CLA Global Welcomes New Member Firm in Slovakia

VGD Slovakia will represent the network in Slovakia and continue to be one of the leading firms in the country for delivering key accounting and tax services.

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 Slovakia will join CLA Global as a network firm. VGD Slovakia will transition from its current brand to adopt the CLA Global name and brand identity to become CLA VGD SK in 2025.

With its main office in Bratislava, VGD Slovakia has three offices across the country and over 180 staff members, including four partners.

The firm’s core services include audit, tax, consulting and outsourcing, legal, HR, and digital, which it provides to a range of industry groups including financial services, retail, technology, and professional services.

Bart Waterloos, managing partner at VGD Slovakia, states, “We made the decision to become a member of CLA Global as we are looking forward to increasing the number of work opportunities and projects that we receive. In addition, being a collaborative and people-focused organization, this allows us to provide our people a wider possibility that they can enhance their education, skills, and capabilities.”

Joe Kask, co-CEO of CLA Global, adds, “One of the key benefits for CLA Global member firms is the network’s tried and tested go-to-market framework and the collaboration opportunities across the network. Having VGD Slovakia involved adds value for the firm and the network going forward.”

Sancho Simmonds, co-CEO of CLA Global, states, “VGD Slovakia’s focus on growing their learning, capabilities, and skills is a key element that CLA Global delivers to its member firms. We are excited to welcome VGD Slovakia and to offer enriching opportunities for our members to grow.”

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 Slovakia

VGD Slovakia is one of the leading companies in the field of tax consulting, accounting, payroll accounting, auditing services, as well as in the field of transactional, HR and digital consulting in Slovakia. The firm has been established for more than 21 years and has more than 150 professionals across offices in Bratislava, Piešťany and Banská Bystrica. 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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