BDO, the Chicago-based national accounting firm, will move its 75-person Minneapolis practice from Edina to Downtown at the end of May.

Allen Kaufmann, the assurance practice managing partner for the Minneapolis office, said the said the firm is positioned as a "national and global alternative to the Big Four firms.

"The Minneapolis business community will now have more direct access to BDO's full array of services which include assurance, tax, risk advisory….business restructuring, litigation and fraud investigation services," Kaufmann said. "The downtown financial district is an ideal location for BDO USA."

The firm said it was attracted to downtown because of the central location and transit options.

Michael Metz, tax managing partner for the Minneapolis office, said the space available at the new location will "allow us to double our current staff level in the future."

BDO, which has doubled in size since 2012 to $1.29 billion in 2016 revenue, has more than 60 offices around the country and can "leverage the resources of more than 1,400-member firm offices in over 150 countries around the world."