ALABAMA

Warren Averett LLC will recognize National Estate Planning Week on Oct. 20 – 26, 2014. Estate planning is one of the most overlooked areas of personal financial management due to the following contributing factors: - It is estimated that more than 120 million Americans do not have an up-to-date estate plan to protect themselves and their families in the event of sickness, accidents or untimely death. - The majority of Americans over 65 are totally dependent on Social Security. - Many people mistakenly believe that since they are not "rich" they do not need a comprehensive financial and estate plan. - The majority of Americans are unlikely to plan adequately for their retirement without professional assistance.

MASSACHUSETTS

Moody, Famiglietti & Andronico LLP, a proactive CPA and consulting firm, created MFA Capital Advisors, LLC, a business consulting and transactional services firm. MFA Capital Advisors will support middle market companies with service offerings encompassing a full range of corporate finance matters including mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, recapitalizations, stock repurchases, capital raising, bank financing, strategic alternatives and general corporate advisory on related matters.

NEW YORK

The American Institute of CPAs announced its 2014 Leadership Academy graduating class. For a full list of the 37 graduates visit: AICPA.org … On October 20, the Personal Financial Planning Section of the American Institute of CPAs and 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy will host a free webcast on year-end planning. An experienced panel of financial practitioners will provide consumers with practical advice and strategies for their own year-end planning. The webcast is free and open to the public. Reporters and the general public can register in advance for the free webinar. Reporters with questions can contact Kristin Vincenzo with AICPA Public Relations at 212-596-6138 or kvincenzo@aicpa.org. … Gettry Marcus created, Client Spotlight, an interactive forum to showcase their diverse community of clients and their businesses.  … Deloitte has been named a global leader in SAP Implementation Services by Gartner for the second consecutive year in their recently released report entitled Magic Quadrant for SAP Implementation Service Providers, Worldwide, 2014. According to Gartner, SAP implementations services "include configuration, customization and enhancement of existing SAP functionalities; application, report and interface development; and data loading, rollout, integration, testing and training services."

SOUTH DAKOTA

Regional CPA and business advisory firm Eide Bailly LLP announced the winners of its 2014 Non-Profit Resourcefullness Awards, recognizing outstanding non-profit revenue generation efforts in Arizona, Colorado, Minnesota, and Utah. For a full list visit: www.eidebailly.com


UNITED KINGDOM

MHA MacIntyre Hudson is one of the newest member of Baker Tilly International.

 

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