Firms on the move: Rainmaker honors excellence in accountants

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  • June 08 2018, 11:40am EDT

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Freed Maxick celebrates 60 years; AICPA announces 2017 Elijah Watt Sells Award winners; and more news from CPA offices across the country.

FLORIDA

Saltmarsh, Tampa, joined the BDO Alliance, becoming a member firm of the nationwide association.

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FRANCE

STCPartners, Paris, a member firm of Andersen Global, officially adopted the trademark in France, debuting as Andersen Tax & Legal.

INDIANA

The Rainmaker Companies honored a number of accountants and accounting firms for excellence at their annual SuperConference in Indianapolis on May 31-June 2. (Read the full story.)

MICHIGAN

Maner Costerisan, Lansing, received the 2018 Rookie of the Year award at AvidXchange’s annual Partner Connect and Revolution Users’ Conference in Chicago. AvidXchange, which automizes invoice and payment processes, recognized best-of-breed partners who are consistently engaged, actively referring leads, and driving new joint customers.

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NEW JERSEY

KRS CPAs, Paramus, was honored with a 2018 Inc. Best Workplaces Award, recognizing successful small and midsized businesses that value company culture, offer standout employee benefits, and prioritize employee well-being.

The New Jersey Society of CPAs is hosting a New Jersey Business and Economic Roundtable at its 2018 annual Convention & Expo at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City on June 15 from 8:30-10:10 a.m.

NEW YORK

The American Institute of CPAs announced the winners of the 2017 Elijah Watt Sells Award, bestowed this year upon 58 CPA candidates who have obtained a cumulative average score above 95.50 across all four sections of the CPA Examination, passed all four sections of the Examination on their first attempt and completed testing in 2017. (Read the full story.)

Freed Maxick, Buffalo, is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a variety of events and programs, including “60 for 60,” where firm leadership will meet one-on-one with 60 local students and assist them with resumes, skill building and professional development. Freed Maxick will also be sharing its “60 Snapshots of Success,” highlighting 60 employees and why they choose to be a part of the firm.

EisnerAmper, New York, was honored with a 2017 When Work Works Award, honoring outstanding workplaces as part of the Society for Human Resource Management’s national program. The award recognizes employers of all sizes across the country that are excelling at a variety of employee-focused initiatives such as opportunities for learning, a culture of respect and trust, compensation, job autonomy, advancement opportunities, work-life balance and more.

Margolin, Winer & Evens, Garden City, held its second-annual Escape the Office challenge, pitting 15 teams against one another to complete a series of carnival-themed games in 30 minutes or less to win prizes. The activity was planned as a post-tax season stress reliever.