BPM LLP, one of the 50 largest accounting and consulting firms in the country, acquired Gumbiner Savett Inc., a full-service accounting and consulting firm based in Santa Monica, effective July 1 2021. Gumbiner Savett’s existing customers will benefit from access to BPM’s global reach and the variety and depth of knowledge manifested by its growing base of more than 700 professionals.
The announcement follows several recent extensions to BPM. 2020 saw combinations with Warnick, Maestras & Maroney (WMM) Accountancy Corporation, based in Irvine, as well as with full-service CPA firm Rossi LLP, based in Long Beach. The combination with Gumbiner Savett further extends BPM’s reach in Southern California with a new office in a major metro area of Los Angeles.
“Gumbiner Savett is an established and respected member of the Los Angeles County business community whose mission and values mirror our own,” said Jim Wallace, CEO of BPM. “This strategic business combination strengthens our competitiveness in the marketplace and will be a key driver of growth for our business as we expand into Southern California. We look forward to reaching new heights of opportunity for our clients and colleagues under our new combined company. “
Gumbiner Savett’s Santa Monica office will be renamed as BPM, joining the firm’s list of existing locations in California as well as Eugene, Oregon, and Bellevue, Washington.
“This combination with BPM will allow us to better serve our customers with enhanced resources and capabilities, including many new specialty services,” said Rick Parent, Managing Director of Gumbiner Savett. “We are delighted to share this news with our customers and to continue to find new ways to support and grow their businesses. “
Earlier this year, BPM was recognized as the winner of the Best of Accounting 2021 award for the sixth consecutive year based on customer service excellence and was also included in Forbes’ Best Tax and Accounting Firms category for the second. consecutive year. Most recently, BPM was named one of Accounting Today’s “Fastest Growing Companies in America” and one of the West Coast’s Top Companies.