HBE’s Statewide Presence Broadens with Merger of Omaha Firm
HBE LLP, a leading Nebraska accounting and consulting firm, is pleased to announce a merger with the Omaha firm of Fuhrman, Smolsky & Furey, P.C., effective October 16, 2018. The merger will broaden HBE’s statewide presence and strengthen the firm’s accounting and financial management services in the Omaha market.
Founded in 1987, FS&F partners, Anne Fuhrman, John Smolsky, and Kevin Furey, have served individuals and businesses from their Omaha office for over 30 years. The firm offers a wide variety of professional services including accounting, audit, tax planning and preparation, and specialized consulting.
“Our relationship with the partners at FS&F goes back several years,” said Scott Becker, HBE’s managing partner. “We have always had great respect for their integrity, reputation for quality, and practical approach to serving clients. When we initially began conversations with Anne, John, and Kevin about their goals for the future, our own long-term vision, and where the profession of public accounting is heading, it was clear that a merger of our firms would be an ideal outcome. We are honored to have them join our team and we look forward to being a part of the Omaha business community.”
“We have always operated our business with a long-term view in mind,” said Kevin Furey, FS&F partner. “Our goal has been to extend that vision well beyond what most CPA firms can accomplish. As we got to know HBE over the years, it was clear that our ideas for client service and developing our professionals were equally aligned. This merger will allow both firms to improve on our strengths, be a great employer and community partner, and a CPA firm that is ready for the future. We are looking forward to introducing Omaha to HBE.”
Following the completion of the merger, Anne, John, and Kevin will become part of HBE’s partner group. They and their team will continue to serve clients from their existing office, located at 9802 Nicholas Street in Omaha.
HBE is a leading provider of professional accounting and consulting services throughout Nebraska. Operating from multiple office locations, the firm offers a complete range of financial management services for businesses, not-for-profit and governmental organizations, niche industries, and individuals. These services include audit, tax, business consulting, outsourced accounting and CFO solutions, personal financial planning, and wealth management.