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Sovie and Bowie CPAs and Bowers and Company CPAs Have Merged

On January 1, 2012, Sovie & Bowie CPAs in Watertown, New York, merged with Bowers & Company CPAs in Syracuse, New York. The combined firm will use the Bowers & Company name. Bowers & Company provides a wide array of tax, auditing, accounting software, and consulting services.
Workplace Fitness

AccountingWEB Announces Winners of 2011 Fittest Accounting Firms Contest

AccountingWEB is pleased to announce the winners of its 2011 Fittest Accounting Firms survey! Three firms were selected as winners based on criteria that measured activities, events, and information available to employees as well as encouragement of fitness and wellness.
Tax

Video News Update for Week of January 9, 2012

AccountingWEB's Weekly News Update for the week of January 9, 2012 is available in video format!
Community News

Eide Bailly and Wipfli Accounting Firms Announce Plans to Merge

On January 6, 2012, Eide Bailly LLP and Wipfli LLP, two accounting and consulting firms that are among the largest in the country, announced their plans to merge. Pending regulatory approval, the merger will be official June 1, 2012.
Community News

California Accounting Firms Join Forces

Sensiba San Filippo LLP has announced its merger with W.H. Mayer Accountancy Corporation, a firm with a 55-year history of providing accounting and tax advice to businesses and individuals in the San Francisco Bay area.
Community News

Boston Accounting Firms Announce Merger

On January 1st, the Boston firm of Robert, Finnegan & Lynah, PC became part of the New England practice of Marcum LLP, one of the nation’s largest accounting, tax and advisory firms.
AccountingWEB Life

Society of Louisiana CPAs Puts Kids on Path to Financial Success

Volunteers from the LCPA and accounting students from Nicholls State University visited Schriever Elementary to teach second grade students about money management. Their efforts were part of the LCPA's scholastic literacy book program, a statewide collaboration between the LCPA, Scholastic, and Gilsbar, Inc.
A&A

NC State University Students Win AICPA National Accounting Competition

On December 17, the AICPA named seventeen students from North Carolina State University winners of the AICPA National Accounting Competition. The case competition focused on a fictional Texas company looking to expand its business into the Nigerian oil fields. The team received a $10,000 award.
Tax

Web Sites Designed for Accountants by Thomson Reuters & Emochila Team

On December 9, Thomson Reuters announced it had acquired Emochila, a leading Web site design company that works specifically with accounting and tax firms. Thomson Reuters and Emochila will now work in collaboration to assist accounting professionals in creating and maintaining their Web sites.
A&A

Clowning CPA Gives Back to Community

There's more on Edward Estrin's resume than his thirty-five-year career as a CPA and his tenure as president of the CalCPA. He's also a professional clown, who brings joy and laughter to sick children, senior citizens, and the men and women stationed at the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.
Tax

CBA Elects Michael Savoy Secretary/Treasurer

Michael Savoy, CPA and the managing director of Santa Monica–based Gumbiner Savett Inc., has been elected the California Board of Accountancy's secretary/treasurer for 2012. In this position, he will help drive the organization forward and keep its finances in sound shape. Savoy has been a CPA for thirty-seven years.
Technology

Reznick's Interactive Map Finds Locations Eligible for NMTC Financing

Reznick Group, a Top 20 accounting firm, has created a new online tool that makes it easier to determine when investors can qualify for the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Program.
Community News

Company Announcements: Week of November 28, 2011

Here's a roundup of accounting community news for the week of November 28, 2011.
Practice

More Than 2,700 CPAs Nationwide Participate in 2011 CPA Day of Service

Fourteen members of the Richmond office of Witt Mares were just a few of the more than 2,700 public accountants from CPA societies across the country to volunteer for the CPA Day of Service. CPA societies in Virginia, Indiana, and Illinois provided the impetus for firms and individuals nationwide to take part.
Technology

CPA.com: New e-Mail Service for AICPA Members

CPA2Biz, the technology subsidiary of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), will offer a CPA-branded email service for members on CPA2Biz’s new umbrella brand, CPA.com in coming weeks.
Tax

Mid-size Firm Wins Jackson Hewitt’s Annual Franchise of the Year Award

Jeffrey Davidson’s Jackson Hewitt franchise may not have been the biggest tax service business among the 700 nominees for this year’s Jackson Hewitt Franchisee of the Year Award.
A&A

CCH 2011 User Conference Focuses on Innovation

Innovative thought is the theme at CCH Connections, this year's annual CCH User Conference, and the Thomas Paine statement of "Lead, follow, or get out of the way," has never been more appropriate than it is today.
Tax

Halt! District Court Judge Blocks H&R Block Merger

A district court judge has stopped H&R Block, the country's largest tax-preparation service, from buying out the maker of TaxAct software. The proposed deal would have eliminated a competitor that is undercutting the household name through lower pricing and product innovation.
Community News

Clifton Gunderson, LarsonAllen to Merge: New Firm Will Rank Among Top 10 CPA Firms

Clifton Gunderson and LarsonAllen, two of the nation’s top 20 certified public accounting and consulting firms, have announced plans to merge and form one of the top 10 accounting firms in the United States.
AccountingWEB Life

THRIVEal+CPA Network – Like-Minded Professionals Looking for a New Way To Do Business

It didn't take long for Patti Scharf, CPA, to see a trend developing among her small business clients: She was handing out monthly financial statements, but her clients didn't seem all that interested in the information she was providing.

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