Armaninio, San Ramon, introduced a new “Unplugged” initiative, taking effect July 1, 2018, enabling employees to take time off with flexibility by working collaboratively with team members and clients to make arrangements. Employee Jimmy introduced the initiative with a video
HMWC CPAs & Business Advisors, Tustin, was ranked as one of the Top 150 CPA firms by the California Society of CPAs, in terms of CalCPA membership, landing the No. 49 spot.
BPM, San Francisco, achieved silver-level recognition from the American Heart Association’s 2017 Workplace Health Achievement Index for building a culture of health best practices in the workplace.
Hall & Company CPAs, Irvine, was named one of the fastest-growing CPA firms in Orange County, Calif., by the Orange County Business Journa
l. The firm was ranked No. 21 on the list designated for small companies, jumping from last year’s No. 40 spot.
Andersen Global, San Francisco, established a senior advisory council of ten partners and managing directors from member and collaborating firms. The council includes: Rubens Branco, managing partner at Branco Consultores in Rio De Janeiro; Stephen Corrick, practice director at Andersen Tax LLC, West Palm Beach; Miguel Gordillo, of counsel at Andersen Tax & Legal, Madrid; Luis Nobre Guedes, managing partner of Andersen Tax & Legal, Lisbon, Portugal; Michael Hirschfeld, managing director in U.S. National Tax, New York; Stefan Kraus, managing partner of Andersen Tax & Legal, Cologne, Germany; José Luis Montes, office managing partner of Andersen Tax & Legal, Guadalajara, Mexico; John Niemann, managing director at Andersen Tax LLC, Houston; Cesar Rivera Botello, partner at Rivera, Bolivar y Castañedas, Panama; and Michelle Ventress, general counsel and corporate secretary to Andersen Tax LLC, Chicago.
KBF CPAs, Irvine, announced its launch after the reorganization of Kieckhafer Schiffer & Co., effective Jan. 1, 2018. KBF’s team of more than 70 accountants, including 12 partners, will serve clients in Irvine, Portland, San Diego and Seattle. The firm also introduced a new company website, www.kbfcpa.com
Grant Thornton celebrated the grand opening of its new Silicon Valley office, located at 10 Almaden Blvd., Suite 800, in San Jose. Designed to foster collaboration, the new office occupies the entire eighth floor of the office building and can accommodate more than 175 employees in its 18,000 square feet.