UHY Advisors NY Inc. has opened a new office in Beijing to assist U.S. multinational companies with business operations in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, as well as to advise China-based companies that do business in the U.S. Melanie Chen, managing director of the China Group Division of UHY Advisors NY Inc., will co-manage the new office from New York City with a new manager to be hired in China.



Bisk Education, Tampa, has been approved as a Continuing Education Sponsor by the Office of Professional Responsibility of the Internal Revenue Service to provide IRS-approved continuing education credits for enrolled agents and professional tax preparers.



The San Jose office of Ernst & Young LLP and Ernst & Young Luxembourg SA, the Ernst & Young member firm in Luxembourg, have developed "Open Doors," a program designed to educate and support Silicon Valley companies doing business in Luxembourg. The program was announced at a reception this month at the Consulate General of Luxembourg in San Francisco.



The Web site development team of Kemper Technology Consulting, Evansville, a division of Kemper CPA Group LLP, won a total of five Addy Awards for outstanding Web site and mixed media advertising design from the American Advertising Federation of Greater Evansville. It won Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards for site design, a Silver Award for mixed media advertising, and a Bronze Award for its Kemper Classroom Series campaign. ... Katz, Sapper & Miller was named one of the Best Places to Work in Indiana for the seventh consecutive year by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, BizVoice, Inside INdiana Business, the Society for Human Resource Management Indiana State Council, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation and Best Companies Group.



RubinBrown, St. Louis, received the 2011 Heart and Sole Award from Ronald McDonald House of Charities of Metro St. Louis in recognition of its long-term commitment and generosity to the organization.



GBQ has opened an office in New York. Raymond Ghelardi has joined the firm as a director to head the new office.



Davenport, Marvin, Joyce & Co. LLP, Greensboro, will lead the effort celebrating the 12th consecutive year of the Guilford County Sheriff's Departments Polar Plunge for Special Olympics North Carolina, on Saturday, Feb. 25. Last year, the firm raised more than $12,000, and has an active online contribution page. ... Cherry, Bekaert & Holland LLP, Raleigh, PwC US and Lord Corp. will serve as co-sponsors and founding members of the Eastern North Carolina chapter the International Fiscal Association, a non-governmental organization dealing with international tax matters.



GBQ has opened an office in Philadelphia. David Bookbinder has joined the firm as a director to head the new office.



Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain PC, Nashville, has launched LBMCWorks, a bundled business services program for small businesses, anchored by day-to-day accounting services.



MaloneBailey LLP, Houston, is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its founding in 1982 by John Malone. After nearly 15 years as a sole practitioner, Malone merged his practice with that of Sterling L. Bailey in 1996. The firm plans to recognize the milestone with special events and a community outreach initiative, and has created a special anniversary version of the official MaloneBailey logo. ... McConnell & Jones LLP, Houston, received the Energy Future Holdings Gold Star Supplier of the Year Award from Energy Future Holdings Corp. ... The Houston CPA Society raised $192,500 for scholarships and the CPAs Helping Schools program at its annual Scholarship Extravaganza.



Wall, Einhorn & Chernitzer PC, Norfolk, has been named one of the 2012 Best Places to Work in Virginia by Virginia Business and Best Companies Group.



The Accreditation Council for Accountancy and Taxation is now accepting exam applications for the June 16-July 7, 2012 testing period from industry professionals seeking to earn the Accredited Business Accountant/Advisor, Accredited Tax Advisor and Accredited Retirement Advisor credentials.

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