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

CALIFORNIA

[IMGCAP(1)]Intacct, San Jose, has been named a Salesforce Platinum ISV Partner. It has partnered with Salesforce to offer customers a pre-built integration with Salesforce Sales Cloud to connect their primary front-office and back-office systems for over 10 years. … Fourteen management, staff and family members of HMWC CPAs & Business Advisors, Tustin, volunteered on May 14 to help the Blind Children’s Learning Center raise money through the organization’s Annual Destination - Independence 5K Walk.  HMWC was a Silver Sponsor for the event, donating $2,500 to the organization.


CONNECTICUT

Pratesi, Salemi & Co. LLC, West Hartford, has been named a 2015 All Star Award Winner by Constant Contact Inc. The annual award recognizes the most successful 10 percent of Constant Contact's customer base. … The Financial Accounting Foundation, Norwalk, released its 2015 Annual Report. (See the story.) 

 

FLORIDA

The Institute of Internal Auditors, Altamonte Springs, announced the results of its first essay contest: Hunter Martin of Union University in Jackson, Tenn., is the inaugural winner of a $1,000 scholarship from Internal Auditor magazine for his essay, “IPPF Update Clears the Smudges on the Window Looking into the World of Internal Auditing.” The four other finalists in the contest are: Caitlin Inman of Union University; Joshua Sander of Union University; Angela Obolsky of Arizona State University; and Hannah Conway of Union University. Their essays will be published on InternalAuditor.org. For information on the program, visit www.internalauditor.org/scholarships.


MASSACHUSETTS

Rodman CPAs will offer a QuickBooks seminar, "Get a Handle on QuickBooks", on June 22 at their office at 2 University Park, 51 Sawyer Road, Suite 610 in Waltham. To sign up, visit Rodman CPAs' Eventbrite page.


MICHIGAN

UHY, Sterling Heights, released a study on global corporate tax rates that found that U.S. business face rates far higher than those in other countries, at 41.1 percent. The average corporation tax rate for European economies is 25.3 percent, and the G7 average is 32.3 percent. However, UHY pointed out that the United States’ high corporate tax rate is mitigated by a variety of tax planning opportunities and deductions which result in many businesses’ effective tax rate being far lower than 41 percent.

 

NEW JERSEY

For the sixth consecutive year, Lassus Wherley has been named one of the Best Places to Work in New Jersey in the Small/Medium Category by NJBiz and Best Companies Group. … Nisivoccia LLP, Mt. Arlington, will co-host a seminar for local dental practices on June 16 at the Madison Hotel in Morristown, with AFTCO Transition Consultants and East West Bank. For information or to register, contact (973) 328-1825.


NEW YORK

Pamela Wickes has launched Wickes Forensic Accounting & Consulting LLC, Albany, a niche accounting services firm focusing on forensic accounting, litigation support, consulting, and collaborative divorce financial services. A CPA who holds the Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified in Financial Forensics, and Accredited in Business Valuation credentials, Wickes held senior management positions at two regional CPA firms over the previous 20 years. … Marcum LLP announced that former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and former SEC Chairman Harvey Pitt will headline its 2016 Marcum MicroCap Conference, a forum for public companies with less than $500 million in market capitalization on June 1-2, 2016 in New York City. … Ryan has been named one of the Best Companies to Work for in New York State for the third consecutive year. … Thomson Reuters has received the NetSuite 2016 SuiteCloud New Partner of the Year Award, which honors a NetSuite partner that has helped joint customers grow.


OKLAHOMA

CCK Strategies, Tulsa, has received the President’s “E” Award for Export Service from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker. The award is the highest recognition a U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports.


UNITED KINGDOM

The IFRS Foundation has published its Annual Report for 2015. The full report can be found here.


WISCONSIN

Sikich LLP has been ranked No. 10 among Milwaukee-area management consulting firms in the Milwaukee Business Journal’s annual Book of Lists, up one spot from last year. The firm also ranked No. 11 among Milwaukee-area accounting firms.  


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