Company announcements: Week of December 20

Following is the latest roundup of community news for the week of December 20, 2010.

Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC (CRI) recently announced the promotion of two partners in the Enterprise office: Bryan Hall, CPA, and Keith Hundley, CPA, as well as two corporate partners: Keisha Hall, CPA, and Danncey Wood, CPA. Bryan Hall offers almost ten years of diversified experience serving not-for-profit, for profit, publicly traded, academic, and governmental health care providers. Hundley has been a member of the CRI team for more than ten years. He specializes in providing auditing and accounting services to governmental and not-for-profit entities. Keisha Hall serves the firm as the chief financial officer and now as a partner for the corporate office. Wood serves as CRI's director of Firm Administration and Human Resources and now as a partner of the corporate office.

Citrin Cooperman this week announced that it was granted its license to transact business as an approved auditor in the Cayman Islands, and will be offering offshore-based funds auditing services under the Citrin Cooperman (Cayman) name.

JHI, a global network of independent accountancy, business advisor, and financial consultancy firms, recently announced that Kenneth W. Kirkland has taken over responsibilities as International Chairman. Kirkland is managing partner of KAF Financial Group and founding shareholder of Kirkland Albrecht & Fredrickson, LLC based in Braintree, Massachusetts.

Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain, PC (LBMC) has added Tyler Gobble in its Brentwood (Nashville) office. Gobble has joined the accounting firm in a staff position in the tax department. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University with a bachelor's degree in business administration and a master's in tax.

The Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants surveyed more than 500 MNCPA members in Greater Minnesota, and found that 29.3 percent expect revenue growth in 2010; and 41.3 percent expect revenue growth in 2011. More than one-third of the MNCPA members surveyed said that their companies have been hiring additional full-time CPAs during the last year. The survey also asked Greater Minnesota CPAs and business finance leaders what's keeping them up at night. Among the most pressing issues and challenges, according to the survey: implementation of health care reform, cost containment, volume of changing regulations, finding qualified employees, and technology.

Murray, Jonson, White & Associates, LTD, P.C. (MJW), recently announced the addition of a new team member, Justine Waite. As a staff accountant, Waite will be working in the tax area focusing on business, individual and fiduciary income tax return compliance, and consulting.

Novogradac & Company LLP recently added five principals. The firm announced the promotions of Christina Apostolidis in the firm's Cleveland office, Frank Buss in its Dover office, John Cole in its Austin office, Michalena Sukenik in the Atlanta office, and Kevin Wilson in the San Francisco office.

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