Anchin, Block & Anchin: Best North American Accounting Firm
Year after year, award after award, Anchin, Block & Anchin is recognised as a top-tier firm throughout the US in terms of its size, management, scope of services and work environment.
With a staff of more than 350 and numerous specialised industry and service teams, the full-service accounting, tax and advisory firm provides investment companies, privately-held businesses and high net worth individuals with a wide range of traditional and non-traditional services.
Anchin’s expertise is readily apparent in its Financial Services Group, which includes nine partners and more than 50 dedicated professionals under the direction of partner-in-charge Jeffrey I Rosenthal (pictured).
“Navigating today’s complex economic environment poses significant challenges to financial services firms and other market participants,” Rosenthal says. “Whether conditions are volatile or stable, the market bull or bear, fund managers need the support of experienced professionals.
“Our years of experience, extensive network, and deep institutional knowledge allow us to offer our clients perspectives and insights on the overall direction of their business. More than tax specialists and accountants, we see ourselves as strategic service providers whose role is to assist clients and their investors achieve their long-term and short-term objectives.”
The Financial Services Group, launched more than 35 years ago, works with more than 400 investment partnerships, hedge funds, mutual funds, private equity funds, funds of funds, offshore funds, master-feeder structures, broker-dealers, investment advisors, family offices, commodity advisors, securities specialists and traders. Financial services is Anchin’s largest industry sector and it maintains a stellar reputation in the community.
“We are pleased to be one of only three firms named as a repeat winner of a Hedgeweek Award,” Rosenthal says. “Recognition as Best North American Accounting Firm affirms our place in the financial services community and speaks to the level of service that we provide our clients.”
In a market crowded with accounting firms, Anchin sets itself apart from the competition in a number of ways. “We know who we are and who we want to be,” says managing partner Frank Schettino. “Anchin has not been, nor will it be, party to the merger mania that has affected the industry. It has never been our goal to be the biggest; it is our goal to be the best.”
This philosophy and strategy has resulted in Anchin growing into the largest single-office accounting firm in the US. The consolidation of intellectual firepower under one roof directly benefits its clients.
Anchin is neither too big, nor too small. The firm is large enough to provide the depth and breadth of services that clients need, yet small enough to provide them with attention at partner level. Issues are solved quickly; clients never wait for answers from distant offices.
There are no technical silos at Anchin; its culture is truly collegial. Partners work together, across industry lines and service specialties, to deliver a broad array of solutions.
Anchin’s professional retention rate is much higher than the industry average, which means clients see the same faces year after year on their engagements. In fact, Anchin has repeatedly been named a Best Place to Work in New York City and New York State, and a Best Accounting Firm to Work For in the United States.
By offering superior service and a quality work product, Anchin has enjoyed long-term relationships with its clients, often across multiple generations.
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