Firm History

In 2009, ParenteBeard LLC was created when two of the region's accounting powerhouses —
Parente Randolph and Beard Miller Company — joined forces to become the accounting firm of choice for thousands of businesses and individuals throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware and Texas.

Both firms had enjoyed decades of steady growth and had long-established histories of focusing on excellence in client service, and providing depth and breadth of expertise to privately and publicly held businesses in all major industries.

Beard Miller Company was created in January 2001 when Beard & Company, founded in 1926 and based in Reading, PA, and Miller & Company, founded in 1946 and based in York, PA combined to form a nationally ranked top 40 firm. Subsequent to the 2001 merger, Beard Miller Company completed a series of mergers of local and regional firms expanding the footprint into central, southeastern and western Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and upstate New York. The goal -- to be more accessible to clients and deepen service and industry specialties.

Parente Randolph opened its first office in Wilkes-Barre, PA in 1970 and gradually expanded into Scranton, Williamsport, State College, Harrisburg and the Lehigh Valley. The firm merged with a small firm in Haddonfield, NJ in 2000, establishing a New Jersey presence. In 2003, Parente Randolph relocated its headquarters to Philadelphia and completed three mergers in early 2009, including Lazar, Levine & Felix located in New York City, before the landmark combination with Beard Miller Company that created ParenteBeard.

Giving clients the power to see their potential is what drives us at ParenteBeard, and along with our organic growth, these key combinations brought the fullest possible range of knowledge and specialized resources to our communities. ParenteBeard and its legacy firms have always focused on being available and accessible to clients, and being able to deliver the services and solutions that support those needs in the communities where we live and work.

One community at a time. This is how we grew – and why ParenteBeard is now the premier regional CPA and business advisory firm in the Mid Atlantic, with 24 offices and approximately 1,000 professionals and 145 partners.