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Goldstein Schechter Koch is Proud to Announce Recent Promotions!
Miami, FL (August 11, 2015) – Goldstein Schechter Koch (GSK), a full service accounting, tax, assurance, consulting, wealth management and insurance firm is proud to announce recent promotions:  Javier Chipi promoted to Senior Tax...
TIA Board Re-elects Watkins As Chair; Other Members Retain Roles
Members of the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority Board like their group make-up, because they voted this week to retain Robert Watkins as chairman, as well as keep the others in the same roles.
Hill Steps Down As CEO Of Hospital
Attaway, who will soon be ending a one-year stint addressing staff and financial problems for the Altha Town Council, is scheduled to meet soon with the outgoing administrator.
Business Briefs: Job Fair To Hire 140 Employees
Naples-based restaurant group Culinary Concepts will host a job fair with the goal of hiring 140 employees to fill positions at its five Southwest Florida Restaurants: Pazzo! Cucina Italiana in Naples, Chops City Grill in Naples, Yabba Island...
Kerkering Barberio Member Was Selected for Leadership Sarasota
Sarasota, FL – Kerkering, Barberio & Co., Certified Public Accountants, is pleased to announce that Ashley Salter, CPA, has been selected to participate in the 2015-2016 Leadership Sarasota County Program. Offered by The Greater Sarasota...
M. Javier Zuñiga Promoted to Principal at PDR CPAs
M. Javier Zuñiga has been promoted to Principal at PDR Certified Public Accountants. Javier’s expertise includes corporate and partnership tax compliance, partnership structures, international taxation, individual taxation and forensic...
Manuel Alvarez Promoted to Senior Manager
Verdeja, De Armas & Trujillo, LLP announces it has promoted Manuel Alvarez to senior manager in its audit department.
Ellis Appointed To Florida Bar Grievance Committee
Leslea Ellis, CPA/CFF, CFE, owner of Leslea Ellis, LLC was recently appointed to serve on the Florida Bar’s Grievance Committee for the Twentieth Judicial Circuit. Ellis is currently serving a 3-year term on the local grievance committee...
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. Welcomes Dennis Gallant, CPA
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A., a professional accounting, assurance, and tax services firm headquartered in Tallahassee welcomes Dennis Gallant, CPA, to the position of Senior Manager, Tax Services. Dennis and his family have moved to Tallahassee...
Governor Rick Scott Appoints Robert Watkins to Hillsborough County Aviation Authority
Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the reappointment of Robert Watkins to the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority. Watkins, 64, of Tampa, is a certified public accountant and president of Robert Watkins and Company P.A. He currently serves...
Accounting Firms Templeton & Company, LLP and Cocuy, Burns & Co., P.A. Combine
Cocuy, Burns & Co., P.A., a CPA and consulting firm in Wellington, Fla. and Templeton & Company, LLP, a leading South Florida-based firm, combined practices e ffective August 1, 2015. Juan Cocuy and Tom Burns became partners in the newl y...
Appointment Of Assistant Vice President And University Controller
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Alan West, CPA, to the position of Assistant Vice President and University Controller. His appointment is effective July 31, 2015.
Kerkering, Barberio & Co. Announces Promotions
Kerkering, Barberio & Co., Certified Public Accountants, is pleased to announce that JANINE COLPITTS  has been promoted from In-Charge Accountant to Senior Accountant and MATTHEW RZEPA has moved up from Staff Accountant to In-Charge Accountant....
Moving Ahead
Michael Leonard has joined Wells Fargo Advisors as the vice president of investments. James Moore & Co. Certified Public Accountants & Consultants announced the following new hires: Rick Feldman, Certified Public Accountant, will serve as a...
Maria del Calvo-Hevia Appointed Treasurer of CREW Miami
Maria del Calvo-Hevia, international tax partner at Ocariz, Garrastacho, Hevia, LLLP, has been named treasurer of the Commercial Real Estate Women's (CREW) Miami chapter. CREW is dedicated to advancing the achievements of women in commercial real...
Denise Garrastacho Named to FICPA Peer Review Committee
Denise Garrastacho, audit partner at Ocariz, Garrastacho, Hevia, has been appointed to the FICPA Peer Review Committee. The Florida Institute of CPA's administers an AICPA Peer Review Program for both AICPA member firms and non-AICPA member...
Gregory, Sharer & Stuart Announces New Shareholders
Gregory, Sharer & Stuart (GSS) is proud to announce and congratulate three new shareholders, effective July 1, 2015: Victoria (Toria) R. Bartlett, Bo S. Brault and Scott C. Pearce. Founded over 30 years ago, GSS remains a strong, local public...
CPA Firm Adds Industry Veteran
Keyes, Stange & Wooten announced that William D. "Bill" Harper has joined the certified public accounting firm as a part-time senior staffer. Harper was previously a partner with Harper, Wing, Weber & Co. PL, a CPA firm he founded in 1979. That...
Curt Castetter Named Partner at The LBA Group
The LBA Group is pleased to announce that Curt Castetter, CPA , has been named Partner at the firm.  He joined LBA in 2004 as a Senior Manager in the firm’s Tax and Business Services Department and was promoted to Tax Principal in 2009....
Berkowitz Pollack Brant Promotes David Kolan
Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants CEO Richard Berkowitz today announced that David E Kolan, CPA, has been promoted to director-in-charge of the firm’s Audit and Attest Services practice. Kolan has more than 30 years of...
Nestor Caballero Elected Chair
Nestor Caballero Nestor Caballero, CPA of Alberni Caballero & Fierman, LLP was recently elected to serve as the Chair of the Miami Dade Chapter of the FICPA.
Promotions At James Moore
James Moore, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants (James Moore) is pleased to announce Katharine Lavenhagen, Justyna Mueller, Andrea Newman, Kyle Paxton, and Alfredo Ruiz have been promoted. Lavenhagen , a certified public accountant, has...
Moving Ahead
Sada Bradshaw has been hired as a graphic artist at Benedict Advertising and Marketing. In her new role, Bradshaw will develop the layout and production design for client advertising and marketing materials in a wide variety of media outlets. She...
BDO USA, LLP Expands Into Central Florida Through the Addition of Cross, Fernandez & Riley, LLP
BDO USA, LLP, one of the nation’s leading professional service organizations, today announced an expansion into Central Florida through the addition of 95 professionals and staff from Cross, Fernandez & Riley, LLP (C/F/R). Founded in 1963,...
Mendelson Consulting's Founder Named Among Top 10 ProAdvisors 2015 And Top Integrations ProAdvisor
Mendelson Consulting is pleased to announce that the company’s founder and principal, Mario Nowogrodzki, CPA.CITP, has been chosen among the Top 10 QuickBooks ProAdvisors of 2015. Nowogrodzki was also named Top Integrations ProAdvisor. The...

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