Entigrity has joined the BDO Alliance USA, a nationwide association of independently owned local and regional accounting, consulting, and service firms with similar client service goals. As an independent member of the BDO Alliance USA, Entigrity can expand the services offered to clients by drawing on the resources of BDO USA, LLP, one of the nation’s leading professional services firms, and other Alliance members. BDO USA currently serves clients through more than 65 offices and over 800 independent alliance firm locations nationwide.
BDO Alliance USA enhances member firm capabilities through the availability of supplementary professional services, comprehensive management consulting services, focused industry knowledge, and internal training programs.
“We believe that the professionals from Entigrity share the BDO’s commitment to exemplary client service, and we want to welcome them into the BDO Alliance USA. We strive to establish relationships with service providers that can offer the kind of forward-looking capabilities that our Alliance members and their clients need.” said Rob Merl, Practice Leader for the BDO Alliance USA’s Business Resource Network.
“Partnership with BDO, is a big leap for us, and also augurs well for all of their member firms, as they can now have access to global staffing solutions. Both partners have a common goal of making accounting firms more successful and efficient, and hence, it brings a lot of synergies together. We are already successfully working with 25+ BDO Alliance firms and have helped them in building offshore teams,” said Shalin (Shawn) Parikh, CEO and Founder Entigrity.
As staffing is the No. 1 challenge faced by accounting firms today, Offshore staffing, post pandemic, has been a strategy for many firms. And many firms are progressively looking at offshore staffing as an alternative to mitigate their staffing challenges.
Indiana based firm Somerset CPAs, is one of the BDO Alliance member firms that has been using Entigrity’s services to fulfill their staffing needs. It currently has a team of 17 offshore professionals through Entigrity.
Kim Dollin, a Principal Partner at Somerset CPAs, said, “We looked at Entigrity as we needed more staff to help us out. We were getting business left and right. What we loved about this program was that we got to interview these individuals and have a say in the hiring and the stipulations of the agreement. . Initially, we hired auditors and today we have 7 full time Auditors.. We went on to hire 9 Full Time Tax professionals as well and 2 Virtual Assistants” Watch this video for more.
It goes without saying that one of the main issues facing accounting businesses in the US and Canada is staffing challenges. The Big 4 and larger firms have opened their offshore offices in India. They have established numerous offices spread over India with a sizable offshore workforce. Entigrity is trying to help mid-size and regional firms in building their offshore teams without them having to come to India and undergo all the challenges of setting up infrastructure, doing compliance, data security, recruitment, IT set up, etc. Entigrity is democratizing access to global staffing for mid-size and regional firms. And Entigrity’s partnership with BDO will further help them in achieving this goal of helping mid-size and regional firms.