Community News news September 2008

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Accounting firm provides students with one-stop job search Web site

Aronson & Company (A&C), a nationally-ranked top 50 accounting and consulting firm, recently announced the launch of its TeamAronson.com Web site geared toward college accounting and finance majors entering the job market. The site, which was designed in support of the firm's recruiting efforts, is part of an initiative to help reinforce their employer brand and put a recognizable face on their on-campus recruiting program.
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NJ CPAs aid aspiring accountants and many others

When it comes to giving back to the community, the employees at Wiss & Company in New Jersey not only roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty, they help put aspiring accountants through school. The firm has raised money through golf outings and awarded 34 scholarships worth more than $80,000 to students pursuing accounting degrees at New Jersey colleges and universities.With offices in Livingston and Iselin, Wiss & Company is ranked in the top ten accounting firms in the state with more than 165 people.
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RBZ, LLP ranked as top accounting firm to work at in Los Angeles

RBZ, LLP, a Los Angeles-based accounting and business consulting firm, was ranked among the top 10 "Best Places to Work" by the Los Angeles Business Journal in its 2008 survey. The firm was the highest ranked accounting firm, as well as 10th among all mid-sized companies. "We're honored to be part of this highly-rated list of Los Angeles companies," said David Roberts, managing partner of RBZ. "RBZ strives to create a culture in which our employees can thrive.
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Brown Smith Wallace CPA honored as “Woman to Watch” by MSCPA

Robin Bell, a member at St. Louis-based Brown Smith Wallace LLC, has been recognized by the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA) as a Woman to Watch in the Experienced Leader category. She was honored at the MSCPA's Women's Retreat Aug. 25 in St. Louis. "We are proud of Robin and her accomplishments," said Jeffrey Smith, managing member at Brown Smith Wallace. "She is deserving of this honor as a leader both in our firm and in the St. Louis community." Bell co-leads the Tax and Accounting Services Group at Brown Smith Wallace LLC.
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KPMG Vice Chair Mary Pat McCarthy named executive director of ACI

Big Four firm KPMG created the Audit Committee Institute (ACI) in 1999 to serve as a resource for audit committee members and senior management. Its primary mission is to communicate with audit committee members and enhance their awareness, commitment, and ability to implement effective audit committee processes. Mary Pat McCarthy, KPMG LLP vice chair, has been named executive director of the Audit Committee Institute (ACI).In her new role, McCarthy will be responsible for the development of ACI programs and thought leadership. She succeeds Edward F.
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David Diamond joins Kreston International’s board of directors

CBIZ and Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C. (MHM), a top ten national accounting and tax provider have announced that David Diamond, a director and shareholder from the San Diego office, was elected to the Board of Directors of Kreston International, a worldwide association of independent accountancy and advisory firms. David joins a prestigious group of accounting professionals from all over the world to help direct Kreston International’s continued global success in the increasingly competitive tax and accounting industry.
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New York City accounting firm names new CEO

As part of its growth strategy, New York City-based Citrin Cooperman & Company, LLP announced that F. Wayne Holton, a longtime partner in the firm, has been named Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.Co-founder Joel Cooperman will retain his role as Managing Partner, and will continue to guide the 30-year-old firm as it continues to grow and expand into new markets.In his new role, Holton, 65, will take on many of the administrative duties previously overseen by Cooperman, allowing Cooperman to focus on the general growth of the firm.
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Arkansas accountant receives promotion

The Fort Smith, AR-based CPA and wealth management advisory firm of Beall Barclay & Company, PLC has announced the promotion of Katie LeJong, CPA to Audit Manager.“Katie has stepped up as a leader of our accounting and auditing department since joining Beall Barclay,” says Mike Carroll, CPA and Managing Partner of Beall Barclay & Company. “Her promotion to audit manager will allow her to extend her leadership skills in addition to providing our clients with exceptional service.”LeJong began her career in public accounting by joining Beall Barclay & Company in 2000.
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Schneider Downs expands management team

Pittsburgh, PA-based Schneider Downs announces the following promotions: Jeffery A. Acheson to Managing Director of Schneider Downs Wealth Management Advisors. Acheson holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Defiance College. Melanie M. LaSota to Director of Estate and Trust Tax Services. LaSota holds a J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law and a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a member of the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors. Patrick B.
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Helping entrepreneurs in Boise: CPA teaches, small businesses benefit

A sole proprietor CPA, Laura L. Canales can relate to the unique challenges facing small business owners. To help people in her community, she has taught community education courses on small business accounting, business entity choices, business registrations, and tax forms for the school district of Boise, ID, for the past five years.And people show up for Canales. There are bookkeepers, office managers, small business owners, and those who aspire to be small business owners.

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