Community News news March 2008

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Onsite day care makes mandatory Saturday workdays a family affair

Accountants know that mandatory Saturdays during tax season will be, well, taxing. But when you add small children to the mix, mandatory Saturdays can become a daycare nightmare. But not at Goldstein Schechter Koch. The Coral Gables, and Hollywood FL firm is offering working parents much needed relief and support in the form of complimentary daycare on Saturdays between January and April 15."Mandatory Saturdays are quite a challenge for families," said Goldstein Schechter Koch Director of Marketing Christine Suchyna.
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AAB becomes an independent member firm of Leading Edge Alliance

A A Baig & Co., Chartered Accountants (AAB) has become an independent member firm of the Leading Edge Alliance (LEA).
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Katrina transplant joins firm

Cleveland-based Ciuni & Panichi is pleased to announce the following addition to its professional staff.Eileen Andrus has recently joined the firm as a nanager in the audit & accounting services department. Andrus is a hurricane Katrina transplant to northeast Ohio. She has over 20 years accounting experience which includes having her own CPA practice in New Orleans. She is currently an adjunct accounting orofessor at Stark State College where she teaches non-profit and governmental accounting, as well as managerial accounting.
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Ex-KPMG partner charged in new case

Federal prosecutors in New York have charged Robert Pfaff, 57, of Englewood, CO, a former partner at KPMG, with conspiracy to defraud the United States and to commit tax evasion and wire fraud, and obstructing and impeding the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) by concealing fees he and others received for setting up tax shelters for various clients. The indictment charges Pfaff and co-conspirators with hiding millions of dollars in fees by transferring the money from bank accounts in the U.S. and the Northern Mariana Islands into Philippine bank accounts.
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PKF Texas expands international relationships

PKF Texas' strong relationship with the international community in Houston begins with our 150 team members. They hail from 13 countries and speak 28 different languages. We are members of two international networks providing resources in 120 countries. To enhance our international ties Houston-based Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas, P.C. (PKF Texas) partners with the Greater Houston Partnership to present the monthly International Connections series.
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RSM McGladrey forms alliance to offer enhanced R&D tax credit services

In a joint effort to help more companies increase their after-tax return on their R&D investment and to provide enhanced R&D tax services to companies, RSM McGladrey, Inc., and Axiom Solutions, LLLP, two of the nation's leading business service providers for middle market companies, have announced an agreement to work together to provide Research & Development Tax Credit services to companies in the upper end of the middle market.The R&D Tax Credit program, an economic investment incentive, has been in place since 1981 and recognizes investment that leads to the development of new, more eff
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Fed’s action in Bear Stearns's near collapse could signal new phase in credit crunch

The Federal Reserve agreeing to sell Bear Stearns Cos. to JPMorgan Chase & Co. for about $250 million and to fund $30 billion of Bear Stearns's assets that would be difficult to sell quickly, signals an unnerving new phase into the protracted credit crunch, according to a Los Angeles Times editorial.“No longer is the Fed simply pumping money into the economy to promote lending.
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Matthew Hans joins Brown Smith Wallace, LLC as tax intern

Matthew Hans has joined St. Louis-based Brown Smith Wallace as a tax intern. Hans will assist members of tax and accounting services group with a variety of special related projects. Hans is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Lindenwood University.Throughout his college career Hans has been very active in several organizations on campus and in the community. He is a member of Alpha Chi National Honor Society, Regional Business Council and American Cancer Society.Hans a Jonesburg native currently resides in St.
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New York-based accounting firm launches major ad campaign

An advertising campaign for Marks Paneth & Shron LLP, a New York-based accounting firm with nearly 500 people, launched on March 13, 2008.The campaign, created by Manhattan ad agency Fly Communications, features ads in a variety of print, transit, and online media, including The Wall Street Journal (NYC regional edition and online), Crain's New York Business, Real Estate New York, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, and The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel.
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Kernutt Stokes Brandt & Co. LLP introduces Catalyst Technology Group

The Eugene, OR-based public accounting firm of Kernutt Stokes Brandt & Co. LLP (KSBC) recently announced the launch of its new Network Services division, Catalyst Technology Group (Catalyst)."Our firm is excited about the addition of Catalyst and we look forward to its future growth and success," says Warren Barnes, Managing Partner of KSBC.
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Michelle Joines joins Brown Smith Wallace, LLC as staff accountant

Michelle Joines joins Brown Smith Wallace as staff accountant in the Tax and Accounting Services Group. Her responsibilities include preparing tax projections, completing tax and payroll returns as well as producing financial statements.Prior to joining Brown Smith Wallace, Joines served as an office manager for Combustion Technology.Joines earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Lindenwood University. She is actively involved in Lindenwood University Business Club and the Accounting & Finance Club.
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RSM McGladrey wins award for work-life solution

RSM McGladrey, a leading accounting, tax and business consulting firm, received The Conference Board's Moving Into the Future Award for their innovative Coach-on-Call WorkLife solution.
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Honolulu firm rebrands to bring in new clients and recruit employees

In an effort to appeal to new, younger clients, and recruit future employees, one of Hawaii's leading CPA firms has changed its name and designed a new logo. Nishihama & Kishida CPAs is now N&K CPAs.
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Accounting firm Marks, Paneth & Shron adds partner

Accounting firm Marks Paneth & Shron LLP (MP&S) has announced that Michele A. Lazzara, CPA, 38, has joined the firm as a partner.
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Abalos & Associates, PLLC announces new senior staff accountant

Sandy Abalos, managing partner of Phoenix, AZ-based Abalos & Associates, PLLC, has announced that Laura A. Wellman has joined the firm as a senior staff accountant. In this position, Wellman will handle client relations, research and compliance, as well as tax returns for businesses and individuals. A native of Phoenix, Wellman received both her Bachelors degree and Masters of Taxation degree from Arizona State University.

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