CLA Acquires Frost & Company

CLA (FY22 $1.6 billion), which IPA ranks as the ninth largest accounting firm in the United States, announced that Tacoma, Wash.-based Frost & Company joined CLA on Aug. 1.

Frost & Company has served closely held companies, nonprofit organizations and individuals for more than 35 years in the southern Puget Sound area. The addition of Frost & Company further solidifies CLA’s commitment to the region, as it now has more than more than 30 professionals in Tacoma and Lacey, the firm announced.

Frost & Company has deep industry experience in construction, health care, professional services, non-profits and real estate. “The team at Frost & Company is recognized for consistently delivering superior service and creative out-of-the-box thinking. The team’s deep industry knowledge, valuable insight, technical skills, personal attention and partner involvement has contributed to long-standing relationships as trusted advisers to its clients,” says Scott Engelbrecht, chief geographic officer of CLA.

“Frost & Company’s reputation and business was built by taking a big-picture approach and being truly useful to our clients,” says Frost & Company MP David Coates. “CLA’s continued success, strong growth and intentional values helps us to further deliver on this commitment by enhancing our ability to meet the needs of our clients.”

CLA operates from 11 locations across Washington and more than 120 offices across the U.S. The Frost & Company team joins CLA at a new office in Tacoma, while the team in Lacey will remain at their current location. Previously, Frost & Company was an independent member of BDO Alliance USA.

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