November 21, 2022

Paro, a Chicago-based startup disrupting the way companies access on-demand financial expertise, today announced it is now providing finance and accounting staff augmentation and other essential services to clients and independent members of the BDO Alliance USA. As part of the BDO Alliance Vendor Marketing Program, Paro will match these growing accounting firms with highly qualified, U.S.-based experts to augment their teams in tax and compliance, audit and assurance, client accounting services and more – just when they need it. 

“Paro’s inclusion in the Vendor Marketing Program is part of our objective of offering our Alliance members a greater competitive advantage by giving them the ability to leverage additional value-added resources,” said Rob Merl, Practice Leader for the BDO Alliance USA’s Business Resource Network. “We strive to establish relationships with product and service providers that can offer the kind of forward-looking capabilities that our Alliance members and their clients need.”

Alex Loewenstein, General Manager at Paro, said: “We’re pleased to offer increased accessibility to Paro’s highly qualified, vetted and U.S.-based finance and accounting experts to augment BDO Alliance USA’s independent member teams – so they always have the talent in place to drive sustainable growth and comply with direct relationship or independence requirements. We looked for an association with the singular combination of reach and experience offered by the BDO Alliance USA. We are excited about what our inclusion in its Vendor Marketing Program means to us and the businesses we work with.”

Paro was built to change how professionals and businesses alike accomplish their goals within the accounting and finance space. That means helping CPA firms overcome capacity challenges through a flexible, fractional staffing model. Paro provides U.S.-based experts spanning audit, tax, client accounting services, transaction advisory and more, so that CPA firms can increase their team’s bandwidth, fill niche skill gaps and expand their service offerings.

The BDO Alliance USA is a nationwide association of independently owned local and regional accounting, consulting and service firms with similar client service goals.

About Paro

Paro is an AI-powered marketplace that delivers finance and accounting solutions to businesses through a combination of expert fractional talent, data-driven tools and guiding insights. By harnessing the power of people and technology, our growth platform provides flexible options, ranging from transaction processing support to corporate development and financing strategy, to solve core business challenges and drive growth. The result enables businesses and experts to go beyond even their loftiest goals.

About the BDO Alliance USA

The BDO Alliance USA is a nationwide association of independently owned local and regional accounting, consulting and service firms with similar client service goals. The BDO Alliance USA presents an opportunity for these firms, by accessing the resources of BDO USA, LLP and other Alliance members, to expand services to clients without jeopardizing our existing relationships or our autonomy. The BDO Alliance USA was developed to provide member firms with an alternative strategy for gaining competitive advantage in the face of a changing business landscape. Participants in its Vendor Marketing and Software Publisher Programs include non-member firms that serve as vendors providing additional products and services to member firms and their clients. The BDO Alliance USA is a subsidiary of BDO USA, LLP, a Delaware limited liability partnership.