ESV Accounting and Business Advisors and Harveys Chartered Accountants have announced they will merge, conducting business together as ESV Accounting and Business Advisors.
The firms said the merger has been undertaken in light of their shared business objectives and values.
“The merger with Harveys is a natural fit for ESV as we have a similar business philosophy,” said Kurt Baker, partner at ESV.
“We understand the importance of developing a collaborative, long-term relationship with our clients, which is something we share with Harveys. Welcoming David [Robinson] and his team on board will only enhance our ability to provide this sort of personalised service to our clients,” Mr Baker said.
According to Harveys' Mr Robinson, the move will be beneficial to clients of both firms who will gain from a broader set of professional services and the additional expertise of eight partners.
“Joining a larger firm like ESV that has walked the same path with its clients is a natural progression and one that will only provide upside for our clients and employees,” he said.
ESV's Mr Baker added that to ensure a smooth transition, all clients will continue to work closely with the same people, ensuring their current and future needs are met.
“Our first priority is to ensure a smooth transition for clients across both firms – it will be business as usual,” Mr Baker said.