CEO Ted Dickman is pleased to announce BKD CPAs & Advisors acquired the financial institution practice of Harper & Pearson Company, P.C. in a deal that closed January 9, 2018.

“We want to extend a warm welcome to our new BKD team members,” Dickman said.  “Harper & Pearson’s commitment to client service and true expertise will help us achieve our goals as we move forward.”

The purchase expands BKD’s role as a financial services provider in the Houston market and across Texas.  BKD currently serves more than 120 financial institutions in the Lone Star State.

“We’re very excited the Harper & Pearson financial services team has joined BKD,” said Houston Managing Partner Kimberly McKay.  “They have a strong reputation and will help us to expand our footprint in Texas.  As the financial institution industry continues to experience consolidation, we believe the strength of the combined teams will better position us to serve our clients.”

BKD is the eighth-largest accounting firm in Houston, as reported by the Houston Business Journal’s Book of Lists.  Some of Harper & Pearson’s staff will join BKD’s Houston office at 2800 Post Oak Boulevard.

“I’m truly excited we’re joining forces with the Harper & Pearson financial services team,” said Debbie Scanlon, BKD’s South Region financial services leader.  “This combination of talent and expertise positions BKD for the expansion of our dynamic financial institution practice both in Houston and around Texas.”

BKD has 36 offices in 16 states, and fiscal year 2017 revenues were $564 million.  BKD also serves clients internationally as the largest U.S. member of Praxity, AISBL, the world’s largest alliance of independent CPA firms serving international clients.

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