Grassi & Co. hires cyber and information security lead; Xero appoints Hubdoc co-founder GM of product, accounting and global services; and more personnel news.
Bill Pollatos, transaction services partner at Grant Thornton, Los Angeles, received an Emerging Leaders Award from The M&A Advisor.
Jamie McDonald, Hubdoc co-founder, was named executive general manager of product, accounting and global services at Xero, Toronto. McDonald will continue in his role as co-CEO of Hubdoc, which Xero acquired last August. (Read the full story.)
Mike McGuire, current chief executive officer of Grant Thornton, Chicago, will be transitioning into a CEO emeritus role, the firm announced, where he will serve as a "brand ambassador" starting August 1, and the firm will be led by Bradley Preber as interim CEO-elect. Preber is currently chairman of the partnership board, which is searching for a more permanent CEO. (Read the full story.)
Tori Rueckert, an associate in the audit department at Maner Costerisan, Lansing, earned the Certified Fraud Examiner designation.
Thomas Holton, partner in the forensic and litigation services group at Anders CPAs + Advisors, St. Louis, was appointed 2019-20 chair of the Missouri Society of CPAs.
Lori Roth was named managing partner for the Northeast region and partner Stuart Mayer (pictured) was named office managing partner of Prager Metis, New York.
Michael Leigh was hired to lead the cyber and information security practice at Grassi & Co., New York.
Dominic Rovano, partner at Janover, received the 2019 Outstanding State-Wide Committee Chair Award from the New York State Society of CPAs in recognition for his work on the Employee Benefits Committee, presented at an event May 29 at the University Club in New York City.
Tim McPoland, director at Freed Maxick, New York, was named a member of the Standards Board of the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts, Salt Lake City.
Wendy Lakatosh, a partner at RKL, York, was named one of Central Penn Business Journal’s 2019 Women of Influence, honoring the midstate’s most dynamic female leaders making an impact on their profession and community.
Shaun Ahn was hired as managing director to lead the tax advisory practice at Opportune, Houston.
Kelli Vance (pictured) was promoted to the partnership, and Anthony Carpenter, Emily Signorelli, Megan Meador and Clarence Rhudy were promoted to directors, at Brown Edwards & Co., Roanoke.
The Internal Revenue Service is giving taxpayers and practitioners some extra time if they tried to file their returns on Sept. 15 through CCH Axcess, but were unable to do so because of a system outage.
The new product comes after Avalara bought Compli, which provides compliance services, technology and software to producers, distributors and importers of alcoholic beverages in the United States, last year.