Community News news July 2009

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Peer review teams must rely on AICPA's revised standards

Peer reviewers and firms must focus on six changes in the newly revised AICPA Standards on Performing and Reporting on Peer Reviews.
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New York tightens standards on CPAs

If you’re a New York CPA or you perform accounting services in New York, you should know... the rules have changed.
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BearingPoint: The end of an era

The outlook was not good from the beginning. Now, nearly a decade later, the former KPMG Consulting moves ahead with a leaner practice and new owners.
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H&R Block and RSM McGladrey file suit against McGladrey & Pullen

H&R Block, Inc. and RSM McGladrey, Inc. have filed a lawsuit against McGladrey & Pullen (MP) regarding the termination of their administrative services agreement.
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Five new partners, five new directors named at Citrin Cooperman

Citrin Cooperman & Company, LLP, an accounting and business consulting firm based in the Northeast, announced that Anthony DeJesus, Jeffrey Gittler, Elliot Lavietes, Mark Mindick, and Joseph Monaco were admitted to the firm partnership, effective July 1, 2009.
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Katz, Sapper & Miller joins Nexia International

After more than 65 years building a reputation as a provider of accounting, audit, tax and consulting services, Katz, Sapper & Miller, LLP has joined Nexia International, a global organization of independent accounting and consulting firms.
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Wisconsin CPA promoted to principal

The Brookfield, WI-based public accounting and business advisory firm of Vrakas/Blum, S.C. is pleased to announce that Brad J. Hermes, CPA has been promoted to principal.
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Washington D.C. CPA appointed to ed board of The Value Examiner

Duff & Phelps is pleased to announce that Bruce Dubinsky, Managing Director in our Dispute and Legal Management Consulting practice and leader of our Washington, D.C. Metro office, has been appointed to the Editorial Board of The Value Examiner.
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McGladrey & Pullen terminates agreement with RSM McGladrey

On July 21 McGladrey & Pullen issued formal notice to terminate the service agreement that has so closely tied the two firms together for 10 years.
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Illinois CPA firms announce strategic alliance

Mowery & Schoenfeld, an accounting, tax and consulting firm based in Lincolnshire, Illinois, has announced it has entered into a strategic alliance with the principals and other accountants of Katch, Tyson & Company, effective August 1, 2009.
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Maryland CPAs select leadership for 2009-10

The Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants recently appointed new officers to its board of directors.
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Wisconsin CPA firm adds new team members

The Brookfield, WI-based public accounting and advisory firm of Vrakas/Blum, S.C. recently announced the addition of Carrie L. Vissering and Krista D. Wagner to its professional staff.
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Kevin Mitchell elected president of Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs

Kevin M. Mitchell, a certified public accountant from Harrisburg, PA, was elected 2009-2010 president of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) at the Institute's annual meeting and conference, held this year in Lake Buena Vista, FL.Mitchell is a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Harrisburg who specializes in audit and business assurance - consumer and industrial products.
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Memphis CPA honored by University of Memphis

William H. "Bill" Watkins Jr., Founding Member of Memphis-based Watkins Uiberall, PLLC Certified Public Accountants, has recently been recognized by the University of Memphis when a classroom was named in his honor in the Fogelman College of Business and Economics.
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IMA elects John M. Brausch as new chair

The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) has announced the election of John M. Brausch, CMA, CFM, CPA as Board of Directors Chair for the 2009-2010 fiscal year. Through June 30, 2010, Brausch will serve as senior volunteer leader for the organization's worldwide network of about 60,000 accounting and finance professionals. Concurrently, he also serves as chair of IMA's Governance Committee.
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Plante & Moran merges with Cincinnati accounting firm

Jackson, Rolfes, Spurgeon & Co. (JRS), one of Cincinnati's largest public accounting firms, has announced its merger with Plante & Moran, PLLC, the 12th largest public accounting and management consulting firm in the country. The merger will take effect July 1, 2009. This merger brings benefits to the Cincinnati clients of both firms and provides added opportunities for the JRS staff.JRS and Plante & Moran have worked together on a project basis over the last several years and found the synergies of the two firms provided a compelling benefit for JRS's clients.
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J.H. Cohn donates $150,000 to Cohn for Kids

Through its 18th Annual Charity Golf Invitational, J.H. Cohn LLP, one of the largest independent accounting and consulting firms in the United States, donated a total of $150,000 to two Cohn for Kids affiliated charities: Special Operations Warrior Foundation and Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation. Longtime J.H. Cohn Charity Golf Invitational supporter Capital One Bank was the Presenting Sponsor of the outing, held at Hamilton Farm Golf Club in Gladstone, NJ on June 8.
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LBA Wealth Management announces promotion of Heather Howard

LBA Wealth Management, LLC is pleased to announce the promotion of one of their key staff members. Heather Howard has been promoted to Financial Analyst I. In her new position, Howard will be responsible for security research, portfolio management, trading, attribution analysis and economic forecasting. "Heather is a key asset to LBA Wealth Management and has proven her ability to perform the added responsibilities this promotion brings", states David Albaneze, CFA, the firm's Chief Investment Strategist.
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Watkins Uiberall accountant becomes vice president of Mississippi Society of CPAs northeast chapter

The Tupelo, MS CPA firm of Watkins Uiberall, PLLC is pleased to announce that Randy Gammill, CPA, audit manager, was recently appointed vice president of the northeast chapter of the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA). He transitions to the role of vice president after serving for one year as secretary/treasurer."I am proud and honored to serve as vice president for the northeast chapter of the MSCPA," says Gammill.
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Anderson ZurMuehlen Congratulates Irene Bushnell on New Certification

Irene Bushnell, Anderson ZurMuehlen Shareholder and QuickBooks ProAdvisor, has successfully completed Intuit's QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions certification exam.QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions certification requires a very high level of expertise in Enterprise software and QuickBooks functions.