Renaissance Group and Avery Cooper

Avery Cooper of Yellowknife and Renaissance Group of Vancouver are pleased to announce they have entered into a business partnership agreement that will ensure the legacy of Avery Cooper for another 50 years.

Gerry Avery, managing partner of Avery Cooper, commented, “The arrangement with the Renaissance Group will broaden the range of services we can offer to our clients.  It also solves one of our biggest challenges as retirement looms closer for some members of the existing partner group.  We feel confident that as some of the existing partners reduce their responsibilities we have a very competent group that will be available to fill any gaps.”

The two firms will continue to operate as independent organizations governed by their respective senior management teams.  The name of Avery Cooper will remain and the firm will continue to operate under northern-based control and direction with no immediate changes to its operations or people.  The team members of both firms will remain in their respective locations of Vancouver and Yellowknife.  Over time we will determine how best to cross-utilize resources, training and people.

Renaissance Group’s co-founding partner, Mike McIsaac, commented, “With more than 50 staff, the combination of Avery Cooper and Renaissance Group will uniquely position the firms to serve clients throughout BC, Alberta and Canada’s North.  The firms have historically worked closely together sharing knowledge and ideas about running their respective practices.  It is easy to see that the cultures of the firms are very similar and the people share many of the same core values.

This combination comes at the right time to strengthen our position in the accounting industry.  It will accelerate our long term strategic vision, giving us the financial strength and critical scale needed to provide our clients with greatly improved resources, capabilities and awesome people.”

About Avery Cooper
Avery Cooper is located in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories with 3 practice leaders and a total of about 25 staff members, many of whom have lived and worked in the Northwest for twenty years or more.

About Renaissance Group
Renaissance Group is located in Vancouver, British Columbia with 4 practice leaders and a total complement of about 24 staff members. Renaissance Group’s passion is to share knowledge, ideas and excellence with business owners, and to provide leading edge advice on accounting, taxation, corporate structures and transactions.  For more information about Renaissance Group, visit

Press Release, MSI Global Alliance