Kaiser Scherer & Schlegel joins Russell Bedford US network

September 2014

International accounting group Russell Bedford has extended its presence in the United States with the addition of a new Washington DC member firm - Kaiser Scherer & Schlegel, PLLC - based in McLean, Virginia.

Established 35 years ago, Kaiser Scherer & Schlegel (KSS) is a full-service CPA firm with eight principals, including three equity partners: Elizabeth Kaiser, Ned Scherer and Jeff Schlegel. Many of the firm's principals and staff were formerly employees of Big Four firms.

KSS has a broad client base ranging from individuals to privately-held businesses. The firm provides a full range of services including accounting, payroll and tax compliance, domestic and international tax planning, and audits, reviews and compilations. KSS is registered with the PCAOB and has a dedicated specialist team performing broker-dealer audits.

Bill Rucci, vice-chairman of Russell Bedford International and co-director of the network’s North American Tax Services Group commented: “The growth of our presence throughout the United States has been built on the addition of market-leading independent firms in the country’s key business locations. Kaiser Scherer & Schlegel’s preeminent professional reputation, and their wide-ranging service offerings coupled with specialist niche practices, makes them an ideal fit for our growth strategy.”

KSS partner Jeff Schlegel added: “We are delighted to be joining a global CPA firm network and, more importantly, one with the market presence we need in order to offer our clients a combination of international business expertise, worldwide resources and local knowledge.”