RSM International welcomes UK-member Bentley Jennison

Press release: RSM International has announced the addition of UK-based Bentley Jennison to its worldwide network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms. As one of the most progressive and fastest growing professional services firms in the UK, Bentley Jennison significantly enhances RSM International's ability to serve the needs of global businesses in the UK and Europe.

RSM McGladrey, a leading U.S. accounting, tax and business consulting organization and the largest member of RSM International, enthusiastically endorses the selection of Bentley Jennison to help strengthen an already robust network with additional capabilities throughout Europe and to reinforce RSM International's position as the seventh largest global accounting network.

Bentley Jennison formally joined RSM International on August 21, 2007, having successfully completed RSM International's comprehensive due diligence process.

The admission of Bentley Jennison reinforces RSM International's position as the seventh largest global accounting network. Since April, the RSM Executive Office team has conducted a full analysis of firms in the UK market. Several discussions were held before identifying Bentley Jennison as the optimum choice for RSM International based on their commitment to quality, the current and future needs in the UK and the ability of Bentley Jennison to grow and lead RSM International in the UK and Europe.

Recently awarded "Large Firm of the Year" by Accountancy Age magazine, Bentley Jennison has doubled in size every four years since it was founded in 1984, with total fee income of $128 million last year. Its clients range across both the public and corporate sectors and include blue chip and international names such as Premier foods, Selfridges, JCB, Dairy Crest, The United Nations, and The European Commission. The firm has an extensive national presence in the UK market, with key offices nationwide, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, and Edinboro.

To be known as RSM Bentley Jennison, the firm has strong audit and international tax capabilities, combined with particular focus and experience in providing risk management and internal audit services. Additionally, it is one of the largest providers of advisory services to the UK public sector and is increasingly recognized as a preferred adviser by the corporate sector.

About RSM McGladrey: RSM McGladrey is a leading professional services firm providing accounting, tax and business consulting. RSM McGladrey operates in an alternative practice structure with McGladrey & Pullen LLP, a partner-owned CPA firm that delivers audit and attest services. Through separate and independent legal entities, they work together to serve clients' business needs. Together, the companies rank as the fifth largest U.S. provider of accounting, tax and business consulting services (source: Accounting Today), with 8,000 professionals and associates in nearly 100 offices. RSM McGladrey Inc. and McGladrey & Pullen LLP are member firms of RSM International, an affiliation of independent accounting and consulting firms. RSM McGladrey is the official accounting, tax and business consulting firm of The PGA of America.

About RSM International: RSM International is a worldwide member organization of independent accounting and consulting firms. It is represented in each of the top 40 major business centers throughout the world, with more than 24,000 staff in over 72 countries. The organization's total fee income of US$2.7 billion places it among the top seven international accounting organizations worldwide. Member firms are driven by a common vision of providing high quality professional services, both in their domestic markets and in serving the international professional service needs of their client base.

About Bentley Jennison: Bentley Jennison is ranked 14th in the 2007 Accountancy and Accountancy Age league tables of UK chartered accountants and business advisors, winning the award for Large Firm of the Year in the Accountancy Age Awards for Excellence 2006. The firm has 14 offices across the major cities in the UK, $128 million fee income and over 1,000 staff. Bentley Jennison provides a range of business support and development services covering: accounting and auditing; taxation; internal audit & risk management; comprehensive independent financial services (under Bentley Jennison Financial Management Limited); business consultancy; human resource development; forensic accounting; outsourcing; IT services, and bespoke software development.


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