Three firms have joined DFK USA, taking the national group’s membership to 27 and reflecting a year of growth for DFK International.

The new members are Lauterbach & Amen LLP, Reynolds + Rowella and Ridout Barrett.

Lauterbach & Amen LLP is a mid-sized public accounting firm established in 1997 in Napervillle, a western suburb of Chicago in Illinois, by partners Sherry Lauterbach and Ron Amen.

The firm’s foundation is in the governmental sector and over the years, it has extended client relationships to other entities outside of government, providing accounting, compilation, assurance, actuary and consulting services.

Reynolds + Rowella is a regional accounting firm with offices in Ridgefield and New Canaan in Connecticut.  It was founded in 1985 as a result of the merger of the CPA practices of Tom Reynolds and Frank Rowella.

The firm provides consulting, tax and assurance services and acts for businesses across all industries.

Ridout Barrett has been serving the San Antonio area in Texas since 1986 and has offices in San Antonio and Austin.

It provides professional accounting, tax and business advisory services to businesses of all sizes and across a range of sectors.

Harriet Greenberg, president of DFK USA and deputy president of DFK International, has welcomed the addition of the firms.

She said: “2018 has been a time of growth for DFK International.  The addition of Ridout Barrett and Reynolds + Rowella provide an additional tax-centric layer to the community, while Lauterbach & Amen bring a targeted audit-based view with a specialised focus in government auditing.

“The location and practice of the new member firms provide another dimension when it comes to location and practice expertise.  Part of the beauty of DFK USA is the cross-collaboration, unique perspectives and exchange of ideas that come with the addition of innovative firms.”

As deputy president of DFK International, Harriet’s vision is to grow membership both in the US and internationally, and she hopes this latest recruitment will act as a springboard for attracting more firms to DFK USA.

“We are doing some really amazing things in DFK USA in collaboration with DFK International.  As we continue to execute our powerful initiatives, I’m confident that our members will grow across the nation in major cities,” she said.

“Talent attracts talent and membership will increase with the understanding that our unique and innovative community only gets better with the addition of leading firms.

“In addition, key people in the organisation, including our US Executive Director Maureen Dillmore, the DFK Executive Committee and our group of independent accounting firm consultants, actively reach out and meet with independent accounting firms who could potentially join and add value to DFK USA.”