Community News news November 2007

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Merger mania - several accounting firms announce merger plans

Maybe there's something in the water – many accounting firms are joining forces as the year comes to a close. Here are the latest entries on the merger roster:In Indiana, Kemper CPA Group, with 27 offices in Illinois, Indiana, California, Florida, and Kentucky, has announced a merger with Evansville, Indiana-based Wright Consultants. Wright Consultants' 12 employees will move its offices to the Kemper location in Evansville, IN. Kemper CPA Group, ranked among the top 100 CPA firms in the country, has 58 partners and more than 250 members on its professional staff.
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Texas CPA firms announce merger

Sprouse & Anderson LLP in Austin, TX has combined with San Antonio-based Padgett Stratemann & Co. LLP with plans to target midsized business customers in Central and South Texas. The firm will operate under the name PS&Co. Based on the number of CPAs, Sprouse & Anderson is the eighth-largest firm in Austin and Padgett is the second-largest accounting firm in San Antonio, according to a report in the Austin Business Journal. "Austin is a tremendously growing, dynamic market," says Lester Sprouse, a managing partner of the Austin firm.
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Florida accounting firms announce merger

Coral Gables, FL-based Lefcourt, Billig, Tiktin & Yesner specializes in complex estate, trust and gift-tax-planning strategies and complex corporate and partnership tax consulting. Its four name partners - Jeffrey Lefcourt, Robert Billig, Steven Tiktin and Jack Yesner - have joined Berenfeld, Spritzer, Shechter & Sheer LLP's Coral Gables office, according to a report in the South Florida Business Journal.
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CPA firm helps hoops player rebound

With the opening of the 2008 NBA season, Samuel Dalembert of the Philadelphia 76ers is on top of his game. The 6'11" starting Center reached career highs last season, averaging 10.7 points and 8.9 rebounds in 82 games.
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Friday news briefs...

Herewith, a summary of some of the interesting news items that came across the desk at AccountingWEB this week...43 percent of CFOs do not want to be promoted to CEO In a national survey of chief financial officers and senior comptrollers conducted by Grant Thornton LLP, 43 percent of CFOs do not want to be chief executive officer of a company one day.
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Accounting firm donates $100k to business college

Ehrhardt Keefe Steiner & Hottman PC, the largest Colorado-based accounting and business advisory firm, has announced that it is giving the University of Northern Colorado's Monfort College of Business $100,000 over the next 10 years.Robert B. Hottman, CEO of EKS&H, said the gift is a way to recognize and support the college's accounting program and faculty for their commitment to educating students from their college career to their professional career in accounting.