October, 2011McConnell & Jones LLP, (MJ) Houston’s 14th largest certified public accounting firm, will build upon its strategy to grow its practice in North/Northwest Houston by merging with the practice of John A. Braden, PC.
“We are pleased to bring Braden’s clients into the McConnell & Jones fold and will continue providing them with the high quality and hands-on accounting, audit, tax and business advisory services they’ve grown accustomed to over the years,” says Wayne McConnell, Managing Partner for McConnell & Jones LLP. “John has served many of his clients for over 40 years and we look forward to having him and his staff as part of the McConnell & Jones team as we further position our firm in the North Houston area.”
Braden will continue to work with MJ as a Partner and will focus on servicing his existing clients as well as assist with the continued growth of the firm in the Greenspoint, Spring and Woodlands areas of North Houston.
Braden’s practice was established in the Houston market in 1971 and services a diverse client base that includes domestic and international business owners to which he provides assurance, tax and business advisory services. “Our clients will greatly benefit from the additional resources and depth of experience that McConnell & Jones provides,” said Braden. “We are better positioned to continue building upon the long-term relationships we have with our current clients.”
“Our firm has seen successful organic growth over the last year which has propelled us to the 14th spot on Houston’s list of largest CPA firms,” says Edward Hlousek, Leader of McConnell & Jones’ Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group. He concludes, “This acquisition continues us along that path and positions our firm for even greater success in the coming year.”
About McConnell & Jones:
McConnell & Jones LLP is a public accounting firm with offices in Houston and Dallas, Texas and Washington DC. The firm specializes in assurance services, internal control reviews, tax planning and compliance, and strategy and business process consulting for publicly-held, privately-owned, nonprofit and governmental clients. McConnell & Jones is among the top 40 accounting firms in the country that audit employee benefit plans, and according to a recent survey by the Houston Business Journal, McConnell & Jones is the 14th largest CPA firm in Houston. For additional information please visit www.mcconnellandjones.com.
About John A. Braden, PC
John A. Braden, P.C. has been solving accounting and tax problems for over 40 years. The Houston based firm is a full-service accounting firm, offering services for businesses and individuals in Houston and across the US.