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Two area accounting firms announce merger


franklinvaughncroxfordFrom left, Mark Vaughn, Rod Croxford and Nathan Franklin.

From Illinois Business Journal news services

Two area public accounting firms, Franklin & Vaughn, LLC and Croxford & Company, PC, have merged operations.

The merger was effective Oct. 1, 2015, and formally announced Jan. 1, 2016, after a period of transition. All activities of the combined firm now operate as Franklin & Vaughn, LLC.

Franklin & Vaughn principals Nathan Franklin and Mark Vaughn said they are excited about the benefits created by adding new clients and staff to their existing firm.

“By joining our two firms together, the ability of our expanded staff to work collaboratively provides us the expertise to surpass all of our clients’ expectations more effectively,” Franklin said.

The retiring owner of Croxford & Company, Rod Croxford, will remain involved in the new entity to meet with various clients and offer consulting services throughout the transition.

“The ability to provide my clients with more resources and support available with Franklin & Vaughn, LLC allows me the comfort I need to know my clients will continue to be well-served as I phase into retirement,” Croxford says.

Franklin & Vaughn, LLC now has offices located in Alton and Edwardsville and in South County St. Louis.

“We have grown our firm to fully cover both sides of the river with strategically located offices, five certified public accountants, two enrolled agents, and four other staff members,” Vaughn said.

Franklin & Vaughn, LLC refers to itself as a full-service public accounting firm offering services in the areas of financial statements, audits, tax preparation, bookkeeping, business consulting, business valuations and more. Its client base covers an array of industries within the manufacturing, construction, retail, professional services, non-profit and governmental sectors.

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