Community News news January 2008

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Marcum & Kliegman LLP introduces new partner Alan J. Markowitz

Marcum & Kliegman LLP, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, is pleased to announce that Alan J. Markowitz (51) has joined the firm as an audit partner and will be based in Marcum & Kliegman's New York City office. Alan has over 25 years of public accounting experience with extensive dealings in representing publicly-traded and privately-held companies in various accounting, business, and operational issues. "Throughout his career, Alan has worked on numerous initial public offerings for clients.
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Jason Buhlinger joins Brown Smith Wallace, LLC as financial analyst

Jason Buhlinger joins Brown Smith Wallace as a financial analyst in the Financial Advisory Services group. Buhlinger will assist valuation, litigation support and M&A advisory engagements. Buhlinger earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from Fontbonne University. Buhlinger resides in St. Louis. Brown Smith Wallace is the second-largest locally owned independent full-service CPA and business consulting firm in Missouri with more than 180 employees throughout the Midwest. Through a network of offices in St. Louis, St.
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Marks Paneth & Shron LLP merges with Schneider & Associates LLP

Effective January 1, 2008, Marks Paneth & Shron LLP (MP&S), a full-service accounting firm with nearly 500 people, 69 of whom are partners and principals, has merged with Long Island-based accounting firm Schneider & Associates LLP. The merger adds four new partners to the Marks Paneth & Shron Woodbury, Long Island office. The new partners are Jerry Schneider, Dean Hiltzik, Mordecai Lerer, and Harriet Greenblatt.Said Arthur E.
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Fuller Landau introduces new marketing manager

Brent McIntosh recently joined the chartered accountant and business advisory firm of Toronto-based Fuller Landau LLP as a marketing manager. In his new role, McIntosh will oversee all marketing functions, working closely with the partners and senior professionals in developing and executing strategies geared at continuing the growth of the firm and enhancing client outreach initiatives.
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Fuller Landau LLP ranks #11 on Top 25 Employers list

Fuller Landau LLP is proud to be named among the Top 25 Best Small and Medium Employers in Canada. This year's Top 25 ranking of Canada's best small and medium employers is the fourth annual undertaking by Queen's Centre for Business Venturing at the Queen's School of Business and human resources company Hewitt Associates in partnership with The Globe and Mail."This recognition is testimony to the outstanding quality of dedicated people that make up Fuller Landau", said Michael Epstein, Managing Partner.
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Fuller Landau introduces new vice president of mergers & acquisitions

Jonas Cohen, MBA, CA, recently joined the Chartered Accountant and Business Advisory firm of Fuller Landau LLP as a Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions. In his new role, Cohen will be working on mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance and due diligence engagements. "Jonas has obtained extensive experience in the areas of assurance and financial advisory at one of the Big Four accounting firms and we believe his expertise will play a significant role in the development and growth of our Firm," said Michael Epstein, president and managing partner of Fuller Landau.
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Tofias announces the election of Michael Corrente to director

Tofias PC, New England's leading accounting and consulting firm, is pleased to announce that Michael F. Corrente, JD, LLM, has been elected Director in the Tax Group."Mike has developed close working relationships with many of our clients and his leadership is valuable in growing the Firm as we continue to attract New England's largest privately-held and public companies.
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CBIZ acquires payroll processing firm in time for tax season

CBIZ, Inc. has announced that it has acquired certain assets of Computer Payroll Company ("CPC"), a payroll processing company located in Palm Desert, California, effective January 1, 2008.Founded in 1992, CPC provides payroll processing services for more than 800 clients primarily in California and Arizona. CPC recorded approximately $2.5 million in revenue during the past twelve months and has approximately 18 employees. Steven L. Gerard, CBIZ Chairman and CEO, stated, "We are pleased to welcome Rick Pinkerman, Robert Luzzi, and their team to CBIZ.
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Charleston CPA earns CFP credential

Sheryl McAlister, CPA, CFP, who works in WebsterRogers' Charleston office, has been authorized by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board) to use the certification marks CFP, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER, and CFP (with flame design) in accordance with CFP Board certification and renewal requirements.
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Maryland accounting firms merge

Owings Mills, MD-based wealth management and CPA firm Glass Jacobson has acquired accounting firm, Finkelstein & Geser LLC, also located in Owings Mills. The acquisition is effective immediately. According to a report in the Baltimore Business Journal, Glass Jacobson, with about 40 professionals, is the 14th largest accounting firm in the Baltimore area. Finkelstein & Geser's two principals and two other employees will join Glass Jacobson.
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J.H. Cohn appoints partners in Audit, AAG groups

J.H. Cohn LLP, the largest independent audit, tax, and consulting firm headquartered in the Northeast, has announced that Steven C. Schinella and Evan S. Zuckerman have joined the Firm as direct-partners in the firm’s Audit and Accounting & Advisory practices, respectively.Schinella joins the Firm from Ernst & Young LLP, where he was an audit senior manager specializing in industrial product manufacturing and SEC reporting.
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Peterson Sullivan PLLC welcomes three new accountants to the firm

Peterson Sullivan PLLC is pleased to welcome new accountants to our firm, Chantha Chim, Kelley Kohn, and Hui Liu. Chantha Chim, a staff accountant in our general practice group, received his bachelor's degree in accounting with a minor in business administration. Kelley Kohn, a staff accountant in our general practice group, received her bachelor's degree in communications from the University of Washington and her masters in accounting from Seattle University.
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Marcum & Kliegman LLP wins awards for creative marketing initiatives

Marcum & Kliegman LLP, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, won two MarCom awards for its recruiting video entitled The Place to Be and the M&K Business Heroes advertising campaign. The MarCom Awards is an international creative competition that recognizes outstanding achievement by marketing and communication professionals. "Accounting is a rational business, but the marketing of it is not always.
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Accounting and business consulting firm RBZ, LLP announces promotions

RBZ, LLP, the Los Angeles-based accounting and business consulting firm, announced that Sergio Salas has been promoted to Manager from Senior Supervisor in the firm's Real Estate practice, and Dmitriy Pinus has been promoted to Senior Supervisor from Supervisor in the firm's Tax practice. "Sergio and Dmitriy are respected by both clients and peers," said David Roberts, managing partner of RBZ, LLP. "They are very knowledgeable in their respective practice areas and consistently make distinctive contributions to our firm.
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BKD, LLP announces new tax partner

Eric L. Hansen, partner in charge of BKD, LLP in Oklahoma, announces Steven K. Holden has joined BKD as partner in the Tulsa office. Holden has more than 20 years of public accounting experience serving individuals and companies with tax planning and tax compliance needs in the retail, manufacturing and energy industries. Holden spent the last few years as the Tax Service Area Leader for a local firm in Tulsa and previously spent a large part of his career with a Big Four firm.
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BKD applauds Its people as firm celebrates 85 on January 2

In business since 1923, accounting firm looks ahead with stronger focus on people resources.What better way to commemorate 85 years in business than for BKD, LLP to recognize what has made its history and its future possible: Its people. Their contributions are central to honoring Founder's Day on January 2, marking the firm's establishment in 1923. On this date, offices in Kansas City and Joplin become those of Baird, Kurtz & Dobson.
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Accounting firm Marks Paneth & Shron names three new executives

Accounting firm Marks Paneth & Shron LLP has announced the addition of three new executives. They have joined the firm's Tax Advisory, Nonprofit and Real Estate practice areas.The new executives are:Steven Goldberg, CPA (40). He has joined MP&S as a partner in the Tax Advisory practice in the firm's Woodbury, Long Island office. Goldberg joins the firm from Marcum & Kliegman, where he was a senior manager.
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Globalization forces companies to reexamine international assignment programs

Globalization is forcing companies to reexamine their international assignment programs, as companies increasingly find these programs are too costly and time consuming to administer, according to the results of KPMG's 2007 Global Assignment Policies and Practices Survey, conducted by the International Executive Services practice of Big Four firm KPMG. Short-term assignments (STAs) also are increasing as companies are taking a more global approach to doing business.
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San Antonio ABV appointed to AICPA’s Business Valuation Committee

The San Antonio-based public accounting and consulting firm of The Hanke Group, P.C., is pleased to announce that S. Todd Burchett, CPA, ABV, ASA has recently been appointed to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants' (AICPA) Business Valuation Committee."I am honored to be part of this respected committee and I am committed to help carry out its mission," said Burchett.
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Beard Miller Company moves greater Philadelphia area office location

Beard Miller Company (BMC), a leading Mid Atlantic certified public accounting firm, has announced that the firm's Greater Philadelphia office will move to Atwater development in the Great Valley Corporate Center in Malvern, PA, effective December 31, 2007. "The Greater Philadelphia market is one of the firm's fastest growing regions," said Malvern Office Managing Partner Robert Finn.

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