Schenck team joins CLA to bring expanded resources to clients

Published Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Wisconsin-based CPA and consulting firm Schenck SC team members plan to join professional services firm CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen LLP) on January 1, 2019.

Schenck provides audit, accounting, tax and business consulting services to privately held companies and middle-market organizations in Wisconsin and beyond. Since opening in 1930, the firm has evolved to become one of the nation’s top 100 CPA firms. Schenck is recognized by Vault as a top 25 CPA firm to work for and in the top 10 for best accounting internships. The firm is led by Daniel Young, CPA, CVA, president and shareholder, and has 10 offices throughout Wisconsin.

“With our similar client service philosophies and cultures, joining CLA is a natural fit,” says Young. “For our clients, we’ll bring greater and more diversified services. In addition, we’ll create exciting growth opportunities for our team. We anticipate a seamless integration for both clients and team members, and look forward to beginning this new journey.”

As one of the nation’s leading professional services firms, CLA has retained the agility to serve clients of all sizes and in all locations, while at the same time bringing an unparalleled depth of capabilities, all in one place.

With this move, CLA will serve clients from 18 locations throughout Wisconsin. Young will lead the Wisconsin region as chief practice officer.

“We exist to create opportunities for our clients, our people, and our communities,” says Steve DeBruyn, chief practice officer, CLA Eastern Midwest region. “As the world around us rapidly evolves, we continuously build our practice to lead the pace of change and innovation. Schenck has a strong reputation in Wisconsin and a solid team of well-respected professionals. Together we strengthen our ability to serve.”

The more than 600 current Schenck employees will continue to serve clients locally and nationally from their existing offices, expanding CLA’s Wisconsin team to be more than 1,000 professionals.


About CLA

CLA exists to create opportunities for our clients, our people, and our communities through industry-focused wealth advisory, outsourcing, audit, tax, and consulting services. With more than 5,400 people, 110 U.S. locations and a global affiliation, we promise to know you and help you. Investment advisory services are offered through CliftonLarsonAllen Wealth Advisors, LLC, an SEC-registered investment advisor.


About Schenck SC

Schenck is a full-service regional accounting and consulting firm. The firm currently has more than 600 team members who serve clients from 10 locations in Wisconsin. As one of the larger CPA firms in the United States, Schenck provides a full range of services including accounting and assurance, tax, business consulting, human resources consulting, information technology, merger and acquisition, retirement planning, wealth advisory, government and not-for-profit organizations, and individuals.