Firms on the move: Grant Thornton names first Doctoral Fellow in Accounting

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  • April 14 2017, 7:00am EDT

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Baker Tilly partner honored for pro bono valuation and forensic services; BST launches new Virtual Business Solutions service line; and more news from CPA offices across the country.

ARGENTINA

Comellas & Asociados, Mendoza, joined the Latin America and Caribbean Region of global association PimeGlobal.

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ITALY

Andersen Global, Noda Studio, member firm of Andersen Global, is becoming Andersen Tax & Legal, formally adopting the Andersen name and extending the presence of Andersen Tax & Legal, which debuted in Spain in March in Italy, as the third member firm to assume the name in Europe. Andersen Tax & Legal in Italy has offices in Milan, Rome, Venice, Brescia and Monza.

NEW JERSEY

WithumSmith+Brown, Princeton, will be presented with the Bishop’s Award from the Saint Peter’s Foundation during the foundation’s annual gala in New Brunswick May 6 recognizing the efforts of a community partner and two leading physicians. The award is the highest honor bestowed by Saint Peter’s Healthcare System.

NEW YORK

Freed Maxick, Rochester, was named one of the Top Workplaces in Rochester for 2017 by the Democrat & Chronicle, which partnered with WorkplaceDynamics to determine the region’s top workplaces based on employee surveys.

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause was awarded as a non-legal provider of pro bono services at the Access to Justice Annual Pro Bono Recognition and Cocktail Reception on April 6. The event, sponsored by the Nassau County Bar Association, Nassau Suffolk Law Services and The Safe Center LI, recognized Baker Tilly partner Harold Deiters III for his team’s pro bono valuation and forensic accounting services for victims of family violence and assault.

BST & Co. CPAs, Albany, announced a new line of service, Virtual Business Solutions, a cloud-based system providing an efficient process leveraging technologies to remotely help companies improve their finance and accounting functions. Available in the Capital Region, BST’s Virtual Business Solutions is designed to serve fast-growing companies and nonprofits with less than $50 million in revenues.

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PENNSYLVANIA

Schneider Downs Technology Advisors, Pittsburgh, partnered with Microsoft to offer Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Financials, the cloud-based business management solution for small to mid-sized businesses, which will join the reseller’s portfolio of Microsoft products, including Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Dynamics GP.

TEXAS

Grant Thornton, Denton, named Sonja Hightower, a first-year doctoral student at the University of North Texas, the first person to be honored as a Grant Thornton Doctoral Fellow in Accounting, which comes with a $40,000 award to be divided over four years if Hightower continues to meet yearly application criteria.

GBH CPAs, Houston, was selected as one of Houston’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For for the sixth time, an award honoring organizations with a commitment to excellence in operations and employee enrichment, as reviewed by an independent research firm evaluating applicants in various categories.