Brady Ware & Company merged with the Gahanna, Ohio-based accounting firm, Nipps, Brown Collins & Associates. The combination took effect on Aug. 31, 2012.
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Nipps, Brown, Collins & Associates has been providing accounting services in the Columbus area since 1977. The firm generally works with clients in the health care industry, mostly with long-term care and their associated options for individuals with intellectual disabilities and the elderly population in Ohio.
“This merger obviously makes us stronger in Ohio,” said Brian Carr, CEO of Brady Ware, in a statement. “The incoming health care expertise also provides a strong foundation for growth in all of our markets in an area that will continue to become more important to our clients and to the economy in general.”
Gary Brown, CEO and president of Nipps Brown, will take on a senior leadership role at Brady Ware and will work out of its Columbus office. Operations manager Betty Collins will also join the firm.
Brady Ware, which has offices in Dayton and Columbus, Ohio; Richmond, Ind., and Atlanta, now has approximately 115 accounting professionals. The firm provides a range of services including tax and strategic planning, employee benefits consulting, and merger and acquisition support.