SINGAPORE

Professor Sum Yee Loong has been appointed as the Honorary Technical Advisor of the Institute of Certified Public Accounts of Singapore. Loong is currently a professor of accounting at the School of Accountancy, Singapore Management University.

ARIZONA

Michael Miller joins CBIZ MHM LLC, as a senior associate in the firm’s audit department.

CALIFORNIA

Kory Klein has joined RBZ LLP, Los Angeles, as a principal in the firm's business management department. … Nancy Chan has joined KPMG LLP, as a managing director in the firm’s Los Angeles office where she will assist with the growth of the firm’s Alternative Investment Funds practice. Prior to KPMG, Chan worked as a tax director at the private equity firm, Hellman and Friedman.

CONNECTICUT

Angel Li and Alexander Morgan were promoted to tax partners at Fiondella, Milone & LaSaracina LLP, Glastonbury.

FLORIDA

Brad Shipley has been promoted to tax manager at Wiltshire, Whitley, Richardson & English PA, Fort Myers.

ILLINOIS

Christina Immelman and Larry Ewing have joined Sikich LLP, Naperville, as partners in the firm’s Northern Illinois tax practice. Michael Fenske joined the firm as director of supply chain and business process transformation.

MAINE

BerryDunn, Portland, made several new hires throughout the firm. Scott Hackett and Mattthew Litz joined the tax services group. Medgar Austin, Lisa Calderwood, Karla Fossett, Harry Lanphear, Kevin Price and Yoko McCarthy joined the government consulting group, while Kristine McNeil, a proposal writer and business development specialist, joined the management and IT consulting group.

MASSACHUSETTS

CBIZ Tofias, Boston, promoted Debra Del Toro, Carrie Demakis and Brendan Donovan to directors. … Charlotte Cathro, a CPA at Meyers Brothers Kalicka PC, Holyoke, has become a board member at Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society.

NEW JERSEY

Eric Barr , co-manager at Fischer Barr & Wissinger LLC, Parsippany, and director of the firm’s business valuation and litigation support department, has been tapped to serve on the editorial board of The Value Examiner.

NEW YORK

CBIZ MHM LLC, New York, made several promotions throughout the firm. Dora Dvir, Benjamin Gross, Heather Hamilton and David Moshashvili were promoted to senior managers. Art Kilerciyan was promoted to tax manager, Jia Hwa Su to manager and Ryan Hughes was promoted to senior marketing specialist. … Ian Ball has stepped down as CEO of the International Federation of Accountants to take on a volunteer role of principal advisor at the organization. … Brian Sackstein has joined Marcum LLP, New York, as an assurance director in the firm’s health care and not-for-profit services groups. … Ernst & Young LLP, New York, added more than a dozen new hires throughout the firm. Melanie Dowling, David Kovar, Michael Medley, Justin Ransome, Andrew Sliwa and Clark Welton have joined the firm as partners, along with Robbert Kaufman as principal, and Patricia Chaback, Colleen Driscoll, Ronald Fecso, Michael Harper, Hiroyuki Kawamata, Megan Mahony, Vincent Morris, Maureen Nelson, Donna Rutter, Alex Thacher, Akihiko (Aki) Tsuda and James (Brent) Walker as executive directors. In other Ernst & Young news, principal and global chief technology officer Mal Postings has been listed in the top 10 of “Top Private Company CTOs” for 2012 by ExecRank –a ranking service of leading executives from more than 30 professions. … Nader Karimi has KPMG LLP, New York, as a managing director. Karimi will assist the firm with enhancing relationships with hedge funds and private equity clients in various areas including the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. Prior to KPMG, Karimi was the global head of tax and product development at Goldman Sachs Fund Services where he worked with hedge fund and private equity clients. … Sandy Chu has joined Grant Thornton LLP, New York, as partner and national leader of the firm’s recently launched China Business Group.     

OHIO

Michele Linton has joined Walthall, Drake & Wallace, Cleveland, as the firm’s marketing director. Prior to WD&W, Linton worked at SS&G as a senior marketing associate.

PENNSYLVANIA

Andrew Bogus has joined Herbein & Co. Inc., Pittsburgh, as a staff accountant. Brian Deighan was promoted to senior accountant at the firm.

TEXAS

Ricky Castillo has joined Karlins Ramey & Tompkins, The Woodlands, as a tax senior. … Nikki Homratsamy has been promoted to tax senior manager and Ray Boone to consulting solutions manager at Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas PC, Houston. … Norman Comstcok, a managing director at UHY Advisors, has been named senior member by the Information Systems Security Association.

VIRGINIA

W. Mark Rudolph has been admitted as a shareholder at Elliot Davis LLC, Richmond, where he will lead the firm’s business advisory and tax practices.

WASHINGTON

Chris Landry has joined Clark Nuber, Bellevue, as a senior, while Nicole Lyons joined as manager. Both will work in the firm’s state and local tax practice. … Cathy Villemure has opened her own CPA firm, Cathy Villemure CPA PLLC, in Kirkland, Wash. Prior to venturing off on her own, Villemure worked at Falco Sult & Co. as a senior manager.  

WASHINGTON D.C.

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board selected 20 members for its investor advisory group. Brandon Becker, Robert Buettner and Mercer Bullard are among the members who were selected. For the full list, visit pcaobus.org.     http://pcaobus.org/News/Releases/Pages/03012013_Release_IAG.aspx In addition, members Steven Harris and Jay Hanson have been reappointed for five-year terms.

WISCONSIN

Paul Rozek has joined Schenck SC, Appleton, as the associate director of risk services.

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