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Local accounting firm announces merger to expand services, locations

STURGIS, SD  – The local Sturgis business of Simmons & Silver CPA PC began as “Karen Simmons CPA PC”. For over 35 years, Karen grew  the firm from a handful of tax and accounting clients in and near the Black Hills to well over a  thousand clients spanning South Dakota and several other states. Karen’s daughter, Anita  Silver–also a CPA–joined the firm in 2011.

A new chapter for the business was announced recently with a  strategic  alliance between Simmons & Silver CPA, PC and Accurant, LLC. Both companies will help expand services in South Dakota adding to  existing offices in Minneapolis, MN, Grand Rapids, MN and Carroll, IA.

The partnership, via a  merger, allows both companies to bring together a stronger team and more services to help support clients in South Dakota and will be known as Simmons Accurant.

Simmons & Silver,  CPA PC currently provides tax, accounting, and financial services to its clients while Accurant  offers similar services through its other affiliates as well as a unique set of business-focused  professional expertise. Adding Simmons & Silver to the existing suite of companies will provide offices in Sturgis, SD; Grand Rapids and Minneapolis, MN and Carroll, IA.

“We are so pleased to be a part of the Accurant team.” Karen Simmons, President, said. “Having a big brother firm will provide expanded services for our clients and the support our growing practice requires.”

Accurant, LLC is based in Minneapolis, MN and has been in business since 2003. It has  completed mergers in Minnesota and Iowa and is planning to continue its merger expansion  throughout the Upper Mid-West. Accurant’s suite of companies offers its clients tax, accounting,  and financial services as well as a broad range of services that ranges from general accounting  and payroll to helping clients manage their profitability of the partnership and advising with  strategic initiatives.

“This is a great opportunity for both firms to partner and expand in Sturgis. We look forward to  continuing to build upon the well-established business Simmons and Silver has developed in the  region.” said Bo Nickoloff, Accurant’s President.

Simmons Accurant will continue to provide services to a variety of individual and business clients at their 1612 Junction Avenue, Sturgis, SD location. This work includes accounting services, financial recordkeeping and financial statements, payroll, sales tax and tax preparation and  planning, including multiple state income tax work.

“Our combined companies will be able to offer clients more services and support when they need  it.” Nickoloff said. “Being a small to mid-sized business doesn’t mean the big operational needs  aren’t needed, it often means you need the expertise of an accounting partner or group of trusted  senior advisors who can accommodate any size company, any size payroll or budget and  become an integrated part of your business and its success.”

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