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Prager Metis creates new staffing company; Armanino schedules four community service vacations for employees; and more news from CPA offices across the country.
Armanino's offices
Armanino, San Ramon, announced a commitment to four community service volunteer vacations in 2018. Beginning this summer, the Armanino Foundation is sponsoring four volunteer vacations where staff and partners use their personal vacation time to travel around the country or abroad, donating their time to worthy projects. The vacations include: Habitat for Humanity home-building in Guatemala City, Guatemala; beach conservation in Maui, Hawaii; various volunteer activities at Give Kids the World Village, a nonprofit resort for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families in Kissimmee, Fla.; and Hurricane Harvey disaster recovery home-building in Houston.

Sadd, Velazquez, Higashi, Shammaa, Glendale, announced the firm name has been changed to The Accountancy.
Maher Milad Iskander and Co., Cairo, has formally adopted the name Andersen Tax & Legal, after becoming a collaborating firm of international association Andersen Global last year.
Rinehimerbaker, Jupiter, has added recruitment services to its suite of strategic offerings to clients they serve in Florida and the Southeast.
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Brown Smith Wallace, St. Louis, was honored by the Women’s Foundation of Greater St. Louis as a top Women in the Workplace employer, based on a 41-question survey in six categories the firm completed last fall.

Anders CPAs + Advisors, St. Louis, was also named one of the top firms for Women in the Workplace by the Women's Foundation of Greater St. Louis.

UHY, St. Louis, had signed a three-year agreement with the American Junior Golf Association to serve as the title sponsor of the UHY LLP CPA’s Junior Championship, scheduled to take place July 16-19 at The Legends Country Club in Eureka, Mo.

BKD, Springfield, was named to Training magazine’s Annual Top 125 list, which ranks companies by the effectiveness of their employee development programs. This is the fifth straight year the firm was named to the list, which is selected by judges assessing a variety of qualitative and quantitative factors, including financial investment in employee development, development programs, and how closely programs relate to business goals and objectives.
Prager Metis offices
Prager Metis, New York, announced the creation of a new staffing company, PM Human Capital Solutions, to be led by Mike Zaremski. As president and CEO, Zaremski will bring more than 20 years of HR operations experience to PM Human Capital Solutions.

Universal Accounting Systems, New York, announced it is New York’s first accounting firm to opt in for cryptocurrency payments, with potential and existing clients able to order preparation of individual income tax returns and pay in ethereum and bitcoin.
The atrium at Dixon Hughes Goodman's headquarters in Charlotte, N.C.
DHG, Charlotte, launched a two-month, firmwide celebration of inclusion and diversity in honor of Black History Month and Women’s History Month. In February and March, DHG is spotlighting its people and their stories, and also released the second issue of its inclusion and diversity focused publication, Greater Together.
Global Tax Management, Wayne, joined the Thomson Reuters ONESOURCE Certified Implementer Program (CIP) as the first Silver Tier CIP Firm, part of a new tiered structure to formalize the growing implementer ecosystem of corporate tax software platform ONESOURCE. (Read the full story.)
MaloneBailey, Houston, announced a campaign promoting work-life balance, especially during busy season. The campaign includes holiday parties, community initiatives, weekly games and an awards program.