LEA Global Named 2nd Largest International Firm Association

Posted on 02.08.12

News Release

RICHMOND, VA. (February 8, 2012) – Keiter is a member of LEA Global / The Leading Edge Alliance ranked by the International Accounting Bulletin as the second largest international association of independent accounting firms for 2012. 

The LEA Global is an international alliance of independently owned accounting and consulting firms. Established in 1999, The LEA has more than 180 member firms worldwide with collective revenues of 2.6 billion USD. There are approximately 100 countries represented in the association.

“By utilizing technology, developing innovative special interest groups, and connecting internationally to the knowledge of our member firms, LEA Global members are able to compete on a substantial scale, throughout the country and across the globe,” stated Michael Davis, Managing Partner HW Fisher & Company, London & LEA Chair. “LEA provides the resources that support their consistent growth and, subsequently, its own. The combined knowledge of the many top firms in LEA is shared across all firms, and contributes to the continuing success of each."

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 “When the idea for LEA was conceived, the plan was to introduce an independent association that helped firms compete with the Big Four. The competitive landscape changed since our inception in 1999 as other large national and regional firms emerged. Yet the continued growth of the Alliance is a testament to the independent successes of member firms and their ability to understand and proactively deal with new challenges. The appeal of an accomplished association that consistently meets the needs of its membership is indisputable,” said Gary Shamis, Managing Partner SS&G Financial Services, Inc. & LEA Chair Emeritus. “Accounting has come out of the dark ages. The most successful firms operate as strategic businesses, and this view extends to its client base, centers of influence and the alliance it belongs to.  Over the past 12 years, LEA’s success has proven that the attention and support it provides to its members, including their overall operations special interest groups, has been a major factor in the success of its member firms.”

Founded over 30 years ago, Keiter’s services go beyond traditional tax and audit accounting to include business valuation, forensic investigation and risk advisory services. With offices in Richmond and Charlottesville, Virginia, the firm has over 100 employees—and serves private and public companies across numerous industries.