CLA Global Welcomes New Member Firm in Czech Republic

VGD Czech Republic will represent the network in Czech Republic and continue its strong position as a leading advisory provider in the country.

New York and London — Today, CLA Global Limited (CLA Global), a leading global organization comprised of independent accounting and advisory firms, announces that VGD in Czech Republic will join CLA Global as a network firm. VGD Czech Republic will transition from its current brand to the CLA Global name and brand identity to become CLA Global CZ in 2025.

With its main office in Prague, VGD Czech Republic has five offices across the country and over 250 staff members, including 13 partners.

VGD Czech Republic’s core services include audit, tax, consulting and outsourcing, payroll, valuation, legal, corporate finance, M&A, IT consulting, and private wealth. It serves a range of industry groups including agriculture, consumer products, energy and natural resources, technology, and manufacturing and distribution.

Jan Šuma, managing partner at VGD Czech Republic, states, “Having grown to be one of the leading providers of advisory services in Czech Republic, our strength is offering family-owned businesses of all sizes a one-stop-shop, similar to CLA Global’s approach. We are excited to join CLA Global and help build a strong, high-quality worldwide organization.”

Sancho Simmonds, co-CEO of CLA Global, states, “VGD’s strength in serving family-owned businesses enables us to build on a strong foundation to better serve clients in these markets and continue to provide high quality financial advisory services in Czech Republic.”

Joe Kask, co-CEO of CLA Global, adds: “VGD’s similar ethos as CLA Global as well as their knowledge and experience brings immense value to the network and its member firms, which will help grow the network.”

CLA Global was founded on July 1, 2022, by CliftonLarsonAllen LLP and Evelyn Partners. The organization offers one of the largest financial outsourcing services and private client and wealth advisory platforms of any global accounting organization. Currently, it serves more than 10,000 global clients in more than 100 countries. Member firms provide services to clients of all sizes, with a particular emphasis on fast-growing, innovative, and dynamic middle market cross-border businesses.

Based on reported 2021 fee income, CLA Global currently ranks 15th among the top global accounting and advisory organizations in the world and expects to announce high-profile counterparts and member firms in the coming year.

About VGD Czech Republic

VGD Czech Republic is a consultancy firm with its main focus being SMEs. It entered the market as Podzimek & Šuma in 1993 and has grown to become a firm, which has five offices across Prague, Liberec and Olomouc and 264 employees. The firm offers a range of services from accounting and payroll to services such as corporate finance and succession. For more information, visit

About CLA Global

CLA Global Limited (CLA Global) is a worldwide organization of independent accounting and advisory firms. CLA Global member firm professionals provide audit, accounting, tax, and advisory services to help guide organizations and individuals through the increasingly complex global business and financial environment.

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