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


Warren Averett LLC has been named one of the Birmingham Business Journal’s 2016 Best Places to Work. It was among the top five extra-large companies.


Erharter Wirtschaftstreuhand tax and audit GmbHs has joind HLB International as part of the HLB Austrian federation of independent CPA and business advisory firms. The Erharter WTH professional team, headquartered in Tirol, has two partners and 20 staff, with offices in Innsbruck, Wörgl and Hopfgarten.



Haskell & White, Irvine, has been recognized by the Association for Corporate Growth Orange County for its many years of community service, receiving he Corporate Responsibility Award for Contribution to Culture and Community. The firm was a finalist for the award in 2015. … Armanino LLP,San Ramon, announced that it will become a value-added reseller for Coupa Software, a leader in cloud-based spend management solutions. (See the story.)



BlumShapiro Consulting, a division of Blum, Shapiro & Co PC, is participating in Microsoft CityNext, a global initiative empowering cities, businesses and citizens to re-imagine their futures and cultivate vibrant communities. (See the story.)… Grant Thornton LLP has relocated its Hartford office to 90 State House Square. The total space leased is 7,928 square feet.



Morrison & Associates has joined the HLB International network of independent accounting firms. The firm was formed in 1998, and specializes in accounting, audit, taxation, management consulting and secretarial services.


Crowe Horwath LLP, Chicago, has introduced the Crowe Analysis Platform working capital solution, which organizes existing ERP transactional data in ways that allow management to analyze the components with greater precision. The solution is Web-based, accessible through a password-secured portal and can be adapted to each company’s specifications. More information is available on Crowe Horwath’s Web site. … RSM US LLP has been recognized by the Forum for Expatriate Management as Tax Provider of the Year, and presented with the organization’s Expatriate Management and Mobility Award.


Confirmation.com has acquired VeriFirm.in, an electronic audit confirmation solution based in Mumbai. VeriFirm.in will remain in Mumbai and integrate into the company’s India subsidiary, Confirmation.com India Private Limited. VeriFirm.in’s acting principles and employees will oversee operations for the Confirmation.com India office including marketing, sales, and support.


Nearly 50 students from five Northwest Indiana high schools attended the Indiana CPA Society's "Game On: CPAs in Action" at Purdue University Northwest's Calumet campus in Hammond on May 10. Game On is a free half-day career awareness program for minority high school students interested in accounting.


Smart Pros, Hawthorne, a provider of education and training to the accounting profession, is celebrating the 35th anniversary of its founding in 1981 by BDO alum Jack Fingerhut. Today, its combined subscription libraries feature more than 2,000 course titles covering subjects in the accounting, financial services, legal & ethics, HR & compliance, engineering, health & safety, and information technology industries.



At its Annual Meeting and Business Excellence Symposium, the Ohio Society of CPAs announced a new mission and brand, “Advancing the State of Business.” The society also installed its 2016-2017 Executive Board: William Chorba will serve as the 2016-2017 chair of the Executive Board; Sandra Richtermeyer as chair-elect; Thomas Zaino as immediate past chair; and Timothy Michaels, Owen Wyss, Michael Elliott and Darlene Finzer as members for three-year terms. In addition, it gave out a number of awards: Bob Fay, of Robert F. Fay, received the Gold Medal for Meritorious Service to the Accounting Profession; Heidi Hylton Meier received the Outstanding Ohio Accounting Educator Award; and Kristine Parsons received the Outstanding Contributor Award. … CBIZ has kicked of its fourth annual Behind the Numbers CFO Contest, with the theme is "It's 5:00 somewhere." CFOs are encouraged to enter a photo of themselves engaged in a “fun hobby” for the change to win a range of prizes. More information is available on CBIZ’s Facebook page.



Premier Financial Services (Seychelles) Limited has joined global accountancy network UHY. The firm was formed in 2014, provides clients with fiduciary and trust services, company formation, international tax planning and structuring, company secretarial services, accounting/ bookkeeping and other ancillary services. It will adopt the UHY branding and be known as UHY Premier Financial Services Limited.



Bloomberg BNA, Arlington, announced a number of awards: Samuel Maruca of Covington & Burling LLP received the 2015 Leonard L. Silverstein Award for Distinguished Service in Tax, while Andrew W. Needham of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP received the Federal Tax Portfolio Author of the Year, and Alden J. Bianchi of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo PC  was named 2015 Federal Tax Contributor of the Year. 


The National Association of Enrolled Agents installed its 2016-2017 board of directors. (See the story.) 


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