After years of servicing its Triangle clients out of offices in Charlotte and Richmond, the audit firm BDO has decided to open an office in Raleigh.
Michael Dannar, managing partner for the Raleigh office, said the company has built up a local staff of 16 since February and expects to have about 20 employees when it moves into new office space at 5430 Wade Park Boulevard off Edwards Mill Road in west Raleigh.
"With the growth of Raleigh and the industries that are here and BDO's focus on those industries it just made sense for them to move forward right now," Dannar said.
Chicago-based BDO offers audit, tax, financial advisory and consulting services to a range of companies. Many of the company's clients work in industries that have a heavy presence in the Triangle -- biotechnology, IT, financial services, nonprofits and higher education.