Community News news December 2007

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New CPA firm formed in time for tax season

The Worcester, MA Business Journal reports that three Central Massachussets CPAs have decided to join forces to form a new firm.Mark L. Love, Michael L. Jarominski, and Donald E.
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Michigan accounting firms to merge

Beene Garter LLP, the largest independently owned accounting and consulting firm in the Grand Rapids, MI region, has announced that it is merging with Grand Rapids accounting firm Deem, Huizing & Associates. Deem Huizing has over $1 million of net revenue and, with the move, the combined entity will have over $11.3 million in annual net revenue, making it one of the region's largest firms. The merger is due to be complete by the end of December.The merger calls for Deem, Huizing & Associates' two partners and five staff members to join Beene Garter's team.
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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...INCPAS wins Awards of ExcellenceThe Indiana CPA Society was recognized for excellence by the Indiana Society of Association Executives at the annual STAR Award banquet held Dec. 4 at Oak Hill Mansion in Carmel, IN. The Society received honors in three categories, making INCPAS one of the evening's top winners.
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PCAOB fines Deloitte $1 million

Deloitte & Touche has agreed to pay a $1 million penalty to settle accusations by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) that it allowed a partner who had performed poor audits in the past to conduct the 2003 audit of Ligand Pharmaceuticals, a public company based in San Diego. Under a provision of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, the money will be used for accounting scholarships.The Deloitte partner, James L.
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Not just horsing around: CPA finds fulfillment with two careers

By Amy L. Welch, Director of Communications, Oklahoma Society of Certified Public AccountantsHer license plate frame reads, "I'd Rather Be Trail Riding," and though passer-bys may believe it's wishful thinking, for Ann Cole, CPA, it's an after-work routine."I can't live without them," she said of her horses. "It's stress relief."For Cole, it's also a job.