BEST COMPANIES FOR WORKING MOMS

Working Mother magazine put out its annual list of Best 100 companies for Working Mothers. Accounting firms BDO, Deloitte, EY, Grant Thornton, KPMG, McGladrey, Moss Adams, PwC and the tax services firm Ryan, all made the list. In addition to the top 100 best companies to work for list, the magazine declared October 15th as National Flex Day to encourage workplace flexibility.

BELGIUM

HLB International has added HLB Antwerp Fiducia, to its membership. HLB Belgium operates in Belgium through its entities HLB Sefico (Accountancy & Reporting) and HLB Dodémont – Van Impe & C° (Audit & Assurance). HLB Belgium is based in Antwerp, Brussels,Charleroi, Liège and Kortrijk.

CANADA

The Canadian accounting firm, Mallette has become a member of the international alliance of accounting firms, The International Accounting Group. Mallette has more than 700 employees in 23 offices throughout Quebec Province.

CONNECTICUT

BlumShapiro, West Hartford, is set to receive the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 Nonprofit Partnership award for its work with Christian Community Action. The award, which will be presented on October 10, recognizes the BlumShapiro Thanksgiving Food Basket Campaign for Christian Community Action.

FLORIDA

Patrick & Robinson CPAs, Jacksonville, is sponsoring the contest through mid-October inviting artist to design a card wishing the Form 1040 a happy birthday for its 100th year anniversary. … Myers, Brettholtz & Co., Fort Myers, has opened an office in Collier County. … Water Street Associates, Palm Beach, has just launched the Taxes Abroad program as part of the Taxes at Work benefit, a unique no-cost financial wellness benefit that reduces employee stress, saves time and increases productivity.

GEORGIA

CSI Enterprises and M3 Accounting + Analytics are now offering an Accounts Payable solution that can provide significant operational savings for hotel properties nationwide. Leaders from the two companies will explain the details in its new podcast on PYMNTS.com.

MASSACHUSETTS

AccuFund Inc., Needham, provider of financial reporting and accounting software for non-profit, municipal and government organizations, has made a reseller agreement with Brisbane Consulting Group, a provider of specialty technology services to nonprofit organizations. Brisbane Consulting Group will offer the AccuFund Accounting Suite and AccuFund Anywhere to its nonprofit clients located in New York, eastern Ohio and northern Pennsylvania, providing complete product implementation, training and support.

MICHIGAN

Plante Moran has mapped out its webinar series which will focus on a number of general business topics and industries. For a complete listing of webinars, registration, and CPE information, please visit webinars.plantemoran.com.

NEW JERSEY

The international association of independent CPA and Chartered Accounting firms CPA Associates International, Inc., of Rutherford, N.J., has admitted six new members:  LaPointe, Torrisi, Stanley & Company, P.C. of Bedford, New Hampshire;  Onisko & Scholz, LLP of Long Beach, California; CPA&A, S. C. of Monterrey, Mexico; Fiscal Line S.L. of Madrid, Spain; Orplan Auditores Independentes of Belo Horizonte, Brazil; and Shanghai Acumen Certified Public Accountants Co., Ltd. of Shanghai, China. … The Mercadien Group is celebrating 50 years in the business. The firm opened its doors in 1963 in downtown Princeton under the name Freedman & Co., which was founded by Gerry Freedman. The firm currently had more than 100 associates.  

NEW YORK

KPMG LLP released a survey that stated executives cite customer demand and technology is the main reasons as to why they are changing their business models. The survey touched base with more than 900 executives from multinationals and asset management firms throughout the United States. A full breakdown of the survey can be found on the KPGM’s website. … Rothstein Kass has changed the look and feel of its brand. The firm has a new logo along and a new tagline, “Powered by Trust.” See for yourself. … Gettry Marcus CPA, P.C., has signed a new lease at 88 Froehlich Farm Boulevard, in Woodbury, New York, nearly doubling their present space to accommodate the firm’s expansion. … EisnerAmper LLP is hosting a complimentary webinar –New Repair vs. Capitalization Regulations. The webinar is worth 1 CPE credit in the field of Texas. Click here to register.

NORTH CAROLINA

Dixon Hughes Goodman is expanding its footprint throughout the Southeast with the addition of offices in Nashville, Tenn. and the Tampa Bay Area, Fla.

OHIO

Plante Moran’s Cleveland office won the NorthCoast 99 Award. NorthCoast 99 is an annual recognition program that honors great workplaces for top talent.

TENNESSEE

DHG Healthcare, the national health care practice of Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, is expanding its practice in the Nashville area with a new 6,000 square foot office located in the Brentwood area.

TEXAS

Weaver, Houston, has teamed up with Control Union Certifications, a division of Control Union World Group, and with Geoflorestas, a South American-based company specializing in geoprocessing technology. Together, the three will offer EPA-certified RIN-tegrity quality assurance plans to importers and foreign producers of renewable fuels. … Ryan, the global tax services firm in Dallas, was selected as the 2013 Best Companies to Work for in Florida. The program is sponsored by Florida Trend magazine and the Best Companies Group.

VIRGINIA

BookKeeping Express, the U.S. franchise focused solely on bookkeeping services, has opened its second Richmond office in Glen Allen serving businesses throughout northwest Richmond. … The National Society of Accountants held its 68th Annual Meeting where accounting professionals were acknowledged with awards. For a full list of the winners visit NSA’s website.

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