April Mackenzie will be joining the International Valuation Standards Council as chief operating officer. Mackenzie, Global Head of Governance and Public Policy, will leave Grant Thornton in 2014. In the interim period, Grant Thornton International Limited is sponsoring her into the senior executive role where she will be tasked with helping to steer and support the IVSC through an intense phase of growth. In taking on this role Mackenzie will step down from the IVSC Board of Trustees which she has served on since 2009.


Peter Kehrli and Sabrina Ho were promoted to principals in Rothstein Kass' San Francisco office.


Brian Amann, CEO of TaxOps, has been named a finalist for the 2013 PowerBook awards by The Denver Business Journal.


Barbara Richardson, owner of SpringWell Financial Services which is based in Stockbridge, won the Certified Tax Coach of the Year Award which was presented by the American Institute of Certified Tax Coaches during its annual banquet. … Susan Wall has joined Moore Colson as a manager in the firm’s Atlanta office. Prior to Moore Colson, Wall worked at Workplace Spanish Inc, where she was the director of finance. The firm also hired Jared Miller and Kelly Hopkins as a business assurance associates, and Samantha Scott as a tax associate. … Lauren Oxley has been appointed as a consulting manager at UHY LLP, Atlanta, in the firm’s Management & Technology Consulting department, with a focus in Enterprise Optimization. … Bernie Palmer has joined BT Wealth Management, which is an affiliate of Bennett Thrasher in Atlanta, as managing director. Prior to joining BT Wealth, Palmer was the CFO for Tyler Perry Studios, where he advised senior management on personal financial and investment advisory matters and handled corporate financial obligations.


Steven Goluch has joined Weiss & Company LLP, Glenview, as a principal. Steve brings with him over 20 years of tax experience. He will focus on corporate, partnership and individual tax planning and compliance work. Goluch will provide expertise in federal, state and local income, sale and use and estate and gift areas. His industry experience includes manufacturing, construction, real estate, retail, wholesale, and professional services. Goluch received his Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Arizona State University and his masters in Taxation from DePaul University. He’s a member of the AICPA and the Illinois CPA Society.


Bobby Huff has joined the Owensboro office of Riney Hancock CPAs PSC as a senior accountant in the Tax Services Division. Michael Fillman, who is a staff II accountant in the firm’s audit and assurance division, completed his CPA exam and experience requirements.


Wayne Macaluso joins Postlethwaite & Netterville Tech, Baton Rouge, as director of sales, in Netterville. Prior to P&N Tech, Macaluso was the CEO at Detel Computer Solutions LLC.


Brian Israel has joined the Dixon Hughes Goodman DC Metro Business Development team as the business development executive for the region.


David Barton, a principal at UHY LLP, was a speaker at Detroit SecureWorld 2013 on Wednesday, October 16th, where he touched on the complex compliance demands facing corporations today. He covered PCI, HIPAA, Fedramp, ISO and SSAE 16 and/or SOC 2; How to maximize compliance and minimize professional fees; “Normalizing” the compliance process and reducing the impact of differing compliance standards and shared examples of what companies are doing to effectively comply. … Daron Gifford has joined Plante Moran, Southfield, as a partner to lead its strategy consulting practice.


Miri Forster and Jay Shepulski were promoted to principals in Rothstein Kass' New Jersey office.


Kevin Sasz has been promoted to senior director at Rothstein Kass, New York. … John Quinn has returned to ParenteBeard as regional manager for the firm’s New York City metro area. Prior to returning to ParenteBeard, Quinn was the CFO of the mobile media solutions provider, Single Touch Systems Inc.


Roy Kramer, a tax partner with accounting firm Brown Smith Wallace, has achieved National Social Security Advisor certification from the National Social Security Association, LLC in Cincinnati. 


Lydia Miller has joined Herbein + Co. Inc, Pittsburgh, as an audit manager. The firm also added Angela Smith to its administration team. … Edward Reitmeyer has joined Marcum LLP as a partner in the firm’s Philadelphia tax and business services department. He will also co-lead the Real Estate Services Practice Group in Pennsylvania.


Amy Van Buren has been named partner in the Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain PC’s Tax Services Division.


Keith Mueller has been named CEO of BookKeeping Express after serving on the board of the Tysons Corner-based franchise company since 2010. … David Trimner has joined CliftonLarsonAllen, Arlington, as a principal in the firm’s public sector tax practice. Prior to CliftonLarsonAllen, Trimmer worked as a tax partner at BDO.


Pete Miller, a shareholder at Clark Nuber, was recently appointed to the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Board as Director-at-Large for the 2013-2014 term.


Michael Plowgian has joined KPMG LLP as a principal in the firm’s Washington National Tax Practice, where he will assist the firm’s international tax practice and its corporate multinational clients. Prior to joining KPMG, Plowgian worked as a senior advisor at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.



Schenck has made several promotions throughout its nine offices in Wisconsin. In Fox Cities, Eric Aronson was promoted to audit manager; Sarah Burt and Jeremiah Gamble were promoted to supervisors. David Fochs and Michael Ziemer were promoted to senior accountants; Nick Boone to staff accountant; Julie Pulda was promoted to department executive administrative assistant; and Brian Zahn to senior practice consultant on the firm’s health services team. In the firm’s Fond du Lac office, Michelle Urban was promoted to manager; Jessica Lee and Paul Westberg were promoted to supervisors; Meghan Kuehnl and Bryan Lehner moved up to senior accountants; and Danielle Neitzel to associate accountant 2. In the firm’s Green Bay office Michelle Mulloy and Janean Robenhorst were promoted to managers in the firm’s government and not-for-profit services department. Jill Dequaine has taken a step up the ladder to human resources manager and Ryan Sonnenberg to supervisor. Jesse Ledvina, Gregory Metzler and Ryan Ritchay were promoted to senior accountants; and Michelle Flynn to associate accountant 4. In Manitowoc, Peter Fylling was promoted to a senior accountant and Missy Stuckmann to an accounting services coordinator. In Milwaukee, Kathleen Schilter and Jason Kuehl are now senior accountants. In Sheboygan, Justin Schneider was promoted to manager; Michael Gries and Kendall Melichar to supervisors; and Sara Feider, Renee Hilbelink, Kimberly LaPoint and Sandra Lisowe were promoted to senior accountants; and Tamara Hansen, Corey Kappers, Judy Reimer, Beth Stevens and Christine Wigg were promoted to associate accountant 4, while Jeremy Senkbeil moved up to an associate accountant 2. In Stevens Point the firm promoted Amber Danielski to manager in the government and not-for-profit services department; and in Wausau Jen Powers was also promoted to manager. 

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