LOS ANGELES, CA (July 18, 2022) – HLB, the global accounting and advisory network that includes GHJ among its members, was named Network of the Year at the 2022 International Accounting Forum and Awards held in London. The awards are presented by the International Accounting Bulletin and The Accountant teams.
The International Accounting Forum and Awards (formerly Digital Accountancy Forum and Awards) celebrates excellence in accounting and draw attention to the achievements of both accounting firms and solution providers.
“We are proud to be a member of this esteemed network,” said GHJ Chief Strategy Officer Mari-Anne Kehler, who also serves as Global Chair, Advisory Growth Strategy Group for HLB. “Through all of this growth, HLB continues to lift up its member firms and lead the industry.”
Network of the Year is awarded to a multi-firm organization that has demonstrated profitable growth strategies during the past 12 months and excelled in key strategic and operational areas.
HLB had a record-breaking 2021 with a 25 percent growth in global combined revenue earnings. Much of this growth came from acquiring firms in North America. In addition, revenue from advisory services made up 28 percent of total revenue with cross-border engagement revenue growing by 10 percent. These results were published in HLB’s 2021 Global Annual Review: Reaching New Heights.
One of the leading accountancy networks, HLB International provides consulting and professional services and operates in 157 countries. HLB’s network comprises more than 38,000 professionals across nearly 800 offices.
GHJ Chief Strategy Officer Mari-Anne Kehler serves as Global Chair, Advisory Growth Strategy and GHJ Advisory Services Practice Leader Anant Patel serves as Global Transaction Advisory Services Leader for HLB.
GHJ is an accounting and advisory firm that specializes in nonprofit, food and beverage, entertainment and media and health and wellness companies. Ranked as Accounting Today’s “Firm to Watch” and “Top Regional Leader in the West”, an INSIDE Public Accounting Top 200 firm and a top-20 largest accounting firm on the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Book of Lists, GHJ is passionate about helping clients and its people #BeMore by focusing on building thriving businesses and creating a better future. GHJ works as a business advocate for its clients —providing personalized service and building long-term relationships to help position our clients for growth.
Through its affiliation with HLB International, a global network of independent professional accounting firms and business advisers, GHJ is able to partner with other top firms across major cities throughout the U.S. and the world. GHJ’s audit, tax and advisory teams leverage the HLB network to partner with its clients and give clients access to member firms in over 157countries across the globe. GHJ has 21 partners and approximately 200 staff members that serve thousands of clients. The Firm is also 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).