Company Announcements: Week of July 22, 2013

Citrin Cooperman, an accounting, tax, and business consulting firm in Philadelphia, is proud to announce that Mary Brislin, CPA, previously a director in the firm's Philadelphia office, has been named partner. Brislin brings twenty years of public accounting experience to Citrin Cooperman, including work in audits, tax compliance, and business consulting. She brings a wide array of accounting and financial services to a variety of clientele across a broad range of industries. Clients know that they are in expert hands with Brislin and that all their accounting, tax, and consulting needs will be met. 
 
Brislin is involved in her community through the Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs (AWE), where she shares many of the same issues facing other women in leadership roles in enterprising organizations. She offers experience and innovative ideas as a leader in business to help other women succeed. Brislin attended the University of Scranton and earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. 
 
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The Association for Accounting Marketing (AAM) awarded Citrin Cooperman with three of its Marketing Achievement Awards (MAA) at the 2013 AAM Summit last month.
 
A panel of ten advertising and marketing professionals selected honorees from a field of nearly 130 entries from sixty accounting firms nationwide. The AAM presented thirty-three awards in total, acknowledging firms for their outstanding achievements in the areas of accounting marketing and communications. 
 
Citrin Cooperman's first award recognized the firm's print advertising campaign, which was developed in-house to create brand awareness and highlight the firm's expertise in the apparel/fashion, construction, real estate, and health care industries. 
 
The firm was also honored for its "Above the Bar Awards" event, which celebrated lawyers of distinction in the Westchester, New York, legal community. The firm used this event as a way to increase brand awareness for both its Law Firm and Valuation and Forensic Services practice groups. 
 
Additionally, the firm won an award in the Media Relations category for its monthly articles written by firm partners on financial subjects vital to the economic interests of the business community and published in the Westchester County, New York, and Fairfield County, Connecticut, business Journals.
 
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IMA® (the Institute of Management Accountants), one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession, has announced William F. Knese, CMA®, CFM, CPA, as chair of IMA's Global Board of Directors for Fiscal Year 2013-2014. 
 
As IMA's senior volunteer leader through June 30, 2014, Knese will work with IMA's strategic partners, expand IMA's thought leadership in the profession, and elevate awareness of the CMA (Certified Management Accountant) program.
 
Knese's management accounting career spans thirty years. A seasoned financial executive, he has comprehensive finance and accounting experience in both corporate and operations financial management at public and private companies. He joined Angus Industries in 2000 and most recently served as vice president of finance and administration, as well as chief financial officer, until his retirement in May 2013. 
 
Prior to being elected as chair, Knese held several leadership positions within IMA. He served as the chair of the IMA Performance Oversight and Audit Committee, chair of the IMA Planning and Development Committee, chair of the ICMA Board of Regents, and also as a member of the IMA Governance Committee. 
 
Knese was preceded by John C. Macaulay, CMA, now IMA's chair-emeritus. Joseph A. Vincent, CMA, has been named chair elect and will become chair during fiscal year 2014-2015, starting July 1, 2014.
 
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Jenny Harvey, coding consultant in the healthcare division of Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain, PC (LBMC), has earned the designation of American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) ICD-10 Ambassador.
 
Harvey is also an AHIMA-Approved ICD-10/CM/PCS Trainer. With the October 1, 2014, deadline fast approaching in regards to ICD-10, Harvey will be the lead on all training to assist area healthcare organizations in training for this vast change in medical coding. As a result of her newest designation, all AHIMA and AAPC credentialed coders attending her sessions will receive continuing education units (CEU). Harvey currently serves on the board of directors of the Tennessee Association for Healthcare Quality. 
 
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LBMC is also pleased to announce the following promotions for the firm's year beginning June 1, 2013. All are located in the Knoxville office.
 
Lawrence Alexander, CPA, has been promoted to a senior in audit. She was previously a staff in the department. Her experience includes working on audits, reviews, and compilations of both private and public companies in a variety of industries.
 
Kellen Gibson has been promoted to a senior in audit. Gibson was previously a staff in the department. Gibson works with private companies providing a wide range of services, including audits of financial statements and retirement plans as well as reviews and compilations.
 
Logan Laug, CPA, has been promoted to a manager in audit. He has experience with annual reporting requirements for a variety of private and nonprofit companies as well as Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and audits of benefit plans.
 
Martha Rauch, CPA, has been promoted to a manager in audit. Rauch has a wide variety of experience working with both private and publicly traded companies on annual and quarterly reporting, initial public stock offerings, and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.
 
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Close collaboration with clients to help their businesses grow is ingrained in the culture of accounting and business consulting firm Margolin, Winer & Evens (MWE). To emphasize that unique approach to client service, the firm has revamped its website.
 
The new site focuses on the "Power of We"  MWE's longstanding promise to approach each engagement with fresh eyes and to work side by side with owners to guide their businesses to sustainable financial success. The site also features a fresh new look, a powerful search engine, and social media capabilities, making it easier for visitors to find and share relevant information with just a few keystrokes.
 
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Tim Keadle, founding partner of Porter Keadle Moore (PKM), has been chosen as the president of the University of Georgia Alumni Association. The association supports the academic excellence, best interests, and traditions of Georgia's flagship university and its more than 280,000 alumni worldwide. His two-year term began July 1. As part of his responsibilities, he also joins the boards of the University of Georgia Foundation and the University of Georgia Athletic Association. 
 
Keadle says his priorities include strengthening the structure of the Alumni Association's many chapters and assisting their volunteer leaders. Keadle, who has more than three decades of experience in public accounting, is a cofounder of PKM. His expertise is in auditing and financial reporting for banks, and he has extensive experience working with SEC registrants. He is active in the Georgia Bankers Association (GBA) and sits on the Community Bankers Committee, which develops relevant programming for CEOs. He formerly served as the GBA board member representing the organization's associate members. He is also a frequent instructor and speaker for the GBA, Community Bankers Association, and several Southeastern universities. Keadle earned his BBA, magna cum laude, from UGA in 1978.  
 
Keadle's work is just one way PKM's leadership serves the community: Managing Partner Phil Moore chairs the Georgia Southern University Athletic Foundation and Accounting Advisory Council. He also serves on the university's Executive Committee, Alumni Association Board, and Dean's Business Advisory Council of the College of Business Administration.
 
Partner and COO Debbie Sessions has held leadership positions with a number of nonprofit, community-centered organizations over the years. The Partnership Against Domestic Violence recently inducted her into its Legacy Society, honoring her long-term support. 
 
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Prager Metis CPAs, LLC, a leading accounting and advisory firm with offices in the United States and London, announced its merger with Goldfinger Block Glickenhaus Dinar, LLP (GBGD), an accounting firm based in Springfield, New Jersey. The merger officially took place on July 1. The GBGD employees will be relocating to Prager Metis' offices in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, at the end of the month. 
 
Founded in 1949, GBGD provides accounting, auditing, bookkeeping, and tax preparation services for closely held companies, working directly with business owners in a variety of industries. 
 
For more information, contact Diane Walsh at (212) 643-0099, ext. 125 or dwalsh@metisgroupllc.com.
 
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RubinBrown recently promoted Christopher J. Coleman, CPA, CCIFP; Maureen Pardo, CPA; and Jeffrey K. Schuetz, CMI, to partner in the firm's Tax Services Group. John Herber, CPA, managing partner, made the announcement.
 
With more than ten years' experience, Coleman serves as a partner in RubinBrown's Tax Consulting and Construction Services Groups. He holds a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in accounting from Saint Louis University. 
 
Pardo is a partner in RubinBrown's Tax Consulting Services Group, focusing on clients in the real estate sector. She joined RubinBrown in 2001 and provides expertise in audit, business performance analysis, industry-specific benchmarking internal accounting controls, low-income housing credits, real estate investment funds, historic rehabilitation, new markets tax credit, renewable energy programs, and tax compliance. She holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Truman State University and an MBA from St. Louis University. 
 
A certified member of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation (CMI), Schuetz serves as a partner in RubinBrown's State and Local Tax Services (SALT) Group and is a member of the firm's Construction Services Group and the Manufacturing & Distribution Services Group. He has over fifteen years of federal, state, and local tax experience, and he previously worked as a tax manager at Instituform Technologies, Inc. and as a field auditor for the Missouri Department of Revenue.
 

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