EPR Coquitlam Announces Evolution to Rise CPA


COQUITLAM, June 1, 2017 – As of June 1st 2017, trusted local corporate accounting and tax firm EPR Coquitlam will be known as Rise CPA.

Building on the solid foundation of the firm’s accounting and tax services, this exciting announcement comes as a reflection of the firms’ evolution to offering a full range of advisory services to help businesses grow under the Rise Advisors division.

The name change to Rise CPA will take effect immediately.

Established in 1979, EPR Coquitlam has been a part of the Tri-Cities community for 37 years. A founding member of the EPR Canada Group, the firm will continue to be a part of the EPR Canada Group network.

Targeting the Small to Mid-Size Business Market

“Business is booming!” exclaimed Managing Partner and Founder Ken Richardson. “We don’t just provide tax and accounting anymore. We have grown our business improvement division and expanded our business transaction advisory services,” he said. “We’ve brought on world-class staff, and we’re really excited about how we’re helping that small and mid-size business segment to rise to their highest potential.”

More than just a new name and a new logo, the change signals a new chapter in the firm’s history. “Our new name and branding is a perfect reflection of who we are now and where we can help our clients,” said Richardson.

“We identified a gap in the local business community where no one was offering the full level of support and expertise that small and medium size businesses need to grow,” explained Greg Cowan, Rise Advisors Director of Business Improvement. “None of the big consulting firms in Vancouver are interested in working with companies unless they have at least $50 million in revenue. But it’s the smaller companies that really need the support and that feel the impact of exponential growth.”

Cowan emphasized that every business has different needs and says that Rise Advisors can help at every stage from idea to exit. “Business improvement is about offering the right advice for each company’s individual needs to ensure that next-level growth is sustainable and maximizes profitability while reducing stress at all levels of the organization.”

Business improvement services include everything that a business needs for strategic growth, including:

  • Business Diagnostics
  • Strategic Planning
  • Operation Improvement Services
  • Reporting & Analytics Solutions
  • Profitability Modelling
  • Technology Advisory
  • Pre-Acquisition Preparation
  • Post-Acquisition Integration

Business transaction advisory services are also available, including:

  • Divestitures
  • Acquisitions
  • Mergers & Joint Ventures
  • Investment Structuring
  • Other Transaction Services such as Debt or Equity Financing

With the addition of business improvement services and business transaction advisory services, Rise Advisors will be a beacon for business growth, expansion, and monetization for any small to mid-sized business.

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