The AICPA introduces a new credential; ICPAS installs a new board of directors; and more CPA news.
Albieri e Associados, São Paulo, entered a collaboration agreement with Andersen Global to become a member firm of the international association.
Rogers, Anderson, Malody & Scott, Los Angeles, joined Alliott Group as a member firm of the international alliance.
The Board of Trustees of the Financial Accounting Foundation, Norwalk, announced a search for new chairs of the Financial Accounting Standards Board and the Governmental Accounting Standards Board. (Read the full story.)
Aprio, Atlanta, launched business technology consulting services, to be led by Mark Mahre as director, and David Zafft as director of transaction advisory and business valuation services.
The Illinois CPA Society, Chicago, announced its board of directors, serving April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020. The ICPAS officers of the board of directors, and their organizations, are: chairperson Geoffrey Harlow, Wipfli LLP; vice chairperson Dorri McWhorter, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago; secretary Thomas Murtagh, BKD LLP; treasurer Elizabeth Pittelkow Kittner, Litera Microsystems; and immediate past chairperson Rosaria Cammarata, Mattersight Corporation. The 2019-20 members of the ICPAS board of directors are: John Bird, RSM US LLP; Brian Blaha, Wipfli LLP; Jennifer Cavanaugh, Grant Thornton LLP; Jon Davis, University of Illinois; Stephen Ferrara, BDO USA LLP; Mary Fuller, Shepard Schwartz & Harris LLP; Jennifer Goettler, Heinold Banwart Ltd.; Jonathan Hauser, KPMG LLP; Scott E. Hurwitz, Deloitte LLP; Joshua Lance, Lance CPA Group; Deborah Rood, CNA Insurance; Seun Salami, Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America; Stella Marie Santos, Adelfia LLC; and Andrea Urban, ThoughtWorks Inc.
Grant Thornton, Chicago, and Oxford Economics released a new study, “Return on Culture,” examining organizational culture and its correlation with business outcomes and financial performance, based on survey data of 1,000 professionals from U.S. companies with revenues between $200 million and $5 billion. The report found that cultural factors, such as collaboration, employee engagement and retention, and customer satisfaction have a clear relationship with revenue growth. The report is available here.
BerganKDV, Cedar Rapids, took the Women Lead Change Epic Corporate Challenge by committing to increase the percentage of women among the top 10 of the company’s senior positions and monitoring pay by gender to address gaps that are discovered. The challenge is an invitation to Iowa companies to commit to growing and retaining women at all levels, and was the result of a collaboration between Nexus Executive Women’s Alliance and Iowa Women Lead Change.
Red Wing Software, Red Wing, developer of accounting and payroll solutions, is celebrating 40 years in business.
Anders CPAs + Advisors, St. Louis, announced an expansion of its expertise and service offerings for businesses in the cannabis industry following the legalization of medical marijuana in Missouri.
MarksNelson, Kansas City, received ClearlyRated’s Best of Accounting Award for superior client service, earning a 9.3 out of 10 Net promoter Score for client satisfaction.
Sax Wealth Advisors, Clifton, announced the addition of Stuart B. Hermann as a wealth advisor, along with his practice, effective April 1.
WithumSmith+Brown, Whippany, hosted its 10th annual March Madness event, coinciding with the NCAA basketball championships, and marking the run up to April 15. The firm held a welcome reception at the Whippany office, where guests were randomly assigned teams in the tournament and prizes are awarded to those whose teams advance.
The American Institute of CPAs, New York, launched a new credential, the Certified in the Valuation of Financial Instruments, with an accompanying performance framework to enhance the consistency, clarity and transparency of the valuation of financial instruments. (Read the full story.)
Insero & Co. CPAs, Rochester, was named one of Rochester’s 2019 Top Workplaces by The Democrat and Chronicle.
The Ohio Society of CPAs, in collaboration with Money & Mimosas, is hosting a Women, Wealth & Wellness conference June 27 in Columbus, featuring a full day of speakers, panels and networking sessions covering topics like leadership, brand building and work-life integration.
Global Tax Management, Wayne, and Autism Speaks were named honorees in the 2019 Faces of Philanthropy, an award recognizing significant philanthropic initiatives between for-profit companies and non-profit companies that have had a meaningful impact on the community. For 10 years, GTM employees, and their families and friends, have participated in the Philadelphia Autism Speaks Walk and a series of annual fundraising events, raising over $248,000 for individuals who are on the autism spectrum.
J&J CPA, San Juan, joined MGI Worldwide as a member firm in the global accountancy network.
LeaseCrunch, Milwaukee, announced a strategic partnership with Moore Stephens North America to provide member firms with LeaseCrunch software to be integrated into their members' client solutions.
Grant Thornton has prevailed in an appeal by a former tax client who had sued after the firm failed to advise him of a tax strategy that potentially could have saved him over a million dollars and then allegedly tried to cover up the error.
The leaders of Congress’s main tax-writing committee are wondering if the Internal Revenue Service will be ready to handle next tax season as it’s still processing millions of pieces of correspondence that went unopened for months during the COVID-19 pandemic.