barrington - Kirkwood
Huber Ring Helm & Co. - Brentwood
Schowalter & Jabouri - Gravois
Rounding out the top 25, only two firms - RSM McGladrey and Kerber Eck & Braeckel - are downtown.