KC-area accounting firms Cillessen, Meridian agree to merger

A calculator and tax form | Nicole Lunger/Missouri Business Alert
Nicole Lunger/Missouri Business Alert

Kansas City-area accounting firms Cillessen Financial, LLC, and Meridian Business Services, LLC, are merging under the Meridian name, according to a press release. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The new company will provide tax and accounting services, as well as handling outsourced CFO capabilities, audits and payroll.

Meridian founder Amy Goode and Cillessen owner Kristen Cillessen Meridian both formerly worked at KPMG, one of the so-called Big Four accounting firms. Both said their experience running their own firms is an asset as the new company looks to help clients who are entrepreneurs and small business owners.

“We pride ourselves on true entrepreneurial partnership – we know firsthand what it’s like to run a small business,” Goode said in the release.

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