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NEWS RELEASE: MarksNelson Named 17th Fastest-Growing Accounting Firm in the U.S.

By MarksNelson on March 16, 2017 in News Releases

MarksNelson has been named the 17th fastest growing accounting firm in the nation by Accounting Today. MarksNelson LLC, Kansas City’s largest locally owned accounting firm, has been recognized for achieving 22.35 percent growth in 2016. This is the second time MarksNelson has been included in the list of 25 fastest-growing accounting firms in the U.S.

In addition, for the third consecutive year, Accounting Today has named MarksNelson to its prestigious list of top accounting firms in the Midwest. It is once again the only firm from the Kansas City area.

MarksNelson has experienced significant growth since reaching a juncture several years ago. At that time, with several key partners edging toward retirement, the firm had to choose whether to remain independent. Once MarksNelson decided to remain independent, they committed to finding innovative ways to fuel new growth.

“The strategic planning work we’ve done is similar to building a championship team. Today, MarksNelson is made up of exceptional people who are not only committed to our clients, but to each other and the community,” says MarksNelson Managing Partner Mark Radetic. “This has allowed us to achieve our consecutive years of growth and led to this recognition by Accounting Today.”

“Our goal is to continue to fuel growth through innovation, as we move forward our clients, professionals, and community,” he says.

Recognizing that the changing marketplace and economy demanded the firm expand the breadth of client services, MarksNelson has broadened and deepened its expertise in a number of service areas adding value for both the firm and its clients.

MarksNelson also has focused on providing staff with quality of life and a formal program offering diverse opportunities for personal growth and success.

Along with its commitment to clients and employees, MarksNelson launched the Marks of Kindness program which uses innovative, creative methods to encourage employees to personally get involved in moving the community forward. What really sets Marks of Kindness apart is that it isn’t just about fundraising but about employees getting involved and personally doing something that makes an impact.

Accounting Today has previously named Managing Partner Mark Radetic one of its “2014 MP Elite,” the top 10 managing partners of U.S. accounting firms.


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MarksNelson LLC works with clients to help safeguard and grow their businesses. Our ultimate goal is to help our clients to Move Forward. The firm provides Assurance, Accounting Services and Business Advisory, Business Valuation, Consulting, Cost Segregation, Employee Benefit Plan Audits, Litigation Support, Forensic Accounting, International Tax, State and Local Tax and Tax planning, advisory and compliance services. MarksNelson is a member of The Leading Edge Alliance, the second-largest international professional association of independently owned accounting and consulting firms, serving clients who need additional resources on a national or international level. MarksNelson has significant accounting and business advisory experience in the auto dealership, construction, insurance, manufacturing, distribution and real estate sectors. The firm was named among the 2014 Best Accounting Firms for Leadership Equity by the 2014 Accounting MOVE Project for its dedication to gender equity.