Mazars USA Enters Texas Market with New Dallas Office
Member news | July 20, 2020
Original article published on D Magazine: here
The global accounting, tax, and consulting firm has kicked off operations in Crescent Court.
BY BEN SWANGER PUBLISHED IN BUSINESS & ECONOMY JULY 9, 2020 11:00 AM
With an eye on growth in the Lone Star State, Mazars USA, a leading accounting, tax, and consulting firm, has expanded into Texas with a new office at Crescent Court in Dallas.
“This is a momentous occasion for our firm,” said Victor Wahba, the company’s chairman and CEO. “As we continue to aggressively pursue growth across strategic markets nationally, we have long considered Texas to be an important area for us to have a presence.”
The global firm reported $2 billion in revenue in 2019, making it one of the largest accounting firms in the world.
Former PwC partner Brad Leffler will lead the new Dallas location. He has experience in audit and assurance services, including the audit of companies with complex business combination issues, debt structures, and equity structures.
“In Dallas, we’ve assembled a quality team that has around 50 years of Big Four accounting experience,” Leffler told D CEO. “Professional services is a relationship business, and we have a team that have built good relationships throughout the area and are prepared to serve in new ways.”
Leffler began his new role in January, and the firm opened its Dallas office in March, but just two short weeks later, the team transitioned into the work-from-home environment countless workers have become accustomed to.
Mazars is closely monitoring coronavirus developments, working toward a full reopening of its Uptown office soon. Despite the closed quarters, the Dallas group has continued to serve the area.
“We have a close-knit team that’s able to work through adversity, and in this time we’ve been able to acquire a big proposal with an international outsourcing project out of Ireland,” Leffler told D CEO. “We’ve also gotten out here in Dallas, building networks and helping area clients with PPP loans.”
Mazars USA is part of the Mazars Group of France. It’s based in New York City, with offices stretching from Los Angeles to New Jersey. The Dallas office, located at 100 Crescent Court, Suite 250, is its newest U.S. location.
With the North American region posting 12 percent revenue growth in 2019, Leffler expects the Dallas market to be a factor in ongoing success. “I believe that we will be able to provide a quality option for the market and expect to see the office grow significantly over the coming years,” he said.