Philadelphia CPA firm Tait Weller joins Russell Bedford International

November 2014

Global professional services group Russell Bedford International has announced the addition of another member firm to its growing North American network, with Tait, Weller & Baker LLP (Tait Weller) Certified Public Accountants joining as the Philadelphia member firm.

This latest expansion comes less than three months after the addition of Kaiser, Scherer & Schlegel PLLC, in McLean, Virginia.

Tait Weller was founded in Philadelphia in 1921. Today, with five partners, two tax directors and more than 50 personnel in total, it is the region's leading full-service accounting firm specialising in financial services organisations and non-profits.

Tait Weller provides audit and assurance, accounting, tax and consulting services to registered investment companies in the heavily regulated funds industry. Its expertise extends to limited partnerships, underwriters, investment advisory firms, transfer agents and other financial institutions for which the firm serves as independent auditor. It is the fifth largest auditor of mutual funds in the United States outside of the Big Four.

In addition to its financial services sector activities, Tait Weller has also built a significant practice as auditors and consultants to educational, international relief and development, cultural, and religious non-profit organisations, throughout the US and worldwide.

The firm is registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) and also has offices in New York, NY and Iselin, NJ.

Bill Rucci, chairman of Russell Bedford International commented: "Tait Weller's addition to the network is consistent with our growth strategy in the United States and internationally - to recruit local market leaders in the country's key business locations. Tait Weller's pre-eminence in the financial services sector is quite clear; their reputation as advisors in the non-profit sector also makes them a perfect fit for the network."

Tait Weller managing partner Harry B. DeVerter added: "We are, naturally, delighted to be joining a leading global network of independent CPA firms. To be part of Russell Bedford's dynamic North American membership offers us a real opportunity to enhance and extend the services we offer to clients throughout the United States and around the world."

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