McConnell & Jones LLP and Walker & Co. LLP have formed a strategic alliance to enhance both firms’ service offerings in common markets.
McConnell & Jones has offices throughout Texas as well as Washington, D.C., and is considered to be one of the largest public accounting firms in Houston. Leveraging an established back office infrastructure and operational processes, McConnell & Jones will assume responsibility for human resources, technology and accounting functions for the alliance, with the expectation of increasing efficiencies in the future.
Walker & Co. will provide the coalition with more than three decades of experience working in the Washington, D.C., market and offers a platform to further build the reputation of both firms as top quality service providers to clients in and around the Capital City. Walker & Company’s managing partner, Ron Walker, will serve as the partner-in-charge for the D.C. offices, where he will continue to work with his existing clients while helping the McConnell & Jones team emphasize a personal connection in the D.C. area.
The association of the two firms results from longstanding relationships among partners at both firms who want to emphasize the strength of their professional capabilities in the governmental, nonprofit, and employee benefit plan audit practice niches, along with tax services and business consulting.
“We welcome this alternative strategy for gaining competitive advantage in the face of a changing business landscape, and look forward to further enhancing our D.C. relationships alongside a reputable firm like Walker and Company,” said McConnell & Jones managing partner Wayne McConnell in a statement.
The McConnell & Jones/Walker & Co. alliance brings together two respected public accounting firms with similar client service goals, and provides an opportunity for these firms to expand services to their clients without jeopardizing their existing relationships or their autonomy.
“Our clients will greatly benefit from the additional resources and depth of experience that McConnell & Jones provides,” said Walker & Company managing partner Ron Walker. “We are better positioned to continue building upon the long-term relationships we have with our current clients.”
The coalition draws upon the combined strengths of both firms and aims to foster the sharing of best practices, technical expertise and referral networks. Together, the two firms plan to promote team synergies and provide opportunities for their staff members to work together professionally and help clients reap the rewards of the alliance.
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