Company announcements: Week of January 17

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

Belfint, Lyons & Shuman, P.A. recently announced the following promotions and CPA accomplishments: Christopher J. Ciminera has been promoted to supervisor in the firm’s Accounting & Auditing department; Michael A. Mast, CPA, and Pankit R. Desai, CPA, have passed all four portions of the uniform certified public accountant exam and have received their CPA designation; Michael Kelly, CPA, Larry Gentile, and Louis Volpe have been promoted to senior accountant; and Kelly Kremer, Karly Laughlin, Jennifer Samoniski, and Mark Sweeney have been promoted to Staff II accountant. The firm also announced the following additions to its team: Kristin M. Hill re-joined the firm’s Tax & Small Business department as a senior accountant, and Nicole L. Connelly joined the firm’s Accounting & Auditing department as a senior accountant.
 
Chris Hegarty, a CPA and partner with Citrin Cooperman, recently was appointed to the membership chair position of the Mid-Atlantic Association of Personnel Consultants (MAAPC). Also, Sal Leone, a director with the firm, earned the construction industry’s top financial certification: the Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional designation. The firm also announced that Philadelphia SmartCEO magazine has named the Philadelphia office of Citrin Cooperman, headed by Managing Partner Mark S. Carrow, CPA, MST, to its 2011 list of the city’s fastest-growing companies, and honored the firm with a Future 50 award.
 
Gettry Marcus Stern & Lehrer, CPA, P.C. (GMSL) has announced that John Bonora, ASA, CPA/ABV/CFF, CFE, has joined the firm as a director. Bonora has more than 20 years of experience as a specialist in business valuation, litigation consulting, and bankruptcy services.
 
Kutchins, Robbins & Diamond, Ltd. (KRD), has joined Geneva Group International (GGI), an organization of independent accounting, law, audit, and consulting firms. The firm joined GGI as a step toward meeting the increasing demand among current and prospective clients for a broad array of international capabilities.
 
Smith Elliott Kearns & Company, LLC recently announced the promotions of the following staff members: Kelli Cobb, CPA, Michelle Fravel,CPA, Judy Hebb, CPA, and Patrick Mulherin were promoted from senior associate to supervisor. Also, the following were promoted from staff associate to senior associate: Jill Bachtell, Greg Gayman, MaryBeth Hockenberry, MBA, Matt March, Denver Martin, Neil Rotz, and Susan Seedarsan, CPA. Also, Nathaniel Fissel, CPA, and Jessica Strausbaugh, CPA, were promoted to the position of manager with the firm.
 
Michael E. Schwartz has joined Weyrich, Cronin & Sorra, Chartered as a manager in the Tax Department. Schwartz has seven years of public accounting experience. He is a graduate of Towson University and holds a Bachelors Degree in Accounting.

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