Following is the latest roundup of accounting community news for the week of June 27, 2011.
Abeles and Hoffman, P.C. is pleased to announce Angelina A. Manushev obtained her Missouri license as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Manushev joined Abeles and Hoffman, P.C. in 2005. She currently works in the tax department providing accounting and tax services to various entities and organizations. Manushev graduated from University of National and World Economy in Sofia, Bulgaria in 1996. She resides in St. Charles, Missouri.
Citrin Cooperman Partner James A. Revels, CPA, MST has been elected chairman of the Audit Committee of Exceptional Care for Children, a residential healthcare facility for children in Newark, Delaware. Resident in the Philadelphia office of Citrin Cooperman, Revels also serves on Exceptional Care for Children’s Board of Directors.
Clifton Gunderson has announced that Arthur Amelio, Jr., CPA has been named a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (PICPA) Employee Benefit Plan Committee. In this role, Amelio will be instrumental in assisting with monitoring recent issues and changes impacting the employee benefit plan community and communicating relevant information to the PICPA members to support a high-quality employee benefit plan environment in Pennsylvania. Amelio has more than 27 years of public accounting experience specializing in audit and consulting services for governments, not-for-profit organizations, and wholesale distributors. He received his bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University.
Big Four firmKPMG LLP announces that David. M. Neuenhaus has rejoined the firm as a Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Tax principal. Based in New York City, Neuenhaus will focus on providing a variety of tax services to U.S. and foreign-based companies making acquisitions and divestitures. He will also play a key role in helping meet the many tax-related needs of foreign investment funds, foreign pension funds, and other overseas-based entities making investments into the United States. David returns to KPMG from World Tax Service U.S. LLC, where as a principal he delivered acquisitions and business restructurings as well as cross-border fund and investment structuring services to a wide range of multinational clients. Neuenhaus holds an LL.M. in taxation from New York University School of Law, a J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law, and a B.S. in accounting from the State University of New York in Buffalo.
For the fifth time in six years, PAi of De Pere, WI, a provider of full-service 401(k) administration and payroll processing for small businesses, has been honored with a U.S. Chamber of Commerce Blue Ribbon Small Business Award. The award was given to a select group of 75 companies across the United States the Chamber says have played a critical role in creating jobs and growing the economy.
Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas, P.C. (PKF Texas) is pleased announce Kenneth Guidry, CPA, President, has been recognized by the University of Houston C.T. Bauer College of Business Accountancy and Taxation Department with the 2011 Outstanding Alumni Award. The Outstanding Alumni Award recognizes outstanding Department of Accountancy and Taxation graduates who have distinguished themselves and have given back to the program and the students. Guidry graduated from the University of Houston with high honors in 1977. He is a founding member and past Chairman of the Bauer College Accountancy and Taxation Advisory Board. He is also a member of the UH-CEO organization and is a frequent speaker for many Bauer College organizations.
ParenteBeard LLC is pleased to announce that Ralph Fatigate has joined the firm as a principal in the firm’s Corporate Governance and Risk Management (CGRM) Group. Fatigate is based in the New York City office where he will also provide assistance to the Forensic, Litigation, and Valuation Services (FLVS) Group. Fatigate’s experience as a former Police Commissioner for the City of Mount Vernon, New York was instrumental to him in the development of a data mining system used to identify terrorist-related financing through wire transfer systems during his tenure at the NYSBD. Fatigate’s expertise includes the development of numerous training guides for Bank Secrecy Act and USA PATRIOT Act reviews. In addition, he has experience providing opinion testimony on banking policies and procedures.
ParenteBeard firm partner and exempt organization tax practice leader Julius Green has been selected to receive the 2011 Volunteer Service Award of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs (PICPA). Green’s work with the PICPA includes his role as a founding member and current chair of the organization’s Diversity Committee. Green is responsible for all tax compliance and consulting matters that impact ParenteBeard’s exempt organization client base, including those in the healthcare, senior living services, higher education and membership organization sectors. Green holds a JD from The George Washington University National Law Center, an MBA and a BS in Accounting from The University of Baltimore Merrick School of Business.
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