Firms on the move: BlumShapiro opens doors to Career Walk

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  • May 26 2017, 8:30am EDT

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CalCPA debuts new headquarters; Bloomberg BNA announces recipients for outstanding authorship in taxation; and more company news.

ALABAMA

Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith, Birmingham, was ranked No. 1 in the large company category for the second consecutive year on the Best Places to Work in Birmingham list, joining 35 other finalist companies recognized at a luncheon hosted by Birmingham Business Journal May 11.

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CALIFORNIA

HMWC CPAs & Business Advisors, Tustin, helped the Blind Children’s Learning Center raise money for its annual Destination to Independence 5K Walk, by volunteering and donating $2,500 as a silver sponsor. (Read the full story.)

The California Society of CPAs officially opened its new headquarters in a refurbished three-story building at 1710 Gilbreth Road, Burlingame. CalCPA has moved about 100 employees from its previous offices in San Mateo to the new facility, which will also house the CalCPA Education Foundation.

CONNECTICUT

BlumShapiro, West Hartford, welcomed West Hartford high school students to the firm’s offices in West Hartford Center, along with other businesses in the center, to kick off JA Career Walk, which gives students an overview of the firm and the types of occupations and employees within it. Additionally, BlumShapiro was recognized with the 2017 When Work Works Award for exceptional workplace practices, marking the second consecutive year the firm was honored by the Society for Human Resource Management’s national When Work Works project.

FLORIDA

KPMG broke ground on construction for its $400 million learning, development and innovation facility in the Lake Nona community of Orlando. (Read the full story.)

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GEORGIA

For the ninth consecutive year, Windham Brannon, Atlanta, awarded grant scholarships to seven Atlanta college accounting students, bestowing a total of $9,500 to students based on academic performance and leadership qualities. For the Windham Brannon Excellence in Accounting Scholarship ($1,500 each) the recipients were: Aiko Hollingsworth, University of Georgia; Suzanne Clay, University of Georgia. For the Ben Brannon Scholarship ($1,300): Stephanie Mivesk, the University of West Georgia. For the Bill Bomar Scholarship ($1,300): Cody McQuillen, University of North Georgia. For the Fred Windham Scholarship ($1,300): Melissa Turvy, Kennesaw State University. For the Jim Duval Scholarship ($1,300): Jonathan Sauls, LaGrange College. For the Stuart Cashin Scholarship ($1,300): Ricky Walker, Georgia College & State University.

ILLINOIS

BDO USA, Chicago, announced that 43 of its offices have been recognized with the 2017 When Work Works Award, presented by the Society for Human Resource Management to companies with effective workplace strategies. This is the ninth consecutive year BDO was recognized with this award.

Weiss & Co., Glenview, was named a Best Places to Work in Illinois by the Daily Herald Business Ledger for the sixth year in a row, recognized among 29 small companies (those with 15 to 99 employees) at an award ceremony on May 18. Best Places to Work in Illinois is promoted by The Daily Herald Business Ledger in partnership with the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago, the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, the Workforce Boards of Metropolitan Chicago, MRA-The Management Association, the Greater Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce, and Best Companies Group.

MASSACHUSETTS

Rodman CPAs, Waltham, is offering an Intro to QuickBooks seminar on June 21, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at their office 2 University Park, 51 Sawyer Road, Suite 610 in Waltham.

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NEW JERSEY

Lassus Wherley was named one of the Best Places to Work in New Jersey by NJBIZ, in the small/medium category, for the seventh consecutive year. The winning companies of the program, managed by the Best Companies Group, were recognized and honored during the NJBIZ Best Places to Work in New Jersey awards reception and ceremony on April 26.

NEW YORK

EY, New York, and Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting announced an agreement to provide EY Tax perspective and analysis via the CCH tax research platforms, featuring a new publication on the CCH IntelliConnect platform called the EY Tax Library. (Read the full story.)

POLAND

Taxperience, Polish member firm of Andersen Global, has officially transitioned its name to Andersen Tax, adding to the international professional services entity’s presence in the country.

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TENNESSEE

KraftCPAs, Nashville, earned the designation of HITRUST CSF Assessor through the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST), approving the firm to provide services using the HITRUST CSF, a comprehensive security framework that addresses the security, privacy and regulatory challenges facing healthcare organizations in order to comply with healthcare third-party and government regulations and standards.

VIRGINIA

CST Group, Reston, was given a 2017 When Work Works Award for the second consecutive year for exceptional workplace practices.

Bloomberg BNA, Arlington, announced its 2016 outstanding authors in federal taxation and the recipient of the of the 2016 Leonard L. Silverstein Award for Distinguished Service in Tax. Howard Rothman of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Fankel LLP was the recipient of the Silverstein Award, named after the founder of the Tax Management Portfolios, for his long-standing contributions to the field of tax. The outstanding authors of the year were Carlos Gonzalez of BenefitsPuertoRico.com and Grace Kim and Racquel Saunders of Grant Thornton. Carlos Gonzalez received the Federal Tax Portfolio Author of the Year award for his work on Tax Management Portfolio 324, International Pension Planning-Puerto Rico, about the legal rules, practices and principles governing the establishment, qualification, operation and termination of retirement plans in Puerto Rico and the taxation of retirement benefits from qualified and nonqualified plans and equity-based compensation arrangements. Grace Kim and Racquel Saunders were recognized as the 2016 Federal Tax Contributors of the year for their article “Redeeming a Partner with the Partnership’s Note” which was featured in Tax Management Memorandum.