Company announcements: Week of August 9

Following is a roundup of firm news for the week of August 9, 2010.

Abeles and Hoffman, P.C., is pleased to announce that Brad Indelicato has obtained his Missouri license as a Certified Public Accountant. Also, the firm has added Krista N. Miesner to its professional staff.

Michael G. Williamson, Ph.D., assistant professor of accounting at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, was awarded the Best Early Career Researcher Award from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Argy, Wiltse & Robinson, P.C., a McLean, VA-based certified public accounting and business advisory firm, announced the addition of Mike Mellor, as partner in the Business Consulting Group.  Mellor will advise a variety of companies with complex business transactions, including governance risk and compliance issues, internal audit needs, business process redesign, and change management.

Belfint, Lyons & Shuman, P.A., a Wilmington, DE-based certified public accounting and consulting firm, announced that Daniel J. Protokowicz, CPA, and Stephen D. Ritchie, CPA, were recognized as Delaware 2010 FIVE STAR Wealth Managers in the August issue of Delaware Today Magazine.

Allison M. Patti, CPA, a partner at Deloitte LLP, has joined the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Audit Quality as senior director of Professional Practice, Policy & Research.

Citrin Cooperman & Company, LLP, a Philadelphia-based accounting, tax, and business consulting firm, recently announced the high school senior recipients of their 5th Annual Citrin Cooperman High School Accounting/Business Student Grants. The program provides annual grants of $1,000 to students near the firm's offices in Philadelphia, White Plains, N.Y., New York City, and Springfield, N.J. The firm also announced that it has joined Moore Stephens North America, a worldwide association of accounting firms.

The Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants has appointed Frank A. Rowella Jr., CPA, to serve as a member of its Advisory Council for the organization's 2010-2011 activity year. Rowella is managing partner of Reynolds & Rowella, CPAs, LLP.

Sidney P. Blum, partner in charge of forensic accounting, litigation support, and royalty audit at Green Hasson & Janks, has achieved the prestigious designation, Registered Investigator, RI, by the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute (ACFEI).

INPACT Americas, a Frederick, MD-based internationally affiliated association of accounting firms, recently hosted its 36th annual Partners Forum Spring conference in Washington, D.C. Nationally recognized consultants and speakers to the profession facilitated sessions focusing on the annual Economic Data Survey Report and Strategies to Improve Profitability (Steve Erickson of Steve Erickson, LLC), INPACT Audit and the International Federation of Accountants Update (Brion R. Smoker, CPA, and Jori M. Culp, CPA, of Smoker Smith & Associates, PC), Malpractice Risks in a Tough Economy (Ronald C. Parisi, CPA, JD of CAMICO), and If You Want It Done Right, You Don't Have to Do It Yourself! (Donna M. Genett, PH.D. of Gencorp Consulting).

Raleigh, NC-based Johnson Lambert & Co. LLP, has announced that Andrea Wright, principal, has been selected to participate in the 2010 AICPA Leadership Academy, an honor awarded to only 25 professionals in the country.

James P. Liddy has been named vice chair - audit, and Thomas J. Duffy has been named national managing partner - audit, for KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm. P. Scott Ozanus has been named vice chair - tax, and Jeffrey C. LeSage has been named national managing partner - tax. Also, Jon D. Greenlee, formerly with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System's Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation, has joined the firm's Financial Services Regulatory practice as a managing director.

Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain, PC (LBMC), a Nashville-based accounting and professional services organization, has worked extensively during the last year to establish its Capital Structure Advisory Services group in partnership with CapControls, a local Software as a Service company. The CapControls platform delivers analytical insight and in-depth organization for the ownership structures of companies, while LBMC adds value with its professional expertise and implementation capabilities. LBMC also announced that Logan Laug, CPA, has been promoted to a senior in the firm's audit department. Also, Buck Freeman has joined the accounting firm in a staff position in the accounting and assurance services department.

Marcum, LLP, recently announced the addition of Frank Rudewicz to lead Marcum's Advisory Services Division in New England.  Rudewicz has more than 25 years of experience providing legal and investigative services to public and private entities. Also, Robert M. Pesce, CPA and partner-in-charge of the Accounting Services group, has been awarded the 2010 Best Accountant for Growing Businesses in the Entertainment and Media category by The New York Enterprise Report.

Atlanta-based accounting firm Moore Colson, recently announced the hiring of Matthew K. Cissell as a Business Assurance Senior Associate and David Wilbanks as a Business Assurance Associate.

Janet Becker, associate professor of Accounting Technology and Director of the Accounting Technology program at the Ohio University Lancaster Campus, recently was named the 2010 Phi Theta Kappa Professor of the Year.

Robert Paz, CPA, has been named managing director of Sax Macy Fromm & Co., PC. Elected by the firm's shareholders, Paz is the firm's fifth managing director since its formation in December 1956.

Swart, Lalande & Associates, P.C., a Fairfax, VA-based public accounting and consulting firm, has announced that Wesley D. Elliott II recently earned his certified public accountant certification.

Vance McCollough has joined TravisWolff as a partner in its audit group. He will be responsible for working with the TravisWolff audit team in Dallas and San Antonio to provide a range of attest and advisory services to the mid-market business segment.

Alyssa G. Martin, CPA and an executive partner in Advisory Services for Weaver, a Texas-based independent certified public accounting firm, recently was named one of the Top 25 Women to Watch associated with the 2010 Dallas Business Journal's third annual Women in Business Awards.

South Carolina-based regional accounting and consulting firm WebsterRogers LLP recently announced that Greg Ackerman, CPA, has joined the staff, working in the Litchfield office and serving as a manager in the firm's Audit Group. The firm also announced the following promotions: Jessie Hazel, staff; Alison Helmus, senior; Courtney Cribb-Ricks, manager; Jennifer Floyd, manager; Flora Hill, senior manager; Kathryn Youngman, senior manager; Amy Urquhart, senior manager; and Tim McConnell, senior manager.

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