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FICPA Closed For Labor Day
In celebration of Labor Day, the FICPA office will be closed on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, and will reopen on Tuesday. ...
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...
That Taxing Phone Call You Tot? Think Scammers, Not IRS.
The oldest Chesley child wasn't buying the phone pitch from "Jim Clark," who claimed to be an employee with the Internal Revenue Service. Roger Jr. said the guy supposedly worked for the agency's "Tax Audit Department" and was looking for me....
Tax Court Sides With IRS In Tax Treatment Of Frequent Flyer Miles Issued By Citibank
It used to be that when you opened a new account at a bank or other financial institution, you got a free pen. Or, if the bank was feeling really flush, a toaster.These days, however, banks are wooing customers with more valuable...
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... ...
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...
James Moore Receives The Daytona Beach News-journal's Readers' Choice Award
James Moore, Certified PublicAccountantsand Consultants(James Moore)is pleased to announcethe firmhas beenawarded theDaytona Beach News-Journal’s2014Readers’ Choice Award fortheBestAccountingFirm. ...
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...
Kerkering Barberio Member Selected for Leadership Sarasota
Kerkering, Barberio & Co., Certified Public Accountants is pleased to announce that Chris Wailand, CPA/CFE/ABV, has been selected to participate in the 2014-2015 Leadership Sarasota County Program.  Offered by The Greater Sarasota Chamber...
Governor Rick Scott Appoints Three to Brevard County Housing Authority
Today, Governor Rick Scott announced three appointments to the Brevard County Housing Authority. Martin Hindsley, of Satellite Beach, is a retired director of retail marketing for the NCR Corporation. He fills a vacant seat and is appointed for...
McDonald holds off Martinez in the District 5 GOP primary for Mosquito Control
Certified public accountant Thomas McDonald of Tavernier won the Republican primary for District 5 on the Florida Keys Mosquito Control Board Tuesday, sending surveyor Eddie Martinez of Key Largo packing.McDonald got 3,272 votes (70.43...
Sarasota County Commission: Caragiulo and Maio win primaries
The front-runners to fill both openings on the Sarasota County Commission comfortably advanced Tuesday, riding superior funding and developers’ backing to trump their rivals in the Republican primary.Sarasota city Commissioner Paul... ...
Tim Howe Joins Smith & Howard
Smith & Howard announced this week that Tim Howe has joined the firm as a Senior Manager in the firm’s State and Local Tax (SALT) Group. Tim will lead the Sales & Use Tax efforts of the SALT practice and brings a wealth of experience...
Business people on the move in Palm Beach County
Caler, Donten, Levine, Cohen, Porter & Veil Certified Public Accountants in West Palm Beach announced that the following people have been promoted: Martin Woods to tax senior manager; John Dingle and Chris Micolucci to audit supervisor;...
Kenneth Jarvis PLLC
The local certified public accounting, tax and consulting firm moved because it had outgrown its old offices.“We are very excited to expand our business and remain in the Bradenton area,” said Jarvis, managing member and... ...
Candidates - Port Orange
Volusia County Council At LargePat Northey has served on the Volusia County Council for the past eight years as District 5 representative.Mrs. Northey has been a Volusia County resident since 1974. She earned a bachelor's degree in...
Junior League of Miami welcomes new president
Since Marry Harriman founded the Junior League in New York in 1901, the non-profit organization has worked to educate women so that they can stand for themselves and help their communities thrive.Many things have changed at the Junior League...
Technology & Productivity Weekly
Three Steps to Improve Your Ad's Clickthrough Rates Content Marketing Made Simple Strategies for Cloud Backup, Archiving and DR Ted on Tech: The Return of the Inkjet Printer Bring Your Own Device: The Advantages for Small Businesses Develop...
Inherit? Invest
When a loved one dies and leaves you an inheritance, it often comes with a cache of guilt.“Most people are not prepared for the emotions that come with an inheritance,” said Stephen Wright, a financial planner with The...
Talamo earns Certified Senior Advisor certification
Kelly Talamo, staff accountant at Myers, Brettholtz & Company, PA, Certified Public Accountants & Business Consultants, recently earned her Certified Senior Advisor® certification from the Society of Certified Senior Advisor Certification... ...
NewsFlash Aug. 21, 2014
FICPA Wins FMA, FPRA Awards 26 Under 36 Returning Soon FICPA Seeks Applicants for Executive Committee, Board of Governors Members-at-Large, Standing Committees and AICPA Council AICPA Extends MAP Survey Deadline Honor Your... ...
G. Michael Martin
G. Michael 'Mike' Martin age 68, of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida passed away on August 20, 2014 after a one year courageous battle with kidney cancer. Mike was born in York, Pennsylvania and raised in Cape May, New Jersey and West Palm...
James Grainger Joins Pribramsky & Company CPAs
Islamorada: Pribramsky & Company CPAs announcesJames D. Grainger has joined the firm as Director of Quality Control andReview. ...
James Moore Welcomes Eight New Hires
James Moore, Certified PublicAccountantsand Consultants(James Moore)is pleased towelcomeTyler Courson,AngelaCuellar,Stacy Dreher, Kathleen Juezan,Samantha Lussier, EileenMaxwell, Daniel Roccanti, and Josh VanZandt to the... ...
Microsoft Releases Windows 8.1 August Update
http://www.groovypost.com Microsoft released the next set of updates for its controversial (to say the least) desktop operating system  Windows 8.1 . Microsoft released  Windows 8.1 update 1  earlier this year, and now instead of continuing...
Moore Stephens Lovelace Announces Three Promotions in the Orlando Office
Moore Stephens Lovelace (“MSL”), a regional certified public accounting and business advisory services firm, today announced several promotions within the company’s audit services team. Ehab Azer, CPA, has been promoted to...
Federal Tax Update - Aug. 18, 2014
Click here to listen to the audio. Alternatively, you may download the file to your computer by right clicking your mouse, choosing "Save Target As", then selecting a location on your computer to save the file. Ed Zollars from Nichols Patrick...
Federal Tax Update - Aug. 18, 2014
Ed Zollars from Nichols Patrick CPE delivers the weekly podcast on federal tax issues. For all of your CPE needs, please go to www.ficpa.org/cpe. This week’s podcast covers the following topics:TAXPAYERS PARTICIPATING IN STATE GAMBLING... ...
Campaign Money Reveals Possible Factions in Port Orange
A review of campaign finance reports for council candidates reveals potential factions in a city already divided in its day-to-day operations as well as a pair of possible violations by two candidates who say they are taking corrective action...
WellCare hiring Aetna executive as CFO
WellCare Health Plans Inc. announced today that Andrew “Drew” Asher will join the company as senior vice president, effective Aug. 29. He is expected to be appointed as chief financial officer by the board of directors in...
Three Vie for District 4 School Board Seat
Three candidates, all with education backgrounds, are competing to represent the Tarpon Springs, Palm Harbor and Safety Harbor area on the Pinellas County School Board.The candidates emerged quickly after board member Robin Wikle announced...
Tampa CPA's Book Makes Amazon's Best Sellers List
TAMPA – When Bill Cummings enrolled at the University of South Florida, he wasn't quite sure what he wanted to do with his life. He certainly never figured he'd be a best-selling author.Back at USF he decided to major in finance...
CPA by Day, Drag Racer After Work
ELMHURST, ILL. – Drag racing, says Bruce Jones, is like being shot out of a cannon. Jones, a CPA whose day job is a managing partner at Porte Brown in Elk Grove Village, says it's all about the adrenaline."I love drag racing because of...
Volusia Council's District 1 Race Is Crowded, Calm So Far
The most crowded political race for a Volusia County Council seat this year is in District 1, the big west-side district that at last count was home to slightly more residents than any other. But this four-horse race in West Volusia has also...
New Stewart-Marchman-Act CEO Named
DAYTONA BEACH – A veteran Stewart-Marchman-Act Behavioral Healthcare executive will take over as CEO effective Jan. 1. Ivan A. Cosimi II, 48, a certified public accountant, has served as chief financial officer since 1998 for the... ...
Jimmy Messick Seeks Milton City Council
An ancient Babylonian Jewish leader, Hiller the Elder said, "If I am not for myself, then who will be for me? And if I am only for myself, then what am I? And if not now, when?" I have always declared I was not interested in political office...
Technology & Productivity Weekly
Six Data Backup Devices for Small Businesses 10 Strategies to Leverage Your Firm's IT Investment SocialProof Boosts Word-of-Mouth Marketing Easier Ways to Protect Email From Unwanted Prying Eyes How the Cloud and Big Data Are Changing...
Lynn Wilson, Polk County School Board District 6
Lynn Wilson faces incumbent Debra Smith Wright for District 6 in his bid to win the four-year Polk County School Board seat that pays an annual salary of $40,135. A 57-year-old certified public accountant who is the director of finance for...
Santa Rosa County Commission District 4
Santa Rosa County Commission District 4Who can vote? Closed primary: All registered Republican voters in Santa Rosa County.What’s next? The winner of the primary faces Libertarian Party candidate Etta Lawlor in the November general... ...
Josh Harris joins Pharus Group
PORT ST. LUCIE – Pharus Group LLC., an established business management advisory firm with headquarters in Port St. Lucie, is pleased to announce the addition of a new Director of Finance to address the increased demand created by the... ...
Thomas Howell Ferguson Welcomes Bane and Ernst to the Audit Services Department in the Tampa Office
Chris Bane Alfredo Ernst TAMPA – Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A., a professional accounting, assurance, and tax services firm located in Tampa, announces the addition of Chris Bane and Alfredo Ernst to the Audit Services team.   Chris...
MBAF Announces New Leadership of Tax and Accounting Department
MIAMI – Nationally recognized public accounting firm Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC ( MBAF ) has named Miguel Farra , CPA, JD, Chairman of the Tax and Accounting Department, overseeing the firm's nine offices. Emilio Escandon ,...
Kerkering Barberio Welcomes Five New Employees
SARASOTA – Kerkering, Barberio & Co., Certified Public Accountants – is pleased to announce the additionof five new staff members.  Joining our International segment is Lucy Brenner who will be working as aSenior... ...
Federal Tax Update - Aug. 11, 2014
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Rodney Robinson Named President of Living Color Aquariums
MIAMI – Living Color Aquariums, the industry leader in the design and manufacturing of high-end custom aquariums and themed environments, is proud to announce the appointment of Rodney Robinson to the position of President. Living...
Federal Tax Update - Aug. 11, 2014
Ed Zollars from Nichols Patrick CPE delivers the weekly podcast on federal tax issues.  For all of your CPE needs, please go to www.ficpa.org/cpe .  This week's podcast covers the following topics: OFFICE IN HOME RULES APPLIED TO RV, NO...
Technology & Productivity Weekly
Yes. You Need a Disaster Plan for Your Phones The Many Faces of Workflow Nine Simple and Free Tech Support Tips For Your Office Keys to Successful Backups Nine Things Your Company Should Do Before Switching Email Service Providers Can...
NewsFlash Aug. 7, 2014
Legislature Calls Special Session FICPA Seeks Applicants for Executive Committee, Board of Governors Members-at-Large, Standing Committees and AICPA Council Fennema Receives NASBA Grant Governor Reappoints Two to Eastern Florida State... ...
Lynn Wilson, School Board
Currently, there are six candidates for Polk County School Board. Of the six, only Lynn Wilson has never worked as a teacher in the Polk County school system, and only Lynn Wilson has no ties to the Polk County School District, past or... ...
Governor Reappoints Harris to Eastern Florida State College District Board
Gov. Rick Scott announced the re-appointment of FICPA member Dewey Harris to the Eastern Florida State College District Board of Trustees. Harris, of Merritt Island, is a CPA with Harris Miller & Berhardt PA. He is re-appointed for a term... ...