Greg Forsythe, chairman of the IVSC’s Professional Board, and The Center of Valuation Excellence leader at Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP, has published a White Paper discussing how the lack of consistent practices in assessing goodwill impairment for financial reporting purposes is increasingly apparent as companies operate globally. The full announcement regarding the paper is included below. The paper is available for download and posting on Deloitte/s website.


Stu Myhill has joined TaxOps, Denver, as a partner to lead the business tax specialty firm’s international tax practice. He advises businesses on all aspects of international tax planning and compliance, including domestic and cross-border tax analysis, entity structuring, and foreign tax credit and repatriation planning.


Sam Levin has joined RBZ LLP as partner in its business management practice. Levin specializes in providing services to the entertainment industry, including actors, writers, directors, producers, as well as company executives and high-net-worth individuals.


Jordon Rosen, of Belfint, Lyons & Shuman PA, was recognized as a 2013 Philadelphia Five Star Wealth Manager in the November issue of Philadelphia Magazine.


Ana Natalie Delgado, founder and president of DentaSpa, was the winner the Young Female Entrepreneur of the Year and Female Entrepreneur of the Year during the Stevie Awards for Women in Business.


Danielle Guilbeau has joined P&N Tech in Lafayette as account executive. Guilbeau joins PNT from DETEL Computer Solutions LLC, where she was account executive.


Tiffany Cavanaugh, a senior manager at Baker Newman Noyes, was selected for the Leadership Greater Manchester Class of 2014 by the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce.


Kristin Fee has joined The Mironov Group LLC as a quality control assistant in its Edison office.


Prof. Linda de Beer has been approved as the chair of the Consultative Advisory Group to the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board by the Public Interest Oversight Board on the recommendation of the members of the IAASB CAG. The approval of Prof. de Beer extends her leadership, the first term of which commenced on Oct. 1, 2010, for an additional 18-month period that will end on March 31, 2015. … Michele Amato, a partner at Friedman LLP, has been selected by the Center for Audit Quality to serve on the CAQ Professional Practice Executive Committee. … Branden Elmendorf joins BST as a senior tax associate. … Donald Zief has joined WeiserMazars as a managing director in its real estate group.


Emily Richards, a senior associate at SS&G’s Akron office, recently became a member of The University of Akron George W. Daverio School of Accountancy Junior Advisory Board.


Karin French, national managing partner of international standards for Grant Thornton LLP, has been appointed to the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board for a three-year term beginning January 1.


Duane Brazuk has joined Wouch, Maloney & Co. LLP as a tax manager. Brazuk will manage all aspects of tax engagement for various entities and individual clients.


Michael Gianoni has been named president and chief executive officer of Blackbaud Inc, effective Jan. 13, 2014. Gianoni will also join the Blackbaud board of directors, effective upon becoming chief executive officer. Anthony Boor, who has served as interim president and chief executive officer since August 31, 2013, will maintain that role until Jan. 13, 2014, after which he will continue to serve as chief financial officer and senior vice president, finance and administration.


NASBA has announces its 2013-14 board appointments during its 106th Annual Business Meeting, held on October 29. For a full list of new members installed into office click here. During the annual meeting, the association also awarded Diane Rubin, Andrew DuBoff and Richard Sweeney with prestigious awards.


Eric Ernest has been promoted to partner in the ERISA Assurance and Compliance Services group at McConnell & Jones LLP in Houston.


Ed Offterdinger, executive managing partner of Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP has been selected by the Washington Business Journal as one of the region’s most influential business leaders.

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