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CliftonLarsonAllen LLP (known as CliftonLarsonAllen or CLA) is a professional services network and the tenth largest accountancy firm in the United States. It was established in 2012 when two top 20 U.S. firms merged: Clifton Gunderson LLP (based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) and LarsonAllen LLP (based in Minneapolis, Minnesota). CliftonLarsonAllens headquarters are in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is a member of the Nexia International accounting network. Clifton Gunderson was founded in 1960 in Peoria, Illinois, as Clifton, Gunderson, Coker and DeBruyn. The firms first acquisition occurred in Illinois in 1965. In 1973, its name was shortened to Clifton, Gunderson; it became a limited liability partnership (LLP) in 2001. From 1976 to 1978, Clifton Gunderson added firms in Colorado, Wisconsin and Missouri. From 1982 to 1987, it expanded to Maryland, Arizona, Indiana and Iowa. Expansion continued into Ohio, Texas, and Virginia in the 1990s, and by the end of the decade, Clifton Gunderson had grown to become a well-known regional player in accounting.[citation needed] In 2009, Kris McMasters became the firms fourth chief executive, and the accounting profession’s first female CEO among the top 50 firms. The year 2010 brought five acquisitions, and by 2011, Clifton Gunderson had expanded into California and Pennsylvania, becoming strongly established in the middle market. It was the 14th largest accounting firm in the US in 2010, and the largest member firm of HLB International until it left that network in 2012 after the merger with LarsonAllen.

Highest paying job titles at CliftonLarsonAllen include Chief Financial Officer, Tax Director, and Business Tax Services Manager


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Chief Financial Officer



Average Salary:$196,429

Tax Director



Average Salary:$183,333

Business Tax Services Manager



Average Salary:$158,333

Director Internal Audit



Average Salary:$146,667

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