International Accounting Firm News:

CANADA

ACL, Vancouver, announced its 15th Annual Impact Award Winners. The winners comprised of 10 companies in various industries. The Impact Awards winners will be honored at the annual customer conference, ACL Connections 2013, taking place April 28–30.

EGYPT

Mohamed Adel Nassef & Co. Certified Accountant & Consultants, Cairo, has joined the worldwide association of separate and independent accounting and consulting firms of AGN International.  

IRAQ

Abou Nasr and Associates, Ebril, has joined the worldwide association of independent accounting and business advisory firms, BKR International.

 

NORWAY

Revisorkollegiet AS, Oslo, has signed on to the mid-tier international accountancy networks, HLB International.

PHILIPPINES

Machica-Tan Cruz & Co., Manila and Leyte, has joined the worldwide association of separate and independent accounting and consulting firms of AGN International.

 

U.S. Accounting Firm News:

CALIFORNIA

Twelve employees of White Nelson Diehl Evans LLP, Irvine, have raised $1,830 for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation which battles cancer that afflicts children and young adults. The employee participants included all levels of staff, from interns to partners.

FLORIDA

The LBA Group, Jacksonville, sponsored Shredder Day on April 15th. The firm offered Jacksonville residents the opportunity to bring their sensitive documents for a secure shredding and disposal.

GEORGIA

M3 Accounting Services, Gainseville, the hotel-specific accounting software provider, has rebranded as M3 Accounting + AnalyticsUHY Advisors Inc., Atlanta, started to offer training classes for the highly regarded Project Management Professional certification. UHY is offering business professionals a chance to enroll at a 25 percent discount, and open enrollment is underway. In addition, CPAs participating in this training are eligible to receive up to 32 hours of CPE credits.  The first set of classes was held in Atlanta from April 15 – April 17. Subsequent training sessions will be held in Michigan and Texas later in the year.  

The exam preparation includes the following topics:

  • Five Project Management Process Groups
  • Nine Project Management Knowledge Areas
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Process Inputs, Tools and Outputs

KANSAS

Mayer Hoffman McCann PC, Leawood, has formed an IFRS Solutions Group. The group will assist clients either in the transitions from U.S. GAAP to International Financial Reporting Standards or serve in an advisory role providing guidance on complex IFRS matters. As a part of this effort, MHM is putting close to 25 professionals through the AICPA’s IFRS Certificate Program, of which nearly 20 have completed.

MICHIGAN

Plante Moran PLLC has launched Women in Leadership initiative to attract, retain, develop and advance women into leadership roles within the firm.

NEW JERSEY

Balance Point Payroll, Glen Rock, has plans to increase its headquarters office space. The expansion is intended to keep pace with the company’s significant growth and accommodate additional staff hires

NEW YORK

The Orthodox Union Job Board will hold a networking event for experienced accountants or those just starting out.  It will be held on Thursday, April 25 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at OU headquarters, 11 Broadway in Manhattan ($10 to pre-register, $25 at the door.) … Freed Maxick CPAs, PC, Buffalo, has expanded its technology consulting practice, with its new PCI Data Security service line. The service is available for clients who are required to be compliant with the PCI Data Security Standard, which is vital for all merchants or service providers who store, process or transmit credit card data, online or offline. … PwC US, New York, conducted a survey which found that as companies continue to transform their businesses are concerned about the growing external market risks that can derail their strategic priorities. PwC US Risk in Review report titled, “Global risk in the transformation age" gives more perspective on the matter.

NORTH CAROLINA

Cherry Bekaert LLP, Raleigh, is sponsoring North Carolina Technology Association’s 2013 State of Technology Conference on Thursday, April 25 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel at 4700 Emperor Blvd. in Durham. The State of Technology Conference brings together leaders from across sectors and functions to discuss how technology is helping businesses and organizations succeed. The theme for this year’s conference is “Customer-Driven Business,” which will look at the role technology plays in customer relationships, featuring senior executives from across sectors and functional responsibilities. To register for the event and for more details, visit http://www.nctechnology.org/events/overview/state_of_tech/default.aspx.

OHIO

Schneider Downs, Columbus, was honored at Columbus Business First’s Corporate Caring Awards Program on April 11.  The firm was named a finalist for the respected Corporate Caring Award.

 

SOUTH CAROLINA 

WebsterRogers LLP, Florence, has launched the WebsterRogers Leadership, Excellence, Achievement and Performance summer leadership program. LEAP is a two-day program designed for college students to realize and expand their leadership potential. The program is open to high-performing college students from select South Carolina universities who are currently majoring in accounting and intend to be CPA-eligible at the completion of their undergraduate or graduate education. The Universities selected for the inaugural class were the University of South Carolina, College of Charleston, Francis Marion University and Coastal Carolina University.  This year’s inaugural LEAP program will take place in WebsterRogers’ Charleston office on May 30th and May 31st.

 TENNESSEE

LBMC Technologies, Nashville, is recognized as the top performing Intacct business partner during the first quarter of 2013.

WASHINGTON

Moss Adams, Seattle, is celebrating 100 years in the accounting profession.  Throughout that time, the company has enjoyed a rich history and legacy, growing from one office to a firm that spans 22 offices across the west coast and beyond. … The Kansas Society of CPAs has formed a strategic alliance with Avalara of Bainbridge Island, WA. The partnership will increase KSCPA members’ awareness of sales and use tax that accounting providers require to meet the needs of their clients and employers. In addition, KSCPA members will be able to take advantage of specific partnering programs that Avalara makes available to help them differentiate their services.

WISCONSIN

Schenck will be hosting a free 90-minute business improvement workshop on Wednesday, May 15 and Thursday, May 16 titled Opportunities for U.S. Manufacturers in the Asia Pacific Markets. Presenters will discuss:

  • The current state of the economy in China and the opportunities it presents
  • Insights and opportunities for buying in the Asia Pacific markets
  • Best practices for selling to China
  • Overcoming challenges when investing in China
  • How to choose a supplier, protect intellectual property, and maintain quality
  • Tax strategies

 
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