Firms on the move: EY volunteers for Connect Day

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  • October 20 2017, 1:41pm EDT

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Armanino and Green Hasson release industry surveys; Whittlesey & Hadley rebrands; and more news from CPA offices across the country.

ALABAMA

Warren Averett Technology Group, Montgomery, and IT managed service provider Network People, Clearwater, Fla., announced a joint venture to provide technology services to organizations in the Tampa Bay area. (Read the full story.)

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CALIFORNIA

Armanino released its annual “CFO Evolution Benchmark Survey,” which found that 81 percent of respondents said being an innovator was critical to their success, and 94 percent said being an influencer was critical to their success. More information and a link to the survey is available here.

Intuit, Mountain View, is inviting the public to visit the Firm of the Future contest page to vote for one of the top four Global Firm of the Future finalists, who will be named the Grand Prize Winner at the QuickBooks Connect conference November 15-17 and receive $25,000. All top four finalists will each receive a $5,000 cash prize and two tickets to the conference.

Green Hasson Janks, Los Angeles, released an entertainment industry survey and corresponding whitepaper, “The Evolution of Profit Participants,” which found that 67 percent of respondents see a decrease in domestic theatrical performances and 63 percent see premium video on demand delivery becoming a business model for mass audiences, among other findings. Set to be released at the firm’s annual Entertainment and Media Forum on October 25, the fifth annual paper addresses how new deal structures, globalization, M&A and technology are disrupting the industry and how this impacts profit participants.

CONNECTICUT

Whittlesey & Hadley, Hartford, announced a name change to Whittlesey, along with new branding and an updated website. Its wholly owned subsidiary, The Technology Group, was renamed Whittlesey Technology.

ECUADOR

FIDESBURó Cia. Ltda. and PROFILE Cia. Ltda, Guayaquil and Quito, which are completing a merger to become FidesProfile, have entered a collaboration agreement with Andersen Global to become a member firm of the global association.

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GEORGIA

Moore Colson, Atlanta, was ranked by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as a top 20 employee benefits and compensation consultants in Atlanta, occupying the No. 19 spot on the annual list.

ILLINOIS

Sikich, Naperville, announced a rebranding that includes an updated logo and redesigned website.

MARYLAND

Smith Elliott Kearns & Co., Hagerstown, will be hosting their annual Year-End Insight Seminar, focusing on updates and issues affecting compliance matters for Pennsylvania and Maryland businesses. The seminar will take place on November 7 at the Carlisle Country Club in Carlisle, Pa.; November 8 Green Grove Gardens in Greencastle, Pa.; and November 16 at the Hanover Country Club in Abbottstown, Pa.

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NEW YORK

EY hosted its 2017 Connect Day, with more than 21,000 firm professionals volunteering at 582 nonprofits to complete roughly 770 service projects in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and South America. (Read the full story.)

UNITED KINGDOM

The IFRS Foundation, London, named new members and their organizations to the IFRS Advisory Council: from the Brazilian Development Bank, Vania Borgerth; Business Europe, Kristian Koktvedgaard; Capital Markets Board of Turkey, Sibel Ulusoy Tokgöz; Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores, Laura Ramírez; European Accounting Association, Professor Ann Jorissen; European Federation of Financial Analysts Societies, Javier de Frutos; European Financial Reporting Advisory Group, Jean-Paul Gauzès; External Reporting Board, New Zealand, Ken Warren; Financial Executives International, Ron Edmonds; Financial Reporting Standards Council of South Africa, Garth Coppin; International Corporate Governance Network, Ian Burger; International Organization of Securities Commissions, Ton Meershoek; International Organization of Securities Commissions, Areewan Aimdilokwong; Investment Company Institute, Clive Brown; PwC, Henry Daubeney; and World Bank, Pam O'Connell.