AUSTRIA
G&W International Steuerberatungs-und Wirtschaftstreuhand GmbH, Vienna, signed a collaborative agreement to join international association Andersen Global.
CALIFORNIA
The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants and the Management Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association recognized two professors for their contributions to management accounting research during the annual AAA conference in San Francisco. Adam Presslee, Ph.D., assistant professor of accounting at the School of Accounting and Finance at the University of Waterloo (Canada) and Laura Wang, Ph.D., the Fred and Virginia Roedgers Faculty Fellow and assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, were named dual recipients of the 2019 Best Early Career Researcher Award. (Read the full story.) Also at the conference, the AICPA recognized three academics: Stephen Moehrle a professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, received the 2019 AICPA Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award; and Panos Patatoukas and Yaniv Konchitchki, professors at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, shared the 2019 Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award.

Kukuza Associates, a cannabis-dedicated subsidiary of RoseRyan, Newark, introduced the Kukuza Rapid Diagnostic, a tool it is offering for free to cannabis companies to assess important dimensions of their finance and operations.

The Accountancy, Glendale, announced a strategic alliance with wealth management firm Bridge Advisory, Pasadena.
FLORIDA
CPAmerica, Gainesville, added tax preparation quick-reference provider Quickfinder as a new preferred provider for the association.
ILLINOIS
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The American Institute of CPAs announced that Indira Karimova, an undergraduate student at the University of Texas at Tyler, was awarded Beta Alpha Psi’s Medal of Inspiration Award, presented at the Beta Alpha Psi annual meeting in Chicago. Sponsored by the AICPA, the award includes a $5,000 cash stipend and is given to a Beta Alpha Psi student member who has experienced extreme hardships and demonstrated a high level of success in the face of that adversity. (Read the full story. )
KANSAS
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Xplore, a program from the University of Kansas School of Business and launched by the director of its Master of Accounting Program, Lisa Ottinger, that invites accounting students to visit major firms in major cities, is traveling to New York City Aug. 15-16. Ottinger is chaperoning students on the trip, which will include visiting the Manhattan headquarters of the Big Four firms. (Read the full story.)
MICHIGAN
Rehmann, Troy, is relocating to downtown Detroit, to an expanded 6,000-square-foot office at 1249 Griswold St., Suite 201, in the Farwell Building in the Capitol Park district.
MISSOURI
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BKD CPAs & Advisors' national health care group launched a specialized team to serve the needs of intellectual or developmental disabilities and behavioral health providers nationwide. New York Partner Brian O’Reilly, who has specialized in the field since 1983, will be part of the dedicated team serving 200 IDD and BH providers to help these organizations meet state funding requirements. The team grew out of the acquisition of New York-based firm Loeb & Troper in 2018, with BKD deciding to further grow the specialty and provide it nationwide.
NEW JERSEY
The National Conference of CPA Practitioners' New Jersey chapter announced Vito Mastro as its 40th Anniversary Silver Winner, recognizing a chapter member who has demonstrated a longstanding commitment to NCCPAP and the CPA community.
NEW YORK
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The American Institute of CPAs, New York, presented Andy Nielsen of Ankeny, Iowa, with the 2019 Outstanding CPA in Government Career Contribution award in recognition of his dedication to the profession.

The Bonadio Group, Rochester, was included on the Top 50 Construction Accounting Firms list by Construction Executive, ranking No. 18.

The New York State Society of CPAs announced the new Moynihan Scholarship Fund Board of Trustees: president Scott Adair, president-elect J. Michael Kirkland, secretary/treasurer Kevin Matz, and trustees Harold Deiters, Joseph Falbo, Neil Gibgot, Mark Meinberg and Michael Zovistoski.
PENNSYLVANIA
Ross Buehler Falk & Co., Lancaster, announced that Cynthia Barr is celebrating 30 years with the firm, where she is a supervisor responsible for performing accounting and tax work.

SEK CPAs & Advisors, York, was recognized as Reader’s Choice Accounting Firm for 2019 by Harrisburg magazine.
TENNESSEE
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The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy, Nashville, announced the recipients of its Accounting Education Research Grants for 2019, for a total award of $25,000 to faculty and postdoctoral researchers. (Read the full story.)

PYA, Knoxville, became a member firm of global network HLB.
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