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RSM Canada welcomes Ford Keast LLP to its expanding Alliance program

Ford Keast is the sixth firm to join the RSM Canada Alliance

Feb 18, 2020
Feb 18, 2020
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RSM Canada (“RSM”) – the leading global provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market – welcomes Ford Keast LLP as the newest member firm of the RSM Canada Alliance.

Founded in 1929, Ford Keast is one of the oldest accounting firms in London, ON, and the sixth member to join the RSM Canada Alliance since December 2018, when RSM Canada announced the launch of the premier affiliation of independent accounting firms in Canada – a first-of-its-kind model in the Canadian accounting industry.  

As the Alliance’s newest member, Ford Keast’s partners and professional staff will benefit from the global resources of RSM Canada LLP, while maintaining their independence. They will gain access to tools, expertise and practice management resources — including technical, marketing and business development, practice management, talent management and career development resources —along with networking opportunities and dedicated client services offered by RSM Canada’s vast network.

Ford Keast currently provides a full range of services including audit, reviews, accounting, taxation and business advisory services. Proud of their client centric, entrepreneurial mindset, the firm’s “Bringing Solutions Together” approach also includes wealth management and human resource consulting.

“We are excited to bring the power of the RSM Canada Alliance to the partners and staff of Ford Keast, one of the most-respected independent firms in London,” said Terri Ellis, leader of the RSM Canada Alliance. “The team at Ford Keast has always been an innovator in the accounting and tax environment, and as the sixth member of the RSM Canada Alliance, will benefit from the ability to leverage the RSM global brand and breadth of services, while staying aligned with their independent Canadian roots and culture.”

Building the RSM Canada Alliance across Canada is an important part of RSM Canada’s overall strategic plan, which includes expansion in key Canadian markets, with both fully-integrated RSM Canada offices in major metropolitan areas, and a robust alliance of independently-owned firms across the country.

Hear from Ford Keast LLP about the benefits of joining the RSM Canada Alliance.

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