CALIFORNIA
Pro Back Office, San Diego, announced a name change to PBO Advisory Group.
COLORADO
AccuFund hosted its second annual national user conference, the AccuFund Summit for Nonprofits and Government, Oct. 21-23 in Colorado Springs.
GEORGIA
Woodard Events, Atlanta, partnered with Intuit to offer a global online conference to QuickBook ProAdvisors and accounting professionals, Scaling New Heights Online, Nov. 19-20. (Read the full story.)
HONG KONG
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The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants entered into a new five-year agreement for mutual examination paper exemptions from the HKICPA Qualification Program and the CIMA Professional Qualification.
INDIA
Ashok Maheshwary & Associates, Gurgaon, was accepted into the membership of BKR.
KENTUCKY
Dean Dorton is moving its Lexington office to the Lexington Financial Center, effective Nov. 11, located at 250 West Main Street, Suite 1400.
MARYLAND
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The Maryland Association of CPAs is hosting its annual #FutureReady CPA Summit Dec. 3, in the middle of two new events, #FutureReady Learning Labs on Dec. 2 and A.I. Innovation Summit Dec. 4. More information is available here.
MASSACHUSETTS
Baker Newman Noyes announced it has signed a lease for new offices in Woburn’s Unicorn Park development, taking over 6,000-plus square feet of office space at 600 Unicorn Park by year’s end.
MINNESOTA
BerganKDV, Bloomington, announced it has merged the firm’s marketing and talent teams to better support employee and client engagement, with the team led by Brittani Von Roden.
NEVADA
The American Institute of CPAs recognized 17 CPAs with awards during the 2019 AICPA Forensic and Valuation Services Conference in las Vegas. (Read the full story.)
NEW JERSEY
Prager Metis offices
Prager Metis CPAs, Hackensack, combined with accounting firm M Moskowitz and Co.
NEW YORK
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MGI Worldwide and CPA Associates International announced they will merge, effective Jan. 1, 2020, to form new organization MGI Worldwide with CPAAI. The announcement was ceklebrated at MGI Worldwide’s annual Global Meeting in Dubai (pictured).

Berdon, New York, partners with Rutgers Continuous Auditing and Reporting Lab to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of real estate company audits.

The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants and the Financial Management Association named three professors as recipients of the 2019 Innovation in Teaching Finance Award. First prize was given to Andrew Cohen, university distinguished teacher, Entsminger Fellow, trading room manager and finance lecturer at Old Dominion University for using gamification investment concepts to optimize student learning. Runners up were Ravi Shukla, associate professor of finance at Syracuse University, and Pankaj Maskara, associate professor of finance at Nova Southeastern University.

Marks Paneth, New York, released the “Nonprofit Pulse” survey of nonprofit leaders and executives at the firm’s fourth annual Nonprofit Industry Update Seminar Oct. 3.

Janover was named one of the 2019 Top Workplaces on Long Island by Newsday, with an awards reception Oct. 23 in Woodbury.

The New York Society of CPAs’ Rochester Chapter hosted a World of Accounting event Nov. 8 at the Five Star Bank Plaza at 100 Chestnut Street in downtown Rochester. The one-day event gave New York high school students the opportunity to learn about the many careers in accounting.

NORTHERN IRELAND
HLB McGuire + Farry, Belfast, became a member firm of the global network HLB.
OHIO
Skoda Minotti, Mayfield, released the results of the 2019 ”Real Estate and Construction Survey,” available here.
SERBIA
Joksović, Stojanović & Partners, Belgrade, signed a collaboration agreement with Andersen Global to become a member firm of the international association.