The Tampa office of Warren Averett LLC announces the expansion of client services by opening a Warren Averett Staffing & Recruiting office in Tampa. … Get ready for Wolters Kluwer, CCH Connections User Conference 2014, from October 26 – 29 in Orlando, Fla. September 30 is the last day to lock in current User Conference rates before prices are scheduled to go up. More details on conference program fees are available at the User Conference’s online registration page


Windham Brannon has formed a new Strategic Growth Advisory Practice, which will be led by industry veteran and new principal Tom Leahey. The new practice was established to help companies that don’t have the internal resources required to manage through periods of strategic inflection points, which typically involve high growth. Examples of the services Windham Brannon will be providing include managing merger and acquisition processes, capital structuring, strategic refinement, and international expansion.


Throughout the state of Illinois more than 1,100 Certified Public Accountants gave back to their communities as part of the Illinois CPA Society’s CPA Day of Service on Friday, September 19. The 5th Annual CPA Day of Service included volunteer work at nearly 150 community and non-profit organizations as CPAs wearing blue CPA Day of Service t-shirts donated their time and effort in villages, towns and cities across the state to pack food, clean parks and recreation centers, renovate houses, care for animals and provide employment assistance.


Grant Thornton LLP has relocated its Edison, N.J., office to 186 Wood Ave. S. in Iselin, N.J. The total space leased is 31,288 square feet. Nearly 200 Grant Thornton employees relocated to the new office from its former location at 399 Thornall St. in Edison.


Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management and 2U Inc. is expanding its existing MBA@Syracuse program to include Accounting@Syracuse, a newly rebranded and strengthened online Master of Science in Professional Accounting designed to prepare students for accounting roles in business strategy, consulting, information management and other business fields. … PwC has launched six new offerings to address the next generation of challenges facing businesses. The solutions are reflective of the emerging technology developments, global laws and needs and regulator focus. The new offerings include the following; CPO Executive Dashboard: A metrics-based view of the status of data privacy compliance and risk across the enterprise. Advanced Data Inventory & Dataflow Mapping: Technology-enabled identification, classification, and visualization of data flows across the organization. Cross-border Privacy Compliance: Enabling the seamless global transfer of personal data using a consolidated set of privacy requirements from over 200 countries and jurisdictions. Healthcare & Life Sciences Privacy Readiness: Working with companies in the health and life-sciences industry on everything from helping them design, implement, and assess their privacy programs to responding to data privacy breaches. Big Data Privacy Readiness: Unleashing the long-term value of large data sets by embedding balanced privacy controls into data-analytics processes. Privacy Program Maturity Optimization: Enhancing the privacy office’s relevance to the Board by demonstrating business impact and value creation over a sustained path of maturity growth. … Friedman LLP has launched a new website and refreshed brand to better reflect its mission of providing powerful and personal services to their clients. The firm also plans to integrate the turnaround management and crisis management firm Executive Sounding Board Associates LLC into its firm. The combination will take effect on Jan. 1, 2015.


PwC US has signed a 10-year lease with CBRE Nashville for 10,750 square feet in The Pinnacle at Symphony Place. The firm will occupy the 14th floor of the downtown building that will prominently display PwC signage in the lobby.


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