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



The California Society of CPAs broke ground on its new headquarters at 1710 Gilbreth in Burlingame. The building at that location was occupied primarily by the American Heart Association, which will become a tenant of CalCPA when renovations are completed next fall. (See photo at left, from left to right: CEO Loretta Doon; board secretary / treasurer Kathryn Johnson; first vice chair Andrew Mintzer; former chair Andrea Cope; immediate past chair Tim Good; and chair Jennifer Ziegler.) … Eighteen management, staff and family members of HMWC CPAs & Business Advisors, Tustin, volunteered on September 19 to help clean-up the Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve as part of the statewide "California Coastal Cleanup Day." HMWC volunteers helped collect the trash and recyclables throughout the day. … LSL (formerly Lance, Sull & Lunghard LLP), Brea, has joined PrimeGlobal, an association of independent accounting firms.


Marcum LLP and the Connecticut Technology Council presented the 8th Annual Marcum Tech Top 40 Awards on September 24, honoring the fastest growing technology companies in Connecticut. A full list of winners is available here.



Baker Tilly International has admitted 14 specialised tax firms to its network. Of the 14, 12 are members of the Synergia Consulting Group network with coverage in Alba, Ancona, Bologna, Catania, Florence, Genova, Modena, Naples, Rome, Turin, Treviso and Verona. Of the remaining two firms, Studio Lobis is based in Milan and provides niche services to German clients, while Studio MMVN & Associati also provides coverage in Milan advising Italian and French clients.



Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell PC’S 2nd Annual School Supplies Drive resulted in a 66 percent increase in donations over last year, netting 50 stuffed backpacks plus an assortment of additional school supplies, which are distributed through the Housing Opportunities Community Partners.



Albert Stowe CPA PLLC, Portsmouth, will combine with Baker Newman Noyes effective Nov. 1, 2015. All the employees will relocate to BNN’s new office at Pease International Tradeport at 100 Arboretum Drive in Portsmouth. Founder Toby Stowe will become a tax principal of BNN.


Working Mother magazine announced its 2015 Working Mother 100 Best Companies list, which included a number of CPA firms: BDO, Deloitte, EY, Grant Thornton, KPMG, McGladrey, Moss Adams and PwC. View the list here. … Mark’s Bookkeeping Services announced its 1st annual networking event, the MBS Night of Networking, which will be held on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, from 6-8 p.m. at Kat and Theo Restaurant at 5 W. 21st St. in Manhattan. Tickets are available for $25 at Eventbrite. … Dannible & McKee LLP, Syracuse, announced dates for its annual fall seminars, including its Manufacturing Conference (October 20); its Tax & Financial Planning Conference (November 5); its Construction Seminar ( December 2); and its Nonprofit Conference (January 12). To register, visit the firm’s Web site. (dmcpas.com/events) … Israeloff, Trattner & Co. CPAs PC, Garden City has been ranked one of the top providers of accounting services by the readers of the New York Law Journal in their 2015 Reader Rankings. It was named the No. 1 Bankruptcy Valuation Provider, the No. 2 Business Accounting Provider, the No. 2 Litigation Valuation Provider, and the No. 3 Forensic Accounting Provider. … Lumsden McCormick challenged Walsh Duffield Co. Inc. and Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel LLP to a week-long philanthropic competition called the City of Good Neighbors Corporate Donation Drive, its second annual corporate donation drive to benefit the Buffalo City Mission, YMCA of Buffalo Niagara and William-Emslie Family YMCA, the Buffalo Animal Shelter, and UNYTS.



Ryan, a leading global tax services firm, has acquired EnerTax Consultants LP, a severance tax consulting firm based in Houston. EnerTax partners Matthew Travis, Sloan Smalley and Jonathon Travis will join Ryan as principals. Travis will also assume the role of Ryan severance tax practice Leader. … Better Bookkeepers Inc., The Woodlands, has expanded into the Austin area. The Austin office will be run by senior bookkeeper Lori Szyperski.


The National Society of Accountants, Arlington, presented a number of awards at its 70th Annual Convention: Karen Hawkins, the recently retired director of the Internal Revenue Service Office of Professional Responsibility was named Person of the Year; Joseph Santoro, of Wolfeboro, N.H., was named Accountant of the Year; Joan LeValley, owner of JCL & Co. in Park Ridge, Ill., received the Distinguished Service Award; the North Carolina Society of Accountants was named Affiliated State Organization of the Year; Curtis Banks Lee, of Raleigh, N.C., received the Norma Kraus Award, as the best state director of the year; the Arkansas Society of Accountants and its publication, ASA News, and the Pennsylvania Society of Tax & Accounting Professionals and its publication, Pennsylvania Accountant, received the Keith Billings Memorial Awards; Bob McKinley, of Spokane, Wash., received the National Editorial Award; Joseph Santoro received the Golden Quill Award; the Public Accountants Society of Colorado and the California Society of Tax Consultants received Best ASO Website Awards; and Mark Nelson, of Nelson Tax Accounting in Milwaukee, received the Outstanding Tax Talker Award. … Piascik, Richmond, has joined PrimeGlobal, an association of independent accounting firms.

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