ALABAMA

Warren Averett Asset Management LLC has been named to the Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers. The list recognizes top independent RIA firms from across the U.S. View the full 2015 FT 300 listing here.

CALIFORNIA

Armanino LLP’sannual Nonprofit Symposium will be held on July 15, 2015, at the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco. Designed for finance executives of today's leading, larger nonprofit organizations, the free, half-day forum offers education opportunities around today's leading nonprofit finance issues, as well as three hours of continuing education credit for attendees. … Gallina LLP announced its partnership with Placer Food Bank, a Feed Families affiliate, in their Roseville, California headquarters. In a quite give back opportunity, the office extended an offer to local nonprofit organizations to collect aluminum and plastic recyclables from empty employee beverage containers. After receiving an overwhelming number of interested nonprofits, GALLINA LLP awarded the opportunity to Roseville-based, Placer Food Bank. Gallina also opened a new office in Newport Beach, Calif. The office presents an opportunity to expand the firm’s Southern California presence beyond the Inland Empire to the prominent Orange County Region.

ILLINOIS

McGladrey LLP announced it will adopt RSM as a common brand name, uniting with fellow firms of its global network RSM International to further strengthen the organization's position as the leading global provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market.

INDIANA

Kruggel Lawton CPAs, along with Brian Alwine, president of ClarityBV, Inc., have announced they are teaming up for the delivery of business valuation services. This combination of broad technical/industry expertise creates a leading firm in northern Indiana/southwest Michigan for business valuations. Alwine will continue to focus exclusively on business valuations and related litigation support.

MASSACHUSETTS

AccuFund, Inc. a provider nonprofit accounting and fundraising solutions, shared its results from a commissioned survey conducted by publisher Nonprofit PRO of its readers (nonprofit finance professionals and top organization management) to benchmark the methods used to manage endowment accounting. Endowment Survey Infographic

MICHIGAN

According to a new study by UHY, the international accountancy network, air passenger taxes in the USA are amongst the highest in the world. USA imposes a levy of $23 on short haul flights and $28 on long haul flights leaving the country representing Transportation Taxes, Segment Taxes and 9/11 Security Fees. This results in the highest tax of any G7 economy. UHY says that around the world, the most expensive taxes are for long haul flights departing from a Russian airport, where unlike many other countries, airline tickets are subject to sales taxes.

NEW YORK

CBIZ will be holding its 2015 Private Equity Golf Championship at Winged Foot Golf Club on July 14th. More than 60 Private Equity firms expected to compete. Sponsors include Rolls Royce Motor Cars and NetJets. … CohnReznick LLP’s CohnReznick Foundation and CohnReznick CARES initiative, donated a total of $150,000 to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation and the Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation at its 24th Annual Charity Golf Invitational. … According to PwC US, the U.S. retains its position among the most attractive markets for investments. As such, dealmaking during first half of 2015 has reflected a buoyant U.S. M&A market which is expected to gain steam through the end of the year. Fifty-four percent of U.S. CEOs plan to complete an acquisition in 2015, according to PwC’s 18th annual CEO Survey. This marks the U.S. among the most active dealmakers when compared to the 29 percent of CEOs globally who responded similarly. As of May 31, 2015 M&A activity in the U.S. amounted to 4,654 deals worth $875 billion, according to data compiled by Thomson Reuters and analyzed by PwC. This represents a nine percent increase in deal value when compared with the 4,902 deals worth $805 billion recorded in the same period last year. … AccountantsWorld, a cloud-based software solutions for accountants for over 15 years, has announced their alliance with Abacus Worldwide and will now be offering a discount to Abacus members for their Power Practice System accounting software. … Gettry Marcus CPA hosted “Sips for Sunrise,” a wine tasting fundraising event, on behalf of the Sunrise Association. The event was held at the firm’s Woodbury headquarters on Thursday evening, June 11, 2015. The event attracted over 300 business leaders from Long Island and New York City. … On June 10, 2015 KPMG LLP was honored by the National Academy Foundation, a national leader in developing career themed public high schools.

OHIO

Ryan was recently named as one of the 2015 Best Employers in Ohio. In its fifth consecutive win, Ryan ranked 19th in the Large Company category. The annual list of the Best Employers in Ohio was created by the Ohio SHRM State Council and Best Companies Group.

SOUTH AMERICA

Andersen Global has expanded into Latin America with the addition of NOVINT, Capin, Ibañez & Asociados and Montes, Hernández, L-pez y Del Castillo, accounting and law firms, respectively, in Mexico.

TEXAS

The AICPA has announced the agenda for the 2015 E.D.G.E. Conference. E.D.G.E., now in its fifth year, serves as the official conference for young CPAs. This year’s conference will be held in San Antonio on August 5 – 7. The 2015 E.D.G.E. (Evolve, Distinguish, Grow, Engage) Conference offers emerging professionals a unique opportunity to further enhance their skills and knowledge and help take their careers to the next level. Attendees will be challenged to think critically about their personal skill set and learn how to maximize opportunities to create value for themselves and their organizations. 

TURKEY

Morison International has expanded its representation in Turkey with the appointment of Referans. Referans was established 2000, and has offices in Ankara, Konya, Adana, Istanbul, Izmir, Bursa, Samsun and Gazianthep. The firm has eight partners and over 100 staff. The firm provides accounting, tax, audit, consultancy services and initial public offerings to a wide range of clients operating in a variety of industries including financial, construction, mining, automotive, healthcare and energy. The firm has a number of clients with international business interests in countries such as Italy, the United States, Russia, Germany, India and Mexico.

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