Advertise Here

Office Hours

Posts tagged: LeMaster Daniels

LeMaster Daniels acquired by Minneapolis accounting company LarsonAllen

Saying the deal makes sense in terms of growth and expansion, Spokane accounting company LeMaster Daniels is being purchased by Minneapolis-based LarsonAllen, LLP.

The sale concludes Nov. 1. LarsonAllen was recently chosen by a Minnesota publication as that state’s top-ranked CPA firm. It has about 1,400 workers worldwide.

Terms of the sale are not disclosed.

LeMaster Daniels has a dozen offices and nearly 300 workers, according to its corporate website. It was launched in Spokane in 1908.  LarsonAllen has operations in 10 states and in the nation’s capital. It has no offices in Washington and Idaho, where LeMaster Daniels has offices.

When accounting firms get creative: A comic strip wins an award

Among the recent winners at the Spokane Regional Marcom Sparks Awards ceremony was a comic strip, “By All Accounts,” created last year by accounting firm LeMaster Daniels. The company wanted to use the strip as an internal tool to shed light on some of the firm’s diverse products and services.

This panel of “By All Accounts” is one example. It extols the value of the TROI network management service LeMaster Daniels provides to customers.

The strip idea was hatched by company CEO  Scott Dietzen and the marketing team. According to Pam Pyrc, the firm’s marketing director, each week’s content bubbled up from internal staffers and was created without an agency.

The key artist and illustrator of the strip was Clancy Bundy, a student at Eastern Washington University. The panel’s last installment was December 2009.

For more information on the awards, check out


Get blog updates by email

About this blog

The Spokesman-Review business team follows economic development in Spokane and the Inland Northwest.

Sign up for our business email newsletter
Latest comments »

Read all the posts from recent conversations on Office Hours.


John Stucke John Stucke is a deputy city editor who helps build local news coverage and writes about health care, bankruptcy and rural affairs.

Recent work by John

Alison Boggs (@alisonboggs) Online Producer Alison Boggs posts and manages content on and its social networking accounts.

Recent work by Alison

Scott Maben Scott Maben is a Deputy City Editor who covers North Idaho news and higher education.

Addy Hatch is the city editor, and formerly was business editor.

Search this blog
Subscribe to this blog
Advertise Here