ALABAMA

Decosimo will be moving its Huntsville office to downtown within the Regions Bank building at 200 Clinton Avenue, Suite 405.

MARYLAND

The Association for Accounting Marketing has announced its board of directors for the term beginning July 1. The association will be led by marketing director Kerry Sullivan-Lechner of Anderson ZurMuehlen, who assumes a one-year term as president. Head to ama-assn.org for the complete list. 

MISSOURI

RubinBrown has formed two separate industry groups, Healthcare Services Group and Law Firms Services Group. Thomas Zetlmeisl was named partner-in-charge of the Healthcare Services Group and Matt Finke was named partner-in-charge of the Law Firms Services Group.

NEW YORK

Flynn Family Office, a family office and business management solutions firm serving ultra-high-net worth individuals and families and their advisors, is officially open for business. Partners Rick Flynn and Evan Jehle, former principals of Rothstein Kass Family Office Group, created FFO to help ultra-wealthy families fully realize the benefits of their wealth by creating customized and scalable solutions to meet all financial and lifestyle goals. The transition was supported by Focus Financial Partners, the leading partnership of independent wealth management firms. Focus provides FFO with access to best practices, resources and to other top registered independent advisory firms in the industry. … WeiserMazars LLP released its 2014 U.S. Water Industry Outlook. The study found that aging facilities and infrastructure is one of the most significant challenges facing the water industry. The aging of management and plant workers is also a major challenge according to survey participants. For a detailed tktk synopsis of the study visit WeiserMazars.com. You can also get a rundown of the firm’s second U.S. Food and Beverage industry study. WeiserMazars found that industry executives anticipate growth in sales, profit and employment for 2014. Click here for full details. … According to new research commissioned by CohnReznick LLP, the U.S. is on track to do only 280 corporate IPOs in 2014, less than one third of the total number that researchers estimate should be completed, based on GDP growth, to support the broader economy. The full study and research will be released later this month and will be available at www.cohnreznick.com/capitalformation  

NORTH CAROLINA

Hughes Pittman & Gupton LLP, of Raleigh, has agreed to support NC IDEA, a not-for-profit organization that serves young, high-growth, technology companies in North Carolina. HPG will provide grant winners a package of complimentary accounting and business consulting services, as well as access to the firm’s startup toolkit.

WASHINGTON D.C.

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board announced the schools of the 102 academic recipients of $10,000 merit scholarships intended to encourage students to pursue an auditing career. The scholarship program, mandated by Congress in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, provides awards to one student at each of 102 colleges and universities throughout the United States. … The Center for Audit Quality and the Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association precented four awards as a part of an innovative program designed to facilitate accounting and auditing academics’ ability to obtain access to audit firm personnel to participate in their research projects. The CAQ and the AAA Auditing Section established the Access to Audit Personnel program in 2013 to generate research on issues that are relevant to audit practice while providing doctoral students and tenure-track professors with access to audit firm staff to complete data collection protocols.

 

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