Matt Sullivan has been named manager at Wolters Kluwer’s Audit, Risk & Compliance’s TeamMate –audit management system in the Asia-Pacific region. Sullivan will assist in TeamMate’s expansion plans throughout the region, creating new business relationships and bringing new products and services to the marketplace.
Ganesh Ramkumar has joined EisnerAmper Fund Services LLC as managing director – new markets, a new position at the firm. EFS provide accounting and administration services to hedge funds and private equity funds, including funds of funds, and to family offices. Ramkumar will be headquartered in the firm’s new Bangalore office.
The Trustees of the IFRS Foundation appointed three new members of the IFRS Advisory Council. The new Advisory Council members are: Roger Best, former partner of Deloitte Hong Kong, will represent the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants; Daniel McMahon, president and CEO of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec, Canada, will represent the Fédération Internationale des Experts-Comptables Francophones; and Markus Grund, chief accountant at the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority in Germany, will represent the International Association of Insurance Supervisors. The foundation also appointed Gary Kabureck to serve as a member of the IASB for an initial term ending 30 June 2017, renewable for a further three years. He will join the IASB in April 2013.
Steven Barranco a member of Warren Averett LLC, Montgomery, has been appointed to the Alabama State Board of Public Accountancy. … Brent Barringer has joined Frost Cummings Tidwell Group, Birmingham, as a partner.
Brad Paul has joined FMV, San Francisco and Irvine, as a managing director in the firm’s real estate division. … Jennifer Cavender has been promoted to senior manager at Haskell & White LLP, Irvine. She will work in the audit and business advisory serviced department at the firm. John McNair has been promoted to senior in the firm’s tax department. … Mark Dauberman has joined the editorial team of Roger CPA Review, San Francisco, as a senior editor. Dauberman will lead Roger CPA Review editorial staff on course textbooks and other course development initiatives.
Laurie Maciag has joined TaxOps, Lakewood, as a tax manager.
BlumShapiro, Hartford, announced that Alfred Rosenthal, CPA, a founding partner of the firm, died peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family and caregivers on Thursday, February 7, 2013. Rosenthal was 92. … Gary Purpura has joined TaxOps as a managing partner at the firm’s new Stamford, Conn., office. … The Financial Accounting Foundation Board of Trustees reappointed Marc Siegel to a second five-year term as a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board, beginning July 1, 2013.
Stephen Schickel has been promoted to an accounting manager at Bloomer, Geri & Co., Pensacola. … The National Tax Lien Association will host Richard Powers from the U.S. Department of Justice to conduct antitrust training during its annual conference in Miami from April 3 to April 5, 2013. … Karen Mosteller, a partner with Fort Myers-based Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company PA, recently served on a committee to spearhead the creation of an intern database for the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants. The Internship Opportunity Engine allows FICPA members to promote internship opportunities with a web-based directory to student-members throughout the state. There is no cost for the program.
Patrick Terry was promoted to an assurance principal at Decosimo, Atlanta. … Bennett Thrasher PC, Atlanta, has made several new hires throughout the firm. Jerry Weil has joined the firm as a shareholder in the firm’s tax practice; Justin Snell joined as a director in the dispute resolution and forensics practice; Karen Dotson joined the firm’s pass-through entities practice as a tax manager and Jan Magill joined as a tax manager in its personal financial services practice.
Katz, Sapper & Miller, Indianapolis, has added a batch of staff accountants to the firm. Jennifer Grady, Eric Raver and David Rottman will work in the business advisory group; Aubrey Hancock and Zack McAdams will work in the firm’s audit and assurance service department; while Amy Stromberg will work in the state and local tax division.
Edward Hrunek, a senior accountant at Porte Brown LLC, recently completed a specialized educational program in professional divorce financial analysis and is now a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst. The Institute trains professionals to address financial issues associated with the estimated one million divorces that take place in the US each year. As a CDFA, Hrunek is trained to provide financial information and assistance to people in divorce to include evaluating the tax implications of dividing property and the settlement options for dividing pensions, marital property, and awarding of child and spousal support. Hrunek also has access to specialized software to develop informational reports to better communicate the financial information to the divorcing couples, attorneys, courts and mediators.
Thomas Thompson has joined Louis T. Roth & Co., Louisville, as a staff accountant.
Smith Elliott Kearns & Co. LLC, Hagerstown, made several promotions throughout the firm. Jill Bachtell, Mark Hill, Brooke Murphy and William Souders were promoted from senior associates to supervisors, while Erin Shoop was promoted from staff associate to senior associate. Mandy Walls and Kelley Merris were promoted from support accountant to supervising accountant.
Stephen Houlihan has joined the Boston office of CBIZ Tofias, as a director. … Norman LeBlanc is the newest shareholder at KLR.
Mike Santicchia, a partner at UHY LLP, was honored with the University of Michigan Club of Greater Detroit Distinguished Alumni Service Award during their annual Michigan Football Bust. ... Austin Beattie has joined CHD CPAs and Advisors, St. Clair Shores, as a staff accountant.
Thomas Grundy and Jeffrey Kalscheur have joined Wolters Kluwer Financial Services, Minneapolis, as senior consultants.
Audrey Sherrick, a partner at Friedman LLP, has been distinguished as one of New Jersey's 2013 "Best 50 Women in Business" by NJBIZ. … Jarrett Bluth and Swami Venkat were promoted to partners at CohnReznick LLP.
Rona Pocker has joined Grant Thornton LLP where she will work in the firm’s National Bank Advisory & Regulatory Services practice. … Rosanne Migliorino and Wienerson Previl have joined the New York office of CBIZ MHM LLC, as director and senior manager respectively. Christoper Clabby joined the firm as a managing director and tax practice leader. … Kevin Dunham has rejoined The Bonadio Group, Williamsville, as a principal for the tax team. Most recently he worked as director of tax for Ion Media Networks in West Palm Beach, Fla. In this role, Dunham was responsible for the overall management of the company’s tax department. He also has held various positions with Constellation Brands Inc., Insero & Co., PwC and Arthur Andersen LLP. The firm also hired Sandy Macaulay as a bookkeeper for the Small Business Advisory group. In addition, Alison Barbato has been hired as a First Impression Specialist for the firm’s Enterprise team, and Jessica Ferrindino was hired as an Operations and Business Development Administrator at Bonadio Financial Services, an affiliate of The Bonadio Group. … F. Michael Zovistoski, a managing director at UHY Advisors NY and partner at UHY LLP, and Anthony Chan, also a managing director at UHY Advisors NY, have been nominated to serve on the board of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. … Eliot Goldberg has joined Grassi & Co., Jericho, as a tax principal and will be working out the firm’s Manhattan office. … Nick Mautone has joined CohnReznick LLP, New York, as a consultant. … Michael Schulstad has joined WeiserMazars LLP, as director in the firm’s litigation support and forensic accounting services unit. Prior to WeiserMazars, Schulstad was an assistant special agent in charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Newark, N.J. … Ted Shelton, a managing director in PwC's U.S. Advisory practice, has authored a new book, "Business Models for the Social Mobile Cloud: Transform Your Business Using Social Media, Mobile Internet, and Cloud Computing." … Theodore Haible has joined Day Seckler, Fishkill, as a staff accountant. Prior to joining the firm, Haible was the owner of Not Just Salads LLC. His wife, Stefanie, continues to operate the business. In his new position, Ted will be providing comprehensive accounting and consulting services for the firm’s clients. … Nanette Lee Miller, a partner at Marcum LLP and head of the accounting and advisory firm’s national Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Non-Traditional Family Practice group, spoke about tax inequities for same-sex married couples, as part of panel moderated by personal finance expert Suze Orman at New York University. The "Cost of Marriage Inequality" panel was sponsored by the Respect for Marriage Coalition and also included Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee, who advocates for same-sex marriage as an economic necessity in his state, and two same-sex couples who have struggled with issues of parity under the federal and state tax codes in their domiciles. … Amy Robson has joined UHY LLP, Albany, as a senior manager. … Cheryl Lynn Yawman, a practice director at Rochester accounting firm Cochran, Cochran and Yale, will be honored on March 21, 2013 as the Outstanding Accounting Alumnus of the Year by St. John Fisher College. … Dan Pengue has been named chief risk and finance officer at The Receivables Exchange, the online marketplace for selling accounts receivable. … Erik Campbell has joined Marcum LLP, New York, as a director of business development.