Houston-based Briggs & Veselka Co. CPAs and Business Advisors has been named as a top 100 U.S. CPA firm by Inside Public Accounting, a leading industry publication. The firm has experienced significant organic and acquisition-related growth in the past few years, and has added new services including State & Local Tax, Digital Forensics & eDiscovery, cyber security, and internal audit and SOX rationalization. The firm’s core audit and tax services, primarily serving middle market companies, have also experienced significant growth contributing to the new national ranking.
“Achieving the Top 100 firm list is a significant milestone in the journey of our firm,” said Managing Shareholder Sheila Enriquez. “Our mission is to continue to provide the resources and solutions for the clients in our key industry groups, along with growth opportunities for the amazing professionals I have the honor of leading,” she added. The firm recently initiated a cross-training program to provide alternative career paths for its professionals.
“Earning a spot on the elite Top 100 list is a game-changer for growing firms,” said Allan Koltin, a well-respected industry expert on CPA firm growth. “I’ve had the opportunity to consult with Sheila and the shareholders of Briggs & Veselka, and they have the culture, passion and drive to move up even further on that list to the benefit of their clients and their people,” he added.
In the past 18 months, the firm has made six acquisitions in the Houston area and in Austin, spurring some of the firm’s growth. Additionally, 34 professionals received promotions last month, providing a positive career trajectory for some of the best and the brightest in the industry. Briggs & Veselka also moved from the 9th to the 7th largest accounting firm ranking in Houston according to the Houston Business Journal report in July.
“As the firm continues to grow, our key imperative is to preserve and expand the unique culture that differentiates Briggs & Veselka. Each of the acquisitions in the past year were cultural fits as much as they were financial or footprint fits, which will continue to be our guiding principles,” added Enriquez. “We are also proud of the fact that our client satisfaction scores continue to track at four times the industry average, which demonstrates that our clients recognize that our culture and the resources we offer can help solve their evolving business issues,” she said.