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Community News news April 2010

Community News

KPMG LLP joins the HP Agility Alliance

KPMG LLP, an audit, tax, and advisory firm, and HP Enterprise Services recently announced that KPMG has joined the HP Agility Alliance.
Community News

Meyers Brothers Kalicka announces partners’ memberships, appointments

Meyers Brothers Kalicka has recently announced important memberships and appointments for several of its partners.
Community News

Universal Accounting aims to motivate and support students

Universal Accounting, a training center for accounting, bookkeeping, and tax preparation with its Profit Expert Programs, announced the formation of Student Care Center, which aims to motivate and support students throughout their participation and completion of Universal Accounting’s study courses.
Community News

When disaster strikes, ensure corporate relief efforts are legal, effective

It is critical to ensure that any company-sponsored charitable efforts are legal, transparent, effective, and consistent with the company’s business ethos and approach.

Fuld fights back in Lehman failure testimony

Former Lehman CEO Richard Fuld, in his appearance before the U.S. House Financial Services Committee last week, blamed rumors, timing, regulators, and a “crisis of confidence" for the fall of the investment firm.

E&Y, PwC join KPMG in declaring themselves free of business ties to Iran

Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers have declared that they no longer maintain business relationships with Iranian firms.
Workplace Fitness

Inspired by a coworker with MS, Sullivan & Company walks for the National MS Society

When Michele Dandurand had to leave Providence, RI-based CPA firm Sullivan & Company in July of last year due to complications from secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, it was a difficult transition.
Practice Development

PricewaterhouseCoopers charts eight imperatives for driving competitive advantage

Businesses face eight strategic imperatives that will play determining factors in their short- and long-term success following the economic crisis, according to a new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

Salt Lake City federal court bars CPA from preparing tax returns for others

A federal court in Salt Lake City has permanently barred Dick Jenkins, a CPA from Heber City, Utah, from preparing tax returns for others.

Lehman update: SEC, FASB to review repo accounting rules

The Financial Accounting Standards Board will evaluate the need for accounting rule changes relating to repurchase transactions following the Securities and Exchange Commission’s review of how financial institutions other than Lehman Brothers use these transactions.
Community News

PKF Texas promotes culture of health and wellness

At Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas, P.C., a CPA and business advisory firm, fitness isn’t just an annual fitness challenge, it’s a corporate way of life. While the firm does organize periodic fitness initiatives, it is the culture of consistently encouraging health and wellness that really sets it apart.
Community News

Copanion's fitness competition provides time off as incentive

Edward Jennings, CEO of Copanion Software, admits that he's a fitness buff. And he acknowledges that it may have been selfishness on his part that got him started to create a fitness program at work.
Community News

Spence obtains CPA designation

The certified public accounting firm of Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered announced that Michelle R. Spence, staff accountant, recently obtained her CPA designation.
Community News

J.H. Cohn’s D’Anna and Gordon accepted into EWNJ

Executive Women of New Jersey recently has announced that Carolyn J. D’Anna, CPA, and Sharon Gordon, CPA, have been accepted as members of the 30-year-old organization.
Community News

Fineman West’s Won Kim elected to California Fashion Association advisory board

Won Kim, CPA and director of client development at Fineman West & Company, LLP, a Los Angeles-based CPA firm, has been elected to the advisory board for the California Fashion Association.
Workplace Fitness

Accountants embrace "Biggest Loser" contest

With all the long hours and snacking that make up tax season, accountants are a perfect profession to benefit from the Biggest Loser format. Fazio, Mannuzza, Roche, Tankel, LaPilusa is about to begin Round Two.
Community News

Condrac joins Schneider Downs as manager in state and local tax practice

Schneider Downs recently announced that Cathleen Condrac has joined the company as a manager in its state and local tax practice.

Perkins & Co. organizes Taxgiving celebration

It’s not quite April 15th, but at Perkins & Co, a Portland, OR-based accounting firm, employees already are giving thanks for the upcoming end of tax season.
Community News

Universal Accounting Services expands to serve accounting, bookkeeping, tax prep needs

Universal Accounting graduate Steve Eckman, a 28-year small-business accounting consultant, announced the expansion of his accounting practice, renamed to Universal Accounting Services from Practice Made Perfect.
Community News

Veihmeyer named U.S. chairman, CEO of KPMG LLP

KPMG LLP recently announced that its CEO, John B. Veihmeyer, has been elected chairman and chief executive of the U.S. audit, tax, and advisory firm for a five-year term, beginning June 10, 2010.


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