CALIFORNIA

PrimeGlobal added Martini, Iosue & Akpovi CPAs of Encino, Calif., as its newest member firm.

CONNECTICUT

KPS & Company LLC has changed its name to Kosovsky and Company, CPA & Consultants LLC.

ILLINOIS

Becker Professional Education, which is part of the DeVry Education Group, has made updates to its CPA Exam Review course and products. The enhancements include significant increases in multiple-choice questions and simulations, robust new lectures and hundreds more flashcards — all designed to ensure students prepare with the most current content on the CPA Exam. The enhanced CPA Exam Review, created with the help of student feedback, now consists of: More than 7,000 multiple choice questions, 300 task-based simulations, 100 hours of expert instruction, two full final practice exams per part, interactive study planner and study roadmap, comprehensive textbooks and eBooks and unlimited academic support. In addition, students can now supplement with: More than 30 hours of video lectures and over 700 multiple-choice questions for the Final Review, 1,400 flashcards, and additional multiple-choice questions for select topics.

INDIA

HLB International has recently signed a new member in India: Roy Varghese & Co, located in Trivandrum and Cochin, Kerala State. Established in 1993, Roy Varghese & Co provides audit, tax, corporate finance and business advisory services to a wide range of companies including listed and public companies, with special expertise in the technology, financial services, healthcare, infrastructure and manufacturing sectors. The firm comprises over 50 staff and all partners, most of whom are Big Four-trained, are fellow members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Roy Varghese & Co has a large international clientele, which will have a positive impact on the rest of the HLB network particularly in the Middle East and Asia Pacific regions.

MARYLAND

The regional CPA and advisory firm of DeLeon & Stang, CPAs and Advisors won the Small Business of the Year for Volunteerism award from the Corporate Volunteer Council of Montgomery County.

NEW YORK

Dannible & McKee LLP welcomed a group of high school students from Manlius Pebble Hill School to its Syracuse office on Dec. 15, 2014 and provided them with an overview on the accounting industry. Audit senior Alanna Abreu spoke to students about the day-to-day activities of an accountant and answered questions. The interactive session ended with a tour of the offices where students were provided with an opportunity to meet with more members of the firm’s audit and tax departments. … CohnReznick LLP has signed a long-term lease for more than 125,000 square feet occupying the seventh and 10th floors at 1301 Avenue of the Americas. The new location represents a significant expansion and upgrade for the Firm’s national headquarters, which will feature state-of-the-art work spaces and collaborative meeting areas completely customized for the needs of the growing Firm. CohnReznick will move from its current 90,000 square-foot location at 1212 Avenue of the Americas in phases beginning at the end of 2015 with an expected completion by end of 2017. The new location will bring together 39 Partners and more than 300 employees to provide improved efficiencies and cross-functional team collaboration. … Mitchell & Titus LLP the largest minority-controlled professional services firm in the US, celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2014. The firm, a certified Minority Business Enterprise (“MBE”), is the first minority-controlled accounting firm in the US to align with one of the Big Four firms.

SOUTH CAROLINA

Dixon Hughes Goodman donated 431,475 lbs. of food during the past 12 months to organizations that feed the hungry. With their Count the Cans Food Drive, they continued to help those in need in their community. Dixon Hughes Goodman’s successful Count the Cans Food Drive benefited Loaves & Fishes whose tagline is “bringing the hungry fresh food daily”. They state that 18.8 percent of South Carolinians are food insecure, which means they do not know if they will have enough to eat from one day to the next. Over 61,000 people in Greenville County do not know where their next meal will come from. Loaves and Fishes depends on food drives like Count the Cans to feed the hungry in our community.

 

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