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CPA Firm Provides Thanksgiving Meal to PACE Center for Girls
FORT MYERS – Myers, Brettholtz & Company, PA, Certified Public Accountants & Business Consultants employees recently provided PACE Center for Girls staff, volunteers and students a home-cooked Thanksgiving lunch at their new school location...
Kerkering, Barberio & Co. Hires Brandon Powers
Kerkering, Barberio & Co., Certified Public Accountants, has hired Brandon Powers as a manager in the tax division. Powers has bachelor's degree in accounting from Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky, and a master's in taxation from...
Wayne Sumlin, CPA to Join Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund
Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund is pleased to announce that Wayne Sumlin, CPA will be merging with the Firm effective January 1, 2014. Wayne Sumlin will be joining the Pensacola office as a shareholder along with five of his current employees....
Joshua Rader, CPA, Named Partner at Appelrouth Farah & Co.
Joshua Rader, CPA, has been named Partner at Appelrouth Farah & Co. Mr. Rader will lead the firm’s audit and assurance practice, and also continue his development of the firm’s tax and business advisory services. He is a Certified...
Michael Balter Joins Marcum LLP as Partner-in-Charge of Florida Region
Michael Balter, CPA, has joined national accounting firm Marcum LLP as Partner-in-Charge of its Florida Region. He additionally serves as Partner-in-Charge of Assurance Services for the Florida Region and also has joined the Firm’s...
Yip Associates Expands Firm Into Boca Raton, Florida
YIP ASSOCIATES, a consulting firm offering forensic accounting including expert witness testimony, fiduciary and insolvency services, tax services, and business valuation, headquartered in Miami, Florida, announces its latest expansion with the...
Ronald Jackson named Chairman of the Board of Directors of PKF North America for 2015
Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund is pleased to announce that Ronald Jackson has been named Chairman of the Board of Directors of PKF North America for 2015. “'We rely on the talented leaders on our board for direction and vision as we strive to...
Shivam Jadeja of Morrison Valuation & Forensic Services Earns CFE Credential
The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the world’s largest anti-fraud organization, is pleased to award Shivam Jadeja, of Orlando, Florida, the globally preferred Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential. In order to become a...
CPAConnect Announces Chair and Vice Chair for 2015 Advisory Committee
CPAConnect announces that Rick Kasperski , managing partner of Kasperski Owen & Dinan CPAs, LLC ( Rochester NY) , and Horace Gordon , managing partner of Gordon & Associates, PA, CPAs ( Tampa FL ) , have been e lected to serve...
Lured By Warm Beds And Hot Food, Homeless Make Their Way To Area Shelters
Jeff Slone was drinking coffee at a Burger King in Brandon on Tuesday morning when he heard the news: Temperatures would drop into the 30s overnight. He knew then where he would be by nightfall: Sadie Park Recreation Center in Brandon, which...
Moore Stephens Lovelace Announces Relocation to Downtown Orlando in 2015
Moore Stephens Lovelace (“MSL”), a regional certified public accounting and business advisory services firm, announced today that it will relocate its Central Florida practice office and its corporate headquarters to downtown...
Berkowitz Pollack Brant Honored with Inside Public Accounting's Best of the Best Pyramid Award
Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants has been honored with Inside Public Accounting’s Pyramid Award. The accounting industry publication honors 50 firms in the country with the Best of the Best ranking each year. Three of these...
BriersCPA Expands To 5th Avenue South In Naples, Florida To Accommodate Growth
BriersCPA, P.A., a certified public accounting and business consulting firm headquartered in Bonita Springs, Florida, announced today that it has expanded into Collier County by adding a second office located at 500 5th Avenue South, Suite...
Monday Profile: Ex-Chamber Head Happy To Help Businesses Grow
When Steve Crisman began his year as chairman of the Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce in October 2013, few around him knew about the health crisis he was confronting.
Daniel Bengio Certified As Acceptance Agent
Gilman Ciocia, Inc. would like to announce that Daniel Bengio, CPA, in the Aventura, FL office has been certified as an Acceptance Agent by the Internal Revenue Service. Daniel is now authorized to act on behalf of alien individuals and other...
CliftonLarsonAllen Announces Staff Promotions in Southwest Florida Office
CliftonLarsonAllen is pleased to announce career milestones for 3 of our professionals in our Southwest Florida offices, Fort Myers and Naples. The following individuals have been promoted and have new titles:Brian Stockman, Manager, Commercial...
Why This Could Be The Biggest Ribfest Ever
There was the time Tom Whiteman was pulled onstage to take a bow alongside Bad Company singer Paul Rodgers, who had arranged for a bandmate to capture the moment on film. A few weeks later, the photo appeared in Whiteman's mailbox, autographed by...
Movers and Shakers: Shinn & Company CPA Firm Announces Three New Team Members
Shinn & Company, CPA Firm is pleased to announce that Nicola Peterson, CPA, CFE, Marsha Weisse, CPA and Donna Henson, CPA, CFE, CISA, have joined the firm effective October 2014. Nicola Peterson, CPA, CFE Nicola is Audit Principal at Shinn,...
Thomas Casey Named Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer for Acelity
Acelity L.P. Inc. announced today the appointment of Thomas Casey, a well-respected financial leader, as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Tom brings to Acelity 30 years of financial accounting, reporting, planning and...
Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company Adds Bookkeeping Professional
Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company, P.A. announces the addition of Debbi Lindsey as a member of the firm’s bookkeeping team.  Lindsey has over fifteen years of bookkeeping, payroll and human resources experience as a small...
Schandel Switches Gears at NASCAR
NASCAR, headquartered in Daytona Beach, Fla., has announced that Susan Schandel was promoted to senior vice president and chief human accounting officer, leading the finance and accounting functions of NASCAR, NASCAR Media Group, and United...
MBAF's Justin Sroka Elected Treasurer Of Artserve
Justin Sroka, CPA, manager in the Audit Department at nationally recognized public accounting firm Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC ( MBAF ), has been elected treasurer of ArtServe in Fort Lauderdale. ArtServe empowers local artists and...
UNITE Award Finalists Announced
Five finalists have made it to the final round of judging for the 2015 UNITE (Uniting Nonprofits In Teaming for Excellence) Award.    Established by Myers, Brettholtz & Company, PA and supported by the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, the...
Lakeland Utility Committee Member Named
A local accountant will replace Steven Wade on Lakeland Electric's Utility Committee. City Manager Doug Thomas appointed Daryl Johnson for a three-year term, said Kevin Cook, a spokesman with the city. Commissioners voted 7-0 Monday to approve...
Forrester Accepted Into The Partnership Of James Moore
James Moore, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants (James Moore) is pleased to congratulate Jennifer Forrester, CPA for her admission into the partnership.

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