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KPMG International and IBM unveil cognitive solutions; PKF O’Connor Davies subsidiary adds cryptocurrency hedge fund offering; and more news from CPA offices across the country.
Mazars USA LLP
CALIFORNIA
Mazars USA opened a new office in Los Angeles, which will include newly hired partners Karine Philippon and Jessica Cluzeau.
GERMANY
Andersen Global opened a new office in Berlin, joining the existing Andersen Tax & Legal team in Germany and becoming the international association’s sixth location in the country.
The living room in Grant Thornton's Chicago headquarters
ILLINOIS
Grant Thornton, Chicago, was one of 57 organizations, including all of the Big Four, honored with Junior Achievement USA’s 2016-17 U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Awards. (Read the full story.)
THE NETHERLANDS
KPMG International, Amstelveen, announced new cognitive solutions under their strategic alliance with IBM, which provides businesses global offerings that apply IBM Watson artificial intelligence technologies with KPMG advisory and tax services. The workforce solutions utilizing Watson include the KPMG Contract Abstraction Tool for IFRS 16 lease accounting compliance and KPMG Research Tax Credit Services with Watson.
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NEW YORK
Deloitte, PwC, Ernst & Young and KPMG were all honored with Junior Achievement USA’s 2016-17 U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Awards, as part of 57 organizations recognized in total. (Read the full story.)

O’Connor Davies Administration, New York, a subsidiary of PKF O’Connor Davies, launched a new administration service offering for cryptocurrency hedge funds, and announced it currently provides complete fund administration services to three cryptocurrency hedge funds.

Freed Maxick CPAs, Buffalo, recently completed a rigorous peer review of its accounting and auditing practice for the year ended June 30, 2017, receiving a pass rating.