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Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs Promotes Brian Walgamott to Director in the Tax Services Department, Mike Rosciam to Director of IT & Assurance Services, and Kim Rogers to Director of Office Management
Tallahassee, FL – October 5, 2017 - Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs, a professional accounting, assurance, and tax services firm headquartered in Tallahassee, congratulates Brian Walgamott on his promotion to Director, Tax Services, Mike...
New Partners Named at MNMW
FORT MYERS, FL (October 4, 2017) – Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co., P.A. (MNMW) announces four new partners to the firm, Tami Cindrich, CPA, CHBC; Angela Cooley, CPA, CCIFP; Kelsey Griffin, CPA, CFE; and Victoria Loyola, CPA, CHBC....
Isabel Goldberg Joins Kabat, Schertzer, De La Torre, Taraboulos & Company As Tax Partner
Accounting and tax advisory firm Kabat, Schertzer, De La Torre, Taraboulos & Company (KSDT) today announced it has named Isabel Goldberg, CPA, as a Tax partner. Goldberg joins KSDT from a national accounting firm, where she provided business and...
Mitchell Stein Joins Kabat, Schertzer, De La Torre, Taraboulos & Company As Audit Partner
Accounting and tax advisory firm Kabat, Schertzer, De La Torre, Taraboulos & Company (KSDT) today announced it has hired Mitchell Stein, CPA, as an Audit partner. Stein comes to KSDT from BDO’s Miami office and its predecessor Goldstein...
New Book Helps Nonprofit Boards Improve and Streamline Financial Oversight
Michael E. Batts  Nonprofit leaders looking to quickly and efficiently equip their board or finance committee members to oversee the financial affairs of their organization now have a new resource available.  Nonprofit Financial Oversight –...
KPMG Promotes Pair of Orlando Senior Leaders
Dierdre Fortune ORLANDO –KPMG Orlando Office Managing Partner Charlie Ritter has been promoted to help lead the audit practice across KPMG’s Coastal Business Unit, comprising all of the Big 4 firm’s offices in Florida, North...
Sue Folkringa Has Been Appointed To NBAA's Tax Committee
Wolcott & Associates, P.A. is proud to announce that Sue Folkringa, a CPA with the firm, was officially appointed to the NBAA’s Tax Committee during the recent NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition held in Las Vegas.
Pivot CPAs' Managing Partner Honored as a Jacksonville Ultimate CEO
On October 14 during a ceremony at Everbank Field, the home of the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars, the Jacksonville Business Journal recognized 12 area business leaders as innovative, transformational and impactful to their companies and to the...
Vestal & Wiler Hires John Waybright
John Waybright Vestal & Wiler is excited to announce that John Waybright has been hired as the director of advisory services. John brings almost 30 years of experience in management consulting, accounting and auditing. John specializes in...
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs Congratulates Chandler Russell on Receiving her CPA License along with Tim Icardi and Jorge Rivera for Passing the CPA Exam
Tallahassee, FL – September 27, 2017 - Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs, a professional accounting, assurance, and tax services firm, headquartered in Tallahassee, congratulates Chandler Russell on receiving her CPA license along with Tim...
WithumSmith+Brown Announces Partners
WithumSmith+Brown, PC announced that Adrienne Anderson and Ray Bastin have been named partners.
Berkowitz Pollack Brant Announces Promotions
MIAMI, FL, August 29, 2017 – Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants has promoted several individuals to positions of increasing leadership and client management responsibilities. Richard Cabrera, CPA, has been promoted to senior...
Mari Huff C.P.A., P.A. Announces Addition and Promotion
Stuart: Mari Huff C.P.A., P.A. has added Daniel Ranchurejee as a Staff Accountant and has announced the promotion of Michael W. Roode, CPA, MAcc to Senior Tax Accountant.   FnameLname
Hunnicut Joins Myers, Brettholtz
Sarah Hunnicut FORT MYERS, Fla. (Aug. 15, 2017) – Sarah Hunnicut has joined Myers, Brettholtz & Company, PA, Certified Public Accountants & Business Consultants as an auditor. Originally from Avon Park, Fla., she received her...
James Moore Recognized by Inside Public Accounting As One of the Nation's Top 200 Public Accounting Firms
Gainesville, FL (August 29, 2017) – James Moore, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants (James Moore) is pleased to announce the firm has once again been recognized by INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) as one of the nation’s top...
CFE Appoints New Members to Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee
CFE is pleased to announce the appointment of Ron Person, CPA, to CFE Federal Credit Union’s Board of Directors. Mr. Person most recently served CFE as a member of the Supervisory Committee. His previous role provides him with an in-depth...
FIU Foundation Board of Directors Names Four Alumni as Officers
The FIU Foundation Board of Directors has named four alumni as officers: Richard Brilliant, Humberto “Burt” Cabañas, Andre L. Teixeira, and Jill M. Granat. As officers, the four alumni, who have contributed to FIU and held volunteer...
Anna Brosche Settles into Role as Jacksonville City Council President
Anna Brosche is settling into the role as Jacksonville City Council president.
Berkowitz Pollack Brant Announces Addition of Associate Director of Consulting Services
MIAMI, FL, Oct. 24, 2017 – Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants today announced that Gregory J. Gagné, CPA, CGMA, has rejoined the firm as an associate director in the Consulting Services practice. He worked for Berkowitz...
Richard Morton Joins Adamson + Co., P.A as Principal
Adamson + Co., P.A. is pleased to announce Mr. Richard W. Morton, CPA, has joined the firm as a Principal. Rick has more than thirty-eight years of combined experience in public and private accounting, specializing in tax-related matters and...
Larriva Named Partner at McHale, P.A.
FnameLname FORT MYERS, Fla. (Oct. 27, 2017) – Veronica Larriva, a Certified Public Accountant with McHale, P.A. has been named a partner in the firm. She began working for Jerry McHale in 2008 and in 2014 earned her CPA license in the...
MNMW Welcomes Jen Kim to the Firm
Jen Kim FORT MYERS, FL (October 30, 2017) – Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co., P.A. (MNMW) welcomes Jen Kim as the Executive Assistant for the Litigation, Forensic Accounting, and Mediation Services Team.  In this position Kim provides...
Sally Frizzell Coleman, CPA Firm Becomes Part of HBK
HBK CPAs & Consultants (HBK) announced today the signing of an agreement under which the former Sally Frizzell Coleman, CPA firm becomes part of HBK. This represents a widened presence in the Fort Myers, Florida region for HBK, a Top 100 firm...
Cohen, Smith & Company, P.A. Joins James Moore & Company
DeLand, FL (November 2, 2017) – James Moore & Co. (James Moore) is pleased to announce that the partners and employees of the DeLand CPA and consulting firm, Cohen, Smith & Company, P.A. (Cohen Smith), have joined James Moore, a regional...
R&L Schuck CPAs Adds Giovanna Bertran-Schuck to its Staff
Miami Lakes, FL, November 1, 2017 – R&L Schuck - CPAs today announced that Giovanna Bertran-Schuck, CICA has joined the firm as an Accounting Supervisor. Giovanna adds depth and experience to the firm, having spent over 15 years in public...
David S. Oliver Earns Valuation Credential
ST. PETERSBURG, FL (November 6, 2017):  Valuation expert David S. Oliver, CPA, CVA with the firm FRSCPA, PLLC has successfully completed the certification process with the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts® (NACVA®) to earn...
Mauldin & Jenkins, LLC Announces New Partner Melodie Rich
Bradenton: Mauldin & Jenkins, LLC, an Atlantabased CPA firm offering audit, accounting, and tax services for nearly 100 years, has announced the appointment of a new partner in its Bradenton office with Melodie A. Rich.
Alicia James Joins Wall Titus
Polk: CPA Alicia James has joined Wall Titus as a shareholder and tax practice co-leader.
Jim Luffman, CPA/PFS Speaks to Sailfish Chapter
Jim Luffman, CPA/PFS, with CPS Investment Advisors, recently spoke to the Sailfish Chapter of the Florida Institute of CPAs in Vero Beach about Financial Planning for CPAs and their clients.
CS&L CPAs Recognized as Top Firm for Women
Bradenton: CS&L CPAs was recognized as a top firm for women by the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance in its 2017 Accounting MOVE Project.
Kerkering, Barberio & Co Recognized as Top Firm for Women
Sarasota: Kerkering, Barberio & Co. was recognized as a top firm for women by the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance in its 2017 Accounting MOVE Project. The firm also announced employees donated over 2,000 school supplies to Big...
Berkowitz Pollack Brant Announces Promotions
Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants has promoted Guillermo Campos, Dustin Grizzle and Ken Vitek to the associate director level.
Hancock Askew & Co. is Proud to Announce New Staff Promotions
Hancock Askew & Co., LLP, a full-service audit, tax, accounting and consulting firm is proud to announce the promotions of Alfredo Reynoso and Brian Quintana.
Gregory, Sharer & Stuart Announces Promotions
Gregory, Sharer & Stuart (GSS) is pleased to announce the promotion of five employees.
Warren Averett Announces Richard Huckaby as Tampa's New Managing Member
Warren Averett CPAs and Advisors , a top 35 accounting firm in the United States, is proud to announce Richard Huckaby as the new Office Managing Member for the Tampa office.
Berkowitz Pollack Brant Promotes Two to Director
Hector Aguililla, CPA, is now a director in the Audit and Attest practice and Anthony Gutierrez, CPA, is now a director in the Tax Services practice.
Lakeland Investment Firm Names New Partner
Michael A. Riskin, CPA/PFS, CFP®, MST, has been named a partner at CPS Investment Advisors in downtown Lakeland.
James Moore Announces Promotions
James Moore & Company, P.L. (James Moore) is pleased to announce that Benjamin Clark, Wayne Durrett, Doug Gillikin, Kevin Holbert, Daniel Roccanti, Taylor Rochelle, Savana Spooner, John Michael "Miko" Sy and Jeremy Wright have been promoted.
James Moore Welcomes New Hires
James Moore & Company, P.L. (James Moore) is pleased to welcome Jacqualynn Drummond, Kevin Golden, Kyle Paxton, Cheri Swan and Ian Thompson to the firm.
Scot Moore Promoted to President of Lighthouse
Lighthouse Management, LLC announces that Scot Moore has been promoted to President of Lighthouse Property Insurance Corporation, effective April 1, 2017.
Kerkering Barberio Employees Donate Thousands of School Supplies to Big Brothers Big Sisters
Kerkering, Barberio & Co., Certified Public Accountants, is pleased to announce that employees donated over 2,000 various school supplies to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast.
Two Florida CPA Firms Recognized as Top Firms for Women in 2017 Accounting MOVE Project
“Innovative firms are finding that they win new clients when they clear the way for senior women to open new offices and new lines of business designed around workplace flexibility and collaborative growth strategies,” said Joanne Cleaver,...
Donna Blaes, MBA, CPA Named Partner/Shareholder at Duggan, Joiner & Company
Duggan, Joiner & Company announces that Donna E. Blaes, MBA, CPA has been named partner/shareholder.
Priority One Hires New Vice President of Finance
Priority One Financial Services, Inc., the recreational industry's oldest and largest F&I outsourcing provider, is excited to announce Dave Homan has been named Vice President of Finance.
Lakeland CPA Recognized as One of the Top Financial Planners in Nation
Matthew A. Treskovich, CPA/PFS, CFP®, CMA, MBA, with CPS Investment Advisors, has received the Personal Financial Planning (PFP) Standing Ovation from the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA).
Janice Polo Promoted to Executive VP and CFO at BayCare Health System
Polo has been with BayCare for more than 28 years, serving as interim CFO since the departure of former CFO John Gantner in February.
Michael Rosenberg Presents at AICPA Engage Conference
Mr. Rosenberg’s presentation on June 15, 2017, was entitled: "Planning for Nonresident Aliens in the United States."
Brad Gould Elected Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel
He is one of only 42 lawyers in Florida to have earned this distinguished honor.
MNMW to Host Community Shred Day
“It is always a good idea to clean out our files and financial records,” said Gail Markham, CPA/ABV/CFF, CFE, CFP, Partner at MNMW.
Gov. Scott Appoints Adrian Alfonso to Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe, Inc.
Alfonso, 37, of Miami, is the tax director at Kaufman Rossin PA , and previously served as the President of the Cuban-American CPA Association.

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