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Company announcements: Week of February 28

Following is the latest roundup of accounting community news for the week of February 28, 2011.
Workplace Fitness

CPA firm partner and town mayor makes fitness a priority

When the Mayor is also a partner in the largest local CPA firm in town, fitness in the workplace takes on a whole new meaning. Barbara Bass is the Mayor of Tyler, Texas and one of 6 partners at Gollob Morgan Peddy. She has a wide audience listening when she talks about fitness.
Community News

Texas accounting firms announce mid-tax season merger

One of the Austin, TX region’s largest accounting firms has merged with a 33-year-old Houston firm. Austin-based PMB Helin Donovan LLP has merged with Houston-based McEvoy & Co. The union takes effect immediately and will operate under the PMB Helin Donovan name.
A&A

KPMG expands its global outsourcing advisory services through acquisition of EquaTerra

Big Four firm KPMG has announced the closing of an agreement to acquire the business of advisory firm EquaTerra. According to a company announcement, the acquisition is consistent with the KPMG network’s growth strategy, focusing on organic and inorganic opportunities in select high-demand market sectors.
Education & Careers

A new way to attract accounting talent? E&Y might be onto something big

This year, Big Four firm Ernst & Young is taking an unconventional approach to reaching the top talent. That is, it is meeting the students where they "live," online.
Community News

Accounting firm loses Super Bowl wager; charity wins

A Pittsburgh-based accounting firm lost bragging rights and its president and CEO, perhaps, lost a bit of dignity following the Green Bay Packers' victory in Super Bowl XLV.
Community News

Company announcements: Week of February 14

Following is the latest roundup of accounting community news for the week of February 14, 2011.
Workplace Fitness

FreshBooks employees develop fresh ways to stay fit

FreshBooks this year has taken its fitness activities to a new level. While always an active group, something inspired company employees to come up with more fitness activities.
Community News

Company announcements: Week of February 7

Following is the latest roundup of accounting community news for the week of February 7, 2011.
Community News

Colorado tax preparer permanently barred from practice

A federal court in Denver has permanently barred Curtis L. Morris of Elizabeth, CO, from preparing federal tax returns for others, the Justice Department announced this week.
Workplace Fitness

Accounting firm's relocation produces healthy opportunities

Holthouse Carlin & Van Trigt LLP recently relocated its Santa Monica office to Los Angeles, and the firm used the move as an opportunity to increase its support of employee wellness and fitness.
A&A

Buck and Schroeder join Financial Accounting Standards Board

The Financial Accounting Foundation has announced the appointments of Daryl E. Buck and R. Harold (Hal) Schroeder to the FASB. Buck and Schroeder will fill two additional seats on the FASB that were announced in August, bringing the size of the FASB board to seven members.
Community News

CPA firms make Super Bowl wager for charity

It won't just be the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers battling for bragging rights on February 6. Independent public accounting firms in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania have joined the fray, with an eye toward helping a charity.
Community News

Company announcements: Week of January 24

Following is the latest roundup of accounting community news for the week of January 24, 2011.
Community News

BlumShapiro announces merger with Needel, Welch and Stone

Connecticut-based BlumShapiro has announced its merger with the Rockland, MA-based accounting, tax and business consulting firm Needel, Welch & Stone, P.C. (NWS). The merger became official as of January 1, 2011.
Community News

Atlanta accounting firms announce merger

Atlanta accounting firms Windham Brannon and Tarpley & Underwood have announced their merger. The resulting firm ranks among the top 10 Atlanta CPA firms with more than 140 staff.
Practice Management

From K-9s to 1099s: Pet-friendly firm boosts morale

With a fragile economy still struggling to rebound, employers continue to search for ways to boost morale and productivity. CPA firm Stone, Rudolph & Henry has found a secret to success in Rocky. Although Rocky didn’t originally come to the firm to improve morale, his presence has made a positive impact on SR&H.
Community News

Company announcements: Week of January 17

Following is the latest roundup of accounting community news for the week of January 17, 2011.
Community News

Weaver Merges with L.T. Hawthorne & Associates

Weaver announced this week an expansion of services offered to the petroleum and renewable fuels industries through a merger with L.T. Hawthorne & Associates Inc.
Community News

Company announcements: Week of January 10

Following is the latest roundup of accounting community news for the week of January 10, 2011.

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