The AICPA announces Special Recognition Award winners; BerganKDV unveils a brand refresh; and more CPA news.
Aprio Cloud, Atlanta, announced a partnership with Jirav, San Francisco, to integrate Jirav’s cloud-based financial planning and analysis solution into its client service offerings.
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RSM US, Chicago, launched the RSM Shot at College program, in coordination with the Zach Johnson Foundation and Kids on Course, which will provide financial support and ongoing mentorship for three students each year as they pursue going to college. (Read the full story.)
BerganKDV, Bloomington, announced a brand refresh, which included a change in messaging, tagline and color scheme, all present in the firm’s office and rebranded website. The updates reflect BerganKDV’s “one-firm” vision and the new accountability structure and other changes made since Dave Hinnenkamp took over leadership a year ago.
The technology services group at Anders CPAs + Advisors, St. Louis, earned the title of Microsoft Gold Partner, a partnership level awarded to the top 1 percent of Microsoft providers in the partner network globally.
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Marcum, New York, merged in Northbrook, Illinois-based Abrix Group, expanding Marcum’s presence in the Midwest and adding more doctors and dentists as clients. (Read the full story.)
BKR International, New York, announced new leadership appointments: Manuel Rangel Jr., partner with CPC Rangel in Mexico City, was named worldwide chair; Raymi Mejia, partner at Mejia Lora & Asociados in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, was named chair of the Americas regional board; and Kenneth Laks, partner at Albrecht, Viggiano, Zureck & Co., Hauppauge, to the Americas board; each of the three appointed for two-year terms.
The American Institute of CPAs recognized Gerard “Jerry” Schreiber Jr., a partner with Schreiber & Schreiber, and John “Jack” Dailey Jr., a retired partner and consultant for Bowman & Company LLP, with its Special Recognition Award. (Read the full story.)
Model FA, Austin, launched a resource library and podcast for its advisor community, which will also include a blog with business advice and a template library.
The Ernst & Young national headquarters at 5 Times Square in New York.
EY, London, announced that 733 people were promoted to partner globally, and that women and emerging markets represent 30 percent and 33 percent of the new partners, respectively, and that audit comprises 28 percent of the new class.
Andersen Tax was established in the United Kingdom, debuting the Andersen name in the U.K.
Joe Ratterman of Bats Global Markets Inc.,
Nasdaq OMX Group Inc arrive for a meeting at the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, May 10, 2010. The chief executive officers of the biggest U.S. stock markets were called to a meeting at the U.S.Securities and Exchange to discuss last week’s selloff in equities, according to four people familiar with the situation. Photographer: Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg
The Securities and Exchange Commission announced that Julie A. Erhardt, Deputy Chief Accountant (Technology and Innovation) in the Office of the Chief Accountant, plans to leave the agency this month after more than 14 years of service. (Read the full story.)
The outcomes of two elections in Georgia that are scheduled for Jan. 5 are expected to determine the balance of power in the Senate and may also have an impact on the kind of tax planning that accountants should be advising their clients to do.
A group of 25 Democrats in the House wrote to congressional leaders asking them to provide $12.1 billion in funding for the Internal Revenue Service, including $5.2 billion for enforcement, with an eye toward cracking down on high-income tax cheats.