In 1940, a group of aspiring entrepreneurs in Minneapolis set out to create that which we all seek—opportunity. In doing so they broke ground on an accounting firm with its foundation in thinking differently and leading fearlessly. In spite of, or perhaps because of, the challenging financial and political climate of the time, they were forged into a tight-knit and devoted enterprise, dedicated to doing things right, and fueled by a desire to help their community.
76 years later, that same drive, passion, and entrepreneurial spirit fuels us. In our mission to provide innovative advice and world-class service to our clients, professional growth opportunities to our employees, and support and care for our community—we think back on the vision our founders had, and it guides us forward. We are about making a difference, and doing so means not just writing the Lurie story. It means living it.
At Lurie, we consider certain qualities to be foundational. They inform, and inspire all that we do. Taking an active role in our community. Serving clients from start-up through succession. Providing the right services to the right people. Forging ahead with an entrepreneurial spirit. Cultivating diverse perspectives. These are the things that make us different, that make us stand out as a top accounting firm in Minneapolis. These are the qualities that allow us to make a difference.
Leadership. Pioneering. Collaboration. These tenets have always been central to Lurie, and they are qualities we actively seek out in our clients and our relationships. That’s why we’re a founding member, and an active leader, of the Leading Edge Alliance (LEA)—a league of major independently-owned accounting and consulting firms that share an entrepreneurial spirit and a drive to be the premier provider of professional services in their geographic markets. By leading together, we can more effectively, and impactfully, pursue our vision.