Company Announcements: Week of September 10, 2012

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CCH Small Firm Services (SFS) has unveiled ATX 2012, the latest version of the company's industry-leading tax software. The new software release is the culmination of an extended development process which focused on productivity gains and incorporated more ATX user input than ever before. ATX 2012 delivers improved efficiency, expanded client customization options and a fresh new user interface.

"ATX has been committed to helping tax and accounting professionals meet the daily challenges of their business for over twenty years", said Jeff Gramlich, president of CCH Small Firm Services. "The enhancements we've added to ATX 2012 make tax preparation as simple and stress-free as possible, and that's a testament to a lot of hard work by a lot of dedicated people who took the time to listen to what tax professionals said they needed and then turned those comments into the software enhancements in ATX 2012."

"The market is constantly changing and doing so at an increasing rate", observed Kerri Gibson, SFS Product & Segment Manager. "During development, we adopted a strategy of 'future proofing.' ATX 2012 is more adaptable to the changes continually coming at us, making future software enhancements easier to implement and guaranteeing that we will always be able to meet the evolving needs of tax and accounting professionals. As mobile technologies become even more widely used and cloud adoption becomes more widespread, ATX is positioned to incorporate those changes in ways which work best for the industry."


Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain, PC (LBMC), is proud to announce that Emily Job, CPA and Senior Accountant in the Tax Services Division in the Chattanooga office, was recently honored as a standout in two feature capacities. Not only was she chosen as one of Chattanooga's City Scope magazine's "Leading Ladies 30 under 30", she was also selected as a member of the prestigious Protégé Chattanooga 2012-2013 class.

Chattanooga City Scope magazine selected Emily for excellence in her profession, community service, and personal achievement. She was recognized by peers and colleagues for her remarkable accomplishments early on in her career.

Protégé Chattanooga, a team-based program for emerging leaders, selected Emily as a member of its first annual class of protégés and mentors. This highly selective program pairs up-and-coming young professionals with accomplished Chattanooga leaders in order to facilitate mentor relationships and opportunities. 

"We are incredibly proud of Emily's recent recognition", said Dennis Blanton, LBMC's managing partner of the Chattanooga office. "Emily is a fine example of the excellent young leadership we are so proud of here at LBMC, not only excelling in her profession, but making a positive difference in our community."

In addition to her work as a senior accountant, Emily is also leader within the LBMC YP Initiative. She is currently serving on the steering committee and leads the initiative in the Chattanooga office. Career growth at LBMC includes giving back to our communities and the development of leadership skills. LBMC established the Young Professionals group to address the career support needs of employees with less than seven years of professional accounting experience. Additionally, Emily will be sitting on the LEA's Young Professional Special Interest Group committee beginning next year.

Emily is a graduate of University of Tennessee Chattanooga with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and is currently pursuing her Master of Accountancy. She is also a recipient of the UTC John C. Stophel Distinguished Student Award for her high potential as a business student. 


LBMC has added Jordan Enix in its Brentwood (Nashville) office in a staff analyst position in the Valuation, Litigation and Business Transition Services Group. He recently graduated from Trevecca Nazarene University with a bachelor's degree in accounting. 


The certified public accounting firm of Leone, McDonnell & Roberts, Professional Association is pleased to announce the addition of Christine M. DeAngelis, CPA and Thomas R. Vanderhoof.

DeAngelis serves as a senior accountant. She previously served as an in-charge accountant for over four years at a local accounting firm. DeAngelis graduated from Southern New Hampshire University in 2011 with a Master of Science in Accounting. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of New Hampshire in 2008. 

Vanderhoof joins the firm as a staff accountant. In 2011, he graduated from Merrimack College with his bachelor's degree. Vanderhoof also received his associate's degree in 2008 from the University of New Hampshire. He is a resident of East Wakefield, New Hampshire.


The local certified public accounting firm of Lewis, Hooper & Dick, LLC is pleased to announce the addition of Trey R. Johnson to its professional staff as a staff accountant in the firm's tax department, Johnson will provide comprehensive tax, accounting and consulting services for clients in various industries.

Prior to joining the firm, Johnson served as a bookkeeper at Silverman & Borenstein PLLC in Centennial, Colorado. In 2012, he received a Master of Taxation from the University of Denver. He also graduated from Brigham Young University 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. 


Tullus Miller has been named partner-in-charge of the San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices of Moss Adams LLP, and he will lead the firm's efforts in the Bay Area. Miller has been in public accounting since 1989 and will continue to lead the Bay Area's financial services practice, providing a broad range of services to community banks, credit unions, mortgage companies, investment companies, and broker-dealers.


Rosen Seymour Shapss Martin & Company LLP (RSSM) announced the following staff promotions.

Promoted to Principal:

  • Michael S. Myers, CPA

Promoted to Manager: 

  • Pauline Choi
  • Elizabeth Gallagher, JD
  • Tom Jurcic, CPA
  • John Giordano, CPA
  • Steve Reisberg, CPA

Promoted to Supervisor:

  • Jason Geisler, CPA
  • Tzivia Gelbman, CPA
  • Erin Kiernan, CPA
  • Michelle Lai
  • Urvi Sheth

Promoted to Senior:

  • Davida Bork
  • Michelle Finocchi
  • Matthew Frohlinger

Promoted to Semi-Senior:

  • Pamela Fischer

Promoted to Experience Assistant:

  • Brittany Di Marco
  • Izabela Drapala
  • Isaac Hedaya
  • Tatsiana Martynava

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