ARIZONA

Lohman Company PLLC has been named a Phoenix Business Journal Top 25 Accounting Firm for the 11th year in a row.

CALIFORNIA

Hood & Strong LLP, San Francisco, named Best Public Accounting Firm for leadership equity.

CONNECTICUT

BlumShapiro and the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce ‘s Annual BlumShapiro Golf Classic will take place Monday, July 28 at the New Haven Country Club.

FLORIDA

Eide Bailly LLP received the Evolution1 Market Maker Award at the Evolution1 Partner Conference. This award recognized Eide Bailly for the following.

ILLINOIS

Chunowitz, Teitelbaum & Mandel Ltd. is relocating to 1 Overlook Point, Suite 190, Lincolnshire, IL, on August 1, 2014. More than 8,000 square feet of interior office space has been completely renovated and will be configured with state-of-the-art technologies. The new facility will serve as the firm’s headquarters, accommodating employees from both of CTM’s Riverwoods and McHenry, IL, offices. … Bloomberg BNA’s Fixed Assets Web software has been released. The software adds support for the new IRS Tangible Property Regulations and includes several new user features. Version 2014.1 of the software gives firms the information needed to improve transparency and more easily track assets from acquisition to disposal.

KENTUCKY

The list for 2014 Best Public Accounting Firms for Women is out. Firms with at least 40 employees, where women comprise about 38 percent of top leaders, made the list. Firms listed in alphabetical order can be found here


MAINE

Baker Newman Noyes has expanded its Portland headquarters to meet the firm’s growth and expanding office culture. The move represents a 10 percent expansion of the firm’s space across two floors and accommodates both growth in workforce and a shift in office culture. The firm partnered with the building’s owner, Olympia Equity Investors, and SMRT Architects and Engineers to create a working environment that provides its more than 140 local employees and principals more space and better use of technology with an emphasis on bringing more natural light into the offices.

MISSOURI

BKD LLP’s Leadership Conference 2014 took place this week in St. Louis. Approximately 900 partners and employees attended the three-day event at the Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel and America’s Center, creating a significant economic impact for one of BKD’s major markets. Conference activities included strategic planning, continuing professional education, networking opportunities, motivational messages from keynote speakers and formal recognition of BKD’s 2014 PRIDE Award winners.


NEW YORK

UHY Advisors NY is marking its 50th anniversary in 2014. … The New York Real Estate Journal has chosen Gettry Marcus as "Company of the Month" for the month of June. … On Tuesday, June 24, 2014, PwC’s Risk Assurance practice will hold its webcast, “Visualizing SAP: Driving change through enhanced reporting,” on how organizations can utilize the potential of GRC technology to gain insights and monitor performance through enhanced dashboard reporting. … The Watertown City Council approved site plans submitted last month by Syracuse accounting firm Bowers & Co. CPAs for a 7,800-square-foot building at the end of the cul-de-sac directly east of Northern Federal Credit Union. A 40-space, 17,700-square-foot parking lot will also occupy the 1-acre parcel upon which a new concrete sidewalk and site lighting will be installed.

OHIO

CPA leaders will meet in Columbus June 17 for The Ohio Society of CPAs Leadership Summit and Annual Meeting. At the event, OSCPA will install Mark Van Benschoten, CPA, principal with Rea & Associates, Inc. in Dublin as the 2014-2015 chair of the OSCPA Executive Board. … Walthall CPAs has been selected as one of The Plain Dealer’s Top Workplaces for the fourth consecutive year. The regional CPA firm provides a host of tax, accounting, and business consulting services.

VANCOUVER

ACL has released ACL Add-In for Excel available at no cost to auditors, compliance teams, and other professionals who only have access to Excel for audit, risk, and control work. This new solution bridges the gap between standard Excel functions and the capabilities required to perform day-to-day tasks, allowing users to be much more productive when not using purpose-built audit software.

VIRGINIA

Brittenford Systems has officially named Concur App Center “Partner of the Year” for the ExpenseConnect Product Offerings, which integrates Concur with both Microsoft Dynamics GP and Intacct. This annual award, recognizes Brittenford’s success in providing excellent service and unique value to Concur clients.

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