Community News news January 2012

Community News

Company Announcements: Week of January 30, 2012

Following is the latest roundup of accounting community news for the week of January 30, 2012.
Community News

Regional Accounting Resources Now Available in Southern Georgia

BowenPhillips has merged with Carr, Riggs & Ingram (CRI). Both BowenPhillips offices in Georgia will now operate under the Carr, Riggs & Ingram name. The same BowenPhillips team will serve local clients, who will benefit from the additional specialized services and resources provided by the regional CPA firm.
Community News

Marien + Company, LLC Merges with O'Connor Davies Munns & Dobbins, LLP

Marien + Company, LLC, which has been servicing clients in eastern Connecticut for the last thirty-one years, is now practicing as O'Connor Davies, LLP. In addition to traditional accounting, tax, and consulting services, Marien + Company brings a significant government and nonprofit practice to O'Connor Davies.
AccountingWEB Life

Karen Goodfriend Receives AICPA's 2011 PFP Distinguished Service Award

On January 17, the AICPA recognized Karen Goodfriend's long history of service when it named her the recipient of its 2011 Personal Financial Planning Distinguished Service Award. The award is given annually to an AICPA volunteer who significantly contributes to the advancement of personal financial planning.
Workplace Fitness

Faw Casson: Winner of AccountingWEB's Contest for Fittest Midsize Firm

Faw Casson's wellness program – a top-down commitment to healthy living and the physical and spiritual well-being of each of its forty employees – recently earned the firm the title of the fittest accounting firm in the eleven- to fifty-member bracket in AccountingWEB's 2011 Fittest Accounting Firms survey.
Community News

The GSCPA Graduates the Ninth Class from Its Leadership Academy

The Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants (GSCPA) recently sponsored and completed its ninth Leadership Academy class, graduating twenty new CPA leaders into the community.
Community News

The Edge of Glory – CPA Auditions for 'The Glee Project'

Last October, Nick DeSanto, aspiring singer, CPA, and senior auditor with Ernst & Young, tested his singing skills in Oxygen's "The Glee Project" competition. Participants selected after the auditions won a spot on the competition series, with the ultimate prize being a guest appearance on "Glee."
Practice

Ernst and Young Offers New Tax Offsets on Benefits to LGBT Employees

Ernst & Young LLP has joined an increasing number of employers to reimburse lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) employees for additional federal and state taxes they incur for their same-sex domestic partners' medical benefits. The mandated taxes average $1,500 annually.
Community News

ASG Vaults to Ninth Spot of All-Time Lenders on Kiva Site

The Kiva lending team, Accountants for Social Good (ASG), moved into the ninth spot of all-time lenders. Since its inception in May 2011, the team has seen explosive growth, both in the number of team members (eighty) and in the total amount of capital the team has loaned to the developing world ($70,500).
Community News

Community Announcements: Week of January 23, 2012

Following is the latest roundup of accounting community news for the week of January 23, 2012.
Community News

Community Announcements: Week of January 16, 2012

Following is the latest roundup of accounting community news for the week of January 16, 2012.
Technology

Deloitte Buys Boutique Mobile App Firm

Big 4 accounting firm Deloitte started the new year by purchasing Seattle-based Ubermind. The 200-person firm develops mobile apps, e-commerce, and content management solutions for such companies as Apple, Target, Alaska Airlines, TruTV, Amtrak, and REI.
Community News

Gerald Brignola, CPA, PA, Merges with Traphagen Financial Group

Traphagen Financial Group, an accounting and wealth management firm, announced its merger with Gerald Brignola, CPA, PA (GB), a Paramus, New Jersey–based accounting firm, effective January 1, 2012.
Community News

Citrin Cooperman's Philadelphia Office Embodies the Spirit of Giving

In 2011, the professionals and staff at Philadelphia accounting, tax, and business consulting firm, Citrin Cooperman, supported four organizations with chapters in Philadelphia: Philabundance, Toys for Tots, One Warm Coat, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Walk to Cure Diabetes.
Practice

Results of SocialCPAs 2011 Social Media Survey

SocialCPAs published its Social Media Survey in December. The survey was developed to gain an understanding of how the accounting profession is adopting or avoiding social media. Barry MacQuarrie, CPA, of SocialCPAs surveyed hundreds of accounting professionals and received responses from eighteen countries.
Practice Management

Tighten Up Your Time Management – Four Tips for the New Year

Michael Goodman CPA, CFP, PFS, has always been sensitive to time management. Nearly sixteen years ago, he took a personal productivity class that has influenced the way he conducts his days. Since that class, Goodman has been creating and systemizing his time management procedures.
Community News

Weaver Merges with John R. Hannah & Co., LLP

On January 6, Weaver, the largest independent accounting firm in the Southwest, announced its merger with John R. Hannah & Co., LLP, that went into effect January 1. The merger will enable Weaver to expand its services to local San Antonio clients.
Community News

Hayashi and Wayland Acquires Snyder Accountancy Firm

Hayashi & Wayland Accounting & Consulting, LLP, announced the January 1, 2012, acquisition of Snyder Accountancy, a full-service public accounting firm headquartered in Monterey, California, with a satellite office in Salinas, California.

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