BDO and Doyle & Shannon Merge Cornwall Offices

By Bob Peters
February 13, 2012

BDO Cornwall 1 + 1 = 20. No, it is not new math, but rather the results of two Cornwall accounting offices merging to create a team of 20 professionals to serve the Cornwall market.

Local Partners Ian MacDonell, Pierre Vaillancourt and Andrew Shannon will oversee BDO’s merger with Doyle & Shannon.  The merged firms will operate under the BDO name.

“We are excited to serve the SD&G community and meet the growing needs of the Cornwall market,” said Ian MacDonell.  “As the only national accounting firm in the area, this merger will combine our local expertise with extensive resources, and strengthen our focus on assisting entrepreneurs with their complex needs.”

“The merger comes at the right time for Doyle & Shannon and for our customers,” added Andrew Shannon.    “Our business is growing, as is the Cornwall economy, and the merger with BDO positions us well to provide expertise in a full range of assurance and accounting, tax, business valuation, succession planning and advisory services.”

The new BDO office will be located at 132 Second Street East (Suite 301) starting mid February.

“We are fortunate that the move will not result in any significant disruption to our services,” said Mr. MacDonell. “The entire staff is pitching in to ensure that we remain open for business throughout the move.”

“The new office gives us a Downtown Cornwall location with easy access and free parking for clients,” said Mr. Shannon. “It is important to all of us that our customers continue to receive the same level of quality service that they have grown to expect.”

“This is great news for Cornwall and another vote of confidence in our downtown business district,” said Mayor Bob Kilger. “I wish the entire team at the ‘new’ BDO all the best.”

New Job Opportunities

As a reflection of its continuing growth BDO is currently hiring to fill new positions. The office is seeking a Tax Manager, a recent Chartered Accountant (CA) or Certified General Accountant (CGA) and a CA or CGA student to join its team. Click here to find a link to the BDO Careers section.  For more information on these opportunities contact Andrew or Ian.

About BDO

BDO is one of the leading accounting and advisory firms in Canada with 90 years of experience providing value-added assurance, accounting, taxation and advisory services to a broad range of clients.  With a national team of more than 2,700 partners and professionals, the firm builds strong relationships with businesses and communities from Vancouver to St. John’s.

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