West Des Moines-based accounting firm LWBJ recently announced that it has joined UHY LLP, the 31st-largest U.S. accounting firm, as part of the Michigan-based firm’s Midwest region. The acquisition of LWBJ adds 65 employees to UHY’s more than 1,200 team members across the country. “We are very excited to join UHY,” said Paul Juffer, managing partner of LWBJ. “Our firm has enjoyed significant growth over the past 30 years because of our talented team and wonderful clients. Joining UHY allows us to provide expanded services and resources to better serve our clients and additional opportunities for our employees. There is great chemistry between the two firms and a strong alignment and vision for the future.” Juffer, along with all partners, professional staff and administrative team members, will join UHY. The new UHY team members will continue to operate from their existing offices in West Des Moines and Ames. UHY LLP is a licensed independent CPA firm that performs attest services -- reviewing financial statements -- in an alternative practice structure with UHY Advisors Inc. and its subsidiary entities. UHY LLP and UHY Advisors are both U.S. members of UHY, a network of independent accounting and consulting firms based in London, with offices in nearly 330 major business centers across 100 countries.