The Midwest

Good News For the Midwest’s Most Under-Recognized Accounting Firm: Chicks Dig Plante Moran

I guess for as sensitive as he is, Colin was just too busy writing about "man stuff" to announce this fantastic news from Plante Moran: Plante Moran, one of the nation’s largest certified public accounting and business advisory firms, was recently named by the Accounting MOVE Project as a 2013 Best Public Accounting Firm for […]

Twin Brothers Not Identical in the Eyes of Public Accounting Firms

When everyone else has an offer and you don't, maybe you're feeling like a reject. It's OK, darling, we still love you. Reach out and let's try to puzzle this out together, we promise we'll be nice. Unless you are in fact a loser, in which case we'll mock you but hey, that's the risk […]

The Official Word on the Plante Moran/Blackman Kallick Merger

Well, it's official (told you so), the Plante Moran/Blackman Kallick merger is on. This will set up Chicago’s 7th largest accounting firm with more than 2,000 employees, 22 offices, and over $375M in combined revenue, which is not quite anything to sneeze at. Three local offices in Chicago will serve more than 5,000 clients, primarily […]

Plante Moran and Blackman Kallick Are Now In a Relationship

In today's firms you've probably never heard of if you aren't in the Midwest news, we've gotten word that Plante Moran will announce it's taking on Chicago firm Blackman Kallick as its new +1 at some point today. This should be pretty exciting for the Blackman Kallickers since Plante Moran has a great reputation (size […]

How Does NASBA Count Bizarro College Situations In Its Candidate Performance Book?

Three weeks ago, an "old guy who wants to keep busy" commented on a post I'd done about California CPA exam stats asking how his very particular case might be classified for purposes of inclusion in the NASBA Candidate Performance book: Graduated from State U in midwest in mid 1970s in Econ. Took lots of […]