CALIFORNIA

BlumShapiro has been selected as a top-performing channel partner by cloud financial management and accounting software company, Intacct. … Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC acted as exclusive financial advisor to Supplier Management Solutions, Inc. in securing an investment from Corbel Structured Equity Partners. SMS engaged DCF to explore strategic alternatives related to partnering with a capital provider to facilitate continued growth. DCF assisted SMS throughout the capital raise process, including helping with the preparation of marketing materials, identifying and approaching potential investors, facilitating management presentations, and advising on negotiations and transaction closing. … RBZ LLP has won the “Best Places to Work” Awards, presented by the Los Angeles Business Journal. … Hood & Strong LLP, a leading Bay Area accounting and business advisory firm, is posing an important question to business owners: What are you doing to plan for the single, most critically important financial event of your life – the transition out of your business? To help business owners answer this question, Hood & Strong is launching a new service line focused on exit planning for small and midsized businesses. “Exit planning is the creation and execution of a strategy that allows a business owner to leave his or her business, on their own terms and conditions,” said Raul Hernandez, audit and advisory partner at Hood & Strong, who is leading the exit planning service line along with Charles Crume, Hood & Strong business advisory partner. “An exit plan protects the value of a business; reduces family and employee uncertainty; minimizes, defers or eliminates capital gains, estate or income taxes; and creates a strategic direction for growth.” … Andersen Tax has added MDR Advisory Group to the firm. MDR provides national, international and corporate tax work to individuals and businesses in Switzerland and Europe. The office in Lugano is the third location established in Switzerland and reinforces the firm’s commitment to providing best-in-class, seamless service to clients throughout the world.

COLORADO

EKS&H LLLP was named by Great Place to Work as one of the best medium workplaces in the United States on its annual 2014 Best Small & Medium Workplaces List, published in FORTUNE Magazine.

FLORIDA

Anthony Brunson has branched out to open a solo practice, Anthony Brunson P.A. His new corporate headquarters is located at 333 Las Olas Way, CU 4, in Fort Lauderdale. His is also located at 801 Brickell Avenue, Suite 900 in Miami. Both locations will offer comprehensive CPA services to a host of businesses and organizations throughout the south Florida communities.

FRANCE

HLB International has signed a new member in France : Dba, based in Paris. Dba provides audit & accounting as well as advisory services to national and multi-national clients ranging from family-owned businesses to listed companies – including subsidiaries of multi-national companies. The firm has special expertise in the Banking & Insurance, Real Estate and Renewable Energy sectors.

ILLINOIS

Working Mother magazine named BDO USA LLP as one of the 2014 Working Mother 100 Best Companies for outstanding leadership in establishing policies, programs and corporate culture that supports working moms, including child care, flexible work arrangements, paid parental leave and advancement of women. Companies are also measured on access to and usage of family friendly programs.

KENTUCKY

Riney Hancock CPAs has been honored with the 2014 When Work Works Award for its use of effective workplace strategies to increase business and employee success. The award, part of the national When Work Works project administered by the Families and Work Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management, recognizes employers of all sizes and types in Kentucky and across the country.

MASSACHUSETTS

Vanguard Renewables LLC has enlisted Pryde Consulting to meet all their financial and accounting needs. Vanguard was recently established by a strong and experienced team. Vanguard aims to achieve the highest level of resource and environmental sustainability through the development of high-performance BioProcessing facilities for full-cycle organics reuse.

MISSOURI

Marks Nelson Vohland Campbell Radetic LLC of Kansas City has formally changed its name to MarksNelson LLC. The firm’s new name reflects the shorthand already used by clients and employees and will also serve to strengthen the company’s brand equity due to its simplicity. The new brand identity comes with a new logo mark forming an arrow, along with the tagline “Move Forward”

NEW JERSEY

The New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants Young CPAs Council is sponsoring its fifth annual food drive through November 21 that will benefit the Community FoodBank of New Jersey. Donors are encouraged to bring nonperishable items to NJSCPA headquarters in Roseland. Additional drop-off locations are listed at www.njscpa.org/fooddrive. Last year’s food drive saw the collection of more than 2,800 pounds of food, which helped benefit thousands of people all across the Garden State.

NEW YORK

KPMG LLP has been named "U.S. AML Firm of the Year" in ACQ magazine's 2014 annual "ACQ Global Awards." Additionally, ACQ recognized KPMG International, a global network of professional firms providing audit, tax and advisory services, as the "International AML Advisory of the Year." The ACQ awards recognize industry leaders, eminent individuals, exemplary teams and distinguished firms that represent the benchmark of achievement and best practice. … Decosimo will serve as the lead sponsor for the Private Investment Funds Due Diligence Summit to be held at the Princeton Club in New York City on September 22-23. Hosted by Financial Research Associates, the conference will be chaired by Decosimo’s Domestic and International Principal Karl Jordan, CPA, CGMA. The summit will explore a series of major topics including direct investing, management fees, post-investment due diligence and documentation. … Reflecting the evolution of middle market accounting firms from tax and audit service providers to full service business consultancies, accounting firm Friedman LLP today announced a new website and refreshed brand to better reflect its mission of providing powerful and personal services to their clients. The new brand messaging debuted by Friedman, “Powerful. Personal” and the tagline “Your livelihood. Empowered,” both reflect a focus on working together with clients as partners to guide and grow their businesses. Friedman’s refreshed brand demonstrates that not only does the firm offer core audit and tax services but also goes beyond to provide an array of specialty business advisory services to help their clients thrive. … Marks Paneth LLP has been ranked among the top three forensic accounting providers serving in the New York metropolitan area in the New York Law Journal Annual Reader Rankings Survey. Marks Paneth is the only major regional firm to be voted among the top three firms in this category in all five years of the survey.

OHIO

BCG & Company announced today that it has been named among the 99 best places to work in Northeast Ohio for the 10th year in a row. Hailed as a "Northcoast 99 Company" by the Employers Resource Council (ERC), northeast Ohio’s largest employers’ association, BCG&Co. was distinguished for creating a workplace that attracts and retains top performers. … SS&G’s new downtown Cincinnati office is now open for business. The top 40 accounting firm is expanding its Cincinnati-area presence with an office on first floor of the Atrium II at 221 East 4th Street. The new location puts SS&G in downtown Cincinnati’s Central Business District, a move designed to give clients better access and reaffirm SS&G’s commitment to supporting the city’s revitalization and economic growth. … Tamzen Johnson and Amy Doerhoefer, partners at Johnson & Doerhoefer CPA, expanded into Blooming Prairie. Johnson and Doerhoefer have been working together since 1997.

VIRGINIA

Accounting professionals who made strong contributions to the accounting profession were honored at the recent National Society of Accountants 69th Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD. Several NSA Affiliated State Organizations were also presented with major awards. Click here for a list of honorees. 

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Raffa celebrates its 30th year of service to nonprofits and socially responsible businesses this fall. The D.C.-based firm has grown from an audit and consulting firm to a broad professional services firm providing accounting, technology, human resources, investing, tax, fraud prevention and search and placement services to its growing list of clients. The firm is a partner to nonprofit leaders around the country.

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