Pressman Ciocca Smith L.L.P. of Huntingdon Valley became part of ParenteBeard L.L.C. at the beginning of December, the companies announced this week.

Pressman Ciocca Smith, which was founded in 1940, brings three partners and 20 staff members to the combined practice.

ParenteBeard has 150 partners and 1,000 total employees, with accounting offices in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware and Texas that cater to middle market and small clients. It was created in 2009 by the joining together of Parente Randolph and Beard Miller Co., but the oldest of the companies that now make up the firm dates to the 1920s, the company's website shows.

In August, the accounting field publication Inside Public Accounting placed ParenteBeard 21st on the list of the top 100 accounting firms in the country, based on net revenue (at $171.4 million).    - Roslyn Rudolph