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Community News news January 2007


IRS Site Adds New State Sales Tax Calculator

A new online tool has been added by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to assist individual taxpayers in determining if they would benefit if they elect to deduct their state and local general sales tax when filing their returns. "The Sales Tax Calculator is another interactive tool the web site designed to help make it easier for taxpayers to figure their taxes," said Mark W.

New Release of SOX Compliance Software

OiWare, a leading provider of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance and corporate governance software applications, has announced the availability of its iNTENTcheckT software application which will be offered through its business partner channels. iNTENTcheckT serves as the foundation for company-wide corporate governance through its capacity to join an organization's governance, risk and compliance operations into one single software management solution and help management control its intent from the top down approach and to comply with SOX section 404a.
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What Selling REALLY Is

By Allan S. Boress, CPA, CFEOne reason professionals and others hate to sell is that they don't understand what selling truly is. They have negative misconceptions about the sales process that turns them off to seeking out new business. Selling has developed a bad name because of the many poor sales types we have run into in our lives, and the stereotypical image of the used car or insurance salesperson.
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Connecticut's Blum, Shapiro Grabs Scully & Wolf

Blum, Shapiro & Co., the largest regional accounting firm based in Connecticut, has acquired Scully & Wolf in order to build its practice in government audit services.Scully & Wolf is known as a major provider of municipal audit services in the state and has also cultivated a strong practice serving nonprofit and commercial customers, Blum, Shapiro said.Terms of the transaction weren't disclosed.Scully & Wolf now employs 30, including administrative support staff.
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A Conversation With Allan Boress: Impact Your Revenues Right Now

Here’s an idea that has generated increases of 12 percent to 23 percent in revenues for over 50 client firms that have employed it: “It’s payback time.”Advertisement
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Midwestern Firms Merge

Virchow, Krause & Company, LLP, announced its merger with Bloomington based CPA Firm Berc & Fox, Ltd. “Berc & Fox is a pool of great talent which will really compliment our construction/real estate team and restaurant industry practices. Our two firms both share an ideal business culture and this merger is a perfect strategic fit,” remarked Jeff DeYoung, local managing partner for Virchow Krause.
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RSM McGladrey Jumps Into Orlando

RSM McGladrey continues its growth strategy throughout the Florida market by announcing its intention to acquire the firm of Tedder, James, Worden & Associates (“TJW”). TJW is the fifth largest accounting firm in the Central Florida market. Merging with RSM McGladrey gives TJW access to a broader pool of industry talent, expanded service offerings and locations throughout Florida and the United States. Currently RSM McGladrey has more than 300 employees and seven offices in Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Melbourne, Miami, Naples, Titusville, and West Palm Beach.
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Online Employee Evaluations Made Easy

The most popular month for completing yearly employee evaluations is January and this type of employee report card is often an effective tool that can lead to promotions or raises, reinforce good job performance and foster teamwork. has created an online evaluation form that makes this difficult and time-consuming process quick and easy. Often the most difficult part of the employee evaluation is creating a standard form that will work throughout an entire organization.
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Eastern Seaboard Firm Mergers

Beard Miller Company LLP (bmc), a nationally ranked US Top 50 regional accounting and consulting firm, announce mergers with two firms - Fagliarone Group CPAs P.C. (TFG CPAs), and Dennis M. Spinelli CPA LLC, effective January 1, 2007. The combined firm will operate under the name Beard Miller Company (bmc).bmc serves middle market and small business companies throughout the Mid Atlantic region, including New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Ohio, Virginia and Delaware.
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BCS ProSoft Receives Two Prestigious Awards

BCS ProSoft has been named to the annual Sage Software's distinguished President's Circle for 2006. The yearly honor is given to business partners and national consulting partners who generated the highest sales revenue during the previous fiscal year. This is the third consecutive win for the company. In addition, the company also received the Sage Software's Million Dollar Club Award for the second year in a row.
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AICPA Honors "Father of XBRL" Hoffman

UBmatrix, a leading provider of software and services leveraging the global XBRL standard, announced that UBmatrix Director of Industry Solutions - Financial Reporting, Charlie Hoffman, has been presented with the American Institute of Certified Professional Accountants' (AICPA) Special Recognition Award. He is honored for his role as a pioneer in the development of eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL).
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McGladrey & Pullen LLP Names Managing Partner

he board of directors of McGladrey & Pullen LLP, one of the nation’s leading CPA firms, has elected David R. Scudder to the post of managing partner. In his promotion to this role, Scudder leads the firm’s more than 520 partners and 2,700 other employees nationwide. He succeeds Bill Travis, who retired at the end of last year and who will remain a member of the board of directors.Scudder is currently the firm’s audit and assurance practice leader for its Chicago, Ill.-based Great Lakes practice.
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Five Accounting Firms Named to Fortune’s List of 100 Best Companies to Work For

Ernst & Young, one of the Big Four accounting firms, and Plante & Moran, a regional firm with headquarters in Southfield, Michigan were the highest-ranked accounting firms in Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list which appears in the January 22nd issue of the magazine and at Ernst & Young ranked 25th followed closely by Plante & Moran at 32. The other three Big Four firms also made the list with PricewaterhouseCoopers ranked No. 58, Deloitte & Touche No 78 and KPMG No.
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Accounting Firm Merger Expands Reach of Dixon Hughes

The Charleston, W.Va.-based accounting firm, Simpson & Osborne, has announced it with join with Dixon Hughes of North Carolina, in a move that could create 100 jobs in West Virginia in the next three years.Dixon Hughes, the largest accounting company in the Southeast, plans to target business niches in West Virginia that it specializes in elsewhere, Dixon Hughes co-CEO Eddie Sams said in a news conference in Charleston Monday. “We have a lot of dealerships — autos, equipment,” Sams said. “We’re also really big in community banks.
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Aldrich Kilbride & Tatone Announces Merger

The financial services firm of Oregon-based Aldrich Kilbride & Tatone (AKT) and San Diego’s Grice Lund & Tarkington (GLT) are merging, effective immediately, to become one company under the AKT name.The merger escalates AKT’s already noteworthy growth with its CPA, wealth advisors and benefits advisors firms and enables the clients of the combined firm to enjoy an enriched service platform. The combined company will retain the existing partnership groups and will employ more than 200 professionals and staff in six offices worldwide with locations in Oregon, California, and India.
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A Conversation With Allan Boress: Why Clients Leave CPA Firms

The year is almost over and it's a good time to reflect on what happened. Did some clients not return this year? Do you know why they really didn't come back?Every two years we conduct a study of about two hundred clients of CPA firms all over the US and Canada.
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New Top Dog at BKD

For only the fourth time in the history of BKD, LLP, the stage is set for a leadership change. Managing Partner William E. Fingland Jr. will hand over the reins to Neal D. Spencer, partner in charge of BKD's Kentucky and Southern Indiana offices, following a transition period in early 2007.
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CaseWare Launches New Version of Time and Billing Software

CaseWare International Inc., which provides software products for accountants and auditors, has released a new version of CaseWare Time 2006, its time and billing software package.CaseWare also released Today 2006, which integrates information from CaseWare Time with Microsoft Outlook information.CPA Technology Advisor awarded Time a 4.5 star rating, with 5 being the highest, in October of 2006: “With the option to transfer information from Time to Today, thus making it accessible in Outlook, CaseWare provides a valuable option for users that are reliant upon contact and client managem
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Speed Networking: Making the Most of Conference Attendance

As companies become more aware of the corporate dollar, they recognize the need to cut expenses, improve revenue and receive more value for every dollar spent.
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Accounting and Finance Workers Confidence Fell in December

The Hudson Employment Index reports that confidence among accounting and finance professional fell, with a 2006-low in December, following the record high recorded the previous month. The group's Index of 106.0 represents a drop of 11.2 points. Personal finances and expectations for hiring were also less optimistic.


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