HLB Deals Advisory Assessoria Empresarial, Sao Paulo, joined HLB as a member firm of the global network.
RoseRyan, Newark, created a consultancy called Kukuza Associates to focus on servicing businesses in the growing cannabis market. (Read the full story.)
Deloitte announced it has opened registration for the 2019 Deloitte’s National Multistate Tax Symposium West, May 8-10 at the Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, California. The event will explore how to navigate the post-tax reform, post-Wayfair environment from tax compliance, planning, and controversy perspectives. More information, and registration, is available here.
Patrick Villanova was promoted to chief accounting officer at BlackLine, Los Angeles, where he has worked since 2015, most recently as principal accounting officer.
Jennifer Schwalm was hired as a partner in the health care practice at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, Chicago.
Nicholas Porto and Kristin Redstone were promoted to principals in the tax practice at Baker Newman Noyes, Portland.
Brown Smith Wallace, St. Louis, promoted 10 professionals: Jason Buhlinger to principal, and Marggie Schulte and Curtis Taylor to managers, in transaction advisory and litigation support services; Stephanie Hardt to principal, and Tommy Hill and Laura Welch to managers, in audit services; Matt Megargel to principal in the entrepreneurial services group; Todd Reich to principal in tax services; Henry Struckel to manager in advisory services; and Sheri Sussenbach to principal in benefit plans plus. In other firm news, Brown Smith Wallace was named a top Women in the Workplace employer by the Women’s Foundation of Greater St. Louis for the second year in a row, selected based on data submitted by each organization on structural efforts and outcomes to advance women.
Skoda Minotti, Cleveland, received ClearlyRated’s Best of Accounting Award for providing excellent service, marking the third time the firm has received the award. The award recognizes accounting firms that have demonstrated exceptional service quality based exclusively on ratings provided by their clients, which Skoda Minotti achieved with a Net Promoter score of 82.6 percent.
Kreischer Miller, Horsham, launched RISE (Retain, Invest, Support, Empower), a network for women in the firm that will provide opportunities for them to connect, learn and grow their careers. Programs will include mentoring and career guidance, book studies and TED Talk roundtables, panel discussions, networking events, and social and team-building activities.
Frazier & Deeter, Atlanta, opened an office in London, Frazier & Deeter UK, which will offer business advisory services and support the firm’s multinational clients. The practice will be led by international tax expert Malcolm Joy.
Brendan Keating was promoted to chief accounting officer and controller at FTI Consulting, effective March 18, leading the company’s accounting operations, financial reporting, control processes and financial systems globally. In other firm news, FTI Consulting announced that 29 professionals from the forensic and litigation and technology segments, and Compass Lexecon subsidiary, were named to the “Who’s Who Legal: Investigations 2019” list. Nineteen experts were recognized in the Forensic Accountants category and 10 in the Digital Forensic Experts category. Additionally, senior managing director Tara Mulkeen was named a Future Leader in Forensic Accounting, and senior managing director Daniel Roffman and senior directors Christopher Hatfield and Régis Pereira were honored as Future Leaders in Digital Forensics.