Community News news January 2009

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New audit manager named at Carr, Riggs & Ingram

The Nashville, TN office of public accounting firm Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC, one of the Southeast’s "Top Four" accounting and business consulting firms and a top 40 firm nationally, has announced the promotion of Sallye A. Williams to Audit Manager in the firm's growing audit and assurance services group.A resident of Smyrna and native of Selmer, Tennessee, Williams joined the firm in mid-2008 after working for more than 10 years with regional and local firms. She holds a B.S.B.A.
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New Jersey CPA appointed to Chamber of Commerce board

The Morris County, New Jersey Chamber of Commerce has named Lynn Lagomarsino, CPA, a partner at J.H. Cohn LLP, the chairman of its board of directors for 2009. Lagomarsino most recently served as vice chairman of the Chamber's board and has also served as treasurer. With 30 years of accounting experience, Lagomarsino is a member of the Retail, Apparel, and Consumer Products Industry Practice at J.H. Cohn, the largest independent accounting and consulting firm in the Northeast. She is also the director of the J.H.
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LBMC adds staff accountant

Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain, PC (LBMC), one of the Southeast's largest accounting and business consulting firms, has added Matthew (Matt) D. Hudgins in its Brentwood (Nashville), TN office.Matt Hudgins has joined the accounting firm in a staff position in the audit division. He is a recent graduate of Tennessee Tech University with a bachelor's degree in accounting and a master's in business administration.Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain, PC, and The LBMC Family of Companies has more than 400 employees, with offices in Nashville (Brentwood), Chattanooga, and Knoxville, TN.
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Phoenix firm names senior tax accountant

Sandy Abalos, managing partner of Abalos & Associates, PLLC, has announced that Jamie Altman has joined the firm as a senior tax accountant. In this position, she will handle client relations, research and compliance, as well as tax returns for businesses and individuals. Altman received a bachelor's in psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Tennessee Society of CPAs. A native of Monaca, PA, Altman resides in Phoenix.
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Maryland CPA obtains CFP certification

The Gaithersburg, MD-based CPA and advisory firm of DeLeon & Stang recently announced that Brett Friedman, financial services associate, obtained his Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Certification by the CFP Board. "Brett has stepped up as a leader since joining our firm," says Allen DeLeon, CPA, PFS, partner. "His new designation will allow him to extend his knowledge and skills in addition to providing our clients with exceptional client service."Friedman began working at DeLeon and Stang in 2006.
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California CPA firm launches Creative Financial Staffing group

Green Hasson & Janks' (GH&J) Managing Partner Leon Janks has announced the launch of GH&J Creative Financial Staffing (CFS), a recruiting team specializing in identifying and placing financial executives in various industries. The new business unit will also actively recruit executives and professionals at all levels for Green Hasson & Janks, a Los Angeles-based certified public accounting firm. "CFS improves our ability to recruit people for the firm, our clients and our prospects," says Janks.
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Irvin F. Diamond receives AICPA PFP Distinguished Service Award

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants has named Irvin F. Diamond, CPA/PFS, of Albuquerque as the recipient of the 2008 Personal Financial Planning Distinguished Service Award.Diamond received the award at the Institute's 2009 Advanced Personal Financial Planning Conference in San Diego.
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Kansas accountant receives promotion

The Garden City, Kansas CPA firm of Lewis, Hooper & Dick, LLC has announced the promotion of Mary Floto, CPA to manager. "Mary has stepped up as a leader since joining Lewis, Hooper & Dick," says Gary Schlappe, CPA, Managing Member/Owner of Lewis, Hooper & Dick, LLC. "Her promotion to manager will allow her to extend her leadership skills in addition to providing our clients with exceptional service."Floto joined the firm in 2000. In her role as manager, she provides comprehensive accounting and auditing services to the firm's clients.
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J.H. Cohn appoints Newfrock to lead client economy recovery team

Jim Newfrock has joined J.H. Cohn LLP, the largest independent accounting and consulting firm headquartered in the Northeast, as leader of the Firm’s newly established Client Economic Recovery Team (CERT). In his position, Newfrock will direct a multidisciplinary group of experts assembled to support, advise, and assist client corporations and financial institutions affected by the rapidly evolving financial environment and in response to the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 and the resulting Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP). Prior to joining J.H.
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California CPA selected for San Diego City Council audit committee

Wade McKnight, CPA, an audit partner in the San Diego office of J.H. Cohn LLP, one of the top 20 accounting and consulting firms in the United States, was recently appointed to the San Diego City Council's Audit Committee.McKnight is one of three professionals appointed to the committee, which, for the first time, includes public volunteers. The committee is made up of two elected councilmen and three independent members of the public.With more than 30 years of experience in public accounting, McKnight serves public and private companies as well as not-for-profit organizations.
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Carr, Riggs & Ingram names Kris Hoffman partner

Dothan, AL - based public accounting firm Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC, one of the Southeast's 'Top Four' accounting and business consulting firms and a top 40 firm nationally, has admitted Kris Hoffman as a new tax partner in the firm's Nashville, TN office.A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Hoffman began his public accounting career at Deloitte following graduation from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville where he earned both his B.S. in Accounting and his Masters of Accountancy with emphasis in Tax.
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Maryland CPA named 40-year honorary member of AICPA

Gaithersburg, MD-based DeLeon & Stang is pleased to announce that Stan Berger, CPA, senior manager, was recently named an honorary member of The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)."Stan is a skilled professional whose recognition by the AICPA sets a good example for others at our firm," said Allen DeLeon, CPA, PFS, partner. "He is unsurpassed in his commitment and contributions to our staff and clients."The honorary member certificate is given to CPAs who have been members of the AICPA for 40 years.
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Grant Thornton donates $50,000 to Feeding America

Chicago-based Grant Thornton LLP, the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, recently presented Feeding America (formerly America's Second Harvest - The Nation's Food Bank Network) with a check for $50,000 at the organization's Chicago headquarters.Several members of Grant Thornton's leadership team – including the firm's CEO Edward Nusbaum and Midwest Region Managing Partner Mike Hall – were in attendance to present the check to Feeding America's President and CEO, Vicki Escarra.
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Marcum & Kliegman LLP forms Madoff task force

Marcum & Kliegman LLP has announced that it has formed a task force to advise investors who may have been defrauded by Bernard L. Madoff and his investment business, Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC. Marcum & Kliegman's task force will focus on the tax and accounting as well as the non-tax issues facing those who invested with Madoff and his firm."Investors and their advisers are in uncharted territory," states Jeffrey M. Weiner, Managing Partner of Marcum & Kliegman.
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Massachusetts CPA named treasurer of Young Professional Society

Sean Wandrei, CPA, Tax Manager at Holyoke, Massachusetts-based Meyers Brothers Kalicka, P.C. was recently named as a member of the Young Professional Society (YPS) of Greater Springfield Board of Directors. Sean will serve a two year term as the organization's Treasurer and, with other YPS board members, is charged with leading YPS in its stated goals and mission. The mission of the YPS is to engage, involve and educate the region's young professionals through business and career development, volunteerism and philanthropy, as well as social and cultural opportunities.