CALIFORNIA

Paul Sallomi, a partner at Deloitte, has been appointed to national sector leader of Deloitte Tax LLP for technology within Deloitte's technology, media and telecommunications practice. As NSL for technology, Sallomi succeeds Eric Openshaw, who held the position for the past nine years and will continue in his role as national industry leader for Deloitte TMT. … Jeff Russell, a consulting director at Armanino LLP, has been named the new High Tech & Life Sciences manufacturing industries practice leader. Gerry Clancy has been appointed as tax partner at Armanino LLP. Clancy's practice areas include tax planning and preparation of corporation, s-corporation, partnership, individual, trust and estate tax returns.He also performs general business advisory and strategic planning services for clients assisting them with entity selection and structure, structuring mergers and acquisitions and he also represents clients before federal and state taxing authorities.

COLORADO

Payroll Vault’s CEO and founder, Sean Manning, was recognized by the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants as a recipient of the organization’s 2014 Everyday Heroes and Heroines Award. … Kristin Adams has joined TaxOps as a tax senior in the Englewood, Colo., office. She will be primarily responsible for tax compliance and provision work for multijurisdictional corporations and partnerships.

FLORIDA

Kevin Wang, a supervisor in the Audit Division of Warren Averett, LLC in the Fort Walton Beach office CPA, CGFM has been granted the designation of Certified Government Financial Manager. The Association of Government Accountants’, CGFM program was designed to meet the critical need for an increased emphasis on the professional qualifications and stature of government financial managers. … Justin Sroka, a manager in the Audit Department at Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, has been elected treasurer of ArtServe in Fort Lauderdale. … Nelson Rincon has joined the Miami office of Marcum LLP as a tax principal specializing in U.S. international tax and Latin American taxation. … Brian Lukasik has joined PwC US as the new Tax Leader for the firm's Florida market. Based in Tampa, Lukasik brings over 23 years of experience to the role having served a diverse set of clients across multiple industries, including automotive and industrial products, as well as clients in the firm's Private Company Services group. … Horace Gordon, managing partner of Gordon & Associates has been elected to serve as the incoming Chair and Vice Chair for the CPAConnect Advisory Committee for 2015. … Ronald Jackson, of Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund has been named chairman of the board of directors of PKF North America for 2015.

GEORGIA

Kim Hartsock, a partner at Warren Averett LLC, was named one of Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 40 Under 40, Class of 2014.

ILLINOIS

Bradley Greenberg has joined Kessler Orlean Silver & Co as a partner in its tax department. … Julie Valpey, a partner in BDO USA’s National SEC practice, has been recognized by Working Mother magazine as a 2014 Working Mother of the Year. … Bradley Greenberg has joined Kessler Orlean Silver & Co. PC as a partner in its tax department. … Ken Kobiernicki, an audit manager at Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams Ltd.was appointed to the Illinois CPA Society's Employee Benefits Conference Task Force.

INDIANA

Aimee Woehler has joined Sponsel CPA Group as a staff accountant in the Entrepreneurial Services department.

KANSAS

Gary Adamson, the CEO of Adamson Advisory, has become a member of The CPA Consultants’ Alliance. Bonnie Buol Ruszczyk, the president of bbr marketing has also become a member of the organization.

MAINE

Patrick Brady was hired as a staff member in the tax practice of Baker Newman’s Portland office. Brady previously interned with the firm in the spring of 2013 and 2014. Steven DesRoberts was hired as a senior in the risk and business advisory practice. Courtney Francis was hired as a staff member in the tax practice. Wade Gallon was hired as a staff member in the health care consulting.

MASSACHUSETTS

Mark Audi has joined Baker Newman Noyes as principal-in-charge of the firm’s Boston office. Chelsea Gaffney was hired as a staff member in the audit practice, also at the firm’s Boston location. … Tracy Curley has joined Marcum LLP as an Assurance Services Partner in the Boston office.

MICHIGAN

Brandon Kellogg and Fil Schwartz has joined Maner Costerisan’s Business Solutions and Technology Team.

MISSISSIPPI

Jeff Turnipseed has joined WealthPartners as senior vice president/financial consultant, bringing more than 25 years to the firm as a financial consultant and CPA. He was formerly with The Farese Group and has also worked with KPMG, Deloitte Touche and Merrill Lynch. Turnipseed was a founding partner of TEC Partners CPAs and is a graduate of Millsaps College with a degree in accounting.

MISSOURI

Rob Lewis has joined RubinBrown as its chief information officer. Lewis will be responsible for aligning IT strategy with the business, developing the technology vision and strategy, and providing innovative thought leadership to senior firm leaders. Prior to joining RubinBrown, Lewis worked at McGladrey for over 22 years. He is certified as a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and graduated from St. Ambrose University with his bachelor's in computer science. … Marie Carlie, of Stone Carlie & Co., has been selected as one of the 2014 "Top 10 Public Accounting Professionals" for Missouri by the National Academy of Public Accounting Professionals.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Haley Young was hired as a senior in the audit practice of Baker Newman’s Portsmouth office. Caroline Cole was hired as a staff member in the tax practice in the firm’s Manchester office.

NEW JERSEY

Laura Prendergast has joined EY as an executive director at EY’s Tax Controversy and Risk Management Services group in Iselin, N.J. Prendergast will assist clients on working with the IRS to help resolve disputes and mitigate future controversy and pre-filing options. … Steven Moersdorf, a principal at Maffei, Masiello & Company PA, in Mendham, N.J., has joined the board of directors of HealthCare Chaplaincy Network.

NEW YORK

Daniel Lee Amster, has joined Markowitz, Fenelon & Bank LLP,in its Riverhead office as its Information Technology Support Specialist. … Evan Chamberas has joined LCS&Z as a staff accountant. In this role, he assists in providing clients with compilation, audit, tax and other accounting services. Prior to joining the firm, he worked with LeverPoint Management, LLC and GE as a Corporate Tax Intern. … Rick Kasperski, managing partner of Kasperski Owen & Dinan CPAs has been elected to serve as the incoming Chair and Vice Chair for the CPAConnect Advisory Committee for 2015. … Kimberly Davis-Riffe, partner in KPMG LLP's Credit Risk service network and co-leader of the firm's Mortgage and Consumer Lending practice, has been named to HousingWire's 2014 list of "Influential Women in Housing," the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm announced today. … Citrin Cooperman has added four audit partners and approximately 15 staff people formerly with Rosen Seymour Shapss Martin & Company LLP. In addition, Fred E. Shapss, CPA, the firm’s former managing partner, has joined Citrin Cooperman as a consultant. For a full explanation of the new additions click here. … Olivia Kirtley has been elected to a two-year term as president of the International Federation of Accountants. Kirtley, who succeeds Warren Allen, is the first female president in IFAC history, as well as the first representative from the business community to serve in that position. … The American Institute of CPAs has announced five recipients of the 2014-15 AICPA John L. Carey Scholarship. The one-year $5,000 scholarship is awarded to students from liberal arts and other non-traditional business backgrounds that are pursuing graduate accounting degrees and plan to become CPAs. The following students won the award:

  • Eric Herrera, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • Philip Marx, Northeastern University
  • Ted Nashland, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Christine Scherder, The College of William & Mary
  • Marija Zagarins, University of Vermont

The AICPA also announced winners of four awards in the forensic and valuation practice areas. Hubert Klein, a partner at EisnerAmper LLP, has been honored with the Forensic and Litigation Services Volunteer of the Year. Jason MacMorran, a director with P&N Consulting, picked up the 2014 Business Valuation Volunteer of the Year Award. Sheri Schultz, a director of valuation and business support services at Fiske & Company, won the 2014 ABV Champion of the Year Award. Elizabeth Woodward, a director of the litigation support and forensic accounting team at Dean Dorton Allen Ford, has been named CFF Champion of the year.

OHIO

Rea & Associates has promoted 21 team members throughout the firm. For a full list click here

PENNSYLVANIA

Andrew Przyuski has been promoted to manager in the accounting services department of Dunlap & Associates PC in Chalfont, Penn. Przyuski provides accounting, tax, and consulting services for privately held companies, family-owned businesses, and individuals. In addition, he is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, offering clients QuickBooks consulting and support services. … Anthony Delfiner has joined the Philadelphia office of national accounting firm Marcum LLP as a tax & business services partner. … Danielle Shanaberger, a partner at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP’s health care practice, has been named one of the Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal’s Top 20 Under 40. … Bill Brewslawski has been admitted to the partnership at Maillie LLP.

TENNESSEE

John Chisholm has joined The Rainmaker Companies. His focus will be to further strengthen the company's strategic planning, executive coaching and partner conflict resolution practices. Chisholm brings 18 years of professional consulting experience spanning more than 50 professional service firms in the areas of team building, leadership development, communication skills training, succession planning and organizational development. His unique blend of facilitation and interpersonal skills has placed him in high demand as a retreat facilitator. Chisholm holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Illinois.

TEXAS

Matthew Anderson has joined Weaveras an audit partner and will launch the firm’s Los Angeles office. ...Karen Meador has been appointed a managing director in BDO Consulting Healthcare Advisory practice and a member of The BDO Center for Healthcare Excellence & Innovation.

UNITED KINGDOM

Alan Beller and Werner Brandt has been appointed as Trustees of the IFRS Foundation. The appointments of Beller and Brandt will begin on Jan. 1, 2015. Their terms expire on Dec. 31, 2017, renewable once for a further three-year term.

VIRGINIA

The Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants president and CEO Stephanie Peters was installed as president of the Board of Directors of the Certified Public Accountants Society Executives Association. … Steve Halt and Carol Mount of Halt, Buzas and Powell, Ltd. were named 2014 Top Tax Accountants by Washingtonian Magazine.

WASHINGTON D.C.

Gerard Zack, a renowned fraud and compliance professional, has joined BDO Consulting as managing director in the firm’s Global Forensics practice in Washington, D.C. In his new role, Zack will provide clients with anti-fraud and corruption training and awareness programs, as well as fraud risk assessment and mitigation, due diligence and investigative services. … David Kautter has joined McGladrey as partner in charge, Washington National Tax, succeeding Rick Bailine who will retire on Dec. 31, 2014. Kautter will be based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. … The Internal Revenue Service has selected Kevin Richards, Stephanie Salavejus and Kelli Wooten as new members of Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee. Jim Buttonow is the new chairman to the ETAAC. … Ray Beeman, formerly tax reform advisor to chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Dave Camp, has joined Ernst & Young LLP as a principal in the National Tax Department and will serve as one of the leaders in its Washington Council-EY practice in Washington, DC. … Jan Sylvis, a current member of the Governmental Accounting Standard Board, has been named GASB vice chair. The appointment was announced by the Board of Trustees of the Financial Accounting Foundation, which oversees the GASB and its sister organization, the Financial Accounting Standards Board.

 

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