BatesCarter is pleased to announce our independent membership with BDO Alliance USA, a nationwide association of nearly 190 independently owned accounting, consulting and service firms with similar client service goals. The Alliance presents an opportunity for us to expand our services to clients without affecting our existing relationships or our firm ownership by accessing the resources of BDO USA, LLP and other Alliance members. BDO USA, LLP, the 5th largest CPA firm in the world, sponsors the Alliance.
In 2018, BatesCarter received an invitation to join the Alliance. After a lengthy process, vetting both BDO and BatesCarter, we accepted the invitation. For many years, BatesCarter has considered joining different CPA associations but never found the right fit. We believe the BDO Alliance is the right fit for BatesCarter.
Our membership in the Alliance does not change our firm ownership, management or autonomy. We are the same firm, heavily invested in our community and clients. Only now, we have expanded, unlimited capabilities to serve our clients and our community.
The Alliance was developed to provide Member firms with an alternative strategy for gaining competitive advantages in the face of a changing business landscape. The Alliance represents an opportunity for BDO to enhance relationships with reputable firms that share a mutual business understanding. The BDO Alliance USA is a subsidiary of BDO USA, LLP, a Delaware limited liability partnership.
BatesCarter is excited to continue growing with and participating in the wonderful North Georgia community. We look forward to the opportunities ahead and Exceeding Expectations. Always.