AUSTRALIABlackLine Systems has established local operations in Sydney, with sales and customer service/support staffing to start, and training and implementation services to be added in the near future.


Green Hasson & Janks, Los Angeles, has launched GH&J Creative Financial Staffing, a recruiting team specializing in identifying and placing financial executives. It will be led by Derrick Coleman.


Berkowitz Dick Pollack & Brant has opened a new office in Boca Raton, at 5100 Town Center Circle, Ste. 430.


Tarpley & Underwood PC, Atlanta, volunteered with Project Open Hand, which prepares and delivers meals to shut-ins, and Angel Tree, which helps underprivileged children, throughout December.


Crowe Horwath LLP, Oak Brook, has been named the 2008 Accounting Due Diligence Firm of the Year by Mergers and Acquisitions Advisor, its second consecutive award.


The Rehmann Group, Troy, has changed its name to Rehmann, and introduced a new, integrated service model to provide more collaborative and comprehensive service to clients. The firm has also joined Nexia International. ... Plante & Moran PLLC, Southfield, has been named to Fortune Magazine's 100 Best Companies to Work For list for the 11th consecutive year, ranking 42nd, the highest of any CPA firm on the list.


Froehling Anderson, St. Louis Park, has joined AGN International Ltd.


Broderick & Co. LLC, Albuquerque, has joined Firm Foundation.


Graf Repetti & Co. LLP has merged in Marx, Lange, Gutterman LLP, New York. ... Rosen Seymour Shapss Martin & Co. LLP has merged in Miller, Ellin & Co. LLP, New York, adding almost 40 staff, including five partners - Michael Bernstein, Bernard P. Lewites, David W. Ostrow, Mitchell Rubin and Hilton L. Sokol - and two principals - Mark Peltz and Keith Stone. ... KPMG LLP has been named to Fortune Magazine's 100 Best Companies to Work For list for the third consecutive year, ranking 56th, and 20th among large-sized companies. The firm also received a 2009 Catalyst Award from Catalyst, in honor of its initiatives to support and advance women in business.


Two retired partners from Meaden & Moore were named to the Ohio Society of CPAs' list of the 100 CPAs "whose contributions have shaped the profession in Ohio and around the nation." Lowell "Newt" Baker and James T. Martin have both served as managing partners for Meaden & Moore.


Gocial Gerstein LLC and Gold, Meltzer, Plasky and Wise have merged to form Gold Gocial Gerstein LLC, with offices in Moorestown and Voorhees, N.J., and Jenkintown, Pa. Steve Swartz will serve as managing partner.


Kahn, Litwin, Renza & Co. Ltd., Providence, has merged in Sullivan Shuman & Freedberg, Natick, Mass.

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