Firms on the move: Marcum wins innovation award

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  • October 06 2017, 12:04pm EDT

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BKD donates to relief organizations and Houston colleagues impacted by Hurricane Harvey; Marcum wins innovation award; and more news from CPA offices across the country.

CALIFORNIA

Andersen Global, San Francisco, announced a new presence in Africa through a collaboration with Nexus Business Advisory Limited, Nairobi, Kenya, launching the international association’s presence in East Africa.

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GEORGIA

PrimeGlobal, Duluth, released the results of its mid-year membership and revenue growth survey, finding its 296 public accounting member firms in 80 countries had a combined billing volume of over $2.5 billion, as of June 1, 2017. The growth represents a 20 percent billing volume increase over last year.

MASSACHUSETTS

Rodman CPAs is hosting an “Intro to QuickBooks Online” seminar October 25 at a classroom in Waltham at 51 Sawyer Road Suite 610.

MICHIGAN

The Michigan Association of CPAs named winners of its annual awards, for professionals who have made a lasting impact in their industry and communities, to be presented Oct. 9. The awards to be presented include: Paul MacDonald, vice president of finance for the Detroit Red Wings, with the Distinguished Achievement Award; Stephanie Bergeron, chief executive officer and president of Bluepoint Partners, with the Public Service and Distinguished Service awards; Paul A. Glantz, president at Proctor Financial, Inc. and Emagine Entertainment Inc., with the Distinguished Service Award; Douglas Bohrer, diversity council chair at Plante Moran, with the Diversity and Inclusion Award; Victoria A. Mundinger, tax manager at Rehmann, with the Emerging Leader Award; and Kimberly Ellison-Taylor, American Institute of CPAs board chair and global accounting strategy director for the financial and professional services industries for Oracle America, with the Outstanding Visionary Award.

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MISSOURI

Nationwide, employees of BKD CPAs & Advisors, St. Louis, donated more than $100,000 to relief organizations and to assist Houston coworkers impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The BKD Foundation gave more than $75,000 to four different charitable organizations (matching contributions dollar for dollar up to $40,000 total): The American National Red Cross Hurricane Harvey Fund, United Way Harvey Recovery Fund, Houston Food Bank Harvey Disaster Relief and Convoy of Hope Hurricane Harvey Response. Additionally, BKD employees throughout the firm raised $28,445 for Houston colleagues displaced by the flooding. Firm partners matched contributions dollar for dollar up to $10,000 total.

NEW JERSEY

Rogers & Co., with offices in Los Angeles, Virginia and Vienna, was selected to join accounting firm network CPAsNET, Princeton. The firm was selected based on a number of criteria, including expertise and business acumen.

Nisivoccia, WithumSmith+Brown and Ernst & Young were three of the 10 companies across a variety of industries to be honored with New Jersey Monthly’s fourth annual Great Oak Awards, recognizing the state’s most generous companies.

NEW YORK

CBIZ & Mayer Hoffman McCann CPAs, New York, hosted its fourth annual Private Equity Golf Championship October 1-2, welcoming 300 private equity groups across the country to the Friar’s Head golf course in River Head to participate in the tournament, sponsored by Porsche, Sentient Jet, Worth Magazine and Oban.

Ernst & Young, New York, has entered into a three-year agreement with Washington, D.C., nonprofit business association Organization for International Investment and will collaborate with OFII to deliver a wide range of international business, transactional and legislative insights to its members.

Marcum, New York, was named 2017 Innovative Firm of the Year by LEA Global: the Leading Edge Alliance. The award, presented at the LEA Global North American Conference in Denver Sept. 26, recognizes Marcum for continual innovation in all aspects of its operation.

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OHIO

Arum Wealth Management Group, Cleveland, a Skoda Minotti firm, was recognized as a Top Defined Contribution Advisor Firm by the National Association of Plan Advisors, which highlights the nation’s top 250 retirement plan advisory firms.

PENNSYLVANIA

Boyer & Ritter CPAs and Consultants, Camp Hill, was named a Best Place to Work in PA for 2017 by a partnership between Team Pennsylvania Foundation, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, the Pennsylvania State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management, and the Central Penn Business Journal. The firm was named one of the 100 Best Places to Work in PA after a selection process looking at company policies and employee feedback.

WASHINGTON, D.C.

The Accreditation Council for Accountancy and Taxation announced its 2017-18 board of directors: Virginia Bruns of Johnson Bruns Co., Big Lake, Minn., continues for a second year as president; Lawrence Walkden of Snohomish & Monroe Accounting in Monroe, Wash., was elected as ACAT vice president; William R. Silzer of Precision Accounting Services, Inc., Sterling, Va., was elected as a board member; Milton “Sandy” Martin of Martin Family Enterprises, Exeter, N.H., was elected as a board member; Jeff Lear of Fairfax, Va., was elected as the public director; and NSA first vice president Christine Freeland of Christine Z. Freeland, CPA, Chandler, Ariz., also serves on the board for the year. ACAT officers and directors continuing their terms on the board of directors are: secretary/treasurer Christine Giovetti of Giovetti & Giovetti, Catonsville, Md.; director Michael P. Salazar of Michael P. Salazar CPA, Augusta, Ga.; and Cynthia Hunt of Cyntax, Huntsville, Ala.