Firm News – Dec. 9, 2016

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A roundup of recent expansions, additions, new services and other news from firms across the country.


Management and staff of HMWC CPAs & Business Advisors, Tustin, volunteered in mid-November to help feed the homeless in Santa Ana. (See the story.)


Villazón Martínez & Asociados, La Paz, has joined global accounting firm network Baker Tilley International. The firm has two partners and 13 professional staff, and will trade as Baker Tilly Bolivia effectively immediately.


The GriggsGroup CPAs, Ponte Vedra Beach, has changed its name to Pivot CPAs, following an intensive marketing study.


Insurance consultancy Captive Alternatives, Atlanta, has launched CapSure Accounting to provide captive accounting services to captive managers.


Irias & Asociados, Tegucigalpa, has joined global accounting firm network Baker Tilley International. The firm has three partners who are supported by an additional 15 professional staff.


The Indiana CPA Society received three top association honors from the Indiana Society of Association Executives, including Association Professional of the Year for ICPAS director of marketing communication Stephanie Parton, Outstanding Newsletter, and Outstanding Government Relations Program for its addition of competency-based learning for CPA license renewal.


Dixon Hughes Goodman moved its Rockville office to One Washingtonian Center in Gaithersburg, on the second floor of One Washingtonian Center, 9801 Washington Boulevard. … Rosen, Sapperstein & Friedlander LLC, Owings Mills, was named one of the 50 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the Baltimore area by the Baltimore Business Journal. … Shawn Howard and Sirena Johnson have joined the Bethesda office of Citrin Cooperman to serve as co-leaders of the firm’s new government contracting practice. … Weyrich, Cronin & Sorra was named a 2016 Top Workplace by The Baltimore Sun and WorkplaceDynamics, LLC.


Maner Costerisan, Lansing, has received the Michigan Society of Association Executives’ Members’ Choice Award.


The Information Technology Alliance announced a slate of new members at its annual Fall Collaborative in Las Vegas: Adaptive Insights, Ascentium Capital, Black River Technologies, Manusonic, MicroAccounting and Riva.


Nisivoccia LLP held a half-day not-for-profit seminar for approximately 100 not-for-profit directors, employees, and board members at the Meadow Wood Manor in Randolph on Dec. 7. Speakers, including State Senator Steven Oroho, covered fundraising, the outlook for nonprofits in New Jersey, marketing and more. … WithumSmith+Brown, PC held its 5th Annual Withum Week of Caring, dispatching employees into their communities to volunteer during the three days before Thanksgiving (see the story), and recently posted a YouTube video of is staff volunteering. Separately, the firm’s Manufacturing, Distribution and Logistics Services Group of WithumSmith+Brown PC, hosted an educational presentation called “Let’s Make a Deal: the Risks, Rewards, Challenges and Opportunities of doing Business with Big Box Stores and National Chains.”


Gettry Marcus CPA PC is moving its New York City office to 1407 Broadway, 40th Floor. … Marks Paneth LLP announced a new firm-wide paid parental leave policy: Effective Jan. 1, 2017, new mothers and fathers, including adoptive parents of children under the age of 18, will be eligible for up to six weeks of fully-paid parental leave. … Prager Metis CPAs LLC has launched a corporate partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association; this fall, the firm had teams walk in the regional Walks to End Alzheimer’s in Long Island, Manhattan, New Jersey, and Los Angeles, raising over $50,000 in whole. All of the firm’s offices, including its London location will be participating in the Alzheimer’s Association’s summer fundraiser, the Longest Day.


Smith Elliott Kearns & Co. LLC, has opened a new office in downtown York, its sixth in total, at 16 N. George St. The phone number is (717) 900-2021.

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