Great Client Service a Continued Focus for Baker Newman Noyes in 2016

MANCHESTER and PORTSMOUTH, N.H. and PORTLAND, Maine – Baker Newman Noyes (BNN), a leading accounting and consulting firm, was recently ranked in Accounting Today’s list of the top 100 firms in the country.

“The firms on the Top 100 represent the best and most successful practices in the profession,” said Daniel Hood, editor-in-chief of Accounting Today. “Joining the list is an indicator that a firm is operating on a different level, and has achieved a rare level of success.”

The annual list ranks CPA firms by revenue. BNN’s first appearance in the Top 100 results from growth of almost 30% in 2015, allowing it to enter at 96 and rank fourth in the New England region. Overall growth for the Top 100 came in at 9.32%.

“2015 was a year of growth for BNN and our clients, particularly in highly regulated industry sectors such as banking and financial services, healthcare, and technology. We continue to deepen our expertise in anticipation of our clients’ needs in these evolving industries,” said Carl Chatto, managing principal.

Some of BNN’s key activities from the year were also highlighted in the report, including merging with New Hampshire-based William Steele & Associates, P.C. (January); the addition of Massachusetts-based community banking firm Shatswell MacLeod & Company’s external audit and tax practices (July); and the addition of Portsmouth, N.H. firm Albert Stowe, CPA, PLLC (November).

“First and foremost is our desire to remain steadfast in our focus on serving our clients in the best way possible,” said Chatto. “Our number one priority is to be proactive in helping our clients. This is not growth for growth’s sake; it is validation by our clients and colleagues that we are their preferred business partner. It also enables us to recruit top talent, which creates sustainable growth.”

The Top 100 Firms report is available at and was published as a supplement to Accounting Today’s March issue.