KPMG contributes to Hurricane Harvey relief; Baker Tilly provides school supplies with United Way; and more news from CPA offices across the country.
GC-Gestão e Consultadoria, Lda, Luanda, joined the Europe, Middle East & Africa region of PrimeGlobal as a member firm of the global association.
Tailored Tax Solutions, Saint Michael, has joined the North America and English-speaking Caribbean region of PrimeGlobal as a member firm of the global association.
HMWC CPAs & Business Advisors, Tustin, is sponsoring the Celebration of Global Friendships fundraising event, held by the Plasticos Foundation October 6 at the Lyon Air Museum, to raise funds to provide reconstructive plastic surgical training and care to those in need, regardless of their ability to pay, and to advance the field of plastic surgery through education and research.
Daniel Mauriello, a senior tax accountant for BlumShapiro, and Stephen Mok, a wealth transfer advisor for Lindberg & Ripple, along with other founding members, created the Connecticut Financial Advisory Council, West Hartford, a professional association for advisors actively serving the business and estate planning markets. CT FAC currently has 15 members, including accountants, attorneys and financial advisors.
Aprio, Atlanta, announced it has expanded into the Indianapolis market, led by Scott Brown, an Indianapolis-area resident and former long-time partner at Katz, Sapper & Miller.
Dean Dorton Technology, Lexington, was awarded with the 2017 Sage Intacct Rookie of the Year Award, named to the 2017 Sage Intacct President’s Club, and named New Partner of the Second Half. The awards were bestowed by Intacct to recognize Dean Dorton for achieving excellence in customer satisfaction, significant sales success, and exceptional growth as a value-added reseller specializing in accounting and financial solutions.
AAFCPAs moved its headquarters to a larger office at 50 Washington Street in Westborough, which is 18,964 square feet, making it 5,000 square feet larger than its current headquarters.
WithumSmith+Brown announced the expansion of its New York City operations with a new office space at 1411 Broadway, where it will occupy two floors and a total of 44,000 square feet at the 40-story, 1.128-million-square-foot Garment District office tower.
Mazars USA, New York, released its annual Mazars 2017 Food & Beverage Industry Study Results Report, which found most food and beverage companies anticipate a significant increase in sales this year for the second consecutive year. More information on the study and results is available here.
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, New York, supported the United Way of Long Island’s Stuff-a-Bus campaign this year, which provides children from low-income families with new school supplies. As part of Baker Tilly’s donation, team members also volunteered at United Way’s Deer Park office location on September 1 to fill new backpacks with lunch boxes, notebooks, pencils, crayons and scissors. The supplies will be delivered to schools in seven school districts on September 11.
KPMG announced they have joined pro golfer and brand ambassador Stacy Lewis in contributing to Hurricane Harvey relief funds, donating $390,000 in total. The firm will also donate books and refurbishes to a local library as part of their "Family for Literacy" initiative, doubling their typical donation to include 10,000 to two Houston libraries. (Read the full story.)
Skoda Minotti, Cleveland, made seven new appointments: Bill Brady as a senior staff accountant and Joe Weber as a staff accountant, in the accounting and audit group; Mollie Scholl as an HR coordinator in the human resources group; Stephanie Ataya as a treasurer for the charter school treasury services group; Tom Lyons as a staff accountant and Tristan Weaver as a part-time intern, in the Mayfield Village accounting and audit group; and Rupert Tan as a staff accountant in the tax group. The firm also announced that Mike Iosue, a senior manager in Skoda Minotti’s construction industry niche, was selected as a co-chair of the Associated Builders and Contractors’ 2017-18 NEXGEN Leadership Program.
Wipfli's offices in Wausau, Wisconsin
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Wipfli, Milwaukee, launched Wipfli Web Marketing, a web marketing group specializing in developing websites for effective customer engagement and lead generation. The group will also provide innovative graphic design and digital marketing programs. The group of web marketing professionals was formerly known as The Placemaking Group. In other firm news, Wipfli announced it has become a 2017 champion of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, joining a global effort of colleges and universities, businesses, government agencies, associations, nonprofit organizations and individuals to promote online safety awareness in October.