INDIA

Accelya Kale Solutions Limited, Mumbai, part of the Accelya Group - a leading solutions provider to the Airline and Travel industry, announced that Thai Airways, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Thailand has chosen Accelya Kale's passenger revenue accounting solution, REVERA PRA, to streamline their passenger revenue accounting process.

SWEDEN

HLB Revisorsgruppen, Malmö, has recently acquired Zachrisson Revisonsbyrå in Stockholm.

CALIFORNIA

Capstone Marketing, San Diego, is celebrating 15 years in 2013

GEORGIA

M3 Accounting Services, the accounting, operations reporting and business analytics software provider, has established its Customer Advisory Board and appointed board members.

ILLINOIS

BDO USA LLP, Chicago, reported in a recent study that capital markets executives at leading investment banks are projecting measured growth in initial public offerings (IPOs) on U.S. exchanges in 2013. Half predict an increase in U.S. IPOs in the coming year. Just 18 percent expect a decrease in offerings on domestic exchanges. Overall, bankers predict a 6 percent increase in the number of U.S. IPOs in 2013. They anticipate these offerings will average $250 million, which projects to $34 billion in total IPO proceeds on U.S. exchanges. For an in-depth scope into BDO’s findings visit BDO.com. …The entire series of CCH Smart Charts, including State Tax Smart Charts, Worldwide Tax Rates and Answers and Federal Expiring Provisions Smart Charts, has been enhanced and optimized for Apple iPhone, iPad and AndroidTM mobile devices – offering easier navigation. … Clear Focus Financial Search, Chicago, released its 2013 Q1 Hiring Forecast Survey which shows that human resource professionals and hiring managers in the accounting, finance and IT sectors expect the overall economy to improve this year. The survey is available to download at http://www.clearfocusfs.com/knowledge-center/hiring-forecast.                                                                

NEW YORK

CBIZ MHM LLC, New York, has been chosen to be the exclusive accounting partner for AlleyNYC, a 16,000-square-foot shared workspace for technology companies of all sizes to grow and operate their businesses.

OHIO

BCG Systems Inc., Akron, added a new educational webinar to their 2013 event schedule. The event will introduce the upcoming new version of the Microsoft Office productivity suite.  Introducing “The New Office”: Learn What Microsoft Office Means for You, will take place on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. EST.

All attendees will be included in a drawing for a new Microsoft Surface tablet simply by completing a post-event survey.  In addition, attendees will be eligible for one hour of CPE credit. To register, call (800) 968-6661 or visit http://www.bcgsystems.com/office-2013/.

SOUTH CAROLINA

SuggsJohnson LLC, Anderson, will host a public reception to unveil the 2013 South Carolina Migratory Waterfowl Stamp on January 11 at the Anderson Arts Center. In addition to unveiling the 2013 stamp, the reception will feature an exhibition of the original artwork that has appeared on all South Carolina duck stamps since 1981 – the first time the entire collection of paintings has been displayed in a gallery setting. The reception will begin at 7 p.m. at the Arts Warehouse and will feature live music, catering hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine and soft drinks.  Free to Arts Center members, there will be a $10 admission fee to the reception for non-members, with proceeds going to support the Anderson Arts Center. Revenue from duck stamps, posters and prints benefit conservation and duck propagation programs in South Carolina and Canada.

WASHINGTON D.C.

Johnson Lambert LLP has added regulatory services to its practice. The regulatory services team will work with state insurance regulators and offer financial and market conduct examinations services, actuarial services, information technology reviews, investment analysis, receivership support and special projects. It also added information technology assurance and consulting to the practice. The addition builds on its existing expertise in the insurance, employee benefit plan and non-profit industries.  The firm offers service organization control reporting, IT and operational risk assessments, enterprise risk management, internal audit support, gap analysis and system implementation reviews.

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