Company Announcements: Week of March 4, 2012

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Cherry, Bekaert & Holland, L.L.P. (CB&H), a public accounting and consulting firm, has announced that the International Fiscal Association (IFA), a non-governmental organization dealing with international tax matters, has added a new regional chapter in Eastern North Carolina with CB&H, LORD Corporation, and PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, serving as hosting sponsors and founding members. The IFA Triangle Chapter will serve Wake, Durham, Person, Chatham, and Orange counties as well as the metro area of Fayetteville and parts of Southern Virginia. The chapter plans to schedule and announce meetings in the spring of 2012, including seminars, panel discussions, and training programs geared toward the study and advancement of international and comparative fiscal law and the financial and economic aspects of taxation.

"We at CB&H are excited to create a forum for companies with global operations to exchange ideas on managing the risks inherent with global markets, learn best practices, and access the vast resources of the IFA", said Greg Bryant, international tax partner. "The new IFA chapter will provide so many great networking opportunities for companies with a global reach in our community."

For more information on how to become a member of IFA USA or the local Triangle chapter, visit or contact Amanda Keefer at [email protected].


Chris Jones, an accountant with Jones & Associates, Inc., was recognized as the Craig Chamber of Commerce 2012 Businessperson of the Year during the annual State of the County dinner. Mardi Anson, outgoing Chamber of Commerce board president, presented Jones with the award.

During her presentation, Anson touched on all of the boards and associations Jones has been involved with. "In the few short years he has been in Craig, he has been described as a community leader", Anson said. "He has a positive vision for our future, he is humble, has a lot of energy, and is encouraged by everyone's ideas." 

"Anytime people think high enough to give you an award, it's very special. But, I think it's just a reflection of what this community values", Jones said. 

Jones earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Colorado College and a master's degree in accounting from Regis University in Denver. He is currently preparing to sit for the CPA exam. 


Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain, PC (LBMC), has added Mitchel Janocha in its Knoxville office.

Janocha has joined the firm as a staff member with the tax department. Prior to joining LBMC, he was in a staff position at Alpern Rosenthal. He is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor's degree in accounting.


LBMC Strategic Staffing, LLC, a member of the Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain, PC Family of Companies, announced the launch of its 2012 Annual Salary Survey

This will mark the seventh consecutive year of the survey, providing salary information for accounting, finance, human resources, and executive administrative positions. Data included in the guide is derived from survey responses and the staffing agency's market knowledge based on searches performed, people interviewed, and placements made.

"We continuously have requests for our annual salary guide. It has become a staple for company leaders, human resources departments, and individuals in our community that want accurate and geographically specific salary information", says Sherrie Whatton, president of LBMC Strategic Staffing. "It is the only guide of its kind in Tennessee. We make participation in the survey easy and the results are categorized by market, discipline, positions, and responsibilities."

Those currently employed in accounting, finance, human resources, or executive administrative positions are invited to participate in the online survey at

Participants will be automatically registered to win prizes such as Nashville Symphony or Predators tickets and gift cards. The survey closes Wednesday, April 4; results from the survey will be available no later than July 1.

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