Hawkins Ash CPAs Acquires Green Bay Accounting Firm Hermans & Associates

Hermans & Associates

Written by Corenne Gutierrez

January 5, 2021

Hawkins Ash CPAs, a full-service regional certified public accounting and business advisory firm, announces that it has acquired the Green Bay, Wis., firm Hermans & Associates. Kathleen M. Hermans and the seven staff members of Hermans & Associates will be joining the Green Bay office of Hawkins Ash CPAs. The acquisition is effective on January 1, 2020.

“This merger fits well into our growth and development strategy,” states Abraham Leis, CPA, Managing Partner of Hawkins Ash CPAs. “Together with the Hermans & Associates team, we have the talent to provide more expertise to service small businesses, high net-worth individuals, and employee benefit plans. Hermans & Associates clients can expect more service options and an even higher level of service.”

Those clients are now able to take advantage of Hawkins Ash CPAs’ comprehensive lineup of services, including bookkeeping and payroll, QuickBooks and accounting software support, auditing, and valuation services.

Kathleen M. Hermans, the former partner of Hermans & Associates, joins Hawkins Ash CPAs as a senior manager. She explained the acquisition provides plenty of benefits to clients. “We’re especially excited for our clients to reap the rewards of the support and stability of such a well-established, respected firm as Hawkins Ash CPAs,” she says.

Since 1956, Hawkins Ash CPAs has been providing audit, accounting, tax, and consulting services to a wide variety of clients, including individuals, privately held businesses, nonprofit organizations, governmental entities, credit unions, and housing authorities. Hawkins Ash is now a $20 million firm that ranks in the top 200 in a field of over 44,000 accounting firms in the nation. Hawkins Ash CPAs has six offices in Wisconsin, three offices in Minnesota, 16 partners, and over 160 professionals serving clients throughout Wisconsin, Minnesota, and the entire United States.

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Corenne Gutierrez
I joined Hawkins Ash CPAs in 2011. As the Firm's marketing manager, I develop and deploy strategic marketing and communications plans to fulfill the marketing goals of the Firm as a whole, each office and business line.

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