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Rea & Associates raises money for Humane Society in wake of hurricanes; Elliott Davis bestows internal Impact Awards; and more news from CPA offices across the country.
CALIFORNIA
Unlap CPA Group, Walnut Creek, released a whitepaper comparing accounting software solutions Xero, QuickBooks and Sage Intacct. The report is available for download, free of charge, here.
COLORADO
Alvarez & Marsal Taxand, an affiliate of Alvarez & Marsal, has added Denver-based Compensation & Benefits Solutions. Additionally, the founders of the compensation and benefit services provider, John Schultz, Kimberly Schultz, and senior leaders Patrick Blanchard and Brennan Rittenhouse, will join A&M Taxand as managing directors.
CONNECTICUT
BlumShapiro, West Hartford, is partnering with Christian Community Action for the sixth straight year to provide Thanksgiving meals to more than 1,000 families and seniors in New Haven as part of the “BlumShapiro Thanksgiving Food Basket Campaign for Christian Community Action.”
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MASSACHUSETTS
AAFCPAs, Boston, released the results of its inaugural CFO survey in a report, “Behind Every Thriving Organization is a High-Functioning CFO.” The report, conducted in collaboration with The Boston Chapter of Financial Executives International, includes analysis from AAFCPAs partners. Some key findings from the 250 CFOs and senior financial executives respondents: 70 percent felt as though their relationship with their CEO is strong, but 60 percent report some level of difficulty meeting CEO expectations; and 50 percent say their CEO relies on them most heavily for clarifying financial situations, as they are expected to serve as the CEO’s “right hand.” The report is available here.

Rodman CPAs, Waltham, is hosting its final “Solar Roundtable” on Nov. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m., as a networking night at their office at 51 Sawyer Road, Suite 610. Solar developers and installers in the region are invited to attend.
MEXICO
O&P Consultores Fiscales y Financieros S.C., Reynosa, Tamps, has joined the Latin America Region of PrimeGlobal, becoming a member firm of the global association.
NEW JERSEY
The New Jersey Society of CPAs, Roseland, released a third component in a three-part series of questions addressing the issues the next governor should focus on, from a CPA perspective. More than 165 NJCPA members made recommendations, including: consolidating municipalities, sharing services, and providing tax credits.
A logo sits above the head office of Deloitte LLP in Warsaw, Poland, on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017. Investors in Poland are betting that the nation’s central bank will raise its benchmark rate faster than stated. Photographer: Piotr Malecki/Bloomberg
NEW YORK
The Bonadio Group, Rochester, agreed to purchase the nursing home practice of EFPR, Rochester, bringing four EFPR partners and 16 staff members to Bonadio. The four partners, who will work in Bonadio’s Rochester office, are Jennifer Arbore, William McDonald, Robert Nasso and Brett Schrader. Terms of the agreement will not be disclosed.

Deloitte, in partnership with the Call of Duty Endowment, announced the 2017 recipients of the “Call of Duty Endowment Seal of Distinction,” awarded to organizations dedicated to veteran employment. This year's recipients included Goodwill Southern California, Goodwill of the Olympics and Rainier Region, and NextOp, Inc. (Read the full story.)
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OHIO
Rea & Associates, New Philadelphia, and Walthall CPAs, scheduled to merge into Rea Nov. 1, organized a “Paws-To-Paws” campaign to help raise money for The Humane Society of the United States’ disaster relief efforts in response to the hurricanes. The campaign, which ran Sept. 25 to Oct. 6, raised $5,880. (Read the full story.)
PENNSYLVANIA
Horsey, Buckner & Heffler, which was formed over the summer in Philadelphia and is affiliated with accounting firm Heffler, Radetich & Saitta, announced it is the first midsized CPA firm to have an ownership interest in a minority controlled accounting practice. HBH is hosting an open house on Nov. 9 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 1515 Market St., Suite 1700, to introduce the firm to the Philadelphia business community.
QATAR
SVP Chartered Accountants, Doha, was accepted into membership at BKR International.
SOUTH CAROLINA
Elliott Davis, Greenville, announced the winners of its inaugural Impact Awards, honoring employees who embody the core values of the firm, at a firmwide meeting Oct. 27. Nominations in five categories were submitted by peers, and the firm announced the winners in each. In client service, the external winner was Lauren Combs, senior, in Augusta, Ga., and internally, Dianne Watkins, firm controller, Greenville; in innovation, the winner was Tami Corbin, talent development director, Greenville; in leadership, Alan Doak, senior manager, Chattanooga, Tenn.; in mentorship, Joe Poore, senior manager, Greenville; and in community, Tony Caldwell, senior, Greenville.
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UNITED KINGDOM
Prager Metis celebrated 50 years of having a London presence, hosting an event for clients, friends and the firm team at Home House in London.