COLORADO

The local public accounting and business advisory firm of StarkSchenkein LLP is celebrating 20 years of service to the Greater Denver community.

FLORIDA

CPAmerica International is offering a quarterly accounting and auditing update webinar series for members of the association in 2014. The series will provide a general overview of current accounting standards and pending projects and a discussion of a selected technical topic on a quarterly basis to enhance professional knowledge and understanding. For more information visit https://www.cpamerica.org/News-Events/Conferences-Webinars-Calls/Category?cat=Webinars. ... Cross, Fernandez & Riley LLP has released the results of its 5th Annual Central Florida Public Charities Survey. Some of the key findings from the survey results include: 60 percent of the respondents reported an increase in revenue during their latest fiscal year, while 28 percent reported a decline. This year, 66.7 percent of respondents reported an increase of contributions by individuals, a 7 percent increase from last year’s survey results. 35.7 percent of respondents reported an increase in corporate contributions, an 8.4 percent increase from 2012. To download a PDF copy of the 2013 Annual Public Charities Survey, please visit: http://bit.ly/cfrsurvey2013

GEORGIA

Windham Brannon, has announced an ownership separation from Windham Brannon Financial Group. The separation positions Windham Brannon as the only Atlanta-based regional CPA firm without a competing Wealth Management business unit. Windham Brannon Financial Group, a financial planning and wealth management firm, is being rebranded and moving to new office space at 3630 Peachtree Road NE. The company will retain its team of financial experts.

MASSACHUSETTS

BlumShapiro has unveiled a non-profit insights blog to provide expert information on numerous key challenges, trends and changes in the non-profit industry. For more information, visit the Non-Profit Insights blog at http://blog.blumshapiro.com/nfp/.

NEW YORK

PwC’s Risk Assurance practice has launched its Performance Governance, Risk and Compliance offering. PwC’s Performance GRC practice will help businesses achieve meaningful change, reduce costs and have an early effective warning system. With this new offering, PwC has consolidated its solutions into a single platform, reconfiguring resources to focus on how best to monitor organizations in their entirety and help develop opportunities. The practice combines PwC’s four product areas: Risk Management Services, Compliance Services, Business Continuity Management Services and GRC Technology Enablement Services. Benefits of Performance GRC include support for strategic priorities, enhanced ability to spot gaps and optimize coverage, reduce audit fatigue, increase stakeholder confidence and much more. … KPMG LLP has been named the 'Best Overall Consultancy' by Operational Risk & Regulation magazine. … Marcum Financial Services, an affiliate of accounting firm Marcum LLP and a member of the Marcum Group of companies, has launched of the Marcum Benefits Marketplace, a one-stop shopping resource for health insurance delivery for groups and individuals. … WTP Advisors has boosted its employee benefits this year, including offering unlimited vacation time. Touting its already generous policies, as well as the notable additions to the benefits roster this year will help WTP document its dominant position in the professional service industry as a great place to work, and continue to attract and retain top talent. … CohnReznick LLP,was recently ranked No.19 overall on the 2015 Vault Accounting 50, a ranking of the best accounting employers to work for in North America by Vault.com. In other CohnReznick news, the firm announced that Joe Torre will continue to serve as its national spokesperson and unveiled its new, advertising campaign designed to convey the firm’s deep expertise helping clients navigate and succeed in today’s changing business landscape. … Berdon LLP has revamped its website, Berdonllp.com. … O’Connor Davies LLP has awarded a memorial scholarship to Jennifer Han, a student of Rutgers University, New Brunswick at the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants 54th Annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony. The memorial scholarship is awarded in memory of Stephen F. Mannuzza, CPA, who lost his battle with cancer in September of 2000, and recognizes Stephen’s dedication and many years of service to the accounting profession. Stephen was a partner of Fazio, Mannuzza, Roche, Tankel, LaPilusa, LLC; O’Connor Davies, LLP and FMRTL merged on January 1, 2014 and operate under the name O’Connor Davies, LLP. This year, the NJSCPA Scholarship Fund awarded more than $520,000 to 89 New Jersey high school and college students. Recipients were selected based on personal interviews, academic merit, personal essays and teacher recommendations.

PENNSYLVANIA

Dunlap & Associates PC, the Chalfont, PA-based certified public accounting and consulting firm, recently announced the opening of a new office in Quakertown, Pennsylvania.

TEXAS

The Weaver Private Foundation named Buckner International as the Charity of Choice for the fiscal year 2013-14. The Foundation contributed a total of $50,000 to the Buckner Children and Family Programs in communities where Weaver has offices. Weaver employees participated in volunteer activities supporting local Buckner programs across Texas. Buckner programs for this project included Buckner Villas in Austin, Buckner Children’s Home and Buckner Center for Humanitarian Aid in Dallas, the Mobile Food Pantry and Agape Meal in Fort Worth, Parkway Place and Aldine Family Hope Center in Houston, Buckner Foster Care and Adoption in Midland and Odessa and Buckner Children and Family Services in San Antonio.

VIRGINIA

Ernst & Young LLP has joined the community of Practice Greenhealth, which has more than 1,300 leading health care organizations and suppliers to the sector who act as change agents and healing forces in their communities on behalf of patients, staff, and the environment.

WISCONSIN

Wipfli LLP has expanded its sustainability services to include a variety of assessments. The new assessment services include: Compass Assessment – This assessment evaluates goals, policies and management practices in 35 areas of an organization’s sustainability efforts. It also analyzes how effectively they are integrated in operations and how well they are reported relative to absolute or ideal sustainability standards; S-CORE Assessment – This rapid assessment tool measures the degree to which an organization has embedded sustainability into its day-to-day business practices. It provides an effective illustration of what the path to sustainability looks like over the long term and is an essential strategic planning tool; Performance Improvement Assessment – This assessment evaluates processes such as leadership, strategic planning, customer and market focus, measurement, analysis, and knowledge management. Employees in any division and at any level can participate to provide valuable feedback to identify opportunities, areas for growth and deployment gaps; and Facility Audits – These audits measure and monitor efficiency in energy, waste, water, and greenhouse gas production. The findings can help increase a company’s bottom line by reducing expenses and lost assets, providing accurate information for supply chain requests and transparency to increase the organization’s reputation with stakeholders.

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