Company Announcements: Week of October 15, 2012

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Alliant-HAS East is pleased to announce that Kristie Moss has been appointed vice president. Moss is a graduate of Western Kentucky University's Healthcare Health Care Administration Program and has previously been employed by multiple Kentucky healthcare organizations, including Logan Memorial Hospital and Baptist Health. For the past five years, she has served as program manager for Alliant-HAS East, Norton Healthcare's outreach program for affiliate participation in Premier, Inc. She currently serves on Premier's Food Service Contract Sourcing Committee and has previously chaired and cochaired the Premier Continuum of Care Contract Sourcing Committee.


BDO Consulting announced the growth of its Litigation & Fraud Investigation practice with the addition of Maryellen K. Sebold as a managing director in the Los Angeles office. In this role, Sebold, who is CPA, CIRA, and a CFF, will lead a range of litigation consulting matters, including forensic accounting, economic damages consulting, bankruptcy, and business restructuring.

"With nearly twenty-five years in the professional services industry, Maryellen's depth and breadth of engagement experience providing litigation, investigation, and bankruptcy services, as well as significant testifying experience, make her a high-value and versatile addition to the consulting group", said Carl W. Pergola, executive director of BDO Consulting. "She will join a strong group of BDO professionals on the West Coast and further strengthen our presence in that market."

"BDO Consulting has an excellent track record for executing large and complex matters of prominence in the market", said Sebold. "I'm thrilled to bring my diverse background to this collegial team, allowing me to draw upon the strength of BDO's reputation for client service, depth of accounting resources. and strong international presence to best serve my clients."

Sebold holds a BS in accounting from Ithaca College and is a Certified Public Accountant in California and New York. 


BKR International, a worldwide association of independent accounting and business advisory firms, is pleased to announce the acceptance of Molade Trust Management B.V. (Amstelveen, The Netherlands) into membership.

Molade Trust Management B.V. (MTM) offers a variety of services with a particular emphasis on corporate and trust management, which comprises the vast majority of the firm's activity. Established in 1998, the firm is fully licensed by and operates under the supervision of De Nederlandse Bank, which is the central bank of The Netherlands. The firm has two partners - René van den Outenaar and Coen Hissink - in addition to a staff of eleven.


The Bala Cynwyd Library in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, recently expressed its gratitude toward Stanley Goldis, CPA, for donating his time and effort to successfully preparing the library's nonprofit tax return. Goldis, a partner in Citrin Cooperman's Philadelphia office, has provided annual accounting services to the Southeastern Pennsylvania library since 1992. He has also served as the library's treasurer for the past decade. 

Goldis has long shared his professional talents with community organizations. "I am fortunate to have a successful practice in a career that I enjoy", he said. "I have always felt that giving back to my community is both my duty and my privilege." 

With more than forty years of accounting experience, Goldis provides tax, business consulting, and financial negotiation services to Citrin Cooperman clients. He specializes in helping clients maximize the value of their agreements, including buy-sell transactions, partnership agreements, and bank loans with third parties through valuation and negotiation services. Goldis' client roster spans a wide range of industries - among them legal, dental, medical, and other professional services. 


The regional CPA and advisory firm of DeLeon & Stang is pleased to announce Rich Stang, CPA/ABV, PFS, has been elected Treasurer of the Montgomery County Corporate Volunteer Council (CVC-MC). 

"I am thrilled to have been elected to this position. I strongly believe in the work of the council as they provide great support to the local community", said Stang. 

The Corporate Volunteer Council of Montgomery County educates businesses on how to create successful volunteer/charitable programs that positively impact the business, its employees, and the local community.

Stang is a founding partner of DeLeon & Stang. His specialties include corporate and individual tax issues, estate planning, investment management, and insurance advisory services for businesses and individuals. In addition, he assists businesses with development and implementation of accounting systems, budgets, and financial statements. Stang graduated from Frostburg State University with a Bachelor of Business Studies in Accounting. 

Visit the Corporate Volunteer Council website for more information.


Hartman Leito & Bolt (HLB), a full-service accounting and consulting firm, announced the promotion of Paul Ryan, CPA, to tax partner.

Prior to his appointment as partner at HLB, Ryan served as a tax principal in the firm's Fort Worth office. With eighteen years in public accounting, Ryan's practice specialization encompasses federal taxation, including matters relating to corporate, partnership, trust, individual, not-for-profit, and estate gift taxation. Ryan joined HLB in 2003 from the tax department of a "Big Four" firm. Prior to this, Ryan spent four years as a revenue agent with the IRS. He earned a Bachelor of Business in Accounting from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1994. 


Jackson Hewitt Tax Service has bestowed its highest honor - the Franchisee of the Year Award - on Tennessee franchise owner David Elkins

Announced as part of the 2012 Jackson Hewitt Annual Convention, the Franchisee of the Year Award is given annually to the franchisee who exhibits the highest level of performance in terms of growth, territory and employee development, customer service, and community involvement. The award also recognizes franchise owners who uphold the standards that are at the core of the Jackson Hewitt experience - quality, professionalism, and entrepreneurship.

Headquartered in Smiths Grove, Kentucky, Elkins has built his franchise operation from three offices in 2001 to seventy-five locations, 90 percent in Tennessee, during the 2012 tax season, in which he prepared over 32,000 individual tax returns. During this time, he has been able to retain clients and attract new customers through maintaining high standards for customer service and his dedicated team of preparers. 

"I am very honored and humbled to be selected as the 2012 Jackson Hewitt Franchisee of the Year", said Elkins. "This award would not have been possible without the magnificent team I am fortunate to work with each day. The commitment and dedication of my team, not only to our own franchise, but to the Jackson Hewitt brand, is nothing short of exceptional and they all share in this award."


Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain, PC (LBMC) is proud to recognize John Mark McDougal, CPA and partner-in-charge of the Accounting and Assurance Services Division, for his appointment to the AICPA Technical Issues Committee of the PCPS (Private Company Practice Section). This will be McDougal's third year in this position. 

"We are very proud of John Mark's continued service to our profession", said David Morgan, LBMC's cofounder and managing partner. "The contribution he is making in this organization is vital in keeping CPAs abreast of the complex issues we face in this ever-changing industry."

The AICPA Technical Issues Committee acts as the voice of the practitioner in the technical standards-setting process. They proactively identify issues and developments requiring consideration by the standard setters, monitor developing standards, and bring suggestions to the attention of the appropriate technical bodies. They also educate practitioners as to current events that will impact their practice. 

McDougal leads LBMC's Accounting and Assurance Services Division and has more than sixteen years of diversified accounting experience. He has worked with a variety of industries, including manufacturing and distribution, retail, employee benefit plans, investment partnerships, not-for-profit organizations, insurance, and Sarbanes Oxley internal control matters. His previous experience includes serving as an audit manager with the Nashville office of Arthur Andersen, LLP and working in corporate financial management and accounting.

He is a summa cum laude graduate of Murray State University, with a BS in accounting. He also obtained his MBA from Murray State University.


LBMC has added Eli Akers and Michael Ball in its Knoxville office. 

Akers has joined the firm as a staff member in the Accounting and Assurance Services department. He is a recent graduate of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville with a bachelor's degree in business administration as well as a Master of Accountancy. 

Ball has been hired as a network systems engineer. He brings over thirteen years of IT support experience. Most recently he served as a system administrator and project manager for a medical practice. Ball is a graduate of Pellissippi State Community College and Tusculum College.

In addition, LBMC has added Bradley J. Bonde, CPA, and Chris Floyd to its Brentwood (Nashville) office.

Bonde has joined the accounting firm as an audit manager with LBMC's Healthcare Services Assurance team. He previously worked as an audit manager in the healthcare division at Crowe Horwath, LLP. In his new role, Bonde will work directly with the owners and management of businesses, primarily in the healthcare industry, where he will provide audit services and business consultation related to acquisitions, divestitures, financing arrangements, and internal control systems. He will also serve not-for-profit clients and will be a key member of the employee benefit plan audit team. Bonde is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with both bachelor and master degrees in accountancy.

Floyd has joined the accounting firm in a staff position in the Accounting and Assurance Services department. He completed an audit internship at Deloitte, a tax internship at HCA, and most recently was a tax analyst at Asurion. Floyd is a graduate of MTSU with a master's in business administration with a concentration in accounting


The LBA Group is pleased to announce that Brian A. Hall, CPA, has joined the company as a tax manager with a specific focus on serving the firm's healthcare clients. The LBA Group provides innovative, strategic, and proactive tax planning and management consulting services to professional services practices, closely held businesses and high net worth individuals throughout Northeast Florida.

Hall has over thirteen years of experience both in public and private accounting, including serving as CFO for a privately owned entity in Conway, Arkansas. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Central Arkansas and has served in numerous leadership roles with civic and charitable organizations.


ParenteBeard LLC is pleased to announce the formation of a China desk within the firm, effective immediately.

"The China desk was created in response to the increased demand for high-quality international consulting services for both inbound and outbound initiatives related to China", states ParenteBeard Chairman and CEO Bob Ciaruffoli. "Our firm recognizes the importance of providing exceptional client service that meets the specialized needs of our international client base."

Headquartered in New York City, the China desk will provide an extensive line of services tailored specifically to clients either seeking to invest in China or China-based companies interested in expansion within the US market. Led by Joe O'Neill, regional managing partner and tax practice leader, the China desk team will include international tax and audit professionals, including several members who are proficient in the Chinese, Cantonese, and Mandarin languages. Additional expertise will be provided by Partner Lawrence Gotfried leading the desk's audit practice and Partner Michael Mathisen as lead of the desk's tax practice. Both bring years of international experience and knowledge to help spearhead this new international initiative.


Alfred M. Pruskowski, CPA, CVA, CEF, CFE, has recently been reappointed as a member of the Independence-Behavioral Standards Subcommittee for the 2012-2013 volunteer service years. The Independence-Behavioral Standards Subcommittee is responsible for investing complaints against accountants that allege violations of the AICPA's Code of Professional Conduct as it relates to independence and behavioral standards. The subcommittee is also responsible for identifying issues concerning proposed revisions or additions to the Code of Professional Conduct.

Pruskowski is a partner with Rosen Seymour Shapss Martin & Company LLP and has more than forty-one years in the public accounting profession, specializing in forensic accounting, business valuations, and management advisory services. As an expert witness on accounting related matters, Pruskowski is frequently called upon to testify in both federal and state matters. He is also a frequent lecturer at professional seminars sponsored by the Foundation for Accounting Education. Pruskowski received his BS in accounting from Fairleigh Dickinson University.



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