Firm News: June 26, 2015

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Armanino LLP annual 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. … Eide Bailly LLP is a recipient of the NetSuite 5-Star Award. The award was announced at SuiteWorld 2015, NetSuite’s annual user conference for customers, partners, media, and industry analysts held in San Jose, Calif. … EKS&H will open an office in San Francisco. … Vicenti, Lloyd & Stutzman LLP has been named Glendora’s “Business of the Year” by the Glendora Chamber of Commerce.


Averett Warmus Durkee announced that the not-for-profit organization Opportunity, Community, Ability presented the first “Sandi Breitenstein Volunteer of the Year Award” in honor of Sandi Breitenstein. Breitenstein was a shareholder of the firm until she passed away earlier this year. The award was presented during the organization’s annual “Last Day of Freedom” fundraiser.


Suntico will host a Google Hangout on Air where attendees will learn about the upcoming release of Suntico for QuickBooks. Suntico new online account management solution uses a social interface to support sales reps and their interactions with customers and head office.


Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting US announced the launch of a flexible new tool designed to easily monitor updated tax laws, filing deadlines and compliance changes around the globe. The CCH® International Tax Compliance Calendar is a one-of-a-kind, interactive tool that seamlessly integrates into existing workflows and delivers key deadline dates for as many as 112 global tax jurisdictions. Whether serving clients at the office, from a mobile device or locations throughout the world, professionals can receive proactive calendar alerts on key tax and compliance events along with expert guidance and details to facilitate decision making. … According to a new study by BDO USA 56 percent of capital markets executives at leading investment banks believe the widespread availability of private funding at attractive valuations is the main factor in the dramatic drop in the number of initial public offerings on U.S. exchanges in 2015 when compared to 2014. BDO provides its full report on its site under I-Bankers Cite Private Financing as Main Factor Impacting US IPO Market


Sponsel CPA Group has renewed its lease at Capital Center North Tower, and is currently undergoing an expansion and renovation to its office space. The company will increase its square footage from 11,000 to 16,500 square feet, or 50 percent. When work is completed in September, Sponsel CPA Group will occupy most of the fourth floor of the building. The firm was recognized as one of the fastest-growing accounting companies in the country by Inside Public Accounting in 2013.


A survey of more than 240,000 business and engineering students from 12 of the world’s largest economies named Grant Thornton International Ltd as one of the 50 'World’s most attractive global employers.’ The survey was conducted as part of the Universum Annual Student Survey.


Baker Newman Noyes recently moved to new office space in downtown Boston at 175 Federal Street. The move provides the firm with more than twice as much space as their previous location at One Financial Center.


Plante Moran has been named among the “100 Best Workplaces for Millennials” by and Great Place to Work. … Yeo & Yeo CPAs & Business Consultants was named to the Accounting MOVE Project Best Public Accounting Firms for Women list, which recognizes firms by their women's initiatives, female leadership, and driving results.


Horne LLP impacts clients with the launch of, a site built to help navigate the challenges of growth, regulatory compliance and risk mitigation. Horne’s new website demonstrates the team’s commitment to go beyond traditional accounting services, steering clients through the uncertainties and opportunities ahead with foresight and straight talk.


New Jersey-based CPA Firm MSPC employees gathered at the Cranford Office for a day of laughter, bonding, and giving back. Charity is an integral part of the corporate culture and as such, employees volunteered to dunk or be dunked in an effort to raise money for charity during the firm’s annual picnic. Dunk tank donations reached a total of $756.00 and with MSPC matching the funds a total of $1,512.00 was donated to The Wounded Warrior Project.


Want to learn more about job opportunities for accountants from experienced experts in the field? The OU Job Board will present Networking for Accountants, an opportunity to meet professional leaders in the industry, on Tuesday, July 14 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the OU Job Board Headquarters at 11 Broadway in Manhattan. Some of the Big Four will be at the event which will feature accountants who will be available to mentor and guide job seekers, as well as accounting head-hunters and representatives of firms that may have open positions. Featured firms and head-hunters include Ernst & Young, Loeb & Troper, PwC, Richard Hauptman and several others. Registration is required. Admission fee is $25 pre-registration and $35 at the door. There will be no refunds. For more information email or call 212-563-4000 and ask for the Job Board. Visit the OU Job Board website at … Lumsden McCormick has been named one of the Top Workplaces in Western New York by The Buffalo News. The Buffalo News recognized 40 local businesses in Western New York as the Top Workplaces in 2015. These companies have been recognized as Top Workplaces based solely on surveys completed by their employees. The Top Workplaces program was setup to recognize companies that have a great workplace and has found that Top Workplaces have the working environment that allows them to outperform peers. … KPMG LLP was named one of Working Mother magazine's 2015 "Best Companies for Multicultural Women" for its best practices in hiring, retaining and promoting women of color. This marks the seventh consecutive year KPMG was among the 25 U.S. companies recognized by the publication. … UHY Advisors NY announced that the tax and business consulting firm raised more than $62,000 for the Mariano Rivera Foundation at the second annual UHY Cares Charity Golf Classic, which was held on June 8 at Anglebrook Golf Club in Lincolndale, NY. … EY LLP was presented with the top honors for the 2015 Stevie® Awards Innovation of the Year – Business Service Industries category for the Affordable Care Act Compliance & Analytics Support System (ACA COMPASS?). … The annual Career Opportunities in the Accounting Profession summer program for public-and-private high school students begins this weekend. COAP is a free five-day summer program for New York high school students as part of the New York State Society of CPA’s Foundation for Accounting Education’s college readiness program that introduces youth – specifically minority groups who are historically underrepresented in the CPA profession – to the accounting profession. Although the program targets high school juniors, exceptions are occasionally made for an outstanding senior or sophomore.


The Ohio Society of CPA’s efforts were recently recognized by the American Society of Association Executives with a Power of A Gold Award. The Power of A Awards recognize a select number of organizations annually that distinguish themselves with innovative, effective and broad-reaching programs and activities that positively impact America and the world.


More than 800 CPAs and their colleagues participated in Pennsylvania’s inaugural CPA Week of Service, coordinated by the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Members of the state association, as well as their friends and colleagues, improved more than 65 communities across the state during the weeklong event.


Andersen Global has branched out into Guatemala through the addition of Trust Consulting in Guatemala City. Trust Consulting is the second member firm to adopt the Andersen Tax name and to join Andersen Global in Latin America in 2015. It also added NOVINT, Capin, Ibañez & Asociados and Montes, Hernández, L-pez y Del Castillo, accounting and law firms, respectively, in Mexico


Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas, P.C., The Catalyst Group of Calgary and Joint Venture Management Inc. announced the formation of a new jointly owned entity, Joint Venture Strategic Advisors, located in Houston, Texas and Calgary, Alberta.


Thompson Greenspon has been selected as one of The Washington Post’s Top Workplaces for 2015. The firm was ranked No. 26 out of 75 in the Small Employers category. 150 organizations were selected in total. … For nine years, Virginia Business and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants have teamed up to recognize the thousands of CPAs who work in Virginia. The prestigious Virginia CFO Awards program was developed to honor Chief Financial Officers or those holding equivalent positions whose ingenuity and dedication have led to success for their companies, their staff and their professional careers. The VSCPA congratulates member Lori Overholt, CPA, president & CFO of VSA Resorts, a vacation ownership company in Virginia Beach, who won in the small private company category.


PwC US has been awarded a government contract to aid in the mission of the US Agency for International Development to support the advancement of global health. Under the agreement, PwC will provide technical assistance to countries' health systems and supply chains to improve the long-term availability of health commodities as part of its Global Health Supply Chain Program.

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