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


Armanino LLP, San Ramon, received zero engagement deficiencies and zero quality control deficiencies on its recent inspection from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, its third consecutive zero-deficiency report since 2010.



CPAmerica International, Gainesville, recognized 10 firms that have been members for 10 years or more: over 25 years -- N&K CPAs Inc.; 20 years -- Brock, Schechter & Polakoff and Maxwell Locke & Ritter LLP; 15 years -- Dennis, Gartland & Niergarth, Frankel Zacharia LLC, Harper & Whitfield PC and Wheeler, Wolfenden & Dwares PA; and 10 years -- 415 Group, Wallace, Plese + Dreher LLP and Wegner CPAs.


PKF North America, Atlanta, has changed its name to Allinial Global. It has reached an agreement with PKF International Ltd. to pursue independent strategies, effective Nov. 30, 2015.


Krouse, Kern & Co. Inc., Fort Wayne, has merged with Indianapolis-based Top 100 Firm Katz, Sapper & Miller.



MarksNelson has acquired Overland Park, Kan.-based Marsh & Co. Marsh‘s employees will be integrated into MarksNelson’s Kansas City headquarters on Jan. 1, 2016.


Morison International has added a new member firm in Casablanca: two-partner tax, legal, audit and advisory services firm Auditia.


Billings-based Schafer & Associates PC will join Top 100 Firm Eide Bailly LLP on December 14. Sole shareholder Matt Schafer and his team will move into Eide Bailly’s current Billings office.


Baker Newman Noyes has moved to new, larger office space in Portsmouth in the Pease International Tradeport at 100 Arboretum Drive.


Klatzkin & Co. LLP, Langhorne, has kicked off its 85 Ways, 85 Days: Random Acts of Klatzkin initiative in honor of the firm’s 85th anniversary. Klatzkin employees will deliver one random act of kindness each day for 85 days throughout New Jersey and Bucks County, Pa.


Top 100 Firm O’Connor Davies LLP is merging with Stanley Marks & Co. LLP, Newburgh. … WeiserMazars LLP, New York City, has expanded and realigned its market segments as part of its ongoing growth strategy as the firm approaches its 100th anniversary. The expansion includes the formation of a dedicated International Services Group headed by partner Louis Osmont and a Professional Services/Entrepreneurial Business Group headed by partner John Witkowski.  The realignment includes the combining of the Media and the Technology Groups, which will be led by partner Kevin Pianko. Additionally, in connection with the realignments, partner Kathryn A. Byrne was named leader of the Manufacturing & Distribution Practice Group. Separately, the firm was named the first recipient of the Corporate Leadership Award from the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education (Chhange) in appreciation of the firm’s exceptional philanthropic initiatives and commitment to human rights. … Justin Kuczmarski has launched NAV Valuation & Advisory LLC, New York City, a multidisciplinary corporate advisory firm with a focus on investment valuation, investment auditing, and corporate advisory services for the alternative investment industry. NAV also offers an array of forensic advisory services and real estate M&A services.   


Skoda Minotti, Cleveland, received an Edge Award for Process Improvement from the Leading Edge Alliance, which recognizes a project in the last year that successfully improved the operation or service delivery of the firm. Skoda Minotti received the award for its Lean Initiatives, which focused on reviewing all aspects of the firm’s processes to enhance consistent, repeatable processes that provide efficiency by eliminating unnecessary steps and activities.


Enterprise-based Edison, Perry & Co. PC will join Top 100 Firm Eide Bailly LLP on Jan. 11, 2016, becoming Eide Bailly’s first office in Oregon. The union will add 16 staff to the firm, including one partner, Jeff Edison, who will also serve as office lead partner in Enterprise. 



Top 100 Firm Marcum LLP will merge in Philadelphia-based Smart, Devine & Co. LLC, on Dec. 1, 2015. Approximately 75 partners and staff will join Marcum, and the firm’s two Pennsylvania offices, in Philadelphia’s Center City and King of Prussia, will become part of the Marcum organization. 



The internship program at Top 100 Firm Elliott Davis Decosimo, Greenville, was ranked second in the nation by Vault.com. This is the second consecutive year the firm has ranked second, higher than any other accounting firm.


Dent K. Burk Associates PC and Hodges, Jones & Mabry PC have merged with Brown, Edwards & Co. LLP, giving the latter nearly 300 associates in nine offices in Blacksburg, Bristol, Harrisonburg, Lynchburg, Roanoke, and Wytheville; in Charleston and Bluefield, W.Va.; and in Kingsport, Tenn.


Denver-based Anton Collins Mitchell LLP will merge in Mader Tschacher Peterson and Co. LLC, Laramie, on Jan. 1, 2016.

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