Nexia International adds new member firm Cliff Benderoff in Montreal

01 June 2020 2 min. read
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Nexia International, the ninth-largest global network of independent accounting and consulting firms, has welcomed new member firm Cliff Benderoff CPA Inc to Nexia Canada.

Nexia International has 258 member firms with 727 offices across 122 countries. In Canada, the network’s member firms are Geib & Company (Calgary), Givens (Edmonton), Lyle Tilley Davidson (Halifax), Andrews & Co. (Ottawa), Zeifmans (Toronto), and Davidson & Company (Vancouver).

Nexia Canada lost its Montreal presence in 2018 when member company Nexia Friedman, a private client specialist, was acquired by Big Four firm EY.

Nexia has now regained a Montreal location by adding new member firm Cliff Benderoff CPA Inc. The boutique accounting and tax firm is headed by Cliff Benderoff, a more than 30-year tax consulting veteran and a former partner at Nexia Friedman. After spending half a year at EY following the acquisition, Benderoff started his own company in 2019. His firm specializes in cross-border tax planning for Canadians working and doing business abroad, as well as non-residents working or doing business in Canada.

Nexia International adds new member firm Cliff Benderoff in Montreal

“As a former partner in another Nexia firm, I wanted to re-establish the strong business and personal relationships with the many contacts I had made in other Nexia firms worldwide,” Benderoff said. “I welcome the opportunity to continue to participate in a global network of accounting firms and to share the excellence I had become accustomed to.”

Prior to serving as a partner in taxation at Nexia Friedman for nine years, Benderoff held the same role at Ammar Cousineau Télio Hadid (now BDO Canada) for a decade. He was also previously a principal in taxation at EY, and a manager in taxation at Zittrer Siblin Stein Levine.

Kevin Arnold, CEO of Nexia International, said, “We are delighted to welcome Cliff Benderoff CPA Inc back to our global network. The firm will enable us to further develop our presence in North America and help us to identify new business opportunities for our member firms and their clients.”

Nexia’s North America region reported strong 14% growth in fiscal year 2019. The strong performance was tied to healthy organic growth, as well as member firms acquiring non-Nexia companies.