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Community News news August 2007

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KPMG launches Future Diversity Leaders program

As part of its continuing effort to increase and support minority representation in the accounting profession, KPMG LLP, the audit, tax, and advisory firm, has announced the launch of its Future Diversity Leaders (FDL) program, an initiative designed to provide leadership training and financial support for outstanding minority undergraduate business students. Each year, 50 students are chosen for the KPMG's FDL program, which was recently awarded a 2007 "Innovations in Diversity Award" by Profiles in Diversity Magazine.
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RSM International welcomes UK-member Bentley Jennison

Press release: RSM International has announced the addition of UK-based Bentley Jennison to its worldwide network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms. As one of the most progressive and fastest growing professional services firms in the UK, Bentley Jennison significantly enhances RSM International's ability to serve the needs of global businesses in the UK and Europe.
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IBM & PwC to pay more than $5.2 million to settle kickback complaints

IBM Corporation and PricewaterhouseCoopers have together agreed to pay the United States more than $5.2 million to settle allegations that the companies solicited and provided improper payments and other things of value on technology contracts with government agencies, the Justice Department announced last week.
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INSIDE Public Accounting announces its top 100 accounting firms

INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) has announced its 17th annual report on the nation's largest accounting firms. IPA describes the report as one of the most accurate, comprehensive and detailed of its kind.
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CPAmerica International network announces new growth

Four large regional CPA firms have joined the membership of CPAmerica International during the first half of 2007.The new member firms include two from Alabama, one from Ohio and one from Texas. Together, they employ nearly 200 staff members. Anglin Reichmann Snellgrove & Armstrong, PC, with offices in Huntsville, Ala., and Packer Thomas, with offices in Youngstown, Ohio and New Castle, Pa., signed on as members in early January. In March, Birmingham, Ala.-based Donaldson, Holman & West, P.C., joined the network.
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Clifton Gunderson recognized for workplace excellence

Clifton Gunderson LLP, the nation's 13th largest public accounting and consulting firm, has been recognized across the country for its progressive human resource practices and ability to attract and retain staff. Clifton Gunderson has more than 2,000 employees in offices in 16 states and Washington, DC. "We truly appreciate the recognition we have received for our career development efforts," said Clifton Gunderson CEO Carl George. "Clifton Gunderson has always invested in the development of our people.
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