WINNIPEG, Nov. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - HMA Chartered Accountants LLP, the largest professional accounting firm in Northern Manitoba, has joined the Collins Barrow National Cooperative. Now operating as Collins Barrow HMA, the firm is part of an expanding network comprised of 23 independent member firms across Canada.
HMA is a full service firm providing comprehensive accounting and advisory services to clients in key industries such as health care, non-profit, hospitality and professional services. With offices in Winnipeg and The Pas, HMA was the first Manitoba firm to extend service to both the northern and southern regions of the province.
"Our firm has deep ties to the community and this homegrown approach to business was pivotal in our decision to join Collins Barrow," says Brent Morrish, Managing Partner of HMA. "Nobody knows our clients better than we do. While gaining from the strength of Collins Barrow's national network we maintain our autonomy and independence - there is no limit to the variety of service offerings we can now provide. Today, we have the potential to enrich our practice and reach the next level."
The move represents Collins Barrow's return to the Prairies, and its second successful merger in the past year following the launch of an ambitious growth strategy.
"Collins Barrow is continuing to deepen its roots across the country. As part of our growth strategy we are constantly on the lookout for leading firms, like HMA, that are characterized by an entrepreneurial outlook and commitment to service excellence," says Harry Blum, Chair of Collins Barrow National's Firm Recruitment Initiative. "HMA demonstrates an intense dedication to results and innovation that befits a Collins Barrow firm."
"Collins Barrow is proud to welcome HMA to the network," says Dan Longlade, Chair of Collins Barrow National. "We are excited to be breaking new ground in Manitoba as Collins Barrow continues to expand geographically."
SOURCE Collins Barrow National Cooperative Incorporated