Firm News — Nov. 18, 2016

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


As part of its 25th anniversary, Barfield, Murphy Shank & Smith, Birmingham, released a music video, CPAs On Fleek.


BlackLine, Los Angeles, was ranked No. 323 on Deloitte’s 2016 Technology Fast 500 list of the 500 fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America, its seventh year in a row on the list.


Deloitte Tax LLP and the Tax Section of the Florida Bar will hold the 2017 National Multistate Tax Symposium on Feb. 1-3, 2017, at Disney’s Grand Floridian in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.


Wipfli LLP and Wipfli Hewins Investment Advisors have opened a downtown Chicago office, its fifth offices in the Chicagoland area.


KatzAbosch has launched a new Web site, and a new tagline, “Create. Grow. Protect.” Separately, on Nov. 10, the firm hosted its first annual Government Contracting Symposium, a full-day event that drew over 100 attendees.


Rodman CPAs will hold an "Intro to QuickBooks Online - Beginner Class," on Dec. 7, 2016, at their office at 51 Sawyer Road, in Waltham, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. To register, visit Rodman CPAs' Web site.


Clayton & McKervey, Detroit, was named a 2016 Free Press Top Workplace for the fifth year in a row. 


Darlene Grace has been named a partner at Bedford Tax Services, Hazlet, which will now be known as Zola Grace CPAs LLC.


Ernst & Young announced the completion of its 12th annual EY Vantage program, which sends top-performing EY professionals abroad to support high-impact entrepreneurs across Latin America at no fee. Twenty-eight advisors completed more than 6,700 program hours working with entrepreneurs in emerging economies and helping them identify and navigate key business challenges. In addition, EY is partnering with MetLife Stadium, the New York Jets and the New York Football Giants to create the EY Coaches Club, a premium luxury space between the Jets and the Giants locker rooms with exclusive access to field-level views, a private on-field deck just five yards behind the home team bench, and unique post-game opportunities. … The American Institute of CPAs announced the 24 students selected for the AICPA Foundation Two-Year Transfer Scholarship Award. (See the story.) … Marcum LLP announced that it will close all of its U.S. offices on the day before Thanksgiving, so Marcum partners and staff can spend the day volunteering in their communities in its second annual Marcum Day of Service. The day will benefit the Feeding America nationwide network of 200 member food banks. … CohnReznick has completed the second and final phase of the move to its headquarters location at 1301 Avenue of the Americas, in New York City. Currently, the headquarters is now home to all of the approximately 375 New York City-based partners and staff. … Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP’s litigation, valuation and matrimonial consulting group has been recognized as one of the top three in the categories of Best Business Accounting Provider, Best Forensic Accounting Provider and Best Litigation Valuation Provider in the Seventh Annual New York Law Journal Reader Rankings. … Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP was named one of the Best Places to Work in New York City in 2016 by Crain's New York Business and Best Companies Group, for the seventh time in nine years. … EisnerAmper LLP has been ranked as a leading firm in The Deal’s Q3 2016 league table rankings for crisis management firms and professionals, ranking second in the Top Crisis Management Firms Category, and holding ten positions in the top 20 rankings for Top Crisis Management Professionals, including the top spot.


Clark Schaefer Hackett’s staff recently participated in Wheels for the World – a team-building activity that resulted in the finished assembly of more than 60 bicycles that were then presented to young students from the Wilmington City School District.

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