Supporting members by guiding growth and augmenting services through easy-to-access technical tools, syndicated content, training programs and administrative support services, as well as a direct line to professionals with a broad range of service and industry specializations.
New York, NY 5/20/2021 – Friedman LLP, a top-40 accounting and advisory firm, today announced the launch of Friedman Alliance. Through membership in the alliance, small and medium- sized accounting firms can access a wide range of services to attract new and retain existing clients, recruit and maintain top staff talent, further the capabilities of their practice, and support expansion efforts. Members of the Friedman Alliance enjoy a host of advantages, including access to:
- Experts who can answer questions on virtually any tax, accounting or audit topic;
- Advice relating to state and local taxes, international tax, governance, risk and compliance, trust and estates, and cybersecurity issues;
- Training and CPE programs, including conferences, live seminars, and live and recorded webinars;
- Ready-to-share articles and alerts on the emergent issues affecting clients;
- Audit and tax tools including planning strategies, practice aids and a searchable knowledge base;
- Business templates, including proposals, policies and collateral;
- Friedman University’s leadership development program that helps turn professional staff into a self-driven sales department; and
- Support from Friedman’s marketing and human resources teams
Friedman Alliance is led by Michael Greenwald, leader of the firm’s business tax practice, and Amish Mehta, leader of the firm’s nonprofit practice. Feeling that the market was missing an association focusing specifically on growth-oriented professional services firms, Mr. Greenwald and Mr. Mehta leveraged their experience driving growth initiatives and first-hand insight into the challenges facing small and medium-sized accounting firms to shape the Friedman Alliance.
“We know how to grow because we’ve been there too,” said Mr. Greenwald. “And collaboration is one aspect of our firm culture that sets Friedman apart. The Friedman Alliance is the natural product of our growth experience, collaborative philosophy and dedication to advancing the industry.” Mr. Mehta added, “As Friedman’s nonprofit practice leader, I work with associations all the time, know what makes members value the associations they are part of and understand how associations best serve their members. As a result, Friedman Alliance was built to maximize value and enable access.”
In 2019 and 2020, Inside Public Accounting named Friedman LLP one of its Top 100 Fastest-Growing Firms and a top-10 Fastest-Growing Organic Growth Firm. Vault 2022 ranked Friedman top five in work/life balance, relationships with supervisors, client interactions and promotion policies, among others, and top 10 in overall diversity, diversity for women, LGBTQ+ diversity, and racial and ethnic diversity.
About Friedman LLP
Friedman LLP has been serving the accounting, tax and business consulting needs of public and private companies since 1924. Our industry-focused practice features concentrated areas of expertise and a thorough understanding of the economic environment. We have the ability to be innovative in our approach, act quickly in our decision making and be flexible in our delivery of services. Our clients benefit from hands-on contact with our partners, cutting-edge technical expertise, and our understanding of their industries and their businesses. As a mid-size firm, we combine the staff and resources of a large firm with a philosophy of personal responsibility for our clients. Friedman is headquartered in Manhattan and has locations throughout New Jersey and Long Island, as well as in Philadelphia, Los Angeles and China.