Accounting Firms to See Milestones in ‘13

by Serenah McKay  on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 8:59 am  

It now has about 2,100 employees, including about 250 partners, and earned $402 million in revenue in fiscal 2012. BKD has 29 offices in 12 states.

Besides the Fort Smith and Rogers offices, BKD’s Arkansas presence includes a Little Rock location.

BKD’s wealth management subsidiary, BKD Wealth Advisors LLC, reached $2 billion under management and supervision in September, the company said late last month. Other subsidiaries include BKD Corporate Finance LLC, BKD Insurance LLC and the nonprofit BKD Foundation.

Despite its size, though, Lundy said partners in other offices are very accessible and readily lend their expertise on any topic that arises.

“It’s a big firm with a small-firm feel,” he said.

Lundy said the firm is “absolutely” in recruiting mode, with two new hires set to start in January and another already lined up for September.

One new recruit, Kyle Boyd of Rogers, earned his master’s in accounting from the University of Central Arkansas in August. Currently taking his CPA exams, he’s looking forward to starting work for Lundy in January.

Boyd said he got to know some of the BKD staff through their recruiting efforts at UCA, plus his mother and Lundy are longtime friends and he went to school with Lundy’s son.

So when he found out Lundy’s office was hiring, it seemed a natural fit for him.

“This area has a lot of economic opportunity for me and my profession,” Boyd said, “and knowing Mark was here, it made me feel good to know someone who’s familiar with me and my family, and who I know understands the culture up here.”

A Rogers native, Lundy said he’s glad to be able to create jobs for the city and contribute to the local economy.

“I feel really good about leaving this legacy here,” he said.



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