CHINA

Shanghai JaHwa CPAs, Shanghai, has been accepted into the membership of the worldwide association of independent accounting and business advisory firms, BKR International. Shanghai JaHwa CPAs offers a variety of assurance, financial advisory, and business management services. Established in 2009 after splitting from former BKR Member Shanghai Jiahua CPAs, the firm specializes in manufacturing and retail, real estate, shipping and transport, IT and telecom, and agriculture and farming. With eight partners and a staff of 45, Shanghai JaHwa CPAs is ranked among the top 20 firms in Shanghai.

UNITED KINGDOM

Baker Tilly International reported annual revenues of $3.3 billion for the financial year ending June 30, 2012, a year-on-year increase of 3 percent.

CALIFORNIA

Vicenti, Lloyd & Stutzman, Glendora, is one of the first full service accounting and business consulting firms in the U.S. to join the global giving initiative Buy1GIVE1. The non-profit organization supports other charity organizations around the world to create sustainable contribution models. Whenever a client is provided a service, the firm gives to one of the hundreds of B1G1’s pre-screened non-profit organizations. One hundred percent of the firm’s donation goes to the selected organization. …Gallina LLP, Roseville, alongside the American Heart Association, proudly supports National Heart Awareness Month. In an effort to create awareness for the leading cause of death in women, Gallina participated in the National Wear Red Day campaign on Feb. 1, 2013. The company encouraged all staff members to wear red while at work. All offices participated including Las Vegas, Novato, Rancho Cordova, Reno, Roseville, San Bruno, San Jose, Seattle, and Walnut Creek. … JLK Rosenberger LLP, Los Angeles, has joined the ranks of PFK North America. The firm also now is a correspondent of PKF International Ltd., which has 240 member and correspondent firms in 125 countries throughout the world.

CONNECTICUT

The Financial Accounting Standards Board issued an Accounting Standards Update, Balance Sheet (Topic 210): Clarifying the Scope of Disclosures about Offsetting Assets and Liabilities. The Update clarifies the scope of transactions that are subject to the disclosures about offsetting and can be found on the FASB website. … A 1992 accounting standard focusing on accounting for income taxes will be the subject of the next post-implementation review conducted by the Financial Accounting Foundation. Financial Accounting Standards Board Statement No. 109, Accounting for Income Taxes, establishes financial accounting and reporting standards for the effects of income taxes that result from an organization’s activities during the current and preceding years. To date, the FAF PIR team has completed reviews of two FASB standards: FASB Statement No. 131, Disclosures about Segments of an Enterprise and Related Information (codified in Accounting Standards Codification Topic 280, Segment Reporting) in January 2013; and FASB Interpretation No. 48, Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes (FIN 48) (codified in Accounting Standards Codification Topic 740, Incomes Taxes), in January 2012. The final reports of those studies are available on the FAF website. The PIR of FASB Statement No. 141R, Business Combinations, is currently under way. … BlumShapiro sponsored Lessons in Leadership — a discussion series for area business, educational and nonprofit leaders interested in improving their leadership understanding and skills. The breakfast program, held at the University of Saint Joseph over six dates from February to April, uses the work of James Kouzes and Barry Posner, authors of Credibility: How Leaders Gain and Lose It – Why People Demand It.

FLORIDA

Daszkal Bolton LLP, Boca Raton, was recently named one of the South Florida Business Journal’s 2013 “Best Companies to Work For” in the medium size category.

ILLINOIS

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP, Chicago, has been named one of the National Top 150 Workplaces by WorkplaceDynamics. … Sikich LLP, Naperville, has merged with S2 Consulting Inc., a technology advisory firm based in Plainfield, Ill. Sikich will enhance its current technology offerings to clients to include specialized experience in customizing technology solutions with a focus on electronic data interchange. … BDO USA, Chicago, has been named one of the Top 50 Companies for Executive Women by the National Association of Female Executives for 2013. BDO was one of only two accounting firms to be recognized with the award. The winning companies are recognized in the February/March issue of Working Mother magazine and on workingmother.com. BDO and 49 other winners will be honored at the NAFE Annual Awards Luncheon on March 20, 2013.

MASSACHUSETTS

Meyers Brothers Kalicka PC, Holyoke, wins best accountant in the Republican’s Reader Raves readers’ poll.

NEW JERSEY

Wilkin & Guttenplan PC, East Brunswick, has been named organization of the year by Commercial Real Estate Women Inc., of New Jersey. … Alloy Silverstein joined companies across the nation in celebrating the 10th Annual National Wear Red Day for the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement. The firm's Cherry Hill and Hammonton offices will be “Glowing Red” for the entire month of February to spread the message of heart disease awareness.

NEW YORK

WTP Advisors has tapped into four new affiliations in Europe and the Americas. Tax advisory firms in Bulgaria, Cyprus, Mexico and Sweden have signed on to become part of the WTP Advisors Alliance of Global Affiliates. … Deloitte LLP, New York, has been named a leader by Forrester Research Inc., in Information Security Consulting in a new report, "The Forrester Wave: Information Security Consulting Services, Q1 2013." … Carter CPA has opened a second office, located at 1120 Avenue of the Americas in the historic Hippodrome building in New York City. ... UHY Advisors NY president and CEO Michael Mahoney shares a laugh with All-Star Closer Mariano Rivera during “An Evening with UHY and Mariano Rivera” on Thursday, January 31 at Siro’s Restaurant in Manhattan. The event raised more than $50,000 for the Mariano Rivera Foundation to assist in the rehabilitation of the historic North Avenue Church in nearby New Rochelle, which will feature a food pantry, daycare center and after-school programming.

WASHINGTON, D.C.

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board announced that it has entered into a cooperative agreement with the Auditing Board of the Central Chamber of Commerce of Finland relating to the oversight of audit firms subject to the regulatory jurisdictions of both regulators.

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