A roundup of recent announcements from accounting firms and companies across the country.



Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith, Birmingham, was named Small Business Champion of the Year at the Birmingham Business Alliance 2015 Small Business Awards. Separately, the firm announced a new 3,000-square-foot satellite office at 300 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd., in the Title Building. It is scheduled to open in January 2016. … Crow Shields Bailey PC, Mobile, has joined the McGladrey Alliance of independent accounting and consulting firms.



AGN International-North America Inc. elected its new leadership in Vancouver, B.C.: Warren Barnes, managing partner of Kernutt Stokes LLP was elected chair; Carl Coburn, MP of Clark Schaefer Hackett was elected vice chair; Carol Villemaire, MP of James Moore & Co. PL, was elected treasurer; and Bradley P. Lusk, MP of Sisterson & Co. LLP, was elected secretary.


Intuit named Two Roads, Knoxville, Tenn., its “Firm of the Future.” EKS&H LLP, Denver, and Polymath LLC, Ashland, Ore., took second and third place, respectively. … Prager Metis CPAs LLC celebrated the 50th anniversary of its Los Angeles presence with a cocktail party for clients, friends and the Prager Metis team.


[IMGCAP(1)]BlumShapiro recently presented a check for more than $4,000 to Interval Housefrom the firm’s Jeans for Charity Program. 


Premus Conseils, Libreville, has joined accounting network HLB International.


Deloitte announced its 2016 National Multistate Tax Symposium, which will take place Feb. 3-5, 2016, at Disney’s Grand Floridian Hotel & Spa, in Orlando. For more information, click here. … Kabat, Schertzer, De La Torre, Taraboulos and Co., Miami, is sponsoring Erik Jones and Kyle Busch Motorsports at the final race of the NASCAR Camping World Trucks Series, on November 20, at Homestead-Miami Speedway.


Crowe Horwath LLP, Chicago, released a free report, “Reaching the Pinnacle: A Guide to Going Public and Living as a Public Company,” to help companies navigate the process of becoming a public company.
Separately, the firm announced that it has teamed with Linda Tuck Chapman, president of Ontala Performance Solutions Ltd., to provide third-party risk management consulting services, mainly to financial institutions.



KatzAbosch, Baltimore, received a Leading Edge Alliance “Edge Award” for 2015 Outstanding Marketing Initiative – Niche Development.


Yeo & Yeo CPAs & Business Consultants, Saginaw, received a Leading Edge Alliance Award for Process Improvement, for its Lean Audit Process implementation. … Thomson Reuters, Dexter, announced its second annual Customer Superstar Awards at its 35th annual user conference: Baldwin CPAs PLLC received the Taxologist Award; Ryan McCowan, Greene McCowan & Co. PLLC received the Ideas Community Award; Kmetz, Nuttall, Elwell, Graham PLLC, received the Innovation Award; Niedoba, Beppel, & Co. LLC received the Rookie of the Year Award; and Watts & Hershberger PC receive the myPay Solutions Partner Award.


EY, New York, released its 9th annual Global Hedge Fund & Investor Survey. Survey results and a descriptive infographic are available online. … Marcum LLP, New York City, released its 2015 Marcum Year-End Tax Guide, as well as its Marcum Commercial Construction Index for the third quarter of 2015. … Ryan, Dallas, has acquired TransAmerican Asset Servicing Group LLC, Elmsford, adding a team of abandoned and unclaimed property experts specializing in search and location services for leading financial institutions and other major corporations.


CBIZ, Cleveland, held its annual CBIZ Food Drive, which has resulted in donations that total more than 3 million pounds since it began in 2009, from November 2-13. This year’s drive, “Hunger Wars: Episode 2015” – is expected to bring in 700,000 pounds of food. … Skoda Minotti, Cleveland, Ohio, has been named to the 2015 Crain’s 52 Fastest-Growing Companies.

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