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BDO appoints chief compliance and ethics officer; Brown Smith Wallace hires CFO; and other recent hires, promotions and personnel news from firms across the country.
Adam Steinberger, currently office managing director of the Silicon Valley office, was promoted to the additional role of commercial client group lead at Andersen Tax, San Francisco.
White Nelson Diehl Evans, Irvine, hired four junior staff members and 11 interns. WNDE hired, as audit juniors: Hannah Larsen, Mike Mejia, Dayanara Ramos and Dan Vo; as audit interns: Nishil Akbari, Lucas Alfonso, Ruth Dettmering, Theo Drivas, Lucas Pellizzon and Evan Robertson; and as tax interns: Dylan Bell, Alex Diaz, Jason Heim, Spencer Ogata and Kaylee Wan.
Jennifer Messal was promoted to principal at CS&L CPAs, Bradenton, Sarasota and Tampa.
Ari Harper was hired as a senior forensic accountant at Kabat, Schertzer, De La Torre, Taraboulos & Co., Miami.
Susan Kaplan was hired as director of business development for the accounting and business advisory practice in South Florida at Fuoco Group, North Palm Beach.
BDO USA national assurance partner Blake Wilson was appointed chief compliance and ethics officer, succeeding John Lucas, who will retire from BDO, Chicago, after 40 years with the firm.
Jason Ramsey was hired as global leader for services lines and industries at Grant Thornton International, Chicago, where he will drive deeper consistency, alignment and collaboration across all service lines. He previously served as the national managing partner of international client services for Grant Thornton.
George Glanz and Lane Thompson, staff accountants at Louis T. Roth & Co., Louisville, earned their CPA licenses.
Linda Senior was promoted to manager at Lewis & Knopf, Flint.
Maner Costerisan, Lansing, announced nine new winter interns: Anthony Doa, Christian Rodriguez, Bradley Sinicki, Kensey VanPatten, Tommy Belliel, William Yates, Abby Miller, Paige Huebel and Tyler Hart.
Dave Hinnenkamp was appointed chief executive officer at BerganKDV, Minneapolis, by the board of directors, effective July 1. Currently serving as the firm’s wealth management partner-in-charge, a position he has held for 16 years, Hinnenkamp has been with the firm since 1984.
Sara Lord, national director of audit at RSM, Minneapolis, was appointed to the American Institute of CPAs’ Auditing Standards Board.
Tim Jerry was hired as chief financial officer at Brown Smith Wallace, St. Louis.
KPM CPAs & Advisors, Springfield, hired four new staff accountants: Mary Brune, Linsey Hunlock, Amanda McCafferty and Casey Stovall.
Joseph Scutellaro, partner at CohnReznick, Eatontown, was named chair of the American Institute of CPAs' Tax Practice Responsibilities Committee for a two-year term; and Dan Wise, director in the firm’s Roseland office, was named to a three-year term as a voluntary member of the AICPA’s Tax Practice and Procedure Committee.
Jill Johnson and Brian Kern were named partners at Lumsden McCormick, Buffalo.
Edward Ajodah was hired as a principal in the New York office of Friedman.
John Ewert was appointed chief financial officer at Nvoicepay, Beaverton.
Dave Bodiford and Sam Wheeler were promoted to supervisors at Scott and Co., Columbia.
Rick Davis, chief executive officer at Elliott Davis, Greenville, was elected vice chair of the board of directors of Moore Stephens North America.
LBMC, Nashville, announced five new hires: David Hall as a staff accountant in the tax division; Jeffrey Jackson as a senior accountant in the tax division; Walker Vaughn as a senior accountant in the audit division; Bryan Steverson as a business development professional with LBMC Employment Partners; and Andrew Vanderford as a senior consultant at LBMC Information Security.
Kyle Parks was promoted to leading partner at Maxwell Locke & Ritter, Austin, where he has worked since 2004. He will be succeeding Steven Knebel, who will continue his advisory and consulting practice, and Earl Maxwell.
Joseph McCaffrey was hired as a director in the specialized government contract consulting practice at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause.
The outcomes of two elections in Georgia that are scheduled for Jan. 5 are expected to determine the balance of power in the Senate and may also have an impact on the kind of tax planning that accountants should be advising their clients to do.
A group of 25 Democrats in the House wrote to congressional leaders asking them to provide $12.1 billion in funding for the Internal Revenue Service, including $5.2 billion for enforcement, with an eye toward cracking down on high-income tax cheats.