Community News news July 2008

Community News

PwC to partner with Duke University for offshoring research

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) has announced a new relationship with Duke University, serving as a founding member of the Duke Offshoring Research Network (ORN)-Best Practices Institute (BPI), in collaboration with Duke University's Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) at The Fuqua School of Business. PricewaterhouseCoopers will help advance a long-term goal of Duke CIBER to increase the breadth and depth of practice-oriented knowledge in the offshoring and global services space.
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Florida accounting firms announce merger

The local accounting firms of Cross, Fernandez & Riley, LLP (C/F/R) and Beckert, Price, & Rowse, P.A. (BPR & Company) recently announced a merger. Effective August 1, 2008, BPR & Company will be recognized as Cross, Fernandez & Riley, LLP"BPR & Company has a very rich tradition in Polk County and we have a great deal of respect for their team," stated Jim Cross, Managing Partner of Cross, Fernandez & Riley, LLP.
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New York accounting firms merge

Two western New York-based accounting firms, James Amato and Co. PC and Fox and Co. LLP, have announced the formation of a new accounting and business consulting firm. The new firm, Amato, Fox, and Co. PC, at 36 Niagara St. in Tonawanda, NY will provide a full range of services including auditing, tax preparation, accounting, business advisory and computer evaluation and installations. Buffalo's Busines First reports that Amato, Fox, and Co. has 25 associates and has a focus in the not-for-profit and municipality sectors.
Technology

LBMC Technologies to host annual technology event

The LBMC Technologies Conference 2008 will be held on Tuesday, August 26th at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs in Franklin, TN and again on Wednesday, August 27th at the Knoxville Convention Center in Knoxville, TN. The LBMC Technologies Conference 2008 is an opportunity for business professionals and decision makers to learn about the latest technologies available to help them innovate, optimize, and transform their business. This event is free and open to the public, and everyone in the local business community is invited to attend.
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HORNE LLP earns two nationwide marketing awards

HORNE LLP, one of the top 50 accounting and business advisory firms in the country, as reported by the 2007 Public Accounting Report, recently won two awards at the Association for Accounting Marketing (AAM) national conference, an annual recognition of outstanding achievements in the areas of accounting marketing and communication. HORNE's College Recruiting ad "Be Different" won for best single print ad in the over $15 million revenue accounting firm size category.
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FEI announces 2008 Hall of Fame inductees

Financial Executives International (FEI), the association for financial executives, has announced that Susan Schmidt Bies, Ph.D., former member of the Board of Governors for the Federal Reserve, and John F. Ruffle, former Chairman of the Board of FEI, have been selected as the 2008 class of inductees of the FEI Hall of Fame.
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Clockwork adds Adair Roark as accounting analyst

Clockwork CFO & Controller Services, one of the fastest-growing outsourced financial services firms in upstate South Carolina, has added Adair Roark to the team as an accounting analyst.A resident of Simpsonville and native of Clinton, S.C., Roark has over seven years of experience in accounting, insurance, and manufacturing. She previously owned and operated her own insurance agency, and has served in both finance and resource planning capacities for General Electric and Honeywell Aerospace prior to joining Clockwork. She holds a B.S.
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Novogradac & Co. to host affordable housing conference

Participants attending San Francisco-based Novogradac & Company LLP's 15th Annual Affordable Housing Conference, September 10-11, 2008 at the Fairmont San Francisco will hear California State Treasurer Bill Lockyer address the shape of the national and state economies and how they are affecting housing and its affordability.
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Clifton Gunderson selected as Intuit solution provider

Clifton Gunderson, ranked as one of the nation's largest certified public accounting and consulting firms, has announced it has been selected as an Intuit Solution Provider.
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New York accounting firms merge

J.H. Cohn LLP, the largest independent accounting and consulting firm headquartered in the Northeast, has combined practices with Frederic Kantor & Co. PC, a Manhattan-based public accounting firm serving high-net worth individuals and families working in entertainment and the creative arts, effective immediately. The addition follows that of Good Swartz Brown & Berns, which announced its combination with J.H. Cohn on June 11 and primarily serves the Southern California market. The addition of Frederic Kantor & Co. supports J.H.
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Marcum & Kliegman LLP Workplace Challenge returns to Jones Beach

The 2008 Marcum & Kliegman Workplace Challenge, Long Island's largest participatory sporting event, will be held at Jones Beach State Park on Tuesday, July 29, beginning at 7:00 PM. The Challenge is a major annual event where the CEOs and leaders of Long Island's top companies, their employees, and their families gather to compete. This year's Workplace Challenge is expected to attract more than 10,000 runners representing over 250 different companies.
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Deloitte reports record growth and strengthens ranks by 15,000

Bit four firm Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu has announced that fiscal year 2008 aggregate member firm revenue increased by 18.6 percent in U.S. dollars to $27.4 billion. This marks Deloitte's sixth consecutive year of double-digit revenue growth from continuing operations. Every service line and every geographic region delivered strong growth.
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New York accounting firm announces name change

The Schonbraun McCann Group LLP, a public accounting firm dedicated to the real estate industry, announced that it has changed its name to Cornerstone Accounting Group LLP. The firm also announced that Stanley R. Perla, CPA, has joined Cornerstone Accounting Group as managing partner and that Stuart Backer, Harry Dublinsky, Marge Filippelli, and Dan Vitulli have been promoted to equity partners in the firm.
Education & Careers

PwC announces rollout of IFRS college and professional training materials

In a speech to accounting professors and corporate executives at PwC University for Faculty, PricewaterhouseCoopers U.S. Chairman and Senior Partner Dennis Nally announced the firm's release this month of a full suite of educational tools and programs designed to help American accounting students learn the fundamentals of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). IFRS describes the financial reporting treatment long used by companies outside the United States and which is expected to replace U.S.
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KPMG awards $10,000 scholarships to 41 minority students

The KPMG Foundation has announced it has granted $410,000 in scholarship awards to 41 minority doctoral students for the 2008-2009 academic year as part of its Minority Accounting Doctoral Scholarship program. The scholarships are part of a broad effort by the Foundation to increase the number of minority students and professors in business schools."Increasing the number of minority Ph.D. recipients and business school professors helps pave the way for countless others who will benefit from more diverse campuses around the nation," said Bernard J.
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Michigan CPA firms announce merger

The Rehmann Group, one of the state’s largest CPA and consulting firms, announces its merger with Novi-based Pew & Kearis effective immediately.“With an ever-increasing presence in the Metro Detroit market, we are better positioned to serve middle-market companies,” said Steve Kelly, Chairman & CEO of The Rehmann Group. “Companies have been looking for alternatives in the professional services marketplace, and we believe we are now that strong alternative.”“Our goal is always to become better, not bigger,” adds Kelly.
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San Antonio firm to merge with BKD

San Antonio-based The Hanke Group's has announced its merger with Springfield, Mo.-based BKD LLP. BKD Chief Executive Officer Neal D. Spencer announced the firms' combination is effecive July 1, 2008.The Hanke Group, with approximately $12 million in annual revenues, brings 70 team members, including eight partners, to the transaction.
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Indianapolis accounting firms announce merger

Indianapolis accounting firm Katz Sapper & Miller, has announced plans to merge with another Indianapolis firm, Heaton and Eadie, effective August 1, 2008. The newly-combined firms will operate as Katz, Sapper & Miller.Terms of the merger were not disclosed."It's about the pie getting bigger, rather than to take from each other," said David Charles, the partner in charge of Katz's health-care services group in an aticle that appeared in the Indianapolis Star.Heaton's 31 employees will join Katz's 30 partners and 215 staffers at Katz's current headquarters, 800 E. 96th St.
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Pennsylvania CPA firm wins Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award

Smith Elliott Kearns & Company, LLC (SEK&Co) has been presented with a Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award from the Pennsylvania Psychological Association. The award acknowledges the efforts utilized by companies to develop and maintain a supportive work environment.
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McGladrey donates $10K to Red Cross for flood relief

RSM McGladrey, a leading accounting, tax and business consulting firm founded in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is contributing $10,000 to the American Red Cross for flood relief in some of the Midwest communities hardest hit by the recent flash floods.

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