St. Louis Accounting Firms to Merge, Will Become Largest Local Firm in Metro

Two St. Louis accounting firms, Scheffel & Company, PC and J.W. Boyle & Co., LTD, have announced that they will finalize a merger of the two practices effective January 1, 2014. The new firm will be named Scheffel Boyle. Both firms have a long established metro St. Louis presence and serve specialized practice areas.

Scheffel Boyle will provide full service accounting, audit, tax, business and financial consulting to businesses and individuals, with a staff of approximately 90 professionals. The merger positions the firm as the largest locally owned accounting firm in Southwestern Illinois and one of the largest accounting firms in the St. Louis metropolitan area. It will continue to have locations in Alton, Edwardsville, Belleville, Highland, Columbia, Jerseyville and Carrollton, Illinois.

“Scheffel & Company collaborated with J.W. Boyle in the past and found their exemplary work and dedication to clients to be similar to our standards," said Dennis Ulrich, Managing Principal of Scheffel & Company. "As with our firm, Boyle provides tax, audit and consulting services to closely held businesses and individuals, particularly with construction, financial institutions and governments. Combining our reach, resources, and knowledge can only elevate the work we do for our clients.”

Mark Glueck, Principal of J.W. Boyle added, “Our firm has always prided itself as professionals who not only satisfy our client’s accounting and tax needs, but understands their business. We are able to provide valuable financial and operational ideas. By merging our practice with a firm with the strength and excellent reputation of Scheffel & Company, we will enhance our service with more depth of staff and greater resources while continuing to give our clients individual attention and fresh business insight.”

Established in 1955 and 1924 respectively, Scheffel & Company, PC and J.W. Boyle & CO., LTD will offer their clients 149 combined years of professional service acumen.

Scheffel Boyle will maintain its status as the only St. Louis area certified public accounting firm who is a member of the BDO Seidman Alliance, a nationwide association of independently owned local and regional accounting, tax, consulting and service firms with similar client service goals.