BALKAN REGION

Baker Tilly Re Opinion --formerly PKF Re Opinion-- has joined Baker Tilly International’s network in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

ALABAMA

M3 Accounting + Analytics, has formed a new partnership with Dothan, Ala.-based Larry Blumberg & Associates Inc.

CALIFORNIA

Iacopi, Lenz & Co., Stockton, is the recipient of CalCPA’s 2012 Public Service Award for Firms.

FLORIDA

Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co. PA,  has been selected as one of Florida’s Best Companies to Work For by Florida Trend Magazine. The firm, with 35 employees, was selected as the 7th best place to work and is the only small business in southwest Florida to make the list..

GEORGIA

Atlanta-based Cousins Properties has landed accounting firm Frazier & Deeter as a key tenant in its Promenade office tower in Midtown, the real estate company said Tuesday. Frazier & Deeter will leave its current home at Bank of America Plaza for the Cousins-owned tower at 1230 Peachtree Street, near Woodruff Arts Center. The Atlanta-based accounting firm previously said it was considering a move from Bank of America Plaza. Its departure from the city’s tallest building will empty about two floors in a skyline icon still trying to find its footing after a record-breaking foreclosure last year.

 

Cousins acquired Promenade (formerly known as Promenade II) in 2011 for about $135 million. It was only 58 percent occupied at the time, but it’s now about 88 percent full. Real estate publication Bisnow reported Frazier & Deeter will occupy four floors

ILLINOIS

Sikich LLP, Naperville, has joined the North American Region of PrimeGlobal. … BDO USA LLP announced revenue for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013 reached $683 million, which is a 10.5 percent increase from last year’s revenue of $618 million. The firm achieved strong growth in its tax (+15.8%) and assurance (+11.4%) business lines, while consulting (-8.1%) was down from 2012.... The Illinois CPA Society is hosting the 33rd Annual Midwest Accounting and Finance Showcase Tuesday, August 27 and Wednesday, August 28 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention in Rosemont, Illinois. The event is for business and finance professionals and will feature keynote presentations and educational sessions that range from strategies for confronting global business challenges and harnessing the future of technology to updates on healthcare reform, professional standards and fraud. 

MARYLAND

RS&F, a business consulting and accounting firm based in Owings Mills, and SHR Associates, a healthcare consulting firm based in Annapolis, have formed the joint venture called RS&F Healthcare Advisors, LLC. RSFHA is a boutique healthcare and business consulting services firm that caters to hospitals, physicians, and public healthcare organizations.

MASSACHUSETTES

Katz, Nannis + Solomon PC, Needham, has joined the North American Region of PrimeGlobal.

NEW YORK

Grassi & Co.’s Fund Administration Practice is expanding its service capabilities and will now offer Advent’s Geneva software, the industry’s premier global investment accounting solution that solves the complex challenges faced by hedge funds, global asset managers, private equity funds and mutual funds with speed and efficiency unmatched in the marketplace today. … PwC released its Mid-Year M&A Outlook. Despite a slowdown in U.S. M&A activity in the first half of 2013, the firms believes that fundamentals for strong M&A activity will remain in place with buyers continuing to be active in identifying, evaluating and competing to acquire assets in the market. With readily available financing, robust corporate cash levels, and strong equity markets, PwC expects U.S. merger and acquisition activity to accelerate into the second half of 2013. … WeiserMazars LLP, received first place in the Ad Campaigns with a Spend of Over $25,000 category for its “Exactly Right” campaign. The award was presented by the Association for Accounting Marketing at its Marketing Achievement Awards Party, held during the 24th annual AAM Summit in partnership with the AICPA Practitioners Symposium and TECH+ Conference.

PENNSYLVANIA

Fesnak & Associates LLP, Blue Bell, has joined the North American Region of PrimeGlobal.

TEXAS

WTAS has opened its sixteenth office in Houston, and the addition of new Managing Director, Elliott Bossin, and his team from E.M. Bossin & Company. … Armstrong, Backus & Co., LLP Midland Office won the 2013 Readers' Choice Award for favorite accounting firm. The Midland Reporter-Telegram sponsored the award program with winners selected based upon individual votes.

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