BDO USA LLP released the numbers for its Member Firms, which includes the exclusive members of Member Firms’ Alliances. For the year ending on September 30, 2012, the company’s revenues came in at $6.015 billion. This represents a 6.11 percent increase from last year.  Revenues from assurance services accounted for 61 percent of combined fee income, with those for tax and advisory services representing 18 percent and 21 percent respectively.  The BDO network has 54,933 total staff operating from 1,204 offices in 138 countries around the globe. …CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business, added more than a dozen new iPad Apps to its lineup, following the recent digital debut of the iPad App for TAXES – The Tax Magazine. To see the complete lineup and links to the iTunes App Store, visit CCH’s new journal and newsletter Apps page.


Kemper Technology Consulting, Evansville, has received two silver awards in the inaugural Evansville Design Group competition.  The website development team was recognized for its design of both the Bunker Hill Supply Co.  and Valley Cash & Carry websites. Members of the web development team were Ashley Nixon, Jen Green and Matt Pearce. 


Members of The Mironov Group LLC CPAs, Editson, recently participated in the firm’s annual charity fundraiser. This year’s Charity of Choice was St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Through a variety of fundraising activities, including a Cookies for Kids gift card drawing, bake sale and denim day, the firm raised nearly $3,000 to benefit children and their families at St. Jude.


DisclosureNet will host a complimentary webcast that will explore five rasons to call for IFRS Adoption in the U.S. The webcast is designed for senior executives and accounting professionals and the case will be made for how U.S. companies will benefit from implementing a proactive strategy toward adopting the International Financial Reporting Standards. Patricia Walters - Associate Professor of Accounting and Director of the Professional Program in Accounting at the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University and author of IFRS Accounting Trends and Techniques and Peter Kaju, CFO of DisclosureNet will conduct the webcast on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 2 p.m. EST | 1 p.m. CST | 11 a.m. PST. Click here to register. …KPMG LLP, New York, has launched a community service project through its Family for Literacy called, Operation Bookitecture. The firm and its employees will build innovative book structures comprised of both 50,000 new books and used books donated by the firm’s partners and employees. After the structures are completed, and a winning office is selected, all the books will be donated to local non-profit organizations across the country. The idea of the program is to provide new books to children in need this holiday season, and donate the used books to fill the shelves of local libraries to benefit the communities in which KPMG people live and work. KPMG’s Family for Literacy program is focused on our commitment to youth and education and understanding that the toughest roadblock to children’s literacy in low-income communities is a lack of books. KFFL provides new books to children in need, in collaboration with the non-profit organization First Book. …WeiserMazars LLP, New York, has released its first U.S. Water Industry Outlook survey. The study found 71 percent of respondents, who are managers within the U.S. water industry, expect significant consolidation in the next five years through acquisitions of smaller utilities by larger investor owned utilities.  Click here to get a full scope of the Water Industry Outlook survey. …Ernst & Young LLP, New York, issued their corporate sustainability report for the Americas Area. The report Patterns of progress: How our people are shaping our sustainability journey provides an update on the firm’s progress on initiatives in key focus areas including diversity & inclusiveness, community engagement and environmental stewardship from the 2011 fiscal year. … Freed Maxick CPAs PC earned the 2012 “Best International Service Provider” award at the International Business Council’s (IBC) 21st Annual Trade Banquet & Expo on November 13th at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Rochester, N.Y. 


Skoda Minotti CPAs will host two educational seminar events, titled, “Tax Consequences of the 2012 Elections.”  The breakfast event will take place on Thursday, December 6th, and the lunch event will take place on Tuesday, December 11th.

Topics to be discussed:

•           Year-end tax planning for individuals and businesses

•           Year-end tax planning using the estate and gift tax laws for 2012

•           2013 tax law if no changes are made

•           What the future holds based upon post-election Congress


The employees of Bellevue-based Clark Nuber, pulled out their best recipes to enter the firm’s fourth annual Cook-Off Contest to raise money for a local charity. The money was raised by collecting donations from each employee to purchase a round of tastes of the entries. Each taster then cast one vote for their favorite recipe. The winning dishes included Beef Bourguignon, Slow Cooker Apple Crisp and Macaroni & Cheese w/Buffalo Chicken. The proceeds of the event this year were donated to United Way of King County. The firm matched the employee’s donations $1 for $1. 

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