Clark Schaefer Hackett Acquires Business Management Resources, Inc.

Top 100 Accounting & Advisory Firm Expands Franchise Market Presence

Cincinnati, OH – Clark Schaefer Hackett (CSH), a top 100 accounting and advisory firm, has acquired Business Management Resources (BMR), the second-largest provider of managed accounting services to a global restaurant chain.

Businesses have a growing need for back-office support. To deliver more value to clients, CSH is continuing to invest more in managed service solutions to provide these expanded services.

“This acquisition is a continued expansion of our capabilities beyond compliance work,” says Kerry Roe, President of CSH. “The BMR team brings a proven, process-driven system for serving franchises and we aim to grow their network and pursue opportunities with other franchise systems.”

BMR Founder James Back is a franchise owner himself. “Jim brings great perspective to us as a franchise owner. He knows the business inside and out and he’s an expert at franchise financials,” continues Roe. “Likewise, CSH can bring added benefits to the table like data analytics, technology and infrastructure.”

“Joining CSH increases my team’s core accounting and financial advisory capabilities and our ability to add value to our client’s business,” says James Back. “We are better positioned to serve our clients well into the future.”

James Back and three employees will join CSH’s East Lansing, MI, office.



Clark Schaefer Hackett is among the 100 largest CPA and advisory firms in the U.S., but we’re more than a traditional accounting firm. Our capabilities are far reaching, including technology, data and business optimization, operations and workforce solutions. Visit for more information.

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