Community News news June 2008

Community News

KPMG named top accounting firm for diverse graduates

Diversity Edge magazine announced its 2008 list of The Best Companies for Diverse Graduates. This listing recognizes companies that have shown leadership in recruiting, retaining, and advancing the careers of diverse professionals. "We looked for unique companies that provide a good entry level foundation for professionals who have recently graduated from college or graduate school," said Kizzie Bozeman Brown, Editor in Chief of Diversity Edge.
Community News

DC accounting firm closes office for community service day

SC&H Group, LLC - one of the fastest-growing accounting and consulting firms in the nation - will host their 2nd Annual Day of Service on Friday, June 27, 2008.The SC&H Group offices in Sparks, MD and McLean, VA will be closing on this day so that all firm employees can work on various community improvement projects throughout the Baltimore and Washington, DC areas.
Education & Careers

E&Y takes top spot on favorite employer list

Ernst & Young LLP moved into the number one spot on Universum USA's 2008 survey of IDEAL employers for undergraduate business students and jumped eight positions to number four among all undergraduate students. The survey, the largest of its kind in the U.S., included responses of more than 40,000 college students.Ernst & Young rose up the undergraduate business student ranks this year from number three in 2007 to number one in 2008, surpassing Google and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Community News

HRH tax principal named CPA of the Year

John W. Lindbloom, MST, CPA/PFS, principal with St. Louis-based Huber, Ring, Helm & Co., P.C. was recently honored as CPA of the Year by the St. Louis Chapter of the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA). An active member of the St.
Community News

Massachusetts Society of CPAs announces new board of directors

The Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants, Inc. (MSCPA) is pleased to announce the board of directors for the 2008-2009 fiscal year. The following were sworn in as board officers at the MSCPA's Annual Meeting and Recognition Reception on Tuesday, May 13: Michael L. Brown, CPA, Esq., AEP, UHY LLP, as chairmanDaniel P. DeVasto, CPA, Wolf & Company PC, as chairman-electJeffery D. Solomon, CPA, Levin Katz Nannis & Solomon PC, as chairman of financeMerrill S. Puopolo, CPA, Tofias PC, as vice chairmanJohn A.
A&A

Hidden Overhead - Hidden Expenses Cost You Money

By, Keith RosenAlthough you have a handle on your business' operating costs, there may be some hidden expenses that are costing you more than money.Many execs confess that although their business is moving forward, they find their time is consumed with, accepting or being dragged down by unwanted situations, problems or behavior. Not overwhelming individually, they have a way of building up until they effect productivity, cause stress and waste time and energy.
Community News

CPA firm wins national industry award

Habif, Arogeti & Wynne, LLP, one of the country's top-100 CPA firms, has been honored by The Association for Accounting Marketing (AAM) for outstanding achievement in the multi-media category for its internal video newscast, "Beyond the Numbers."For this award, HA&W was recognized in the "Over $15 Million in Revenues" division specifically for its sophisticated development and use of its internal video newscast, which in the guise of a monthly television news program welcomes new hires to the firm, recognizes employee achievements, and reports developments affecting the company.
Community News

Schneider Downs appoints two new shareholders

Schneider Downs, one of the top 50 public accounting, tax, and business advisory services firms in the country, announces the appointment of two new shareholders: Roy M. Lydic and Kathy D. Petrucci. "I am honored to have them as a part of the shareholder team," said Joseph J. Patrick, Jr., managing shareholder of Schneider Downs, Columbus office. "Roy and Kathy are representatives of the dedication that has brought our firm to its current size and scope.
Community News

Clifton Gunderson Web site wins three creative awards

Clifton Gunderson, ranked as one of the nation's largest certified public accounting and consulting firms, has announced its external Web Site has received international recognition for its Web Site design and content.
Community News

More than 1300 new CPAs welcomed to profession by the Illinois CPA Society

The 1,377 individuals who successfully completed the 2007 Uniform CPA Examination in Illinois were honored by the Illinois CPA Society at their annual New CPA Banquet held on May 29. Special recognition was given to individuals with outstanding achievement on the exam.The State of Illinois produces a large number of CPAs each year. According to statistics from the Illinois Board of Examiners, it ranked 5th nationally in the number of candidates taking the CPA exam in FY07. Illinois also exceeded the national pass rate by more than five percent.
Community News

Illinois CPA Society appoints 2008-2009 board of directors

The Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS) recently announced the installment of its 2008-2009 Board of Directors. The Society, the fifth largest state CPA society in the country with nearly 24,000 members, is a professional organization dedicated to enhancing the value of the CPA profession. The 22-member Board took office June 1, 2008 and will lead and advise the Illinois CPA Society, Illinois CPA Foundation and CPAs for the Public Interest (CPAsPI). Board members are accomplished individuals who represent various professional segments and are extremely dedicated to the profession.
Community News

Blackman Kallick hires practice leaders for State and Local Tax and Risk and Compliance Services

Blackman Kallick, Chicago's ninth largest accounting firm, has hired Prashant C. Sheth, CPA, as tax partner and practice leader of the firm's State and Local Tax practice, and Steven Baer, CPA, as senior manager and practice leader of Risk and Compliance Services practice.
Community News

Las Vegas CPA firm presents student art award

On Thursday, May 29 at 10 a.m., team members from Johnson Jacobson Wilcox CPAs and branding/design firm one11 visited Kermit R. Booker Sr. Empowerment Elementary School at 2277 N. Martin Luther King Boulevard to award the winner of the firm's annual art contest.Students were asked to depict why they are proud to live in America, with the winning artwork to be featured on the CPA firm's Fourth of July card, which is sent to clients.
Community News

PricewaterhouseCoopers and students help community

Last month, a unique partnership came together to make a difference in a park in Binghamton, NY.
Community News

Vincent joins LBMC

Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain, PC (LBMC), one of the Southeast's largest accounting and business consulting firms, has added Dawn M. Vincent in its Brentwood (Nashville), TN office. Vincent has joined the accounting firm in an executive assistant position in the litigation support and business valuations division of LBMC. She previously worked with Trust Core as a client services professional. Originally from New York, Vincent moved to Tennessee 10 years ago with her family and is an active member of her community.
Community News

Abalos & Associates, PLLC announces new staff accountant

Sandy Abalos, managing partner of Phoenix, AZ-based Abalos & Associates, PLLC, has announced that Heidi Smith has joined the firm as a staff accountant. In this position, Smith will handle systems design and technology support and assist clients with accounting needs. Smith has more than 20 years of experience in the accounting profession and received her bachelors of science in management information systems from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL. She resides in Phoenix. "We are excited to have Heidi join our team," said Abalos.
Community News

Peter T. Brown named audit partner at Kirkland Albrecht & Fredrickson, PC

Massachusetts-based Kirkland Albrecht & Fredrickson, PC (KAF) is pleased to announce that Peter T. Brown of Walpole, MA has recently been elected a partner of the firm.In his role as partner, Brown is responsible for building the firm's relationship with clients. He will manage the accounting, auditing, and business services offered to KAF clients in the distribution, manufacturing, and construction industries, as well as continue his work with non-profit clients.Brown joined KAF in the Fall of 2007; he was previously employed by a large Boston CPA firm.
Community News

Haunhorst joint LBMC Employment Partners

LBMC Employment Partners, LLC, a member of the LBMC (Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain, PC) Family of Companies, has added Judy Haunhorst in its Brentwood (Nashville), TN office. Haunhorst has joined LBMC Employment Partners, LLC as an HR Assistant. Originally from Hungary, Budapest, Haunhorst received a Track and Cross Country Scholarship to begin her college education in the U.S. She recently received her bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Toledo.
Community News

Forty awards distributed to honor top marketing tactics

The Association for Accounting Marketing distributed 40 Marketing Achievement Awards (AAM-MAAs) to 30 different firms to recognize their outstanding achievements in the areas of accounting marketing and communications.A panel of judges, including professionals in advertising, consulting, professional services, and marketing, judged nearly 250 entries in 19 different categories. Accounting firms from all over the United States and Canada competed in two divisions - under $15 million in revenues and over $15 million in revenues.
Community News

EY Poll: Students Pick Challenging Jobs Over Fame or Fortune

A poll of nearly 800 college and university students conducted by Ernst & Young shows many students are confident about their financial prospects despite the shaky economy, and most value the ability to grow and learn in their jobs more than the opportunity to gain fame or fortune. Highlights of the results:81% of the students expect to be better off than their parents, and 59% expect to become millionaires in their lifetime. For most students, the No.

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