CHILE

RGL Forensics plans to open an office in Santiago, Chile, in May 2013. The new Chile office enables RGL to offer clients expanded geographic reach and practice strength.

UNITED KINGDOM

Beever and Struthers, HLB International’s member firm in the North West of England, has been named Best Accountancy Firm of the Year at the City of Manchester Business Awards.

ARIZONA

BeachFleischman has launched an anti-fraud service through its affiliation with Red Flag Reporting, a national fraud detection and prevention company.

CALIFORNIA

The Tax Foundation is set to release its Tax Freedom Day 2013 report on Tuesday, April 2nd. The foundation will reveal the nationwide date for Tax Freedom Day this year and whether the total tax burden has increased or decreased since 2012. It will also release the list of Tax Freedom Day dates for each of the 50 states. Find out where "TFD" arrives first and which states have to shoulder their tax burden the longest. Reserve your Webinar seat at: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/551090086

CONNECTICUT 

The Financial Accounting Standards Board will join the Accounting Standards Advisory Forum, the new advisory group for the International Accounting Standards Board. The ASAF was established earlier this year by the International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation. … BlumShapiro and Tagetik has formed a partnership to provide corporate performance management technology consulting and software. … Registration is now open for the upcoming Financial Accounting Standards Board webcast, IN FOCUS: 2013 US GAAP Taxonomy Overview with Expanded Coverage of FASB XBRL Implementation Guides and SEC Update. This live webcast, offered free of charge, will take place on Tuesday, April 2, 2012, from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Participants in the live broadcast will be eligible for up to 1.5 hours of CPE credit. Please note that CPE credit is not available for group viewing of the live broadcast.

FLORDIA

Averett Warmus Durkee has completed its comparative study on the status of timeshare homeowner association’s financial performance in the state of Florida. To request a copy of the Executive Summary, send an e-mail request to kchappell@awd-cpa.com and include your name, company name, phone number and e-mail address.

ILLINOIS

CCH’s Global Tax Weekly – A Closer Look, the e-publication delivering real-time, in-depth analysis from tax experts, will now feature regularly published articles from tax professionals at Ernst & Young LLP. The new collaboration provides readers with additional insight on tax technology topics, including the impact of smart mobility, cloud computing, social networking, big data analytics and accelerated adaptation, from one of the world’s largest accounting firms, along with current analysis of the latest international tax developments impacting a wide spectrum of businesses and industries. 

MASSACHUSETTS

Alexander, Aronson, Finning & Co. PC, Boston, has opened a new office on the 23rd floor of 160 Federal Street in Boston.

MICHIGAN

Plante Moran was named Employer of the Year at the second International Accounting Bulletin Awards celebration. The firm was also named One of West Michigan’s 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For.

NEW JERSEY

Hutchins, Farrell, Meyer & Allison PA of Tom River, has changed its name to Holman Frenia Allison PC.

NEW YORK

Crowe Horwath International, through its member firm Crowe Horwath Global Risk Consulting, was recently named Advisory Firm of the Year by the International Accounting Bulletin. … EisnerAmper’s 2013 Personal Tax Guide is now available. To view the guide, download a copy via pdf, or load it into an e-reader, please click here.

OHIO

SS&G Inc., Cleveland, has been recognized as a top Northeast Ohio company. … Corrigan Krause and Weston Hurd both won the MSI Global AllianceAssociation of the Year 2013’ award. … Burner-Cox LLP has launched Veritas Solutions Group LLC. Veritas provides fraud protection and detection services, which include forensic accounting, employee theft and corporate fraud investigations, litigation support services, internal-control and fraud risk assessments, ethics and training. 

TEXAS

Midway, the privately owned real estate development and investment firm, has named UHY Advisors the recipient of the 2012 Moran Legacy Award. … The firm’s Houston’s office released its business outlook survey for Texas business owners. The firm found that Texas business owners do not expect an economic downturn to occur in 2013, and more than 40 percent foresee increased hiring and investment in their companies. Reach out to info@uhy-us.com for the full survey.

VIRGINIA

CliftonLarsonAllen was awarded an $8.5 million contract to conduct the financial statement audits of the U.S. Department of Education and Federal Student Aid for the next five years.

WASHINGTON, D.C.

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board issued a proposal for the reorganization of PCAOB auditing standards, as well as certain related amendments to its rules and standards. The proposal provides a potential framework for reorganizing the Board's existing interim and PCAOB-issued auditing standards into a topical structure with a single integrated numbering system. The proposed reorganization is intended to present the standards in a logical order that generally follows the flow of the audit process. Comments on the proposal are due by May 28, 2013.

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