CANADA

Accounting Transition Advisors has expanded to Canada by partnering with Peggy Tyers, Jeff Borschowa and Richard Latimer to begin offering succession, transition, and merger and acquisition services to Canadian accounting firms. Tyers and Latimer will primarily focus on the province of Ontario from their offices in Mississauga, while Borschowa will primarily serve the Western Provinces from his headquarters in Calgary.

 

MARYLAND

CBM, or Councilor Buchanan & Mitchell PC, Bethesda, has launched a new firm brand in conjunction with its 90th anniversary. The relaunch includes a new logo and tagline, "Centered on Your Success," as well as a promotional package and a new Web sit at www.cbmcpa.com. ... More than 150 employees of Reznick Group, Baltimore, were due to participate in the firm's annual Community Outreach Day on June 10. Staffers will engage in community service at a number of nonprofits, including Blue Water Baltimore, Comprehensive Housing Assistance Inc., City Ranch, Great Kids Farms, LIGHT Health & Wellness, Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, and the Salvation Army. The day was due to conclude with an office-wide celebration at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore.

 

MASSACHUSETTS

DiCicco, Gulman & Co. LLP, Woburn, has released the initial findings of its 2011 Architectural Study, an annual survey that benchmarks financial performance of architecture and engineering companies based on input from over 30 prominent firms in the Greater Boston marketplace.

 

NEW JERSEY

The Association for Accounting Marketing unveiled a new brand to attendees of its 2011 AAM Summit on June 8 including a refreshed logo and the new tagline, "Growing people and practices." Collateral materials, AAM's Web site and other information pieces will also be redesigned.

 

OHIO

Skoda Minotti, Cleveland and Akron, has received a 2011 Leading Edge Award from Crain's Cleveland Business and The Entrepreneur's Edge, which recognize companies that have consistently generated value to the Northeast Ohio economy over the past three years.

 

SOUTH CAROLINA

Elliott Davis LLC, Greenville, has been named one of the Best Upstate Companies for Working Moms by the March of Dimes and Greenville Business Magazine.

 

UNITED KINGDOM

Charlotte Pissaridou, managing director and head of accounting policy for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Goldman Sachs International, and Kazuo Yuasa, general manager of the IFRS Office of the Corporate Finance Unit of Fujitsu Ltd., have been newly appointed to the IFRS Interpretations Committee of the IFRS Foundation, while Joanna Perry, Luca Cencioni, Jean Paré, Margaret Smyth and Scott Taub have been re-appointed to additional three-year terms on the committee.

 

WASHINGTON, D.C.

The Internal Revenue Service has named 10 new members to its Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities: Stephen L. Ferszt, of Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP; Joan E. McCabe, of Actuarial Designs & Solutions Inc.; Eric B. Carriker, of the Massachusetts Department of the Attorney General; Marty Martin, of Marty Martin Law Firm; Lisa M. Pusich, state accountant of Alaska; Kathy Sheppard, deputy comptroller of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; Robert E. Jaros, deputy state controller of Colorado; Sue Painter, of Providence Health & Services; William "Yaan Yaan Eesh" Micklin, of the Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay Indians; and Holly Easterling, of the Chickasaw Nation.

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