BDO expands local presence in Halifax through merger with KLM Financial Ltd.

March 01, 2018

Toronto, ON, March 1, 2018 – BDO Canada LLP, (‘BDO’) one of the largest accounting and advisory firms in Canada, is pleased to announce its merger with KLM Financial Ltd. (KLM), effective March 1, 2018. The addition of the Halifax-based outsourcing, business advisory and recruiting firm strengthens BDO’s position in Atlantic Canada and expands the existing team in Halifax to support local businesses.

Founded in 2012, KLM comprises of highly experienced professionals in bookkeeping, recruitment, and CFO and financial advisory services. The firm has provided strong outsourced finance teams and customized finance solutions, as well as recruiting services to a wide variety of industries and to organizations of all sizes.

“The combination of our resources with KLM will allow us to continue to deliver high quality services to our clients with an increased depth of expertise in bookkeeping and recruitment,” stated Ken Davidson, the managing partner for BDO offices in Atlantic Canada. “Growth is about finding the right talent and KLM’s team is one of the strongest outsourcing teams in Atlantic Canada.”

KLM’s depth of expertise complements BDO’s current offerings, quality of services,values, and focus on growing the outsourcing and recruitment practices in the Halifax area and across Atlantic Canada.

“Joining BDO will allow us to maintain and expand our service offerings to clients, while still being agile and responsive to client needs. It will also add a depth of resources for our clients and staff that were not previously available to meet current and future requirements,” commented Kelly Johnstone, partner at KLM. “In addition, it provides greater growth opportunities for our professionals as they progress in their careers.”

About BDO

BDOCanada LLP is a leading provider of professional services to clients of all sizes in virtually all business sectors. Our team delivers a comprehensive range of assurance, accounting, tax, and advisory services, complemented by a deep industry knowledge gained from nearly 100 years of working within local communities. As part of the international BDO network, we’re able to provide seamless and consistent cross-border services to clients with global needs. Over 73,000 people working out of more than 1,500 offices in over 160 countries, the network generates worldwide revenue of $8.1 billion.

BDO Canada LLP, a Canadian limited liability partnership, is a member of BDO International Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, and forms part of the international BDO network of independent member firms. BDO is the brand name for the BDO network and for each of the BDO member Firms.

Contacts

Ken Davidson
Office Managing Partner, BDO Canada LLP