The Business Manager, LLC, a Denver-based outsourced accounting services firm, and RubinBrown LLP, one of the nation’s top 50 largest accounting firms, are joining together, effective immediately. The announcement was made by RubinBrown’s Denver office managing partner, Michael T. Lewis, CFA, CGMA.
“By combining forces with another established and innovative firm like The Business Manager, RubinBrown has the opportunity to further develop its outsourced services to small- and medium-sized businesses and organizations in the Denver region,” said Lewis. “Our firms’ joint experience enables us to grow together and provide new value and a greater depth of resources to our clients.”
The Business Manager was founded in 1996 as a one-person accounting and bookkeeping shop. Since then, the boutique firm has grown to host a seasoned staff of six employees with client relationships in a wide range of industries, including construction, not-for-profit, manufacturing, and real estate. Specializing in outsourced accounting for small businesses, the firm offers bill pay, payroll general ledger accounting, accounting consulting, controller services, and executive advisory services. Through its expanded outsourced accounting services, RubinBrown develops a tailored solution of internal processes and procedures and software solutions to enhance and streamline clients’ operations, allowing for organizational productivity, profitability and growth.
“The addition of The Business Manager team adds significant strength and resources to our firm’s existing outsourced accounting service offerings. Additionally, The Business Manager team brings with them a diverse client base working in many of the same industry groups we have serviced for more than 60 years,” noted Lewis. ”This expansion also provides are wealth management clients with an expanded Family Office option.”
The Business Manager founder and leader, Debbi C. Warden, CPA, CGMA, MBA will serve as a partner in RubinBrown’s Entrepreneurial Services Group. She has more than 25 years of accounting, business and management experience. Warden is a member of the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants, where she previously served as director of the Board of Directors and currently is on the financial literacy committee. Additionally, she is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and was hand selected to serve on the organization’s Private Company Practice Section Forum. Warden was named an Outstanding Woman in Business by the Denver Business Journal in 2015 and was nominated as a member of the Small Business Advisory Committee of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB).
In addition to Warden, five staff accountants and associates of The Business Manager will also join RubinBrown. RubinBrown’s Denver office now has 97 total employees, including 49 certified public accountants.
“RubinBrown provides a perfect fit, not only for our business model and existing clients, but also for our team members, who share RubinBrown’s values of excellence, integrity and teamwork,” noted Warden. “We are thrilled to become a part of the RubinBrown team and excited for its vision for the future.”
RubinBrown is one of the nation’s largest accounting and business consulting firms, with 500 team members working from offices in Denver, Kansas City, Nashville and St. Louis, including a satellite office in St. Louis’ CORTEX Innovation District. Founded in 1952, the firm’s team members establish best practices within specific industry segments and work to serve the community both inside and outside the workplace. Our mission is to help clients build and protect value, while at all times honoring the responsibility to serve the public interest. RubinBrown is an independent member of Baker Tilly International, a high-quality, dedicated network of 154 independent firms in 133 countries. For more information, visit www.rubinbrown.com.
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