FASB appoints five to nonprofit advisory committee; Chunowitz, Teitelbaum & Mandel changes name and logo; and more news from CPA offices across the country.


The Financial Accounting Standards Board, Norwalk, announced the appointment of five members to its Not-for-Profit Advisory Committee, effective Jan. 1, 2018: John Griffin, senior vice president and controller, AARP; David Horne, chief financial officer, March of Dimes; Kim Keenoy, vice president, senior portfolio management officer, Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Kimberly McKay, managing partner, BKD, outgoing chair of the American Institute of CPAs’ Healthcare Expert Panel and current chair of the AICPA's Healthcare Revenue Recognition Task Force; and Tammy Waymire, associate professor, Middle Tennessee State University and incoming president of the American Accounting Association Government & Nonprofit Section.


The Florida Institute of CPAs announced the graduates of its 2017 Emerging Leaders Program in six regions. In Tallahassee: John Kirk, audit manager at Thomson Brock Luger & Co.; Michael G. Dupree, senior accountant at Tipton, Marler, Garner & Chastain; Brooke Troop, supervising senior at Carr, Riggs & Ingram; and Tamara Fultz, tax manager at Carroll and Company CPAs. In Jacksonville: Patrick Kmieciak, assurance experienced associate at PwC; Kristina Sidoti, audit manager at Ennis Pellum & Associates, CPAs; Kris Hutchins, tax manage at James Moore & Co.; Chelsey Dukes, manager at DHG; Whitney Brown, experienced associate at PwC; and Andrew Hetzel, senior associate at PwC. In Tampa: Amanda M. Porupski, forensic financial services, CBIZ MHM; Heather Haskin, audit senior manager at Ernst & Young; Daniel Anderson, audit manager at Mauldin & Jenkins; Brett Mosley, tax accountant/consultant at Spoor Bunch Franz; Jack G. Shammas, tax professional at Cohen & Grieb; and Trey Bruce, auditor/business consultant at Phillips Harvey Group. In Orlando: Scott Wagner, tax manager at Carr Riggs & Ingram; Drew Ulloa, forensic accountant; Natasha Novikov, forensic accountant; Jamie Ford, accounting manager at Pinnacle; Ryan Herring, manager at Withum; and Todd Piacentine, audit partner at Grant Thornton. In Ft. Lauderdale: Eric McAlpin, manager at Grant Thornton; Allyse Carter, tax senior at Caler, Donten, Levine, Cohen, Porter & Veil; Alyssa Clark, tax senior associate at Walton Rahal CPAs; Alexandra Demosthenes, sr. wealth advisor at Investment Advisory Professionals; and Shayne Ellman, audit manager at Gladstone & Co. In Miami: Cory Rosen, staff at MBAF; Jason Karukin, audit manager at Ernst & Young; Eboni N. Moss, senior tax manager at Bennett Thrasher; Kelly Weigel, audit senior at MBAF; Sophia Schneider, tax manager at Crowe Horwath; Marcelo Gadia, senior associate of tax services at Berkowitz Pollack Brant; and Jordan Argiz, manager at MBAF. (Read the full story.)


SLIGEC, Ronchin, Lille, has joined Morison KSi, strengthening the global association’s presence in France.


Thierhoff Müller & Partner, Leipzig and Frankfurt, combined its practice with Andersen Tax & Legal in Germany, expanding the German presence of the international association.
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The Hong Kong Institute of CPAs elected Eric Tong as president, and Law Fu Yuen, Patrick and Kong Chi How, Johnson as vice presidents for 2018.


UHY, Chicago, released a new study on the growth of U.S. businesses, finding that the total number of those businesses increased by 2 percent last year, compared to an 8 percent rise in business growth across a range of global economies studied. There were 11 million businesses in total in the U.S. in 2016, and 10.8 million in 2015.

Chunowitz, Teitelbaum & Mandel, Lincolnshire, announced several changes, including a name change to CTM and a new logo. The firm is also launching a new, more user-friendly website in 2018 and is offering employers a new payroll processing solution.


The Indiana CPA Society won two awards at the 2018 STAR Awards banquet for associations in Indiana Dec. 7. The Indiana CPA Society won the Innovative Communications Program award for its collaboration with the CPA Center of Excellence to research and implement innovation, and the Innovative Marketing Campaign award for its Political Action Committee “Back PAC” campaign to raise awareness for the PAC across all communication channels.


Maher Duessel, Pittsburgh, was named one of the Best Places to Work in PA for 2017, a program that is 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 recognized at a Nov. 30 reception at the Lancaster County Convention Center.


Saw Meng Tee and Partners PAC, Singapore, was admitted as a member of the EisnerAmper Global network, and will now be known as EisnerAmper PAC.


LBMC, Brentwood, held its inaugural “Lending Hands” event in lieu of the annual holiday party, with 150 employees volunteering with local nonprofits in all three Tennessee offices Dec. 4 -8. Employees donated their time to 20 NFPs by participating in activities like sorting and wrapping gifts for children and senior who might not otherwise receive them, providing tutoring and homework help for homeless children, and delivering boxes of food to those in need. (Read the full story.)


MGI Worldwide, Weybridge, marked its 70th anniversary with a celebration at the accountancy network’s global annual meeting in Frankfurt, and in tandem with a major website upgrade, with new enhancements and full mobile responsiveness.