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Two North Carolina Accounting Firms Join Forces

Posted on Wed, Dec 03, 2014

Good_News.pngWe are excited to announce that LB&A, Certified Public Accountants, PLLC has joined forces with Haynes Strand and Company, PLLC, a move that became effective December 1st, to create a three office CPA Firm, known as LBA Haynes Strand, PLLC. The firm will have offices in Matthews, Greensboro, and Mount Airy, North Carolina.

This is an important venture as it will provide our clients with a larger bank of resources and staff.  The combined firm will be led by John Bly and Jeff Gordon as Co-Managing Members, and will employ 65 employees including 10 Members.  This means that each client will have more access to the team and the Members of the Firm.  The merger will effectively double the previous sizes of LB&A and Haynes Strand.

The merger of LB&A and Haynes Strand is an incredible opportunity for our client base.  It gives our current clients a deeper resource pool of experts in many different areas.  LB&A has a deep pool of M&A, business valuation, charter school accounting, and non-profit  knowledge as specialty niches, while Haynes Strand has deep niches in employee benefit plan audits and estate planning.  Additionally, our tax and audit clients can now pull from resources across the state, as the merged firm will have 3 large office locations in the Carolinas. The leadership team of the new firm is truly excited, for both our clients and our employees for the opportunities, expertise, and diversity our new team will bring.  The clients of the new firm will also benefit from a new wealth management relationship with Honkamp Krueger Financial Services.  Honkamp Krueger has a thorough understanding of the special relationship between CPAs and their clients and works to coordinate investment, insurance and retirement planning opportunities with tax planning advice.  To learn more visit

LB&A was formed in 2004 and has grown over the past eight years through a series of eight acquisitions and three mergers.  Earlier this year LB&A made the Inc. 5000 list for the fastest growing privately held companies in the United States and was named a Fast 50 Company by the Charlotte Business Journal.  Haynes Strand was founded in 1987 and has been in business for over 25 years. Haynes Strand has been a fixture in the Mt. Airy and Greensboro communities and has developed an outstanding reputation of providing top-notch accounting services to their clients.

With the history and tradition of Haynes Strand and the growth oriented nature of LB&A – the new firm looks to cement its role as the accounting firm built for middle market companies across the state of North Carolina.

LBA Haynes StrandIf you have any questions, please reach out to the team member of your choice.  We are happy to answer any questions that you may have about this exciting announcement.

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