HLB Celebrates its 50th Anniversary Across the Globe

LOS ANGELES, CA (Sept. 27, 2019) – HLB International (HLB), the accounting network GHJ has been a proud member of for over 25 year, celebrates its 50th anniversary with the launch of a global campaign.

The commemoration is coming off the back of the network’s most successful year to date. Last year, HLB earned global revenues of $2.73 billion and achieved a record 15-percent growth from the previous year.

Since its foundation in 1969, HLB has grown to a network of 27,485 members and has Top-10 member firms in all key worldwide regions, including China where members often rank in the Top Five. With decades of entrepreneurship and collaboration, together with the innovative and creative mindsets of fellow members, HLB has become one of the fastest growing networks in recent years.

To celebrate this prominent milestone, HLB and its member firms are running a global anniversary campaign from June to October with several events taking place, including HLB Communities Day – the network’s first global community service initiative, which saw HLB member firms collectively donate 8,497 hours to local communities on Friday, June 7, 2019.

“Celebrating our 50th anniversary is an important milestone,” said Marco Donzelli, HLB’s chief executive officer. “It gives us an opportunity to thank all the people who have contributed to the success of HLB. It is also a chance for us to reflect on how far we’ve come while embracing our future.”

Through GHJ’ affiliation with HLB, the Firm is able to partner with other top firms across major cities throughout the U.S. and the world. GHJ’ audit, tax and advisory teams leverage the HLB network to better serve its clients and give clients access to member firms in over 150 countries across the globe.

“We are proud members, and it is an honor to team with top global professionals,” said Tom Barry, managing partner of GHJ. “As part of HLB, we have the ability to provide our international and multi-state clients with a consistent, high-quality client experience.”

About HLB

HLB International is a global network of independent professional accounting firms and business advisers. Formed in 1969, HLB services clients through its member firms in 153 countries, with 27,485 partners and staff in 745 offices worldwide. HLB is ranked 12th in size globally, with many of its member firms ranked among the Top 10 in their regions.

About GHJ

Founded in 1953, GHJ is a Los Angeles-based accounting firm that specializes in nonprofit, food and beverage, entertainment and media and health and wellness companies. Recipient of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce 2018 Employee Champion For Life Work Harmony Award and named a “Best Places to Work” by the Los Angeles Business Journal eight times since 2008, GHJ is passionate about helping clients and its people #BeMore by focusing on building thriving businesses and creating a better future.

The firm works as a business advocate for its clients — providing personalized service and building long-term relationships to help position our clients for growth. Also ranked as a Top-20 largest accounting firm on the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Book of Lists, the firm has 14 partners and over 150 staff members that serve over 3,000 clients. The firm is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the AICPA Governmental Audit Quality Center (GAQC), the California Society of CPAs and the California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofit).