HONG KONG

Matt Sullivan has been named manager at Wolters Kluwer’s Audit, Risk & Compliance’s TeamMate –audit management system in the Asia-Pacific region. Sullivan will assist in TeamMate’s expansion plans throughout the region, creating new business relationships and bringing new products and services to the marketplace.

INDIA

Ganesh Ramkumar has joined EisnerAmper Fund Services LLC as managing director – new markets, a new position at the firm. EFS provide accounting and administration services to hedge funds and private equity funds, including funds of funds, and to family offices. Ramkumar will be headquartered in the firm’s new Bangalore office.

UNITED KINGDOM

The Trustees of the IFRS Foundation appointed three new members of the IFRS Advisory Council. The new Advisory Council members are: Roger Best, former partner of Deloitte Hong Kong, will represent the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants; Daniel McMahon, president and CEO of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec, Canada, will represent the Fédération Internationale des Experts-Comptables Francophones; and Markus Grund, chief accountant at the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority in Germany, will represent the International Association of Insurance Supervisors. The foundation also appointed Gary Kabureck to serve as a member of the IASB for an initial term ending 30 June 2017, renewable for a further three years.  He will join the IASB in April 2013.

ALABAMA

Steven Barranco a member of Warren Averett LLC, Montgomery, has been appointed to the Alabama State Board of Public Accountancy. … Brent Barringer has joined Frost Cummings Tidwell Group, Birmingham, as a partner.

CALIFORNIA

Brad Paul has joined FMV, San Francisco and Irvine, as a managing director in the firm’s real estate division. … Jennifer Cavender has been promoted to senior manager at Haskell & White LLP, Irvine. She will work in the audit and business advisory serviced department at the firm. John McNair has been promoted to senior in the firm’s tax department. … Mark Dauberman has joined the editorial team of Roger CPA Review, San Francisco, as a senior editor. Dauberman will lead Roger CPA Review editorial staff on course textbooks and other course development initiatives.   

COLORADO

Laurie Maciag has joined TaxOps, Lakewood, as a tax manager. 

CONNECTICUT

BlumShapiro, Hartford, announced that Alfred Rosenthal, CPA, a founding partner of the firm, died peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family and caregivers on Thursday, February 7, 2013. Rosenthal was 92. … Gary Purpura has joined TaxOps as a managing partner at the firm’s new Stamford, Conn., office. … The Financial Accounting Foundation Board of Trustees reappointed Marc Siegel to a second five-year term as a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board, beginning July 1, 2013.

FLORIDA

Stephen Schickel has been promoted to an accounting manager at Bloomer, Geri & Co., Pensacola. … The National Tax Lien Association will host Richard Powers from the U.S. Department of Justice to conduct antitrust training during its annual conference in Miami from April 3 to April 5, 2013. … Karen Mosteller, a partner with Fort Myers-based Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company PA, recently served on a committee to spearhead the creation of an intern database for the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants. The Internship Opportunity Engine allows FICPA members to promote internship opportunities with a web-based directory to student-members throughout the state. There is no cost for the program.

GEORGIA

Patrick Terry was promoted to an assurance principal at Decosimo, Atlanta. … Bennett Thrasher PC, Atlanta, has made several new hires throughout the firm. Jerry Weil has joined the firm as a shareholder in the firm’s tax practice; Justin Snell joined as a director in the dispute resolution and forensics practice; Karen Dotson joined the firm’s pass-through entities practice as a tax manager and Jan Magill joined as a tax manager in its personal financial services practice.

INDIANA

Katz, Sapper & Miller, Indianapolis, has added a batch of staff accountants to the firm. Jennifer Grady, Eric Raver and David Rottman will work in the business advisory group; Aubrey Hancock and Zack McAdams will work in the firm’s audit and assurance service department; while Amy Stromberg will work in the state and local tax division.

ILLINOIS

Edward Hrunek, a senior accountant at Porte Brown LLC, recently completed a specialized educational program in professional divorce financial analysis and is now a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst. The Institute trains professionals to address financial issues associated with the estimated one million divorces that take place in the US each year. As a CDFA, Hrunek is trained to provide financial information and assistance to people in divorce to include evaluating the tax implications of dividing property and the settlement options for dividing pensions, marital property, and awarding of child and spousal support. Hrunek also has access to specialized software to develop informational reports to better communicate the financial information to the divorcing couples, attorneys, courts and mediators.

KENTUCKY

Thomas Thompson has joined Louis T. Roth & Co., Louisville, as a staff accountant.

MARYLAND

Smith Elliott Kearns & Co. LLC, Hagerstown, made several promotions throughout the firm. Jill Bachtell, Mark Hill, Brooke Murphy and William Souders were promoted from senior associates to supervisors, while Erin Shoop was promoted from staff associate to senior associate. Mandy Walls and Kelley Merris were promoted from support accountant to supervising accountant.

MASSACHUSETTS

Stephen Houlihan has joined the Boston office of CBIZ Tofias, as a director. … Norman LeBlanc is the newest shareholder at KLR.

MICHIGAN

Mike Santicchia, a partner at UHY LLP, was honored with the University of Michigan Club of Greater Detroit Distinguished Alumni Service Award during their annual Michigan Football Bust. ... Austin Beattie has joined CHD CPAs and Advisors, St. Clair Shores, as a staff accountant.

MINNESOTA

Thomas Grundy and Jeffrey Kalscheur have joined Wolters Kluwer Financial Services, Minneapolis, as senior consultants.

NEW JERSEY

Audrey Sherrick, a partner at Friedman LLP, has been distinguished as one of New Jersey's 2013 "Best 50 Women in Business" by NJBIZ. … Jarrett Bluth and Swami Venkat were promoted to partners at CohnReznick LLP.  

NEW YORK

Rona Pocker has joined Grant Thornton LLP where she will work in the firm’s National Bank Advisory & Regulatory Services practice. … Rosanne Migliorino and Wienerson Previl have joined the New York office of CBIZ MHM LLC, as director and senior manager respectively. Christoper Clabby joined the firm as a managing director and tax practice leader. … Kevin Dunham has rejoined The Bonadio Group, Williamsville, as a principal for the tax team. Most recently he worked as director of tax for Ion Media Networks in West Palm Beach, Fla. In this role, Dunham was responsible for the overall management of the company’s tax department. He also has held various positions with Constellation Brands Inc., Insero & Co., PwC and Arthur Andersen LLP. The firm also hired Sandy Macaulay as a bookkeeper for the Small Business Advisory group. In addition, Alison Barbato has been hired as a First Impression Specialist for the firm’s Enterprise team, and Jessica Ferrindino was hired as an Operations and Business Development Administrator at Bonadio Financial Services, an affiliate of The Bonadio Group. … F. Michael Zovistoski, a managing director at UHY Advisors NY and partner at UHY LLP, and Anthony Chan, also a managing director at UHY Advisors NY, have been nominated to serve on the board of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. … Eliot Goldberg has joined Grassi & Co., Jericho, as a tax principal and will be working out the firm’s Manhattan office. … Nick Mautone has joined CohnReznick LLP, New York, as a consultant. … Michael Schulstad has joined WeiserMazars LLP, as director in the firm’s litigation support and forensic accounting services unit. Prior to WeiserMazars, Schulstad was an assistant special agent in charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Newark, N.J. … Ted Shelton, a managing director in PwC's U.S. Advisory practice, has authored a new book, "Business Models for the Social Mobile Cloud: Transform Your Business Using Social Media, Mobile Internet, and Cloud Computing." … Theodore Haible has joined Day Seckler, Fishkill, as a staff accountant. Prior to joining the firm, Haible was the owner of Not Just Salads LLC. His wife, Stefanie, continues to operate the business. In his new position, Ted will be providing comprehensive accounting and consulting services for the firm’s clients. … Nanette Lee Miller, a partner at Marcum LLP and head of the accounting and advisory firm’s national Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Non-Traditional Family Practice group, spoke about tax inequities for same-sex married couples, as part of panel moderated by personal finance expert Suze Orman at New York University. The "Cost of Marriage Inequality" panel was sponsored by the Respect for Marriage Coalition and also included Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee, who advocates for same-sex marriage as an economic necessity in his state, and two same-sex couples who have struggled with issues of parity under the federal and state tax codes in their domiciles. … Amy Robson has joined UHY LLP, Albany, as a senior manager. … Cheryl Lynn Yawman, a practice director at Rochester accounting firm Cochran, Cochran and Yale, will be honored on March 21, 2013 as the Outstanding Accounting Alumnus of the Year by St. John Fisher College. … Dan Pengue has been named chief risk and finance officer at The Receivables Exchange, the online marketplace for selling accounts receivable. … Erik Campbell has joined Marcum LLP, New York, as a director of business development.

NORTH CAROLINA

Liz Broadway and Amy Smith were promoted to partners at Hughes Pittman & Gupton LLP, Raleigh.

NORTH DAKOTA

Eric Pulse has joined Eide Bailly LLP as a director in the firm’s risk advisory services. Partners at the firm also re-elected for a second one-year term, partner Mark Martens as chair of the board and partner Linda Koerselman as vice chair of the board.

OHIO

J. Philip Hofmann III has partnered with SS&G Inc., Cleveland, where he will provide consulting services in the firm’s restaurant services group. He will assist client with tax compliance, conflict resolution and thought leadership issues. … Skoda Minotti Technology has made several new hires throughout the firm. Paul Tuttle joins the firm as a business development director, while Bob Evans and Donald Jones joins as client network engineers III. … Bill Haring has joined technology solutions provider, BCG Systems Inc., Akron, as a desktop support technician for the firm. He will mainly be responsible for supporting the BCG Systems Network Assurance program and clients. 

PENNSYLVANIA

Michael Zyborowicz, a director at Citrin Cooperman in Philadelphia, was recognized as a Certified Franchise Executive by the Institute of Certified Franchise Executives.

SOUTH CAROLINA

Mike McGuigan, a shareholder at Elliott Davis LLC was recognized as a finalist for the United Way of Greenville County’sYoung Philanthropists Mentor of the Year” award. … Ryan LaBrooy has joined Scott and Co. LLC, Columbia and Greenville, as an associate accountant in the firm’s tax and advisory services group.

TENNESSEE

Shannon Farr has been promoted to director in the health care valuation practice of Decosimo, Chattanooga. The firm also appointed long-time tax principal John Henegar, as tax director. The decision to appoint Henegar to this post was made when the firm’s former tax director Lynn Rodgers, relinquished the responsibility and took a temporary sabbatical during the 4th quarter of 2012. … April Mitchell transferred to Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain PC’s, Knoxville office after working in its Nashville office for five years. Lucas Gates has joined the firm as a manager in the security and risk services department.

TEXAS

Edward Kleinguetl and Traci Twardowski have joined Grant Thornton LLP as managing director and director, respectively. The two will work in the firm’s Transaction Advisory Services practice in Houston. … Justin Munns and Jason Young have joined Condley and Co., Abilene, as a tax accountant and tax senior, respectively. … SolomonEdwardsGroup LLC made a few new hires throughout the firm.  Jay Catalfamo joined the firm as a director. Prior to SEG, he spent 15 years with Freddie Mac. John Cipriano also joined the firm as a director after spending years in ownership and management roles for a number of mortgage banking companies. Jeff Wise joined the firm as a director after working as a senior risk manager at Fannie Mae, Wells Fargo and JPM Chase.

WASHINGTON

Steve Brilling has joined Clark Nuber, Bellevue, as a director in the firm’s family business practice. Prior to Clark Nuber, Brilling worked as an executive director at Seattle University’s Entrepreneurship Center. He remains affiliated with Seattle University, leading its Family Business Program which focuses on both seasoned executives as well as next generation leaders.

WASHINGTON D.C.

The Internal Revenue Service selected 26 new members to serve on the nationwide Taxpayer Advocacy Panel. TAP is a federal advisory committee charged with providing taxpayer suggestions to improve IRS customer service. The new TAP members will join 51 returning members to round out the panel of 77 volunteers for 2013. The new members were selected from almost 400 interested individuals from across the country who applied during an open recruitment period last spring or the pool of alternate members who applied in prior years. For a full list of the new members visit IRS.gov. … Marc Staut was promoted to principal and chief information officer at CohnReznick LLP, Bethesda. … Zachary Reichenbach has been promoted to senior associate at Ellin & Tucker, Chartered, Baltimore. Steven Manekin, a director in the firm’s audit, accounting and consulting department, was named one of Baltimore’s 2013 FIVE STAR Wealth Managers in the Business Planning/Tax Advisor category by Five Star Professional in a special section of Baltimore Magazine’s February, 2013 issue. … Barbara Van Allen has joined the Center for Audit Quality as a senior director of stakeholder relations. Van Allen joins the CAQ from the Mortgage Bankers Association, where she worked as senior vice president, marketing and communications. Van Allen reports directly to CAQ executive director Cindy Fornelli. … Timothy McCormally has joined KPMG LLP, as a director in the firm's Washington National Tax Practice. Prior to joining KPMG, McCormally worked as executive director of the Tax Executives Institute, an association of tax professionals which currently has 7,000 members representing 3,000 of the largest companies across the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. … Bob Moritz, PwC US chairman, presented Michelle Obama with the envelope for Best Picture at the Oscars.

WISCONSIN

Cameron Yazdani has joined Schenck SC, Appleton, as an associate director of risk services.

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