Gregory Levy, a principal at Kaufman, Rossin & Co., Miami, will be speaking at the 15th Annual Effective Hedge Fund Tax Practices conference November 19th and 20th, and the 3rd Annual Hedge Fund Tax 101 and K-1 Boot Camp conferences on January 30th and 31st in New York. All three conferences are presented by Financial Research Associates, LLC. … Kelsey Thompson, a team member at Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company P.A, has been named one of the Business Observer’s 40 Under 40 for 2013. … Allison Harrell,  a director at Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A., Tallahassee, has been appointed by the American Institute of CPAs to the Governmental Audit Quality Center Executive Committee for the 2013-2014 year.  


Christopher Fagan has joined Moore Colson, Atlanta, as a senior manager in the firm’s business assurance practice. … Greg Foster, an audit partner with Porter Keadle Moore in Atlanta, has accepted a volunteer position on the Finance Committee of Gwinnett Habitat for Humanity


Lawrence Beebe, a principal at Bond Beebe, Bethesda, and director of payroll audits Philip Vivirito, have completed the second edition of Payroll Auditing: A Guide for Multiemployer Plans. Published by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, Payroll Auditing provides industry best practices and insights on how to conduct payroll audits and manage payroll audit programs. 


Michelle Wright and Aaron Cooper were recently promoted to principal at Brown Smith Wallace, St. Louis. Bianca Sarrach, Allison Jasper, Amy Jackson and Keith Rauch were promoted to managers.


Brieanna Patterson, was promoted to senior accountant, at Leone, McDonnell & Roberts. Monique Welch and Mark Wesolaski were promoted to in-charge accountants.


Bridget Day, William Mellon, Lisa Minniti, Charles Abraham and Nicolas Quairel were promoted to equity partners at WeiserMazars LLP, New York. … William Kahn, a partner at UHY LLP and managing director at UHY Advisors NY, has been appointed to serve on the New York State Board for Public Accountancy. … Keith Peterka has joined Rosen Seymour Shapss Martin & Company LLP, New York, as a principal.


Bober Markey Fedorovich, a regional audit and accounting firm in Akron, recently promoted ten of its associates: Jennifer Elsass was promoted to senior manager, Joanna Hoiles was promoted to senior manager, Matt Dobay and Melissa Dunham were promoted to managers. Samantha Buemi was promoted to supervisor while Monica Foster, Carrie Rogers, Alison Stem, Gina Ardillo and James Skakun were promoted to seniors.


Christopher Turtell has been promoted to senior manager, at Herbein, Reading.


Sharon Hamrick, director of litigation support at Decosimo Advisory, and principal Mike Costello, spoke at the Litigation Counsel of America’s (LCA) 2013 Fall Conference & Celebration of Fellows hosted Oct. 16-18 at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.


Tom Sulewski, a shareholder at Clark Nuber, was recently appointed as chairman of the board of the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce for the 2013-2014 term.


Mark Kronforst has been named chief accountant of The Securities and Exchange Commission division of Corporation Finance. Kronforst has been one of the division’s associate directors for disclosure operations since October 2010.  He previously worked in several positions within the division including as the division’s deputy chief accountant.  Before joining the SEC, Kronforst was the director of financial reporting for Solectron Corporation and an audit senior manager at the accounting firm of KPMG LLP. Daniel Murdock was tapped as a deputy chief accountant in the agency's office of the chief accountant. Murdock fills a vacancy created when Paul Beswick was promoted to chief accountant.  The other two deputy chief accountants, Brian Croteau and Julie Erhardt, head the professional practice group and the international group respectively.

Before joining the SEC staff, Murdock worked as an industry professional practice director for Deloitte & Touche LLP.


Christa Baldridge has joined Schenck SC, Milwaukee, as a senior tax manager.


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