HLB Named the 8th Largest Network by International Accounting Bulletin

LOS ANGELES, CA (April 17, 2024) – HLB, the global advisory and accounting network that GHJ is a member of, is now ranked at 8 on the International Accounting Bulletin’s annual ranking of the largest networks worldwide, two spots higher than in 2023.

This year’s ranking reflects HLB’s remarkable 23-percent growth in 2023, with combined revenues that soared to $5.46 billion. The network’s expansion has been particularly strong in advisory services, which now represents 33 percent of total revenue.

“Through dedication and strategic foresight, we achieved all our objectives, which resulted in substantial growth,” said HLB Global CEO Marco Donzelli. “Our overarching goal has always been to future-proof the HLB global community to ensure that the investments we make today will resonate for a brighter tomorrow and fulfill our purpose to create a positive and sustainable impact for all HLB people.”

GHJ leverages the HLB network to serve multi-location clients in a timely and efficient manner. Additionally, several GHJ leaders contribute directly to the success of HLB in global leadership positions: GHJ Managing Partner Tom Barry serves as HLB USA Chairman, GHJ Partner Anant Patel serves as HLB Global Leader – Network Capabilities and GHJ Partner Mari-Anne Kehler serves as HLB Global Leader of Client Advisory Services.

“This recognition is both an honor and a reflection of our collective pursuit of outstanding service and innovation,” Tom said. “We are immensely proud to contribute to and be a part of HLB, and we are excited to continue leveraging our shared expertise for the benefit of our clients and communities around the world.”

Named the International Accounting Bulletin’s Network of the Year in 2020 and 2022, HLB represents more than 45,000 advisory and accounting professionals across 157 countries. In 2023, HLB was named Best Cross-Border Collaboration for Tax Solutions by CFI.co and the No. 1 Most Loved Workplace by Newsweek.

About GHJ

GHJ is a national advisory and accounting firm with employees in nearly 30 states and clients around the world. Our team of experts meet clients where they are and provide personalized service for nonprofit, food and beverage, entertainment and media and health and wellness companies. Ranked as a Top-100 Firm, 7th Fastest-Growing Firm, Top Regional Leader in the West and Best Firm to Work For by Accounting Today, GHJ is passionate about helping clients and its people #BeMore by focusing on building thriving businesses and creating a better future.

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 around 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 157 countries across the globe. GHJ has 21 partners and more than 200 staff members, who 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).