A roundup of recent expansions, additions, new services and other news from firms across the country.


BDO USA, Ernst & Young, Grant Thornton, KPMG, Moss Adams and PwC US were all named to the 2016 NAFE Top Companies for Executive Women list from the National Association of Female Executives and Working Mother. … BDO USA expanded its property tax practice through the addition of one partner and eight additional professionals that had served as the property tax practice with True Partners Consulting. Dorothy Radicevich will be joining BDO as a partner, and will serve as the practice leader in Chicago. She brings more than 20 years of experience in state and local tax. … The Illinois CPA Society is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2016-17 academic year, with approximately 30 individual tuition and textbook scholarships available to college students who demonstrate hard work, academic success, and financial need. Students who are enrolled in an Illinois college, have plans to pursue the CPA licensure and demonstrate a course of study that reflects this goal are encouraged to apply online here


Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell PC is celebrating the 95th anniversary of its founding in 1921 by James A. Councilor Sr., who left a position as head of the Consolidated Returns Division of the U.S. Bureau of Internal Revenue (now the Internal Revenue Service) to form an accounting firm that would assist companies and individuals with the new income tax process the government had recently established. The firm adopted its current name in 1961, and now has seven partners, 56 professional and administrative staff members, and two locations in Bethesda and Washington, DC.


A number of accounting firms and related companies were named to Fortune Magazine’s 2016 list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For: Plante Moran (No. 33), Intuit (No. 34), KPMG (No. 43), Ernst & Young (No. 49), PwC (No. 53) and Deloitte (No. 90).


International accounting and consultancy network UHY Advisors has released a global study on employment taxes and associated costs that found they have fallen by 5 percent since 2012, but still account for 20 percent of an employee’s salary. … EisnerAmper LLP has been named a winner of Institutional Investor’s Alpha Awards for hedge fund accounting service providers, as well as Best Tax Advisor by Alt Credit Intelligence at its inaugural U.S. Service Awards program. The firm also won the Private Asset Management Award for Best Private Client Tax Solution from Pageant Media. … Bond Street, an online lending platform for small businesses, has partnered with bookkeeping membership organization ICB to offer ICB USA members a financing solution for clients, as well as access to training materials, exclusive educational webinars and articles, and a large network of accounting professionals.


The South Carolina Association of CPAs is sponsoring the Children's Museum of the Upstate’s Finances for the Family Programming.  SCACPA and the Piedmont Chapter of SCACPA donated $10,000 to TCMU to support the program, a hands-on family-based learning series built to educate both parents and children in financial literacy.

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