Community News news May 2012

Community News

J.H. Cohn LLP and Reznick Group, P.C. Announce Plans to Merge

J.H. Cohn LLP and Reznick Group, P.C., announced on May 22 their plans to combine. The merger means they will become the eleventh largest firm in the country, with more than 2,000 employees, twenty-five offices, and combined revenues of more than $450 million.
Tax

Nurses Rally for a New Wall Street Tax

The liquor and tobacco industries are frequent targets of "sin taxes" aimed at drumming up revenue from sources that cater to certain vices. But the latest call for a sin tax is directed at a group that's decidedly more button-down than bootleggers and barkeeps: Wall Street brokers.
Community News

Company Announcements: Week of May 21, 2012

Following is the latest roundup of accounting community news for the week of May 21, 2012.
Practice

Ted Dickman Named BKD's Next CEO

The CPA and advisory firm BKD, LLP, has tapped Regional Managing Partner Ted Dickman as its next CEO, effective Friday, June 1, 2012.
Community News

Company Announcements: Week of May 14, 2012

Following is the latest roundup of accounting community news for the week of May 14, 2012.
Tax

AICPA 2012 Sidney Kess Award Winner Takes Volunteerism to the Road

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) honored Martin Shenkman, principal at Martin Shenkman P.C., in Paramus, New Jersey, with the 2012 Sidney Kess Award for Excellence in Continuing Education at its Conference on Tax Strategies for the High-Income Individual in Las Vegas, Nevada, on May 1, 2012.
Education & Careers

AICPA Expands Congressional and Political Affairs Team

On May 14, 2012, the AICPA announced it has significantly increased its federal government affairs capabilities with the hiring of Kate Schmucker, director of congressional and political affairs, and Brady King, director of congressional and political affairs, in its Washington, DC, office.
Community News

Video News Update for Week of May 14, 2012

Practice

Getting Social at SXSW

Though it's been over two months since South by Southwest (SXSW) was held, it's an event that keeps on giving. SXSW Interactive, one aspect of the event, is focused on emerging technology. For accounting firms, SXSW Interactive is a way to stay ahead of the curve.
A&A

CAQ's New Report on the Evolving Role of the Public Company Auditor

The Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) has released a report summarizing its recent workshop on the evolving role of the public company auditor.
Community News

New York High School Students Gain Insight into Accounting Profession

High school students from several Rochester schools gathered in downtown Rochester for the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) World of Accounting event.
Community News

New Jersey CPAs Provide Students with $425,000 in Scholarships

For more than five decades, the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA) has supported the study of accounting at the high school and college levels. The NJSCPA Scholarship Fund has become the largest professional scholarship program in New Jersey. This year, it will award more than $425,000 in scholarships.
Practice

AICPA Scholars Program Aims to Increase Accounting PhD Faculty

In fall 2009, when most young professionals and recent college graduates were struggling to find almost any position in the decimated American job market, Denise Hanes, a successful senior associate with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Philadelphia, did what many might consider the unthinkable.

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