Atlanta accounting firms Windham Brannon and Tarpley & Underwood have agreed to combine, expanding the services and client base for the two firms.

The combined firm will use the Windham Brannon name, but will keep both office locations open in Atlanta through at least the end of tax season.

“We have known the Tarpley & Underwood people for years, and have always admired them as people and for their commitment to quality work,” said Windham Brannon CEO Charles L. McGimsey in a statement

Tarpley & Underwood CEO Jim Underwood called the union a “true merger” with “continued ownership by both groups.” Financial details of the merger were not disclosed.

Windham Brannon was founded in 1957 and Tarpley & Underwood in 1978. Seven principals at the two firms have served as presidents of the Georgia Society of CPAs during their history.

"I think this will be the first of a couple strategic mergers for Windham Brannon over the next couple of years as they are really poised for some significant growth,” said PDI Global CEO Allan Koltin, who consulted with both firms on the merger.

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