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Nestor Caballero Inducted into MDC 2016 Hall of Fame
Nestor Caballero, the son of Cuban immigrants, is a managing partner at Alberni, Caballero & Fierman, LLP. Caballero also serves as the chairperson of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Miami-Dade Chapter, and is former... ...
John Q. Adams Joins Coastal Banking Company Directors
Adams is an owner and principal at Adams & Company, P.A., which provides accounting, tax planning and business consulting services. Adams is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Florida Institute of...
Thomas E. Garland, CPA, Earns the Certified Valuation Analyst Credential
Thomas E. Garland, CPA/CVA, CFE, Cr.Fa. , Litigation and Valuation Services Manager at Appelrouth Farah & Co., PA. , successfully completed the certification process with the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA)...
Human Resources Outsourcing Firm, MBA, Named 2016 Best Place to Work
Modern Business Associates (MBA) , one of the bay area's most recognizable providers of customized payroll, tax, benefits, risk management and HR administrative solutions, was recently named a Best Place to Work in Tampa Bay in the Biggest... ...
How to Take a Screenshot in Office and Insert It into a Document
http://www.groovypost.com If you’re composing a document in Word or PowerPoint presentation, you might find an image you’d like to insert quickly. There are third-party tools like SnagIt that will let you do it, but you might not...
Newsflash - April 21, 2016
Let Your Voice Be Heard!Premier National MAP Benchmarking Study Launching SoonLeaked Papers Get Tax Authorities’ Attention WorldwideJoin a Student’s Journey to the CPA CredentialMembership RoundupTwo Floridians Win Elijah Watt Sells... ...
Jewel McCance and Beverly Parker Named CPAs by the Florida Board of Accountancy
Shorstein & Shorstein PA announced that Jewel McCance, firm principal, Beverly Parker, firm principal, and Brittany Ferguson, firm senior accountant, were named certified public accountants by the Florida Board of Accountancy. ...
Villela & Shilts Opens New Office in Ocala
Villela & Shilts, LLC has opened a third office in Ocala, Fla. The firm already had offices in Miami and Jacksonville. ...
Governor Rick Scott Appoints Joe Gruters to Florida State University Board of Trustees
Governor Rick Scott announced the reappointment of Joseph Gruters to the Florida State University Board of Trustees. Joseph Gruters, 38, of Sarasota, is the owner of Gruters CPA. He previously served as chairman of the Sarasota County...
Steven Richards Named Finance Director at Bonita Springs Utilities
Steven Richards BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (April 14, 2016) – Bonita Springs Utilities has appointed Steven Richards as finance director, responsible for maintaining the utility’s financial records, supervising investments and...
U.S. Regulators Fail ‘Living Wills’ at Five of Eight Big Banks
U.S. regulators gave a failing grade to five big banks on Wednesday, including JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) and Wells Fargo & Co (WFC.N), on their plans for a bankruptcy that would not rely on taxpayer money, giving them until Oct. 1 to...
AICPA Names James A. Boudreau II as an Elijah Watt Sells Award Recipient
James is a graduate of the University of Florida with a BS in Accounting and a Master of Accounting and is employed with Austin, Gillman & Lovano, P.L.L.C. in Gainesville. ...
DOL Overtime Rule Changes: 8 Key Questions
Later this summer, the US Department of Labor is expected to release its much-anticipated final rule that will raise the white collar overtime exemption threshold under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). ...
Brandy Guida Named Shareholder at Cohen & Grieb
Guida is a certified public accountant with 23 years of tax experience in public accounting, with significant experience working with closely held businesses, providing bookkeeping services, compiling financial statements, tax planning for...
Thank You to Our Volunteers
FICPA is grateful to our volunteers. Their gifts of time and expertise better the CPA profession here in Florida and across the nation. We invite all FICPA members to volunteer. There are many opportunities to serve. FICPA committee...
Scott Stinard, CPA, CGMA, Appointed Audit Manager at Moore Stephens Lovelace
Moore Stephens Lovelace (MSL), a regional certified public accounting and business advisory services firm, recently named Scott Stinard, CPA, CGMA, as Audit Manager in the Firm’s Orlando office. Stinard has over 15 years of accounting and...
Inspections Show High Compliance with PCAOB Audit Committee Communication Rules
More than nine of 10 audits inspected in 2014 showed no failure to comply with the PCAOB’s recently issued standard on communications with audit committees, according to a report released Tuesday. ...
Stricter Rules Unveiled for Brokers Giving Retirement Advice
The Obama administration is unveiling rules that will require that brokers who recommend investments for retirement savers meet the stricter standard that now applies to investment advisers: They must act as "fiduciaries" — trustees...
Two Headed for Runoff for Plant City Commission Seat
Nate Kilton, who touted his business and civic experience, received 49.84 percent of the votes in Tuesday’s municipal election, followed by retired Marine and law enforcement officer David Cook with 29.53 percent of the vote. Ricardo Cornonado,...
Eric Robinson Announces Bid for Sarasota County School Board Seat
Eric Robinson, shareholder, founder and chief financial officer at Venice-based Robinson, Hanks, Young and Roberts CPA firm (www.RobinsonHanks.com) and member of the Sarasota County School Board financial advisory committee, is announcing...
Bill Jarema has Joined Englewood Bank & Trust as a Vice President, Commercial Lender
Jarema has more than 25 years of experience with all forms of commercial lending, concentrating on owner occupied and investor real estate lending. He is a graduate of the Olivet Nazarene University with a bachelor's of applied science in... ...
Inside the Scary World of Big-Time Tax Refund Scammers
The three gunmen pulled up around 4 a.m. on May 24, 2013. They jumped the fence for a generic South Florida gated neighborhood and then used a brick to break a rear window of the house they hoped to rob. ...
U.S. Judge OKs $20B Settlement from 2010 BP Oil Spill
A federal judge in New Orleans granted final approval Monday to an estimated $20 billion settlement over the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, resolving years of litigation over the worst offshore spill in the nation's history. ...
What Will Be Tested on the Next CPA Exam
As the business environment has changed, a shift has occurred in the type of work newly licensed CPAs perform. Technical proficiency of accounting, auditing, and tax concepts remains important. Following the AICPA Examinations team’s most...
Villela & Shilts, LLC Acquires Adams & Company
Villela & Shilts, LLC has acquired Adams & Company of Ocala. The firm now operates across the state of Florida with offices in Miami, Jacksonville and Ocala. ...
Thomas Howell Ferguson's Allison Harrell Named to “25 Women You Need to Know”
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs , a professional accounting, assurance, and tax services firm headquartered in Tallahassee, congratulates Allison Harrell on being selected as one of the 2016 "25 Women You Need to Know" by the Tallahassee... ...
Violeta Peshev Joins Daszkal Bolton as Tax Manager
Daszkal Bolton recently welcomed Violeta Peshev into its tax practice as a manager. With more than 15 years of experience, Peshev will assist closely held private businesses and high net worth families with estate and trust planning and...
Federal Tax Update - April 4, 2016
Nichols Patrick Current Federal Tax Developments Weekly Update Podcast with Ed Zollars.   Section: 1402 Income from Sale of Scrap Metal Did Not Represent Self-Employment Income to Taxpayer Section: Estate Tax Deduction for Charitable...
Federal Tax Update - 2016-4-4
This Week's Topics Section: 1402 Income from Sale of Scrap Metal Did Not Represent Self-Employment Income to TaxpayerSection: Estate Tax Deduction for Charitable Contribution Reduced Below Date of Death Value By Subsequent Actions of... ...
CS&L CPAs Announces the Addition of Jeremiah Coker
Jeremiah Coker March 31, 2016 – CS&L CPAs , a certified public accounting firm located in Bradenton, Sarasota and Tampa, recently added the following professional to its team. Jeremiah Coker, CPA joins the firm as an Audit Staff... ...
CS&L CPAs Announces the Addition of Julia Bortan
Julia Bortan March 31, 2016 – CS&L CPAs , a certified public accounting firm located in Bradenton, Sarasota and Tampa, recently added the following professional to its team. Julia Bortan, CPA joins the Firm as a Tax Supervisor.... ...
Kabat, Schertzer, De La Torre, Taraboulos & Co. Merges with Stuart Sutta and Company
Miami – Miami-based accounting and tax advisory firm Kabat, Schertzer, De La Torre, Taraboulos and Company (KSDT) today announced it has merged with Stuart Sutta and Company , a 39-year-old tax accounting and advisory firm serving... ...
Newsflash - March 31, 2016
FICPA Official NoticeCPAs, CFOs Explore C-Suite Decision-making Research and ToolsRoad Rage: Miami Traffic Seventh Worst in NationSuncoast Scramble is Fast Approaching Register Now!1040K Run and Accounting Career FairAmazonSmile –... ...
Barry Brant Named Top International CPA by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce
Barry M. Brant Miami, Fla. – Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants’ Barry Brant , Director of Tax, Consulting and International Services, has been honored by the International Business Committee of the Greater Miami...
Michelle Miller Named Chief Accounting Officer Of National Retail Properties, Inc.
Orlando, Fla.: National Retail Properties, Inc., a real estate investment trust, announced today that Michelle Miller was named Executive Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer. ...
Federal Tax Update - March 28, 2016
Nichols Patrick Current Federal Tax Developments Weekly Update Podcast with Ed Zollars.   Section: 170 Taxpayers Failed to Obtain Documentations That No Goods of Services Were Received By Time Return Was Filed, Thus No Charitable Deduction...
Leslea Ellis LLC Celebrates 3 Years in Business
Fort Myers, Fla. — This month marks the 3-year anniversary of local CPA firm, Leslea Ellis, LLC. The firm provides general accounting services, forensic accounting and litigation support, and payroll processing, as well as tax...
Federal Tax Update - 2016-3-28
Section: 170 Taxpayers Failed to Obtain Documentations That No Goods of Services Were Received By Time Return Was Filed, Thus No Charitable Deduction Could Be AllowedSection:183 Taxpayer's Injuries Did Not Move Tax Court To Find That Her...
Doris Sherwood Shaw
SHAW, Doris AnnDoris Ann Sherwood Shaw, loving wife and mother, passed peacefully at home on March 26, 2016 after a 5 year fight with cancer. Raised in Lower Merion, PA, Doris graduated from Boston University and moved to New York where...
Traci Malik Receives CFF Credential from AICPA
Traci Malik Trinity, Fla.: Traci Malik of Jones & Company CPAs P.A. has earned the Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) Credential from the AICPA. ...
A&A Requirements Survey
Please Take the FICPA Survey The FICPA Board of Governors recently discussed an FICPA chapter recommendation that the FICPA pursue a statutory change allowing an alternative to the minimum requirement for 20 hours of Accounting and Auditing...
U.S. Urges Final Approval of $20 Billion BP Oil Spill Pact
Federal lawyers on Tuesday formally asked a judge in New Orleans to approve a record-breaking $20 billion-plus settlement agreement announced last July by the Department of Justice and five Gulf Coast states to resolve years of legal...
The St. Joe Company Announces Susan Mermer as New Chief Accounting Officer
Watersound, Fla. - The St. Joe Company announced today that Susan Mermer is joining the Company as Chief Accounting Officer (“CAO”) effective March 28, 2016. ...
AICPA, State Societies Call for H&R Block to Pull Ads
Perhaps you’ve seen or heard the recently launched H&R Block video and radio spots, which misrepresent the CPA profession and mislead the public about the expertise, experience and practice standards of CPA tax practitioners. In...
Whistle a Different Tune
An experiment suggests that too vigorously stating whistleblower protections to employees can backfire. ...
Theodore F. Chive
He was Born in Seffner, FL, the son of Felix & Eleanor Chive. He was married to Martha Jones Chive 61 years. She preceded him in death in 2013. Mr. Chive graduated from Plant City High School and went on to play football for the University...
Millard Martin Named to Partner at Shinn & Co.
Martin has worked with Shinn & Co. for the past 16 years, most recently serving as a principal, according to a statement. He also has experience as a controller and CFO. ...
Federal Tax Update - March 21, 2016
Nichols Patrick Current Federal Tax Developments Weekly Update Podcast with Ed Zollars.   Section: 132 Joint Committee Report Got It Wrong, As Congress Failed to Authorize Lump Sum Reimbursement of Retroactively Increased Transit Benefit.... ...
Federal Tax Update - 2016-3-21
Nichols Patrick Current Federal Tax Developments Weekly Update Podcast with Ed Zollars.This Week's Topics Section: 132 Joint Committee Report Got It Wrong, As Congress Failed to Authorize Lump Sum Reimbursement of Retroactively Increased... ...
Haskel L Prevatt
Haskel Lamar Prevatt Jr., 87, was reunited with his beloved wife, Bobbie, on March 19, 2016 to begin their heavenly life together. Born November 2, 1928 in McAlpin, Florida, he was the son of the late Haskel Lamar Prevatt, Sr. and Willie... ...