VSCPA forms a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advisory Council; Mauldin & Jenkins launches a new tax prep service; and more CPA news.
Angela Basi (pictured) was appointed Sacramento office managing partner at EY, effective Oct. 1, succeeding Christopher Obmann, who has been with EY for 32 years and is retiring at the end of September.
Novogradac, San Francisco, released a special report examining the impact of a November sweep of the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate and White House by the Democratice party, “Blue Wave Effects: What a Democratic Sweet Could Mean for Affordable Housing, Community Development, Renewable Energy and Historic Preservation.”
The Public Interest Oversight Board, Stamford, is celebrating its 15th anniversary with a global online event with a panel of speakers on Sept. 29. More information is available here.
Mauldin & Jenkins, Atlanta, launched Sales Tax Simplified, a new sales and use tax return preparation service focused on eliminating sales tax burdens for business owners.
Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered, Great Bend, changed its name to Adams Brown as part of a rebranding effort, which also includes a new logo, colors and its first ever tagline, to celebrate the firm’s 75th anniversary.
Chad Seifert, shareholder at KatzAbosch, Timonium, was appointed to the Better Business Bureau Serving Greater Maryland's board of directors.
Brown Smith Wallace, St. Louis, reimagined its Day of Caring initiative into a virtual event held Sept. 2, with employees participating in more than 400 volunteer activities.
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Ashley Major (pictured) was promoted to senior manager and Amanda Brendell to manager at Nathan Wechsler & Co., Concord.
Gregory Caruso, partner at Harvest Business, Princeton, released a new book, “The Art of Business Valuation, Accurately Valuing A Small Business.”
Robert Posner (pictured) was hired as a partner in the construction practice at Grassi, Jericho.
Ian Carruthers, independent chair at the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board, was reappointed to a third term through 2024.
Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz, Camp Hill, was recently named one of the 2020 Best Places to Work in PA for the 17th time by the Best Places to Work in PA program. In other firm news, Kenneth Wolfe, president and managing principal, was named one of Central Penn Business Journal’s 2020 Game Changers: Most Admired CEO award recipients, in the Privately Held Company category. Wolfe and his fellow award recipients will be recognized at a virtual event on Nov. 2.
Reynolds, Bone & Griesbeck, Memphis, announced that Amber Richmond (pictured) was selected as a recipient of the 2020 George Willie ethnically diverse student scholarship and internship program. Students selected for the program receive a scholarship of up to $20,000 from the American Institute of CPAs and secure an internship with one of the AICPA’s Private Company Practice Section member firms for the following busy season.
Jeff Rummel was appointed San Antonio office managing partner, effective Oct. 1, succeeding Lisa Friel, who has been in the role since 2011 and is retiring at the end of September.
Paul Wan was elected chair and Mark Baran as vice chair of the Morison KSi Limited Board of Directors, following the retirement of current chair Jean-Pierre Larroze, who served from 2001-15 and 2019 until retirement. He will continue to act as a special advisor to the association’s African regional board.
The Virginia Society of CPAs, Richmond, formed the VSCPA Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advisory Council that will: advise the VSCPA Board of directors and staff on programs and policies related to DEI and social justice; engage with leaders in the profession, organizations, firms and schools to increase students of color entering the CPA profession; and identify resources to educate VSCPA members and their organizations about DEI issues.
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.