Two independent accounting firms, with offices in Arizona, Arkansas and North Carolina, today announced a merger, effective October 1, 2014.
Thomson & Company, a full-service CPA firm in Phoenix, Ariz., offering comprehensive accounting, tax and business advisory services to clients across the Southwest, is merging with Frost, PLLC, a leading agriculture, food processing and family business accounting firm with offices in Little Rock and Fayetteville, Ark., and Raleigh, N.C. The merged firm will be known as Frost, PLLC, and will continue to operate out of all current locations.
“We are very excited to announce the addition of the Thomson & Company CPAs & Business Advisors, P.C. team to the Frost, PLLC family,” said Doug Richardson, executive committee chairman. “As a combined entity, we will expand our experience, knowledge base and resources while continuing to provide our clients with the exceptional services they expect and deserve. The Thomson & Company associates will broaden our food processing and agriculture expertise to include the dairy industry and date palm production, and will increase our row crop representation as well. While the food processing and agriculture industry represents a large portion of our firm’s business, we will continue to offer our clients a broad portfolio of services to meet their accounting needs.”
Craig Thomson, president of Thomson & Company, stated, “One of Frost’s strengths is its expertise in the food and agriculture industry. Thomson and Company’s strength is also in serving the agriculture industry. The merger of our firm with Frost creates a deeper pool of resources to better serve the needs of agribusiness throughout the country.”
After the merger, Frost, PLLC will represent business in 48 states in the U.S. The firm will be led by executive committee members Doug Richardson, Bob Childress and Keith Ekenseair.
Frost, PLLC will continue as an independent member firm of Moore Stephens North America, which is itself a regional member of Moore Stephens International Limited (MSIL). All the firms in MSIL are independent entities, owned and managed in each location.