Dear Clients and Friends;
Effective November 1, 2017, Clubine & Rettele, Chartered merged its operations into the firms of Summers, Spencer & Company, P.A., Certified Public Accountants and SS&C Solutions, Inc.
While we are very proud of the 50-year history of our firm, we also recognize that the next step for our team and clients is to merge with a firm of comparable quality that will enable us to expand services to you. Summers, Spencer & Company shares our philosophy of helping clients grow and succeed. This combination will broaden and deepen our existing industry specializations, enabling us to offer more comprehensive business and tax advice tailored to you. We believe you will be very pleased to have access to the additional expertise and resources that SS&C brings to the table.
The merger will allow us to ensure the continuity of our current services as well as provide additional services and expertise to you. We view it as a win-win situation for everyone. Our new association with SS&C will enable us to continue to stay current with changes in technology, accounting, taxation, finance and governmental regulations.
SS&C has offices in Topeka, Lawrence, Kansas City metro and Meriden and has served clients in Northeast Kansas and across the United States for over 33 years. They are excited about the opportunity to expand into Central Kansas. SS&C has people who are certified in business valuations, technology and advisory services as well as the traditional services of accounting, auditing, income tax preparation and planning. We will be able to access the expertise of the other 70+ members of the firm as well as new technologies to better serve you.
Our files, records and business processes will be integrated with SS&C during the next several weeks. This process should be seamless, and you should not experience any delay in delivery of our services to you. Leading the SS&C transition will be Jim Colahan, CPA. Many of you may know him, as Jim is a Salina native and a former shareholder of Clubine & Rettele, Chartered. Jim has been with SS&C for 13 years and will work with our current staff, Jay Langley and me to ensure that you receive the service and attention you expect from us.
We will maintain our current office locations and staff and the phone number will remain 785-825-5479 in Salina and 785-472-3915 in Ellsworth. You will still be able to reach us at our current email addresses and we will keep you informed of the changes to those email addresses.
On behalf of all our shareholders, thank you for your continued loyalty to Clubine & Rettele and we hope that you will find our new association with SS&C to be beneficial. We want you to be confident and comfortable with these new arrangements, and encourage you to learn more about Summers, Spencer & Company on the web at: www.SSCcpas.com.
We appreciate the opportunity to continue serving you with even more quality resources than ever before, and look forward to working with you for years to come.
Jay D. Langley, CPA, CGMA and Robert I. Clubine, CPA