Colorado
Chris Smith has joined Anton Collins Mitchell LLP, Denver, as a partner specializing in audit services. He previously worked as an audit partner and associate director of accounting and auditing for the West Coast Region of BDO Seidman. ... ProSoft Inc., Englewood, has hired Russell J. Graf as senior account executive in its new Phoenix office. Graf brings over 15 years of experience in business application software.

Florida
Donna M. Bloomer and Associates CPAs, Pensacola, has promoted Kendall J. Chancellor, to accounting supervisor; Joy Lasseter, to information technology manager; and Kathleen F. Rasmussen, to senior accountant. Chancellor joined the firm in 2002, Lasseter in 1996 and Rasmussen in 2001.

Georgia
Chris Etheridge, a partner with Frazier & Deeter LLC, Atlanta, has been selected to serve as co-chair of the Georgia Society of CPAs’ Peer Review Committee. He will be responsible for the peer review program.

Minnesota
Joseph (Leroy) Dennis has been named executive partner for assurance services at McGladrey & Pullen LLP, Minneapolis. Dennis is a 25-year veteran of the firm, and most recently served as the partner-in-charge of audit and assurance for its Western practice. McGladrey also bolstered its tax practice by hiring Catherine Bernard and Rob Kane as managing directors. Bernard brings more than 20 years of experience, including six with Big Four firms, to McGladrey’s Sioux Falls, S.D., office. Kane, who spent more than 13 years with Deloitte & Touche, will work out of the Cedar Rapids, Iowa, office.

Nebraska
Bryan P. Robertson has joined McCarthy Group Inc., Lincoln, as managing director of business valuations. Prior to joining the firm, Robertson was a partner in his own accounting firm.

Nevada
Gary M. Johnson, managing shareholder at Johnson Jacobson Wilcox, Las Vegas, was awarded the Outstanding Alumni Award by the Beta Alpha Psi Fraternity at the University of Nevada Ñ Las Vegas, in recognition of his achievements in accounting. Johnson graduated from UNLV in 1978.

New Jersey
Schonbraun Safris McCann Bekritsky & Co. LLC, Roseland, has named Ingrid Noone and Marci Plotkin as partners. Noone was previously a principal, and has more than 14 years of experience specializing in real estate industry practice. Plotkin has more than 20 years of experience in accounting and the real estate industry. ... The Barson Group, Somerville, has hired M. Elizabeth Doblosky and Eric Malinowski as senior staff. Doblosky brings nine years of experience, and will work in the financial investigation and valuation arena, while Malinowski brings 15 years of public and private sector experience. ... James H. Ruitenberg, a partner with Bederson & Co. LLP, West Orange, has been re-elected to the North Haledon Board of Education for a three-year term.

New York
Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell LLP, Newburgh and Poughkeepsie, has promoted Anthony J. Scarrone to chief operating officer. In addition, the firm announced that one of its accountants, Rebecca Hasbrouck, has been nominated by the School of Business at SUNY New Paltz as the Outstanding Accounting Student of the Year for 2003. She is in the MBA program.

Virginia
Mary Aldrich has joined Witt, Mares & Co. PLC, Newport News, as marketing director. She brings 14 years of experience in marketing, most recently as marketing manager for the Peninsula Alliance for Economic Development. ... Paul Young, a partner with Goodman & Co., has been elected president of the Richmond Chapter of the Virginia Society of CPAs for 2003-2004. He has worked with the chapter since 1988. In addition, Elizabeth W. Moore, a partner with the firm, has been named the Virginia Small Business Accountant Advocate of the Year for 2003 by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

 

Firms
Minnesota
McGladrey & Pullen, Minneapolis, was named a finalist in the 2003 Minnesota Business Ethics Awards program of the Center for Ethical Business Cultures and the Minnesota Society of Financial Service Providers.

Nevada
Johnson Jacobson Wilcox, Las Vegas, received the Southern Nevada Human Resource Council’s Workplace Excellence Award for 2003.

New York
Deloitte & Touche, New York, has again been named one of Diversity Inc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity. This year the firm was ranked No. 7 on the publication’s list, and was also ranked No. 1 on the Top 10 Companies for Recruitment list.

 

Coming Events
June16-20: 2003 Tax Education Program Ð Week 1, AICPA. University of Illinois at Champaign, Champaign, Ill. Contact: www.cpa2biz.com/conferences.

17: COBIT, NYSSCPA. NYSSCPA headquarters, New York City. Contact: Gary Carpenter (315) 487-4567 or gcarpenter-cit@worldnet.att.net.

17: IRS Practice & Procedures Conference, Foundation for Accounting Education. New York Helmsley Hotel, New York. Contact: (800) 537-3635.

19: Conducting Internal Investigations, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Renaissance Nashville Hotel, Nashville, Tenn. Contact: (800) 245-3321 or www.cfenet.com.

19-20: Spring Business and Industry Conference, AICPA and the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants. JW Marriott Las Vegas, Las Vegas. Contact: www.cpa2biz.com.

23: Financial Statement Fraud, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. Contact: (800) 245-3321 or www.cfenet.com.

23-24: 2003 Advanced Investment Management Conference, AICPA. Seaport Hotel at the World Trade Center, Boston. Contact: www.cpa2biz.com/conferences.

23-25: Tech 2003 Ñ Information Technology Conference, AICPA. Bellagio, Las Vegas. Contact: www.cpa2biz.com/conferences.

23-27: 2003 Tax Education Program Ð Week 2, AICPA. University of Illinois at Champaign, Champaign, Ill. Contact: www.cpa2biz.com/conferences.

24: Derivatives and Investment Portfolio Management, Illinois CPA Society. ICPAS, Chicago. Contact: www.icpas.org or (312) 993-0393.

26: How to Testify, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. New Yorker Hotel, New York City. Contact: (800) 245-3321 or www.cfenet.com.

30: Conducting Internal Investigations, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. St. Louis Marriott, St. Louis. Contact: (800) 245-3321 or www.cfenet.com.

 

July

7-11: 2003 Tax Education Program - Week 3, AICPA. University of Illinois at Champaign, Champaign, Ill. Contact: www.cpa2biz.com/conferences.

8-9: The Reluctant Salesperson: A Realistic Approach to Practice Development for the CPA, The Growth Partnership. Harrah's Casino and Hotel, St. Louis. Contact: Kent Wagner (877) 226-0496, (314) 209-0922 or www.thegrowthpartnership.com.

8-10: National Tax Forum, IRS. Atlantic City, N.J. Contact: www.irs.gov or Public Affairs International (301) 593-0200.

8-12: 32nd Annual National Convention, National Association of Black Accountants. Marriott Copley Place Hotel, Boston. Contact: www.nababoston.com or www.nabainc.org.

9-10: 2003 New York CPA, Business & Technology Show, New York State Society of CPAs. Hilton New York Hotel, New York. Contact: flaggmgmt@ msn.com or www.flaggmgmt.com/ny.

9-11: 2003 Advanced Estate Planning Conference, AICPA. Fairmont Royal York, Toronto. Contact: www.cpa2biz.com/conferences.

10-11: Controllers Workshop, AICPA, CICA and the IMA. The Venetian, Las Vegas. Contact: www.cpa2biz.com.

10: Professional Interviewing Skills, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Omni San Francisco Hotel, San Francisco, Calif. Contact: (800) 245-3321 or www.cfenet.com

14: Investigating by Computer, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Sheraton Crystal City Hotel, Arlington, Va. Contact: (800) 245-3321 or www.cfenet.com

14-18: 2003 Tax Education Program - Week 4, AICPA. University of Illinois at Champaign, Champaign, Ill. Contact: www.cpa2biz.com/conferences.

14-18: Third Annual National Tax Education Institute, National Association of Enrolled Agents. Flamingo Hilton, Las Vegas. Contact: www.neteinet.org.

17: Advanced Computer Fraud Detection & Prevention, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Double Tree Hotel, Philadelphia. Contact: (800) 245-3321 or www.cfenet.com.

17-18: AICPA/APQC National Performance Measurements Conference, AICPA and the American Productivity and Quality Center. Westin Tabor, Denver. Contact: www.cpa2biz.com.

21-25: 2003 Tax Education Program - Week 5, AICPA. University Place Conference Center and Hotel, Indianapolis. Contact: www.cpa2biz.com/conferences.

22-24: National Tax Forum, IRS. Orlando, Fla. Contact: www.irs.gov or Public Affairs International (301) 593-0200.

23-25: Annual Meeting and Convention, Arkansas Society of Enrolled Agents. Riverfront Hilton, North Little Rock, Ark. Contact: Sherry Main (479) 521-0310 or slmain@nwark.com.

24-25: National Accounting and Auditing Advanced Technical Symposium, AICPA. Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. Contact: www.cpa2biz.com.

31-1: Trusts and Estates, Washington State Society of Enrolled Agents and NCPE. Holiday Inn, Renton, Wash. Contact: Dennis LeMaster (360) 875-5555.

 

August

3-8: 14th Annual ACFE Fraud Conference & Exhibition, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Hilton Chicago, Chicago. Contact: (800) 245-3321 or www.cfenet.com.

5-7: National Tax Forum, IRS. Atlanta. Contact: www.irs.gov or Public Affairs International (301) 593-0200.

13-15: Nonprofit Excellence Conference, Best Software. Washington Marriott, Washington D.C. Contact: npx@mip.com

19-21: National Tax Forum, IRS. St. Louis. Contact: www.irs.gov or Public Affairs International (301) 593-0200.

21: Tracing Illicit Funds, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. New Yorker Hotel, New York City. Contact: (800) 245-3321 or www.cfenet.com.

21-26: NAEA Convention, National Association of Enrolled Agents. Westin Crown Center, Kansas City, Mo. Contact: www.naea.org.

25-26: National Governmental Accounting and Auditing Update Conference, AICPA. JW Marriott, Washington. Contact: www.cpa2biz.com.

25-26: Conducting Internal Investigations, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Sheraton Crystal City, Arlington, Va. Contact: (800) 245-3321 or www.cfenet.com.

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