BARBADOS

Baker Tilly International has increased its coverage in the Caribbean with the addition of Barbados accountancy firm, Ayub Kola & Co. Baker Tilly also added the Mumbai-based firm, Desai Haribhakti Consultants, to the network.

BRITISH COLUMBIA

LedgerDocs.com has redesigned its website to help showcase the application, and to give their users a hub where they can find the latest news and information relating to the cloud accounting industry.

CALIFORNIA

In the spirit of celebrating its 65th anniversary, Gumbiner Savett Inc. unveiled new company mission and vision statements, and core values. After polling staff about the firm’s defining characteristics, the partners took the findings and revamped its previous statement. “We are dedicated to being the preeminent assurance, tax and business advisory firm for growth oriented businesses, middle market enterprises and high-net worth individuals in Southern California. In addition to traditional private and public company accounting and tax services, we specialize in general business consulting, estate and trust planning, fraud examination studies, litigation support, business services and bookkeeping.” … Armanino has been named the Adaptive Insights Partner of the Year. The corporate performance management cloud software company's award recognizes Armanino as the leader among 200+ channel partners around the world for excellence in customer satisfaction, implementation and cloud evangelism.

EUROPE

Deloitte retains its position as the world’s largest accounting firm for the first time. According to the latest survey of global accounting firms conducted by International Accounting Bulletin, the authority on accounting firm data and analysis, 52 top international accounting networks and associations earned a combined $181.7bn in fees in 2014, up 6 percent year-on-year. Deloitte has for the first time maintained its leading position as the largest global accounting network by beating close rival PwC to the title by as little as $248m. Deloitte reported $34.2bn in fees in 2014. PwC is yet to see the impact of the acquisition of global consultancy Booz&Co. on its financials, which was finalised in the last few months of the network’s 2014 financial year, with 2015 promising to be another competitive year between the close rivals.

FLORIDA

PwC is moving from one Downtown Jacksonville office tower to another. PwC expects to move about July 1 from the 42-story Bank of America Tower at 50 N. Laura St. to the 23-story SunTrust Tower at 76 S. Laura St. … Kaufman Rossin is evolving its brand. The firm will be changing its website, logos, tagline and more. Tune into the firm’s video channel to find out more. 

GEORGIA

The Georgia Affiliate of the American Women’s Society of CPAs Celebration Dinner was sold out. The celebration honored Johnnie Clark, a founding member of the AWSCPA of Georgia. … UHY Advisors will move its Southeast headquarters to a new office in the area to accommodate recent and projected growth, more than doubling the square footage of its current office space. UHY will begin operating from the new 14,000 square foot office located at Six Concourse Parkway, Suite 1700, Atlanta, Ga. 30328.

ILLINOIS

Crowe Horwath was named an “advancing” firm in The Kennedy VanguardTM of Transaction Advisory Services Providers report, achieving the highest first quadrant ranking of advancing firms. … Coming off of a strong year for private equity in 2014, industry leaders temper their outlook for 2015, according to the sixth annual PErspective Private Equity Study by BDO USA. While 41 percent of private equity fund managers report closing more than five deals in 2014, only 8 percent expect to do so during the next 12 months. Instead, the vast majority (87 percent) of private equity sponsors expect to close between one and five deals in 2015, with the largest percentage (30 percent) of fund managers predicting they will close only two new deals in the year ahead. For the full release click here

INDIA

BKR International has accepted Natvarlal Vepari & Co., of Surat, India, into membership.

ITALY

HLB International has signed HLB Italy into membership. The Milan-based offices offers tax, corporate finance and general consulting services to clients of all sectors, with special expertise in the fashion, oil & gas, energy, automotive, TV & media, IT and retail industries. The firm’s 42 staff and Big Four trained partners have significant international experience and skills, which is expected to have a positive impact on international business generation for the rest of the HLB network.

KANSAS

Mariner Holdings an independent financial services firm and the parent company of Mariner Wealth Advisors and Montage Investments, has expanded its tax advisory affiliate, Mariner Consulting, into the Kansas City area. The firm has hired Scott A. Voss, CPA, to lead the local expansion efforts, as well as Ryan Drake, tax senior, and Megan Deay, staff member.

MICHIGAN

Between the last three quarters of 2014 and first quarter of 2015, UHY LLP's Michigan practice added 89 employees to their team. The Michigan offices were excited to welcome their biggest hiring class of interns and staff accountants yet. Here’s the full list

NEW JERSEY

The New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants offers a free Find-A-CPA referral service. Located at findacpa.org, you can use this service to locate a Certified Public Accountant in the New Jersey area based on location, services provided, industries served, size of firm and even foreign languages spoken. In just a few clicks, you’ll locate a highly qualified professional who can assist you not only during this stressful tax time, but all year long. Find-A-CPA is located on the Society’s consumer website: moneymattersnj.com. At this site you can also subscribe to Your Money Matters, the NJCPA’s award-winning, free monthly e-newsletter that is packed with useful information and valuable financial planning tips.

NEW YORK

EisnerAmper LLP presents: Fraud in the Workplace Webinar on Feb. 12, 2015 from 12pm to 1pm EDT. Participants will earn 1 CPE credit in the field of Specialized Knowledge and Applications. Attendees will learn how to identify common fraud schemes, recognize the red flags of fraud in their organization, and implement controls to minimize the risk of employee theft. Register here. EisnerAmper will also hold a Tax Planning Strategies Webinar from the 2015 Heckerling Institute on Feb. 12, 2015 from 9:30am to 11am EDT. Attendees will learn how to apply tax planning strategies that reduce income and estate taxes, plan and manage digital assets, before and after death and several other topics. Register here.  ... UHY LLP announced a $48,500 donation to support the 55th Annual Center for Disability Services Telethon. The telethon featured autograph signings with New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings and New York Yankees pitcher Adam Warren, courtesy of the UHY Sports LineUp. … SEC-registered broker-dealer Reznick Capital Markets Securities announced today that it has changed its name to CohnReznick Capital Markets Securities (“CohnReznick Cap Markets”) and is now an affiliated company of CohnReznick LLP, one of the top accounting, tax, and advisory firms in the country. Along with the name change, the firm announced an expansion of its investment banking advisory services, along with a broader diversification of its client base.

PENNSYLVANIA

Dunlap & Associates is celebrating its 15 year anniversary. While Dec. 1, 2014 marked fifteen years from Dunlap & Associates’ start of operations, it was in January, 2000, that the firm welcomed clients and friends to their new offices in the Highpoint Business Campus in Chalfont. During the past fifteen years the firm has experienced steady growth, resulting in a move to new offices at their present location at 1300 Horizon Drive, just around the corner from the original office, and the opening of a satellite office in Quakertown.

TENNESSEE

Auto Dealer CPAs has launched their new website, www.autodealercpas.com. The new website optimizes navigation by using specific tabs, an improved Member Directory and Article/Resource Bank. The website has been designed to be utilized by members and their clients within the Automotive industry.

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