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The FICPA wishes everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving! Our office will be closed from Nov. 27-28, 2014. ...
Cross, Fernandez & Riley, LLP Named Best CPA Firm in Florida
ORLANDO – Cross, Fernandez & Riley, LLP (C/F/R) is pleased to announce that it has been named the Best CPA Firm in Florida in Acquisition International'sFinance Awards. The awards, now in their second year, highlight the amazing work...
CPA Firm Collects Toys for Tots of Sarasota
SARASOTA – Cavanaugh & Co., LLP, a full-service CPA Firm, has become a collection site for Toys for Tots of Sarasota. The program was created by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and serves to make Christmas a little brighter for less...
Adamson + Co., P.A. Announce Hires
Adamson + Co., P.A. is pleased to announce Karen LaBelle has joined the firm as an accountant, and Lindsey Martin has joined the firm as a staff accountant. Karen has been providing accounting and tax services to business owners and...
Kerkering, Barberio & Co. Hires Brandon Powers
Kerkering, Barberio & Co., Certified Public Accountants, has hired Brandon Powers as a manager in the tax division.Powers has bachelor's degree in accounting from Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky, and a master's in taxation...
CPA Firm Provides Thanksgiving Meal to PACE Center for Girls
FORT MYERS – Myers, Brettholtz & Company, PA, Certified Public Accountants & Business Consultants employees recently provided PACE Center for Girls staff, volunteers and students a home-cooked Thanksgiving lunch at their new school...
Wayne Sumlin, CPA to Join Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund
Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund is pleased to announce that Wayne Sumlin, CPA will be merging with the Firm effective January 1, 2014. Wayne Sumlin will be joining the Pensacola office as a shareholder along with five of his current...
Joshua Rader, CPA, Named Partner at Appelrouth Farah & Co.
Joshua Rader, CPA, has been named Partner at Appelrouth Farah & Co. Mr. Rader will lead the firm’s audit and assurance practice, and also continue his development of the firm’s tax and business advisory services. He is a...
Michael Balter Joins Marcum LLP as Partner-in-Charge of Florida Region
Michael Balter, CPA, has joined national accounting firm Marcum LLP as Partner-in-Charge of its Florida Region. He additionally serves as Partner-in-Charge of Assurance Services for the Florida Region and also has joined the Firm’s... ...
Yip Associates Expands Firm Into Boca Raton, Florida
YIP ASSOCIATES, a consulting firm offering forensic accounting including expert witness testimony, fiduciary and insolvency services, tax services, and business valuation, headquartered in Miami, Florida, announces its latest expansion with...
Ronald Jackson named Chairman of the Board of Directors of PKF North America for 2015
Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund is pleased to announce that Ronald Jackson has been named Chairman of the Board of Directors of PKF North America for 2015. “'We rely on the talented leaders on our board for direction and vision as we strive...
Shivam Jadeja of Morrison Valuation & Forensic Services Earns CFE Credential
The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the world’s largest anti-fraud organization, is pleased to award Shivam Jadeja, of Orlando, Florida, the globally preferred Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential. In order to become...
CPAConnect Announces Chair and Vice Chair for 2015 Advisory Committee
CPAConnectannounces thatRick Kasperski, managing partner ofKasperski Owen & DinanCPAs, LLC(Rochester NY),andHorace Gordon, managing partner ofGordon & Associates, PA, CPAs(TampaFL),have beenelected to serve... ...
Lured By Warm Beds And Hot Food, Homeless Make Their Way To Area Shelters
Jeff Slone was drinking coffee at a Burger King in Brandon on Tuesday morning when he heard the news: Temperatures would drop into the 30s overnight.He knew then where he would be by nightfall: Sadie Park Recreation Center in Brandon,...
Moore Stephens Lovelace Announces Relocation to Downtown Orlando in 2015
Moore Stephens Lovelace (“MSL”),a regional certified public accounting and business advisory services firm,announced today that it will relocate its Central Florida practice office andits corporate headquarters to downtown... ...
Berkowitz Pollack Brant Honored with Inside Public Accounting's Best of the Best Pyramid Award
Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants has been honored with Inside Public Accounting’s Pyramid Award. The accounting industry publication honors 50 firms in the country with the Best of the Best ranking each year. Three of...
BriersCPA Expands To 5th Avenue South In Naples, Florida To Accommodate Growth
BriersCPA, P.A., a certified public accounting and business consulting firm headquartered in Bonita Springs, Florida, announced today that it has expanded into Collier County by adding a second office located at 500 5th Avenue South, Suite... ...
Federal Tax Update - Nov. 17, 2014
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Federal Tax Update - Nov. 17, 2014
Nichols Patrick CPE Weekly Federal Tax Update Podcast with Ed Zollars, CPAThis week's podcast includes:Section: 36B IRS Provides Special Rule for Pregnant Women Temporarily Eligible for Medicaid or CHIP Coverage, May Continue to Qualify...
Monday Profile: Ex-Chamber Head Happy To Help Businesses Grow
When Steve Crisman began his year as chairman of the Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce in October 2013, few around him knew about the health crisis he was confronting. ...
Technology & Productivity Weekly
Five Interesting Ways to Use Skype Find the Right CRM Platform for Your Small Business Three Reasons to Pay Attention to Facebook 'Rooms' Is Your Tech Making You Productive Or Inefficient? Work With Purpose to Get More Done Gamification and...
Daniel Bengio Certified As Acceptance Agent
Gilman Ciocia, Inc. would like to announce that Daniel Bengio, CPA,in the Aventura, FL office has been certified as an Acceptance Agent by theInternal Revenue Service. Daniel is now authorized to act on behalf ofalien individuals and other... ...
NewsFlash Nov. 13, 2014
Peer Review Requirement Begins Jan. 1 Do You Need to Renew Your License? Attend the New YCPA Leadership Event! Member Privileges Are you taking advantage? Office Depot Offers Paper Savings This Month AICPA News Roundup Current A&A... ...
CliftonLarsonAllen Announces Staff Promotions in Southwest Florida Office
CliftonLarsonAllen is pleased to announce career milestones for 3 of our professionals in our Southwest Florida offices, Fort Myers and Naples. The following individuals have been promoted and have new titles:Brian Stockman, Manager,...
Why This Could Be The Biggest Ribfest Ever
There was the time Tom Whiteman was pulled onstage to take a bow alongside Bad Company singer Paul Rodgers, who had arranged for a bandmate to capture the moment on film. A few weeks later, the photo appeared in Whiteman's mailbox, autographed...
Movers and Shakers: Shinn & Company CPA Firm Announces Three New Team Members
Shinn & Company, CPA Firm is pleased to announce that Nicola Peterson, CPA, CFE, Marsha Weisse, CPA and Donna Henson, CPA, CFE, CISA, have joined the firm effective October 2014.Nicola Peterson, CPA, CFENicola is Audit Principal at Shinn,... ...
Thomas Casey Named Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer for Acelity
Acelity L.P. Inc. announced today the appointment of Thomas Casey, a well-respected financial leader, as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.Tom brings to Acelity 30 years of financial accounting, reporting, planning and... ...
Federal Tax Update - Nov. 10, 2014
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Federal Tax Update - Nov. 10, 2014
Nichols Patrick CPE Weekly Federal Tax Update Podcast with Ed Zollars, CPAThis week's podcast includes:Section: 36B Plans that Fail to Offer Significant In-Patient Hospitalization and/or Physician Coverage Will Not Offer Minimum... ...
iOS 8 Tip: How to Recover Deleted Photos & Videos
Apple's iOS 8 for its iPhone and iPad has several new features, being able to recover deleted photos and videos is near the top of my list of favorites. To undelete your files, simply open your Photos app and tap Albums. An album called...
Technology & Productivity Weekly
The Cloud Isn't the Only Game in Town Understanding Small Business Web Hosting Look Past the Fog, Into the Cloud The Small Business Printer Workout You Don't Want Nine Must-Have Apps for Today's Accounting Professionals Survey: Mobile...
Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company Adds Bookkeeping Professional
Markham Norton Mosteller Wright& Company, P.A. announces the addition of Debbi Lindsey as a member of thefirm’s bookkeeping team.  Lindsey has over fifteen years of bookkeeping, payrolland human resources experience as a small... ...
Schandel Switches Gears at NASCAR
NASCAR, headquartered in Daytona Beach, Fla., has announced that Susan Schandel was promoted to senior vice president and chief human accounting officer, leading the finance and accounting functions of NASCAR, NASCAR Media Group, and...
MBAF's Justin Sroka Elected Treasurer Of Artserve
Justin Sroka, CPA, manager in the Audit Department at nationally recognized public accounting firm Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC ( MBAF ), has been elected treasurer of ArtServe in Fort Lauderdale. ArtServe empowers local artists and... ...
UNITE Award Finalists Announced
Five finalists have made it to the final round of judging for the 2015 UNITE (Uniting Nonprofits In Teaming for Excellence) Award.    Established by Myers, Brettholtz & Company, PA and supported by the Southwest Florida Community Foundation,...
Lakeland Utility Committee Member Named
A local accountant will replace Steven Wade on Lakeland Electric's Utility Committee.City Manager Doug Thomas appointed Daryl Johnson for a three-year term, said Kevin Cook, a spokesman with the city. Commissioners voted 7-0 Monday to...
Forrester Accepted Into The Partnership Of James Moore
James Moore, Certified PublicAccountantsand Consultants(James Moore)is pleasedto congratulate Jennifer Forrester, CPA for her admission into the partnership. ...
James Moore Welcomes Four New Hires
James Moore, Certified PublicAccountantsand Consultants(James Moore)is pleased towelcomeJoshuaEllis, Delia Fratila, Jeff Harvell, and Suzanne Silvestritothe firm. ...
South Florida CPA Firm Renames Itself the Sharpton Group, P.A. Sharpens its Focus on Consultancy Service
As South Florida gains ground as a top target for businesses and investors from around the world, one of the region’s leading and longest-standing accounting and consulting firm is sharpening its focus on advising real estate,...
Federal Tax Update - Nov. 3, 2014
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Federal Tax Update - Nov. 3, 2014
Nichols Patrick CPE Weekly Federal Tax Update Podcast with Ed Zollars, CPAThis week's podcast includes:Section:1 Inflation Adjusted Numbers Issued by IRS for 2014Section: 163 No Interest Deduction Allowed for Accrued Interest on... ...
Names and Faces for Nov. 3, 2014
Renea M. Glendinning, a shareholder and CPA with Kerkering, Barberio & Co., will partner with attorney Susan B. Hecker, of the law firm Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen, for a presentation on international estate tax planning at the... ...
Monday Profile: Lake Wales Accountant Has a 'Heart for Helping People'
Clearly, those people haven't met the energetic Michelle Hurst, a partner in the Lake Wales accounting firm Bunting, Tripp & Ingley LLC. ...
2015-16 BOARD OF GOVERNORS SLATE OF OFFICERS NOMINATED
FICPA Official Notice In compliance with Article XI, Section 2, of the FICPA Bylaws, be it known that the following nominations for Chair-Elect and Director are and will be submitted to the Board of Governors for consideration for election...
Technology & Productivity Weekly
Elevate Your Social Media Engagement in Five Easy Steps Five Tips to Help Small Businesses Reduce Risk of a Tax Audit Six Simple Apps for Small Business To Upgrade or Not to Upgrade? That’s the $64K Question Five Tools That Keep Team... ...
Munson New Director for Carrabelle Chamber
The Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce welcomed a new executive director on Thursday, Oct. 16, at their afterhours mixer at CJ’s Pit Stop in Carrabelle. ...
NewsFlash Oct. 30, 2014
Your Last Chance to Nominate for the 26 Under 36 AICPA Elects Tommye Barie as Chair, Presents Gold Medal to Bob Harris FCT is on its Way to Members Peer Review Requirement Begins Jan. 1 Current A&A Requirements Please Take the FICPA Survey... ...
Names and Faces in Manatee-Sarasota Business News
Tommye Barie of Sarasota is the new chairwoman of the board of directors of the American Institute of CPAs. Barie, 53, was elected to the one-year volunteer post by the AICPA governing council. An accounting graduate of Stetson University,...
Federal Tax Update - Oct. 27, 2014
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Federal Tax Update - Oct. 27, 2014
Nichols Patrick CPE Weekly Federal Tax Update Podcast with Ed Zollars, CPAThis week's podcast includes: WBHAA Did Not Impose New Temporary Ordering Rules for Alternative Tax Net Operating Losses IRS Announces 2015 Qualified Plan... ...