Steven Walker was hired as a managing director on the legal business services team at Deloitte, Los Angeles.

Mike Boulton, partner at Armanino, San Ramon, relocated from Northern California to the firm’s Irvine office to deepen its nonprofit community ties in Orange County.

Mike Dinsdale, CFO at Gusto, was appointed to the board of directors at Jirav, San Francisco.

Perry Steinberg was appointed chief product officer at AbacusNext, San Diego.

The California Society of CPAs and the Colorado Society of CPAs announced their collaboration on the 2020 National Cannabis Business Symposium, which will take place online Oct. 26-27. (Read the full story.)


The Institute of Internal Auditors, Lake Mary, and AuditBoard partnered to help those affected by the pandemic by creating the Elevate Internal Audit Scholarship Program. The program commits up to $500,000 to provide access to training that builds next-generation skills and prepares laid off and furloughed internal auditors for their next career moves. More information is available here., Fort Lauderdale, relaunched as a new brand, Corvee, as part of its strategy to help tax and accounting firms transition from compliance to advisory services.


Jenna Andres
Scheffel Boyle, Edwardsville, promoted 10 professionals: Jenna Andres (pictured), Lisa Bohnenstiehl, Heather Clugston and Julie Graham to managers; Garrett Hay to supervisor; Julia Billhartz and Kyle Moits to senior accountants; and Sydney Boschert, Alex Hoffmann and Jessica Roman to semi-senior accountants.


Jake Atwood
Katz, Sapper & Miller, Indianapolis, promoted nine to manager: Jake Atwood (pictured) in tax; Will Claywell, Ben Irwin, Brendan Miller, Matt Warner, Jeanne Yang and Daniel Ryan in audit and assurance; and James Pillischafske and Jake Sciaudone in real estate.


Postlethwaite & Netterville, Baton Rouge, renamed Cyberveil Security Services to Cyberveil Managed Detection and Response. The streamlined service is designed to work with an organization’s existing IT team, complementing internal cybersecurity efforts with P&N’s decades of technical experience and holistic approach.


Jack McCracken
Jack McCracken was hired as an audit supervisor at Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz, Westminster.


Abdo, Eick & Meyers, Mankato, promoted several employees. The firm promoted to firm management: Derek Barlage, Laura Jans and Riley Petersen to manager; Amanda Fredin to supervisor; Kristi Helget to director of human resources; Lori Lloyd to controller; and Brenna Ramy to senior manager. The firm also promoted: Cliff Crimmins, Mitchell Skluzacek, Pamela Nesburg, Ty Griffin, Marshall Miller, Keri Nickell, Abigail Schmidt, Jane Schneider, William Struck and Paige Winkelman to senior associates; Ashley Feldewerd to associate; Kasey Hall to senior accounting technician; and Viktoriya Montik to senior accounting specialist.


BKD CPAs & Advisors, Springfield, promoted 65 people in various offices. The firm promoted, to senior manager: Zach Baron, Fort Wayne; Nate Cech, Jess Herbst and Chris Shue, Chicago; John Chamberlin, transaction services, Kansas City; James Cone, Salt Lake City; Julia Dengel, national office, Kansas City; Jessica Elsberry, Tulsa; Robert Fohl and Lauren Horn, Cincinnati; Alex Geleske, San Antonio; Laura Haffner, Indianapolis; Leia Huffman, BKD Wealth Advisors, Springfield; Kevin Ives, Steven Rose and Matt Scheible, St. Louis; Jason Kester, transaction services, Dallas; Michael McLean and Derek Pfeifer, Fort Worth; Evan Meltzer, SALT services, Indianapolis; Stacy Miller, health care performance advisory services, Dallas; Blakeley Mock, Dallas; Brit Moreland, Bloomington; Cynthia Morgan, Nashville; Austin Perkins, Louisville; Miranda Repsher, Houston; Phang Soundara, Fort Smith; Jon Thomason and Corey Vincent, Bowling Green; Ashley Williamson, national office, Louisville; Angie Yarbrough, Springfield. BKD promoted to director: Kerry Bejarano, Indianapolis; Brenda Benning and Molly Breitenbach, Wichita; Thomas Carver, Louisville; Koren Chen, New York; Jessica Cullen and Nathan Fitzgerald, Springfield; Lindie Eads, Colorado Springs; Jason Eberhardt, international tax services, Pittsburgh; Elena Efendi, international tax services, Houston; Karen Fleming, Chicago; Nathan Fox, David Martin and Justin Verbeten, Indianapolis; Jessica Freeman, Nashville; Emily George, Kim Grieves, Rachel Ormsby and Andrea Sartin, Dallas; Katie Harrison, Craig Kimbrough and Chad Tysdahl, Kansas City; Casey Johnson, Wichita; Megan McKinnie and Mary Overstreet, Jackson; Nick Millar, Stephanie Rocco, Taylor Short and Joshua Siptak, Houston; Sabrina Najera, Fort Worth; Matthew Smith, IT risk services, Louisville; Anna Thigpen, Denver; Mark Weitekamp, loan review services, St. Louis; and Doug Willingham, BKD Wealth Advisors, Houston.

Jack Gilbert Barrett was hired as a tax supervisor at Abeles and Hoffman, St. Louis.

Angie Hoog, principal at UHY, was transferred from the firm’s St. Louis office to lead the development of a Kansas City-based attest practice in the firm’s Midwest region, which includes Kansas and Missouri.

KPM CPAs & Advisors, Springfield, was ranked among the area’s largest CPA firms by local publication the Springfield Journal.


The New Jersey Society of CPAs, Roseland, published its annual disaster recovery guide to assist individuals and businesses, available here. In other news, the NJCPA announced it is currently accepting scholarship applications from New Jersey high school seniors and college accounting majors. Applications are open until Dec. 11, 2020, for high school students and Jan. 8, 2021, for college students. More information is available here.


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Paul Bella
Paul Bella (pictured) was named partner-in-charge of the tax practice group at Gettry Marcus, Woodbury.

Deloitte, New York, announced Omnia DNAV, a digital cloud-based solution and the latest feature of the global audit platform Deloitte Omnia, was named the 2020 Audit Innovation of the Year by the Accountant and International Accounting Bulletin.

EisnerAmper, New York, earned ClearlyRated’s Best of Accounting award for excellence in client service for the fourth consecutive.

Brittany Kelly was hired as a senior manager in the government and public sector advisory practice at CohnReznick, New York

James Dalkin was reappointed as the chair of the Consultative Advisory Group to the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board, New York.


Greg Faucette was hired as a professional practice partner at Dixon Hughes Goodman, Charlotte.


Dave Burkavage
Dave Burkavage (pictured) was named office managing partner of the Philadelphia practice at EY, effective Jan. 1, 2021, succeeding Chris Bruner who will continue in a client-facing role.

Linda Rouleau was hired as a small business accounting services senior associate in Lancaster and Bonnie Orris as an administrative assistant in the Camp Hill office, at Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz.

Boyer & Ritter, Camp Hill, was named one of the 100 Best Places to Work in PA for 2020 by a partnership of Team Pennsylvania Foundation, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, the Pennsylvania State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management and the Central Penn Business Journal.


Jesse Morris
Jesse Morris (pictured), Austin Arrington and Claire Cornelius were hired as full-time tax staff at Reynolds, Bone & Griesbeck, Memphis, after serving as interns in 2019.


BDO Thailand, Bangkok, has joined HLB International, and will now be known as HLB Thailand.


Damian Klute
Damian Klute (pictured) was named office managing partner of the Richmond, Virginia, practice at EY, effective Jan. 1, 2021, succeeding Chip Phillips, who, after 19 years at the firm, will retire in June 2021.

Anna Pitts was hired as a senior accountant at Mitchell Wiggins, Richmond.