Brett McGrath has been selected as partner-in-charge of Marcum LLP’s Connecticut Tax Department where he will oversee the Hartford and New Haven offices.


Raul Feraud, Greg Mathieu and Roger Otano were promoted from administrative supervisors to administrative managers at Kaufman, Rossin & Co., Miami. … Mark Agulnik and Adam Firestein were promoted to partners at Marcum LLP’s Ft. Lauderdale office.


Charles Bailey has joined Warren Averett LLC, Atlanta, as an audit member.


BDO USA LLP, Chicago, has added 11 new partners, a senior director and a director throughout the firm. The new additions joined BDO after it acquired the banking practice of ParenteBeard LLC.  The new additions include: John Benavage, Keith Cenekofsky Francesco Froio, Steven Masterson joined the firm as a partners; Richard Farrell and Alan Molin as an audit partners; Glenn James joins as a tax partner; Joseph LaClair, Steven Morehart, Barry Pelagatti and Yana Squeri as assurance partners. Dennis Spinelli joins as a senior director in the firm’s tax services group and Terry Lehman joins as a director.


Kevin Womack has joined Sponsel CPA Group, Indianapolis, as a staff member in the firm’s audit & assurance services department. 


Andy Burczyk, the lead managing director at CBIZ MHM in Leawood, Ka., was honored by Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C. and CBIZ MHM LLC with an award for his years of involvement with charitable and service organizations in the community.


Cliff Bernard has rejoined P&N Tech, Baton Rouge, as the Regional Operations Manager for the New Orleans area office. Cliff is returning to P&N Tech with over 15 years of experience regarding business technology, network integration and support.


Brooke Murphy, a supervisor at Smith Elliott Kearns & Co. LLC, Hagerstown, has received her QuickBooks ProAdvisor certification.


J. Michael Silvia has moved up from director to partner in Marcum LLP’s assurance services practice in Boston.


Aaron Pollard and Lynnae Robinson were promoted to managers in RubinBrown’s, St. Louis, Assurance & Entrepreneurial Services Group. Kyle Murphy was named manager in the firm’s Business Advisory Services Group.


Michael Garibaldi has received the title of best accountant by The New York Enterprise Report. The 2013 NYER Accountant & Attorney Awards: The Advisors You Need, presented along with Citibank, recognized the top seven accountants and top seven attorneys in the New York tri-state area Garibaldi is the president and CEO of Israeloff, Trattner & Co. and is the officer-in-charge of the firm’s Law Firm Services, Forensic Accounting and Valuation Consulting group. … Bollam, Sheedy, Torani, & Co., Albany, has made several new additions throughout the firm. Kimberly Russ joined the firm as a senior tax associate, Maria Venetz joined the firm as a bookkeeper in the client accounting services department, Jack Dwyer joined the firm as a tax manager, Nia Forshee joined the firm as a senior associate in the accounting and auditing department and Scott Loesch joined as an analyst in the valuation, forensic and litigation support department. Christina Catalina and Michael Messina moved up from director to partner at Marcum LLP’s Melville office. Dane Dickler moved up from senior manager to a partner in the firm’s tax services department in New York City. Timothy Larson has been tapped as partner-in-charge of the firm’s New York Tax Department. … Prof. Arnold Schilder has been reappointed as chairman of the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board for the period 2015–2017.


The OSCPA Educational Foundation Scholarships has given out $111,350 in scholarships to accounting students. A full list of the recipients is located on the organization’s website.


Fasiha Qudsi and Lisa Voth have joined Thompson, Greenspon & Co., P.C., Fairfax, as staff accountants in the tax department.

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