COLORADO

KPMG LLP has opened the first of several planned high-tech work environments designed to facilitate the cross-functional teaming critical to the successful design and delivery of emerging solutions to its clients. Dubbed “Ignition Centers,” the environments are modeled after leading technology parks and business incubators around the world that feature dedicated, project-focused workspaces designed for information sharing, collaboration and increasing efficiencies during the creative process. The new Ignition Center, based in Denver, Colo., stands to bring approximately 125 new jobs to the area in highly-sought-after fields including data science, enterprise architecture, application programming, solution development and IT integration.

FLORIDA

Averett Warmus Durkee CPAs Tom Durkee and Lena Combs are inviting timeshare resort professionals to attend an instructional event about fraud prevention. R. Kevin Cross, will present the “Embezzlement Game” at the Orlando Art Museum the morning of April 30, 2015. Registration is from 7:45am to 8:00am, with the event being presented from 8:00am to 9:45am. . For further information about AWD, contact Tom Durkee (tdurkee@awd-cpa.com) or Lena Combs (lcombs@awd-cpa.com) at (407) 849-1569 or visit www.awd-cpa.com. … TIAG recently unveiled its new website, www.TIAGnet.com. The yearlong project culminated in the launch of TIAG’s website, as well as websites for its sister alliances, TAGLaw® and TAG-SP™. Collectively, the groups are known as The TAG Alliances™.

ILLINOIS

The Illinois CPA Society has published a digital feature exploring the issue of audit quality, its impact on the CPA brand and profession in both the public and private sectors, and potential solutions to this high-profile problem. This Spring the U.S. Department of Labor will release a report that includes—among other findings—information regarding Employee Benefit Plan audit quality. Based on public comments by DOL officials, we expect the deficiency rates to be similar to the DOL’s previous study in 2004 of 30percent. Please see the link to the feature here: http://issuu.com/lillyd/docs/2015_auditquality/1?e=1063292/12269020. … CDH is hosting an Open House on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (CDT) in Itasca, IL. Click here For more information. 

MARYLAND

Santos, Postal & Company, P.C., an accounting firm headquartered in the Washington, D.C.-metro region, and Kaulkin Ginsberg Company, an M&A and strategic advisor to the outsourced business services sector, have announced that Topline Valuation Group, LLC, is now offering its authoritative business valuation services to middle-market companies in the Washington, D.C.-metro area. Topline was founded in late 2014 out of a partnership between Kaulkin Ginsberg and Santos, Postal. After years of serving midsize companies separately, the two firms decided to come together to launch a new practice that would better cater to the community's growing needs. … Arthur Bell CPAs announced that after the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board conducted its triannual inspection of Arthur Bell CPAs’ SEC issuer practice in November 2014, the PCAOB issued a report that did not identify any weaknesses or deficiencies. The PCAOB inspection team reviews a selection of our firm’s SEC issuer audit engagements and our quality control system. This most recent report continues our history of “clean” PCAOB inspection reports for Arthur Bell CPAs.

MISSOURI

The 2015 Rosenberg Survey is now open. The Rosenberg Survey, now in its 17th year, provides CPA firms an in-depth and highly relevant look into the factors impacting profitability and helps guide strategic decisions. The Rosenberg Survey serves as the benchmarking tool for CPA firms of all sizes to look into the major factors impacting firm operations. The Rosenberg Survey will be sent to participants in September 2015. For more information, visit www.rosenbergsurveys.com.

NEW YORK

EisnerAmper LLP presents—Webinar: Maximizing Contributions to a Profit Sharing Plan: The webinar will be held on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 12:00pm – 1:00pm EDT. 1 CPE credit will be earned in the field of Specialized Knowledge and Applications. This webinar will allow participants to determine the maximum tax deductible contribution for an employer and the allocation of those contributions to plan participants. The course focuses on how to design a plan to maximize contributions based on the objective of the employer. The discussion will include safe harbor formulas and new comparability plan design. Course Objective: To inform participants of allocation formulas used to maximize plan contributions and to meet the employer’s retirement plan objectives, including various contribution limitations, safe harbor allocation formulas, and available un-safe harbor formulas. Disclaimer: EisnerAmper is currently unable to offer CPE certificates to people who log in to the webinar using: Google Chrome, GoToWebinar Instant Join, iPads or mobile devices. Click here to register.


VIRGINIA

BookKeeping Express has partnered with Mr. Rooter, a franchised, full-service plumbing and drain cleaning company. BKE will help simplify operations for Mr. Rooter franchise owners by combining its secure cloud-based technology with skilled teams of people, enabling franchisees to reclaim their time – working on their business instead of in their business.

 

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