Community News news June 2010

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Cooper Graci & Co. merges with Carr, Riggs & Ingram

CPA firm Cooper Graci & Co. has merged with Enterprise, AL-based accounting firm Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC. The merger expands CRI’s footprint into Texas for a total of seven states.
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Beckwith, Bodine, Lords named to Private Company Financial Reporting Committee

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Financial Accounting Standards Board jointly announced that George Beckwith, National Gypsum Company, Charlotte, N.C.; Stephen Bodine, audit and accounting principal, LarsonAllen, LLP, Minneapolis; and Steven D. Lords, Martin-Harris Construction, Las Vegas, were named to the Private Company Financial Reporting Committee.
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Moore Colson tax manager wins firm award

Atlanta-based Moore Colson CPAs recently honored tax manager Alicyn McLeod with its quarterly Peak Award, which is given to an individual who makes a significant contribution to the firm or goes above and beyond expectations.
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Weaver merges with Bank Advisory Resources

Weaver, a Texas-based independent certified public accounting firm, earlier this month announced expansion of existing services offered to financial institutions through a merger with Bank Advisory Resources, LLC.
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Ernst & Young pays fine, costs to settle Equitable Life investigation

Ernst & Young has agreed to pay a £500,000 (U.S. $748,616) fine plus £2.4 million (U.S. $3,594,667) in costs to the Joint Disciplinary Scheme and Appeal Tribunal as settlement for its role in the near collapse of client Equitable Life in 2000.
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Making magic: Accounting and card tricks

A successful CPA with a love of magic has found a way to do both. Neil Schloss, founder of Castle Consulting in Hightstown, New Jersey, provides accounting services full time and throws in a card trick or two.
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Friedman LLP partner Michael Gaines reappointed to executive board of NYSSCPA-Nassau chapter

Michael Gaines, administration and human resources partner at Friedman LLP, was recently reappointed to serve on the executive board of the Nassau County Chapter of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.
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Susan Gallagher joins True Partners Consulting as chief operating officer

True Partners Consulting LLC recently announced that Susan Gallagher has joined the firm as chief operating officer. True Partners recruited Gallagher for this position as part of its broader efforts to double its business organically over the next four years.
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Houlihan Smith appoints Chris Daniels as managing director for New York office

Houlihan Smith & Company, Inc., announces the addition of Chris Daniels to its New York office as managing director. He will focus on advising companies on mergers and acquisitions transactions and debt and equity capital raises.
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NJBIZ again ranks Friedman LLP high in N.J.’s best places to work

Friedman LLP was again named one of the Best Places to Work in New Jersey by NJBIZ, ranking 15th among participants in the medium category.
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Cherry, Bekaert & Holland partner appointed to Junior Achievement of Eastern N.C. board

Cherry, Bekaert & Holland, L.L.P. has announced that Michelle Thompson, audit partner and consulting partner at the firm, has been appointed to the board of directors of Junior Achievement of Eastern North Carolina, a worldwide organization dedicated to educating students on entrepreneurship, the modern workplace and financial management.
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Connecticut Society of CPAs elects 2010-2011 leadership

The Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants (CSCPA) has elected its board of directors for the 2010-2011 activity year.
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Weaver promotes Hunt, Thomas to partner

Weaver, an independent certified public accounting firm, announces the promotions of Melvin F. “Trey” Hunt III, CPA, to Audit partner in Assurance Services, and Mary K. Thomas, CPA, JD, to International Consulting partner in Tax and Strategic Business Services.
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KPMG announces additions, strengthening restructuring services capabilities

KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm, has announced that two senior industry executives have joined the firm's Restructuring Services group. Ben Gonzalez, principal, and George "GR" Christon, managing director, will work with companies to help them improve performance and recover value in stressed and distressed situations.
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Partner of Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball celebrates 40 years with firm

The local certified public accounting firm of Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered is celebrating 40 years of service by Partner Terry Brown, CPA. Brown joined the firm in June of 1970, shortly after graduating from college in May of the same year.
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Kaufman, Rossin & Co. and IASeminars help companies prepare for IFRS

Kaufman, Rossin & Co., recently announced it is partnering with IASeminars, a provider of training courses on International Financial Reporting Standards, to help financial professionals and businesses prepare for the adoption of international standards.
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Dixon Hughes names Oliphant as business development executive for Memphis region

To expand its market presence in the greater Memphis region, Dixon Hughes PLLC has named Jay Oliphant, CPA, as business development executive.
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Barfield, Murphy, Shank, & Smith, PC receives AICPA Public Service Award

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants awarded CPA firm Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith, PC of Birmingham, AL, the 2009 Public Service Award for Firms for its commitment to the community. The annual award honors one firm that has demonstrated outstanding public service.
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Dixon Hughes’s Satterfield honored with alumni award

When Kent Satterfield is asked how to be successful in business, he pauses in thought, and then replies simply, "Finish what you start."
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Crowe Horwath appoints new Crowe Foundation board chair, trustees

Crowe Horwath LLP, an Oak Brook, IL-based public accounting and consulting firm, recently announced the appointment of individuals to the Crowe Foundation’s board of directors.

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