CliftonLarsonAllen Acquires Illinois Agricultural Auditing Association
Minneapolis — April 1, 2014 — CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA), a national certified public accounting and consultingfirm, today announced it has acquired Illinois Agricultural Auditing Association (IAAA), a Normal, Illinois-based accounting and consulting organization dedicated to the needs of agribusiness entities in the Midwest.
“IAAA has garnered a strong reputation serving cooperatives, agribusinesses, and Farm Bureaus,” said CLA Regional Managing Principal Steve DeBruyn, CPA. “CLA is excited about the opportunity to leverage IAAA’s talents for our own clients as well as to expand our presence in Illinois to 13 locations with the addition of IAAA’s Bloomington/Normal and Springfield locations.
Joining CLA are more than 20 IAAA professionals, including principal Brian Brown, CPA. “IAAA was founded in 1924 to provide the highest level of service to grain elevators, farm supply retailers, seed companies, and many other agricultural membership organizations,” said Brown. “CLA’s depth of resources, talent, and expertise will only enhance the services we provide. We look forward to growing our capabilities and agribusiness practice with CLA.”
“The combination of the two firms represents a perfect fit for CLA,” DeBruyn said. “IAAA’s emphasis on client service excellence as well as an industry-focused approach matches CLA’s culture and mission perfectly. The blend of skills across both firms allows us to continue to expand our capabilities and deliver maximum impact for our clients. With the addition of IAAA, CLA’s agribusiness and cooperatives group will have more than 125 employees serving more than 5,000 farmers, producers, processors, and cooperatives across the country.”
CLA is a professional services firm delivering integrated wealth advisory, outsourcing, audit, tax, and consulting services to help clients succeed professionally and personally. Our professionals are immersed in the industries they serve and have deep knowledge of their operating and regulatory environments. With more than 5,400 people and 110 U.S. locations, and a global affiliation, we bring a wide array of services to help clients in all markets, foreign and domestic. Investment advisory services are offered through CliftonLarsonAllen Wealth Advisors, LLC, an SEC-registered investment advisor.