Orlando, FL – August 2010 – Public accountants Averett Warmus Durkee (AWD), a firm involved in providing timeshare/vacation ownership companies, homeowner associations and others with assurance, accounting, taxation, and consulting services, announced a recent merger with CPA firm Osburn, Henning & Company.
The merged entity, Averett Warmus Durkee Osburn Henning, CPAs, now has approximately 100 employees and provides assurance, tax and consulting services to clients engaged in timeshare, as well as in agribusiness, banking, real estate, construction, governmental activities, professional services and not-for-profit causes. The firm’s executive committee will consist of Tom Durkee, Ed Hofma, Ron Person, Steve Petosa and Jim Warmus. Jim Warmus will continue to serve as Chief Executive Officer.
“Our decision to merge at this time is reflective of each firm’s desire to offer increased resources for clients, including membership with the PKF North American Network of independent CPA firms*,” said Jim Warmus. “We have become bigger and better as a result of the merger.”
“What this means for our timeshare clients, in particular, is that we will have even deeper resources to draw upon when providing them with auditing, tax and consulting services,” added Tom Durkee, the lead partner for the firm’s timeshare division.
“We are thrilled about what this merger means in terms of capabilities,” said Richard Pilhorn, who had been a partner at Osburn, Henning & Company. “Our combined strength means we can provide a wide array of large-firm services without the overhead of a national company.”
About Averett Warmus Durkee Osburn Henning
Averett Warmus Durkee Osburn Henning (AWDOH) provides timeshare/vacation ownership companies and other clients with assurance, accounting and tax compliance services. One of the largest, independent CPA firms in Central Florida, AWDOH (www.awdoh-cpa.com) provides consulting services to clients for business acquisitions and disposition, including recruiting and training their employees, and advising clients on ways to improve their internal processes while providing them with relevant information needed to make timely, critical decisions. For further information about AWDOH’s timeshare department, contact Tom Durkee ([email protected]) or Lena Combs ([email protected]) at 407-849-1569.
* PKF International is a well-respected, worldwide network of legally independent member firms providing local expertise in accounting and business advisory services.
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