UNITED KINGDOM

Beever and Struthers, Manchester, has joined the mid-tier international accountancy networks HLB International, and is representing HLB in the North West of England.

ILLINOIS

Crowe Horwath LLP, Chicago, has introduced the Crowe K-1 Navigator, a tool that helps streamline tax-reporting processes. Schedule K-1s are required to report investor allocations to owners of flow-through entities which are legal business entities such as partnerships and S-corporations that pass income on to the owners or investors.

MARYLAND

KatzAbosch, Baltimore, has launched its third season of their irreverent animated sketches called 'Gotta Love Tax Season'.  The first episode can be found on their YouTube channel.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Leone, McDonnell & Roberts, Professional Association is celebrating its 40th anniversary in business.

NEW YORK

BST, an Albany-based financial and management consulting firm has raised over $43,000 for victims of Hurricane Sandy. The money was raised through employee donations that were matched by the partner group. A portion of the funds raised went to assist employees of the firm’s New York City office who were affected by the storm. The funds were pooled and administered by the partner-in-charge of the New York City office. Employees also donated vacation and sick time that was used by those that were affected.  Unused funds will be donated to the Red Cross. … The Bonadio Group, Rochester, will host its third annual Construction Summit West on Thursday, March 28, at the RIT Inn & Conference Center in Henrietta, N.Y. … Pivotal Captive Consulting LLC, Jericho, has been formed to assist professionals and their clients in the
assessment of feasibility, design and implementation of a very successful risk management and wealth preservation strategy involving Captive Insurance Companies. … WeiserMazars LLP, New York, released its first U.S. Food & Beverage Industry Study. Survey participants – which were drawn from companies across the food and beverage industry – are confident sales will increase 13 percent compared to 2011 and project net profits to rise by almost 6 percent. These solid gains, though, are offset by rising commodity and production costs, resulting in a modest net profit. To see the entire study, click on WeiserMazars’ 2012 Food & Beverage Industry Study.

OHIO

Skoda Minotti’s strategic marketing group is hosting an educational seminar and lunch event, titled, “Trade Show Marketing Strategies – How to Find Qualified Leads in the Crowd.”  The seminar is one of the several topics that will be discussed in the monthly 2013 Skoda Minotti Speakers Series. The event will occur on Thursday, March 14 at the Employer’s Resource Council, and will feature John Kallmeyer, director of visual marketing in the firm’s strategic marketing group.

PENNSYLVANIA

ParenteBeard is helping ensure small businesses get ready for 2012 filings through the launch of its Small Business Tax Toolkit. This new online resource center features:

  • Original articles and guides written by ParenteBeard tax experts, including The Ten Commandments of Tax Time and Looking Ahead: Five Things Small Businesses Should Consider
  • A Revolving Tax Tip of the Week, reminding small business owners what to consider to stay on target for tax day
  • Original polls and surveys revealing innovative insights on small business owner pain points and preferences
  • Light-hearted tax jokes for keeping both tax professionals and small business owners sane and smiling
  • A collection of current and pertinent news and articles from around the U.S., keeping small businesses owners informed on the latest trends, regulations and legislation

VIRGINIA

The National Society of Accountants Scholarship Foundation is accepting scholarship applications for its 2013-2014 program from promising accounting students across the country.

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