Carsten Kratzer of Baker Tilly in Germany, Victor Miesel of Cherry Bekaert in Richmond, Va., and David Kemp of Collins Barrow in Canada, were among a select few of professionals to be included in the 2013 edition of Euromoney Legal Media Group Expert Guide to the World’s Leading Transfer Pricing Advisers 2013.


Diane Baylor was appointed as tax leader at PwC US’s technology sector practice in the San Jose office. The firm added Gabe Gartner to its mergers & acquisitions tax practice where he will serve as principal. … Scott Sachs, a managing partner at CohnReznick’s Southern California offices, has been selected by the San Fernando Valley business Journal to receive the Valley’s Most Trusted Advisor Award in the practice of accounting. … Karen Burns, an audit partner at Sensiba San Filippo LLP, Pleasanton, has been named a “Women Worth Watching” in 2014 by the Profiles in Diversity Journal’s.


Patrick Gannon, a principal with Kaufman, Rossin & Co., has been named a “Power Leader in Healthcare” by the South Florida Business Journal. … Kelsey Thompson, a member at Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co., Fort Myers, has passed the ACFE exam.


Beth Turner joins Cherry Bekaert LLP as partner in the Atlanta office.


Arla Lach has been admitted as audit partner at Grant Thornton LLP, Chicago. David Reitzel was admitted as a principal in the firm’s health care advisory services practice. Kumiko Watanabe was admitted as partner in the firm’s Japan business group. Collette Cummins was promoted to managing director in the firm’s professional standards group; Don Lippert was also promoted to managing director but in the firm’s State and Local Tax Property Law practice; Tim O’Connor moved up to managing director in the firm’s  Forensic and Valuation Services; and Tim Schram to director in the State and Local Tax practice. Across the firm, Grant Thornton admitted 30 new partners and principals and promoted 20 professionals to managing director.


Dave Moja a partner and national director of the not-for-profit tax services at CapinCrouse LLP, Greenwood, has been appointed to IRS’ advisory committee on tax exempt and government entities.


Kerry Smith, Frank Bremser, Kevin Fischer and Stephanie Imhoff have been appointed as partners at Honkamp Krueger & Co., Dubuque. … Brett Jorstad has been promoted to partner at Ernst & Young LLP, Des Moines. … Erik Bonstrom was promoted to director of audit services at LWBJ LLP, West Des Moines, and Jason Ihle was promoted to tax manager.


Ellie Baker a managing principal at Baker Newman Noyes in Portland, was honored with the University of New England’s 52nd Annual Deborah Morton Award for her demonstrated leadership as a Maine businesswoman and as a role model for future generations.


Sean McNeil and Ryan Young have joined G.T. Reilly & Co. in Milton, as entry-level staff accountants.


Richard David, COO of UHY Advisors Inc., Sterling Heights, has been appointed to the Michigan Board of Accountancy.


Yolanda Rousseau has joined Abeles & Hoffman P.C., St. Louis, as an audit associate. ... John Herber, a managing partner at RubinBrown, St. Louis, recently was nominated as a member of the AICPAs Council-at-Large. The appointment, set to begin this October, is for a three-year term position on the Council. Herber also currently serves as chairman of the AICPA’s Professional Liability Insurance Program Committee. … Gale Crosley is a recipient of the 2014 Hall of Fame Award. (see: The Advisory Board Names Gale Crosley to 2014 Hall of Fame.)


Jim Millard has been appointed as the new vice president of sales and strategic alliances of UNIT4.


Parsippany, NJ – Eric Barr, a member at Fischer Barr & Wissinger LLC was published in the July/August 2013 issue of The Value Examiner.  His article titled, “The Impact of State & Local Income Taxes on Pass-Through Entity Valuations,” discusses and analyzes individual state income tax rates and its impact on business valuation.


John Crawford has joined Freed Maxick CPAs P.C., Buffalo, principal where he will help build and manage a new practice unit out of the New York tri-state area. Crawford will be responsible for developing the newly established Transaction Advisory Services practice across the U.S. … Howard Fine a partner-in-charge of Gettry Marcus’ accounting and auditing group and the employee benefit plan audit group,  received Long Island Business News’ 2013 “Around 50 Award.” … Grant Thornton LLP, New York, has named six leaders to its New York practice. The new leaders include: Mike Bernstein who has been appointed co-chair of the Senior Partner Advisory Council and industry leader for the Real Estate Investment Trust practice; Esther Escapa will take on the role of industry leader for the Construction, Real Estate, Hospitality and Restaurants practice; Alon Gev has been reappointed as the Technology Industry Practice leader; Lawrence Griff  will lead the Consumer and Industrial Products industry team; Jennifer Hoffman will lead the Education and Not-for-Profit practices; and Michael Patanella was reappointed as the Financial Services Asset Management leader. … Kelly Moen has joined Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte, Albany, as a senior pension consultant. … Jani Rothberg and Danielle Anderson have joined the staff of Markowitz, Fenelon & Bank LLP, Sag Harbor. Heather Scholtz has joined the staff at the firm’s Southampton office. … Robert Calafell has joined PwC US as a principal in its State and Local Tax practice in New York. Calafell previously led the Credits & Incentives regional practice on the East Coast at Deloitte. He received his J.D. from Western New England School of Law and his B.A. from the University of Massachusetts. … Marcum Financial Services LLC, the investment advisory affiliate of Marcum LLP, has named Lisa Marino as Vice President of Wealth Protection and Insurance Advisory Services. … Jeremy Noble, CPA and the CFO of Tully Rinckey PLLC, has won the 2013 Urback CPA Community Builders Award, for providing accounting expertise to nonprofits. The award is cosponsored by the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and the New York Council of Nonprofits.


Daniel Warren was appointed to lead Elliott Davis LLC’s Real Estate practice in Charlotte, N.C. He will manage the strategic growth of the practice and recruit and develop talent in the firm’s key markets.  


Anthony DeLorenzo, Lindsay Geibel, Joseph Johnson and Michael Johnson have joined Hill, Barth & King LLC as associates. Lauren Baumann joined the firm as an intern.


Dan Pickering, Andrew Przyuski were been promoted to supervising senior accountant in the accounting services department of Dunlap & Associates, P.C., in Chalfont, PA, and Yuriko Grenda was promoted to a staff II accountant.


Scott Taylor has joined A.T. Locke as a financial analyst. Taylor earned his B.S. degree in accounting from Jones University. Prior to A.T Locke, Taylor held leadership roles at Coldwell Banker Caine, IMI Resorts, The Cliffs Communities, Insignia Financial Group and Mount Vernon Mills. He kicked off his accounting career in Greenville at Deloitte and Touche.


Jonathan Lim has been promoted to senior manager at UHY LLP, in the firm’s Houston audit practice. … Jay Tompkins, a partner at Karlins Ramey & Tompkins LLC, was selected as a 2013 Five Star Wealth Manager in the taxation category by Five Star Professional and publishers of the Texas Monthly. … Justin Lauderdale was recently promoted to a senior tax manager at Rylander Clay & Opitz, Fort Worth. Kimberly Perkins was promoted to audit manager. Neal Helf was named audit senior, and April McCool and Stephen Kipp were promoted to tax seniors.


The National Society of Accountants has elected new officers, district governors and state directors. For a full list of the new appointments, visit … James Hicks Jr., professor of accounting and information systems in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech, has been honored with the ‘professor emeritus’ status by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors. The title of emeritus may be conferred on retired professors and associate professors, administrative officers, librarians, and exceptional staff members who are specially recommended to the board of visitors by Virginia Tech President Charles W. Steger. Nominated individuals who are approved by the board of visitors receive an emeritus certificate from the university. … Matt Rowley has been named COO of Brittenford Systems – a professional services firm that provides technology solutions, education and support out of Reston, Va.


Jamie Randal has joined Clark Nuber, Bellevue, as a manager in the firm’s tax department where he will focus on real estate, senior living and hospitality. … Moss Adams LLP, Seattle, has appointed several partners throughout the firm. The new partners include: Kelvin Tetz, Kami Refa, Wendy Campos, Eric Balentine, Jason Munn, Rob McEachran and Dustin Birashk.


Cathie Stanton a tax partner at Cherry Bekaert, has been appointed to the AICPA SALT Technical resource panel.

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