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Your fellow colleagues are often recognized for providing innovative services to their clients; being a part of an amazing human-interest story; or for receiving honors, awards and other accolades. The links below direct you to articles about these exceptional CPAs.

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Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. Promotes Chris Howell, CPA to Director, Assurance Services
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A., a professional accounting, assurance, and tax services firm headquartered in Tallahassee, congratulates Chris Howell on his recent promotion to Director, Assurance Services.     Chris has over 17 years of experience...
Howard Wacks Joins Local Office Of Ameriprise Financial
Howard Wacks, ChFC®, CLU® joined the Plantation practice of Edward A. Wacks, CPA, CFP®, of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., as an Associate Financial Advisor. His office is located at 111 N. Pine Island Road; Ste 201 B; Plantation, FL. 33323....
Warren Averett Announces Promotions
Warren Averett, LLC, national CPA and advisory firm, recently announced that Ross LeBlanc, CPA has been promoted to a manager within the firm’s tax division. LeBlanc works out of the Fort Walton Beach office and specializes in the...
United Way Adds Staff Members
The United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee announced five new staff members have joined the organization: Bryce Aaron, Allison Chandler, Stephanie Harrison, Crystal Rodriguez, and Michael Willis. Aaron and Rodriguez are United Way...
Indians Football: The Only Game In Town
Venice plays big-time football — the Indians are undefeated in Class 6A, one of the highest divisions in Florida — but generations of fans return to home games for a small-town experience
MBAF's Manuel E. Pravia Named As A Director Of Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation
Manuel E. Pravia , CPA, a principal in the Tax and Accounting Department at nationally recognized public accounting firm Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC ( MBAF ), was recently named as a director of the Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation. Pravia...
HBK Recognizes Team Members Firm-wide
HBK CPAs & Consultants is pleased to announce the promotions of twelve team members throughout the firm’s service areas in four states. In Ohio, Janine Horvat, who works in the Youngstown office, has been promoted to Senior Manager while...
What Is The Perfect Asset Allocation?
It's amazing how much time is devoted to this subject in the financial media. Everyone seems to be trying to answer to the question: how do I get the most return for the least amount of volatility? The problem with that question is there is no...
Jim LaHam Envisions A Regal King Center
Jim LaHam sees a horizon filled with possibilities. "Dreams can come true," he says. "Good times are ahead of us." A friendly man with a ready smile, LaHam is tax partner at Berman Hopkins Wright & LaHam, CPAs and Associates. He was recently...
Business Briefs
Island Financial Services Inc. celebrates 40 years in business Island Financial Services Inc. is celebrating its 40th anniversary of being in business in Southwest Florida. The company includes accounting, tax preparation, 1031 Exchanges and...
MBAF Adds David P. Rosenbaum As Principal In Tax And Accounting Department
David P. Rosenbaum, CPA, has joined nationally recognized public accounting firm Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC ( MBAF ) as a principal in the Tax and Accounting Department. Rosenbaum will be based in the firm’s Miami office. The...
Stroemer & Company Ranked As A Top Accounting Firm In South Florida
Stroemer & Company ranked #17 on the South Florida Business Journal's list of the region's top accounting firm's by South Florida billings. The Journal annually conducts surveys to create the "Book of Lists" which provides listings of hundreds of...
New Patrick Murphy Ad Touts CPA Experience to Fix Problems in Congress
In his latest campaign ad, U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy draws on his experience as a Certified Public Accountant as providing the know-how necessary to reign in federal spending and cut unnecessary Congressional perks.
Brent Burns, Jorge Gonzalez, Kim Magner Promoted at JM Family Enterprises
JM Family Enterprises in Deerfield Beach has announced three executive-level promotions: Brent Burns, Jorge Gonzalez and Kim Magner.
Denise Gillman Godwin Promoted
Bloomer, Geri & Company, CPAs is proud to announce the promotion of Denise Gillman Godwin to Accounting Manager. Denise joined Bloomer, Geri in August 2011 as Accounting Supervisor. Denise is extremely experienced in financial analysis, financial...
CPA firm Averett Warmus Durkee Recognized as “Best Company to Work For”
Orlando and Central Florida; August 2014 –   Averett Warmus Durkee (AWD), Central Florida-based accountants well-known within the vacation ownership/timeshare industry for providing assurance, accounting and tax compliance services, was...
Reynell Obtains Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Credential
Kerkering, Barberio & Co., Certified Public Accountants , is pleased to announce Matt Reynell, CPA, has obtained the Certified Management Accountant (CMA®) credential by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA®).  Certification is an...
Futures Foundation Names New Officers
FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools is announced its 2014-15 officers: President Bradley Giles of Giles Electric Company, President-Elect Linda Bradley Thacker of the University of Central Florida, Vice President John Guthrie of Halifax...
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. Welcomes Stephen Andrews, CPA and Myles Rankin, CPA to Tax Services Department
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A., a professional accounting, assurance, and tax services firm headquartered in Tallahassee, welcomes Stephen Andrews and Myles Rankin to the Tax Services Department. Stephen has over four years of experience with tax...
Top Atlanta CPA firm stakes Tampa beachhead with local acquisition
Frazier & Deeter, one of the largest independent certified public accounting firms in the nation, is ready to do business in Tampa Bay. The Atlanta firm has acquired Tampa CPA firm Kingery & Crouse. Financial terms were not disclosed.
CPA Barry E. Mukamal, Kapilamukamal Receives Certified Insolvency And Restructuring Advisor (CIRA) Designation
Barry E. Mukamal, CPA, Co-Managing Partner of KapilaMukamal, LLP, resident in the firm’s Miami office, a boutique firm providing fiduciary and insolvency services including restructuring, forensic & investigative consulting, has been...
AICPA Announces 2014 Accounting Scholars Leadership Workshop Graduates
The American Institute of CPAs is pleased to announce the 2014 Accounting Scholars Leadership Workshop (ASLW) graduating class. The 114 students selected for the Workshop successfully completed the two-day program, which strengthened their...
Health Planning Council names CEO
JACKSONVILLE — Effective Sept. 2, Deanna McDonald will assume responsibility as the chief executive officer of the Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida. The not-for-profit organization she will lead provides health information and...
James Moore Receives The Daytona Beach News-journal's Readers' Choice Award
James Moore, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants (James Moore) is pleased to announce the firm has been awarded the Daytona Beach News - Journal’s 201 4 Readers’ Choice Award for the B est A ccounting F irm .
A-lign Senior Consultant, Ivan Reyes, to Present at the FICPA 29th Annual Accounting Show
The presentation, which covers the internal control issues when using the cloud, will focus on the new COSO Report and how it has been updated to include the technological advances in business practices, including the leap to the cloud for both...

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