HBK CPAs & Consultants (HBK) announced the signing of a conclusive merger agreement with the Spire Group of Clark, New Jersey. The merger gives HBK its northernmost office and the newest office in its mid-Atlantic region, which is comprised of Princeton and Cherry Hill in New Jersey and Blue Bell, Pennsylvania.
“We are pleased to welcome the Spire Group team to HBK,” noted HBK Mid-Atlantic Principal-in-Charge, Jim Bartolomei, who made the announcement. “They are a group of outstanding and accomplished professionals who will strengthen our position in the region.”
The Spire Group is comprised of 50 team members, five of whom are joining HBK as Principals. The firm has operated as the Spire Group since 2012 with the merger of two of the region’s leading full-service CPA and consulting firms, SGA Group of Clark, and Carr Daley Sullivan & Weir of Livingston, New Jersey.
“The Spire Group was built on the pillars of client service, entrepreneurship and a culture that is centered around our team members’ success,” noted Spire Managing Principal Tom Angelo. “We found those same pillars in the HBK family. We are excited to be able to bring our talents and expertise to scale collectively with the breadth and depth of HBK. Together, we will bring tremendous opportunities to our clients and our team members in the years to come."
The Spire Group was recognized as one of the “Top 50 Best Workplaces of 2017” by Inc. magazine, was a “Best Firms to Work For” selection for the past four years by Accounting Today, and was chosen as one of the “Best Places to Work” for the past four years by NJBIZ.
In addition to its tax, advisory and assurance practice, Spire operates Spire IT. Spire IT was founded in 2010 to provide businesses reliable technology and consulting services.
“We are excited to welcome these proven leaders to our growing team,” said Christopher M. Allegretti, CPA, CEO and Managing Principal of HBK. “The Spire Group has succeeded at building an award-winning culture and growing a highly-respected office in a very competitive market. And their successful IT practice is proof of their innovative and entrepreneurial practice style.”