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Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. Welcomes to Tampa Office Jim Daniel as Senior Manager, Assurance Services and Josh Hogan as Staff, Assurance Services
Jim Daniel Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A., a professional accounting, assurance, and tax services firm headquartered in Tallahassee, announces the addition to our Tampa office of Jim Daniel as Senior Manager, Assurance Services and Josh Hogan as...
Sandor Lenner Gives Speech "Managing Your Budget Through a Tough Economy"
"Sandor (Sandy) Lenner of Susan Missal Lenner, P.A. recently gave a speech on "Managing Your Budget Through a Tough Economy" for certain economically challenged individuals of Parnossah Works Miami, which is a program provided by Jewish...
Jeff Barbacci and Kathleen Brothers To Present At Leadership Training
FICPA members Jeff Barbacci, of Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. and Kathleen Brothers, of Carroll and Company CPAs, are scheduled to speak at the Building Better Boards leadership training sponsored by the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce on...
CPA Files For Brooksville City Council Race
Certified public accountant Bill Kemerer has filed to run for Brooksville City Council Seat 4. Kemerer, 63, lives in Southern Hills Plantation, and moved to Brooksville with his wife in 2012. At Southern Hills, Kemerer said he has been...
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. Congratulates Alyssa Roti, Kavisha McCranie, And Paola Blackburn On Becoming CPAs
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A., a professional accounting, assurance, and tax services firm headquartered in Tallahassee, congratulates Alyssa Roti, Kavisha McCranie, and Paola Blackburn on becoming CPAs. The last step taken in order to receive a...
Lakeland CPA Uses Financial Expertise to Help Community
John Stancil credits his father, once recognized by the governor of North Carolina for his service to the public, for giving him his desire to give back to the community. Stancil, a certified public accountant in Lakeland, has donated thousands...
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. Congratulates Allison Harrell On Winning The Tallahassee Network Of Young Professionals Golden A.C.E. Award In The Finance Category
Allison Harrell Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A., a professional accounting, assurance, and tax services firm headquartered in Tallahassee, congratulates Allison Harrell on winning the Tallahassee Network of Young Professionals  Golden A.C.E. Award in...
Gettry Marcus Managing Partner Presents at International Accounting Conference
Gettry Marcus CPA, P.C. announced today that Steven L. Marcus, Managing Partner, presented at the TGS Global Conference, held March 12-13, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.  The conference focused on global initiatives and strategic planning....
Beyond Taxes
Choosing the right strategic partners can make a significant and long-lasting impact on the growth and success of any business. Getting the right advice and assistance with the myriad challenges of doing business is essential, so whether you own...
Maria Figueroa Byrd Named 88th President of Junior League of Miami
CORAL GABLES – Miami-Dade County resident, Maria Figueroa Byrd, has been elected President of the Junior League of Miami (JLM) for the 2014-2015 year. Commencing in May, Byrd will serve as JLM's 88th president. JLM is a non-profit...
Warren Averett Asset Management Expands Into The Tampa Market
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Warren Averett Asset Management, LLC announces the Firm's expansion into the Tampa, Florida market. The Tampa office will bring the Firm's office locations to five, including Birmingham, Huntsville and Montgomery, Ala.,...
Richard Gray Returns to Daszkal Bolton as Director of Business Valuation Services
Daszkal Bolton LLP, a leading accounting and advisory firm in South Florida, recently announced that Richard Gray has rejoined the firm to lead its business valuation practice. Gray brings with him more than 27 years of professional experience in...
Gov. Scott Appoints Two to Suwannee River Water Management District Governing Board
TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Scott announced the appointments of Alphonas Alexander and Guy Williams to the Suwannee River Water Management District Governing Board. Alexander, 64, of Madison, is an independent contractor and forester with The...
David E. Kolan CPA Joins Berkowitz Pollack Brant as a Director in the Audit and Attest Services Practice
MIAMI – Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants announced the addition of David E. Kolan CPA, as a director in the firm's Audit and Attest Services practice.  He will focus his practice on serving the consulting and audit needs of...
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. Welcomes Casey McLaughlin, Christie Thompson, Damien Rigol, and Myroslava Bune as Our Newest Assurance Department Recruiting Class
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A., a professional accounting, assurance, and tax services firm headquartered in Tallahassee, announces the addition of Casey McLaughlin, Christie Thompson, Damien Rigol, and Myroslava Bune of as our newest Assurance...
Lisett Murch of Wolcott & Associates, P.A. Earns Enrolled Agent Status
Wolcott & Associates, P.A., a full service CPA firm with a practice limited to aviation, is pleased to announce Lisett Murch has recently received her Enrolled Agent license. Wolcott & Associates, P.A. is pleased to annou nce that valued...
Kerkering Barberio Welcomes Laura Peaslee, CPA
Kerkering, Barberio & Co., Certified Public Accountants – is pleased to announce that Laura Peaslee has joined the firm as an Audit Supervisor.  Laura received her Bachelor’s in Accounting from Millikin University, and she is a...
Erika Donalds Announces Run For Collier County School Board
North Naples businesswoman and education advocate Erika Donalds, wife of former congressional candidate Byron Donalds, officially filed her campaign paperwork today to run for the Collier County School Board in District 3. Donalds will be on the...
Kane & Company, P.A., CPAs & Advisors Opens New Office In Aventura
CPA Firm Now Has A Total Of Eight Offices In The US The accounting and consulting firm of Kane & Company, P.A., CPAs and Advisors, has opened an office at 20900 NE 30th Avenue, Suite 200 in Aventura, Fl., bringing its total number of South...
Russell Joins St. Lucie County Fire District As Clerk-treasurer
Karen Russell has joined the St. Lucie County Fire District as the new clerk-treasurer. Russell had been with the St. Lucie County Clerk of the Court office. She worked there for 12 years as a senior accountant and the grants & contract...
Crosby Settling In As County's New Budget Director
The white walls of his office are mostly bare, with the exception of diplomas and a map.
Winter Springs Residents Needed To Step Up As City Volunteers
The city of Winter Springs is on the hunt for citizen volunteers, and city officials hope their search starts with you.
Actress, Activist Jane Seymour Honors Tampa Bay Businesswomen At Girl Scouts Event
From discussing her life as an award-winning actress to out-of-body experiences, Jane Seymour did not disappoint as keynote speaker for the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida’s Women of Distinction Awards on Tuesday.
Berkowitz Pollack Brant Ranked on Accounting Today's Top 100 List
Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants, one of the largest firms in South Florida, was ranked by Accounting Today to the annual listing of top 100 firm in the United States based on revenue size.  The firm has been included on the...
The HBK Family of Firms: At the Top & One to Watch
Christopher M. Allegretti The Hill, Barth & King LLC (HBK) accounting and business advisory family of firms has received another accolade from top industry insiders. According to the latest Accounting Today poll of Top 100 firms in the nation,...
Nemours Names Mckendree Chief Financial Officer
Nemours has named Rodney McKendree to the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO).  McKendree has served Nemours in various capacities in Finance and Administration for 15 years, joining the Nemours’ Executive...
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. Welcomes Pauline Sabitsch, John Spence, Christina Howell, and Nick Griffin as Our Newest Tax Department Recruiting Class
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A., a professional accounting, assurance, and tax services firm headquartered in Tallahassee, announces the addition of Pauline Sabitsch, John Spence, Christina Howell, and Nick Griffin as our newest Tax Department...
Kerkering, Barberio & Co. Announces Promotions
Kerkering, Barberio & Co., Certified Public Accountants – is pleased to announce staff promotions. Moving from Supervisor to Manager is ERIC TROYER. Advancing from Senior Accountant to Supervisor is CHRIS WAILAND. Progressing...
Sharff, Wittmer, Kurtz & Jackson, P.A. Celebrates 60th Anniversary And Announces Name Change
Sharff, Wittmer, Kurtz & Jackson, P.A. today announced that it recently celebrated its 60th year in business.  The firm is a full service licensed public accounting firm located in Coral Gables, Florida, with 25 professionals and associates.  It...
Purvis, Gray and Company, LLP Hires And Acknowledges Staff
Purvis, Gray and Company, LLP proudly announces that Sean Pfalzgraf has been hired as a Staff Accountant in the Sarasota office, and Arriel Crichton has been hired as a Staff Accountant in the Gainesville office. Purvis, Gray and Company, LLP...
Tiffany Claypool Earns CPA License
Tiffany Claypool Cynthia Hawkins, CPA, president of Wiltshire, Whitley, Richardson & English P.A., announced that Tiffany Claypool, CPA, recently passed the American Institute of CPAs examination and met the requirements to become a licensed...
CS&L CPAs Honored with "Community Spirit Award"
BRADENTON – CS&L CPAs has been named the 2014 recipient of Manatee Community Foundation's "Community Spirit Award," a prestigious honor recognizing the firm's outstanding philanthropic commitment to the community. The Spirit of Manatee...
Dolphins Cycling Challenge Board of Directors Elects Future Chairs, Sets Date
Miami Dolphins remain committed to the DCC The Executive Committee of the Dolphins Cycling Challenge (DCC) elected Richard A. Berkowitz, CEO of Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants, chairman of DCC V. Miami Dolphins CEO Tom...
Roegiers Goldin Chappel Nall & Associates Promotes Rachel N. Newell to Supervisor
Rachel N. Newell Roegiers Goldin Chappel Nall & Associates ,  the premier full-service certified public accounting firm on the Treasure Coast, is pleased to announce  the promotion of Rachel N. Newell to Supervisor. Rachel joined the firm in...
CPA Firm Averett Warmus Durkee Opens Second Office
ORLANDO and ALTAMONTE SPRINGS – Averett Warmus Durkee (AWD), Central Florida-based accountants providing assurance, accounting and tax compliance services to timeshare and vacation ownership developers, HOAs and other businesses, announced...
Myers, Brettholtz & Company, PA Celebrates 35th Anniversary
FORT MYERS – Myers, Brettholtz & Company, PA, Certified Public Accountants, is proud to announce it is celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2014. Myers, Brettholtz & Company, PA is the outgrowth of a regional CPA firm first established in...
The CST Group Announces Merger With Hollis Russell Davis, CPA
RESTON, VA. – The CST Group, one of the Washington D.C. region's leading certified public accounting firms, today announced a merger with Hollis Russell Davis, CPA, PLLC. Hollis Davis specializes in working with businesses in the...
Michael P. Miller CPA, P.L. Acquires William E. Boswell CPA
Michael P. Miller CPA, P.L. announces that it has acquired the practice of William E. Boswell CPA of Sanibel, Fla. Contact:                            SanCap CPA Accountants Linda Miller 1648 Periwinkle Way, Suite D   Sanibel,...
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. Welcomes Nick Whitaker as Assurance Senior
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A., a professional accounting, assurance, and tax services firm headquartered in Tallahassee, announces the addition of Nick Whitaker as an Assurance Senior in the firm. As a graduate of Belmont University, located in...
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. Welcomes Elaine Sutter as Tax Staff
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A., a professional accounting, assurance, and tax services firm headquartered in Tallahassee, announces the addition of Elaine Sutter as a Tax Staff. Elaine is originally from Canton, Ohio and has been living in Florida...
CBIZ Adds Depth To Its South Florida Tax Practice
CBIZ today announced the hiring of John LaRue as Tax Director in its South Florida office of CBIZ MHM, LLC. LaRue has 28 years of tax experience. He specializes in providing income and estate tax planning as well as compliance services to a...
Moore Stephens Lovelace Celebrates 40th Anniversary, Relocates to New Office in Downtown Miami's Bank of America Building
Moore Stephens Lovelace, P.A. (“MSL”), a regional certified public accounting and business advisory services firm, celebrated 40 successful years in business in the Miami marketplace on Thursday, January 30, 2014. Event attendees...
CBIZ Staffs Up For 2014 Tax Busy Season
CBIZ (NYSE: CBZ) is pleased to announce the hiring of several new interns in preparation of anticipated growth at the Tampa Bay office of CBIZ MHM, LLC. Bibi Sipra, Tax Intern, is currently pursuing a Bachelors in Accounting and Management...
Moore, Ellrich & Neal Gia Castellino Promoted To Tax Manager
Moore, Ellrich & Neal P.A. (MENCPA) is pleased to announce the promotion of Gia Castellino to Tax Manager. As a manager, Gia is responsible for managing tax and compliance engagements as well as training and mentoring Staff Accountants in the Tax...
Three HBK Professionals Achieve Special IRS Certification
Three of the professionals at Hill, Barth & King LLC (HBK) have achieved a special certification from the Internal Revenue Service which enable them to act at as Certifying Acceptance Agents (CAA). Hill, Barth & King LLC (HBK) is proud to...
Monday Profile: Polk State Vice Chair An Advocate for School
Daniel Frederick Dorrell always knew he would go to college.
Fulcrum Partners Video Raises Questions About Your Retirement Plan
Recognizing that discussions of executive benefits planning and your retirement plan can feel complex and even tedious, Fulcrum Partners LLC has turned to video animator Ydraw, to bring its message to life in a fresh and energized way....
Kerkering Barberio Welcomes Brian Leidel, CPA/CFP/PFS
Brian Leidel Kerkering, Barberio & Co., Certified Public Accountants – is pleased to announce that Brian Leidel has rejoined the firm as a Tax Manager.  Brian will serve clients from our Tampa office and our Sarasota location.  Prior to...
Mark W. Klebe, Joins The LBA Group as Tax Manager
The LBA Group is pleased to announce that Mark W. Klebe, CPA, CMA, PFS, has joined the firm as a Manager on the firm’s Tax team.  Klebe has over 18 years of experience in public accounting and another 12 years in private industry as a Chief...
Movers and Shakers: BB&T Insurance Services Promotes John Laurie to Senior Vice President
BB&T Insurance Services has promoted John Laurie to senior vice president. He is based at 1111 8th Ave. West in Bradenton. Laurie, who joined BB&T in 2006 through the acquisition of Wyman, Green & Blalock Insurance, is the agency executive...
Kerkering Barberio Announces New Location in Tampa
Kerkering, Barberio & Co., Certified Public Accountants – is pleased to announce that it has expanded to a Tampa location.  The firm has acquired space at 405 N. Reo Street, Suite 200, in Tampa.  This office will provide a...
Tell Mel: The IRS' Problem Is Yours, Too
The IRS is expanding a program that will make it tougher for crooks to get away with stolen identity refund fraud, a crime that has become so common it now has its own acronym: SIRF. If you haven’t been a victim, you’re lucky. But...
Amazon Considers $40 Prime Price Hike
Amazon said it is thinking about raising the price of Prime membership by as much as $40, hoping it can strike the right balance between managing rising costs and scaring away customers. Prime members get two-day shipping on a large number of...
Palmer Joins Regional CPA Firm Carr, Riggs & Ingram (CRI)
Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC (CRI), ranked as the 28th largest accounting firm nationally and 3rd largest in the South, welcomes Timothy Palmer as the Business Development Executive serving the Tallahassee area. Palmer will serve as a CRI...
Gary Thomson Elected Chairman of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce
At the Virginia Chamber of Commerce’ s A nnual Winter Board meeting in Richmond this week , Gary Thomson, CPA was elected Chairman of the Chamber by its Board of Directors. Thomson will chair the over 15,000 member business advocacy...
Craig Zokvic Becomes Shareholder
ORLANDO – Baker, Hyatt, Homrich & Zokvic, P.A. announces that Craig H. Zokvic, CPA has become a shareholder in the firm.
James Moore Welcomes Six New Hires
GAINESVILLE – James Moore, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants (James Moore) is pleased to welcome Stephen Andrews, Angela Greak, Alyssa Lindsley, Matthew Norris, Angela Roberts, and Jeremy Smith to the firm. Andrews , a certified...
Banyan Finance, LLC Names Scott L. Meyer, C.P.A. As Controller
BOCA RATON – Banyan Finance, LLC today announced that it has named Scott L. Meyer, C.P.A. as Controller. In that role, he will work closely with CEO Ross E. Elgart and other members of the senior management team in implementing...
Kane & Company, P.A. Promotes Diana Rivera And Muhammad Farooq
MIAMI – The accounting and consulting firm of Kane & Company, P.A., CPAs and Advisors has promoted Diana Rivera, CPA to Senior Audit Manager and Muhammad Farooq, CPA to Audit Manager. Rivera specializes in financial auditing and forensic...
Kerkering Barberio Welcomes David Cumberland, CPA
SARASOTA – Kerkering, Barberio & Co., Certified Public Accountants is pleased to announce that David Cumberland has joined the firm as a Tax Supervisor. Fluent in Spanish, David has a focus serving Latino businesses and individuals. He...
Former Hospital CFO Joins Roegiers Goldin Chappel Nall & Associates
Roegiers Goldin Chappel Nall & Associates , a premier full-service certified public accounting firm on the Treasure Coast, is pleased to announce that Mark Cocorullo, formerly of Martin Health Systems, has joined the firm as a Certified Financial...
Brent Foster, CPA Joins Hill, Barth & King LLC in Healthcare Practice Leader Capacity
Brent Foster Healthcare isn’t just a huge topic of conversation inside the beltway; it’s a national debate. True to form and in keeping with Hill, Barth & King LLC’s (HbK) commitment to recruiting top talent in an effort to...
Promotions At James Moore Effective January 2014
James Moore, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants (James Moore) is pleased to announce Christine Bange, Nadia Batey, Nicholas Bilotta, Brittany Bowman, Katie Davis, Douglas Gillikin, Brendan McKitrick, Varsha Mohinani, Katherine Munday,...
Sheri Fiske Schultz Recognized as "Top CPA" 2014 by South Florida Legal Guide
Sheri Fiske Schultz, CPA/ABV/CFF, Director of Litigation Support and Business Valuation Services for Fiske & Company, has been recognized by the South Florida Legal Guide as one of the “Top CPAs and Financial Support Professionals”...
Hill, Barth & King Adds to NJ Presence
LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – Just one month after establishing a NJ presence, Hill, Barth & King LLC® (HbK) is pleased to announce Patrick Schlagel, CPA as our newest team member in the New Jersey office. This announcement comes on the heels of...
Fang Joins as Principal, Bloom, Gettis and Habib
Felicity H.C. Fang recently joined as Principal, Bloom, Gettis & Habib, one of South Florida’s preeminent CPA firms. Ms. Fang has knowledge and experience in Federal and State taxation focusing on the U.S. tax impact of international...
Governor Rick Scott Reappoints Eric Robinson to Board of Accountancy
TALLAHASSEE. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the reappointment of Eric Robinson to the Board of Accountancy. Robinson, 44, of Venice, is a CPA with Robinson, Hanks, Young and Roberts CPA. He is reappointed for a term beginning...
CBIZ Kirkland, Russ, Murphy and Tapp and Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C. Announce Promotions
CLEARWATER – CBIZ Kirkland, Russ, Murphy and Tapp (CBIZ KRMT) and Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C. are pleased to announce the promotions of several staff members. Each of the following employees focus on providing audit services for Mayer...
Richard A. Berkowitz Honored with FICPA's Outstanding Florida CPA in Public Service Award
MIAMI – Richard A. Berkowitz, chief executive officer of the accounting and advisory firm Berkowitz Pollack Brant, has been honored with the CPAs in Public Service award.  The award was presented by the Florida Institute of Certified Public...
Trugman Elected as International Secretary/Treasurer
Trugman Valuation Associates, Inc., a business valuation and economic damages boutique, is pleased to announce its vice president Linda Trugman CPA/ABV, MCBA, ASA, MVS has been elected as the incoming International Secretary/Treasurer of the...
Brian A. Hall Joins The LBA Group As a Tax Manager
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The LBA Group is pleased to announce that Brian A. Hall, CPA has joined the company as a tax manager with a specific focus on serving the firm's healthcare clients. The LBA Group provides innovative, strategic and...
Katharine Lavenhagen Promoted to Senior Accountant
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – James Moore & Co., P.L., CPAs and Consultants is pleased to announce Katharine Lavenhagen has been promoted to Senior Accountant. Lavenhagen is a Certified Public Accountant who joined the firm in September 2009. As a...