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NewsFlash July 24, 2014
IRS Identifies Impersonation Scam Reactivating your license? Notify the BOA Governor Appoints Keegan to BOA IRS Can’t Regulate CPA Preparers’ Fee Arrangements for Ordinary Refund Claims FICPA Seeks Applicants for Executive... ...
FASB Mulling a Revamped Income Statement
The Financial Accounting Standards Board is in the early stages of researching whether to a launch a project aimed at improving and updating the presentation of items on the income statement. ...
"Windows Could Not Search for New Updates" Error
Windows Update sometimes doesn't work and an error messages pops up, like the one seen below. When clicking on "Learn More," the suggestion doesn't say much. Have you ran into this situation? This seems to happen even more since the Windows...
David Goddu Awarded CFE Credential
The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and leading provider of anti-fraud training and education, is pleased to award David J. Goddu, of the City of St. Petersburg Audit...
Technology & Productivity Weekly
The Secret to Effective Networking in the 21st Century Three Tried-and-True Ways to Grow Your Email List Match Your Disaster Recovery Plan to Your Business Needs Heartbleed Fallout: Thousands of Systems Still Exposed Report Shows the Top... ...
Kimberly Pepe Joins Vision HR Inc.
Kimberly Pepe has joined Vision HR Inc. as a controller. She is responsible for all operating financial aspects of this payroll, benefits and human resources outsourcing firm. Pepe is a certified public accountant and an expert in taxes. She...
Ann McCowan starts A.C. McCowan CPA PLLC
Ann McCowan has started A.C. McCowan CPA PLLC, a full-service tax & accounting firm. Before she was tax director at Price Waterhouse Coopers. She has degrees in business, economics and accounting from the University of California, Los...
Peck Jenkins Kershner CPAs PA Announces Leah M Kershner as a Shareholder
Peck Jenkins Kershner CPAs PA, formerly Peck & Jenkins CPAs PA, is pleased to announce Leah M Kershner as a shareholder. Leah is a CPA and EA who has been with the firm over 14 years. She started as a receptionist not knowing exactly what a...
Dixon Hughes Goodman Names Brad Newkirk Assurance Services Managing Partner
Dixon Hughes Goodman Names Brad Newkirk Assurance Services Managing Partner ...
Kerkering Barberio's Young Professionals Supports All Faith Food Bank
Kerkering, Barberio & Co., Certified Public Accountants, is pleased to announce that its Young Professionals, in conjunction with the Leading Edge Alliance, recently participated in the fourth annual Global Volunteer Week.  For its part,... ...
Workforce Spotlight: Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund
In today’s finance industry, clients find it more lucrative to measure their financial needs and goals rather than play the guessing game.“As far as wealth management is concerned, I believe wise investors are more interested...
The LBA Group Announces Two New Partners: Kim White and Jamie Thomas
The LBA Group is pleased to announce that Kim White and Jamie Thomas have been named partners in the firm. Ms. White joined the firm in 2005 as Managing Director and has been integral in transforming the firm into one that challenges the norm...
Governor Rick Scott Appoints Tracy Keegan to Board of Accountancy
Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Tracy Keegan to the Board of Accountancy. Keegan, 49, of Naples, is the executive vice president and chief financial officer of First Southern Bank. She succeeds Teresa Borcheck and...
Kimberly Clarizio Elected President
Kimberly Clarizio of Lynch Johnson & Long has been elected president of the Rotary Club of Fort Pierce for the 2014-2015 year. ...
Governor Rick Scott Appoints Tracy Keegan to Board of Accountancy
Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Tracy Keegan to the Board of Accountancy. Keegan, 49, of Naples, is the executive vice president and chief financial officer of First Southern Bank. She succeeds Teresa Borcheck and...
Stroemer & Company CPAs Showing A Strong Presence On FICPA Committees
Partner Russ Panks, CPA, CCIFP has been appointed to the Construction Industry Conference Committee , which plans and presents a ConstructionIndustry track at the annual FICPA Academy.  Russ was the Chair of thiscommittee for the 2013-2014... ...
A Few Ways To Find Out What You Don't Know
The Socratic Paradox states, "I know that I know nothing," or "I know one thing: that I know nothing."In collaboration with Bonnie Seitzinger, a Manasota SCORE mentor, CPA and author of the Lean Into Success program, I set out to...
Federal Tax Update - July 14, 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:PROPERTY WAS NO LONGER (IF EVER) A RENTAL...
Federal Tax Update - July 14, 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...
Technology & Productivity Weekly
What Three Small Businesses Learned From Big Data The Cloud: One Company's Case Study A Fresh Look at an Improved Windows 8 Using the Cloud to Complement Internal Storage Seven Ways That Leasing Technology Can Be Better Than Purchasing It... ...
Lanigan & Associates, P.C. Announce Transitions
Lanigan & Associates, P.C., announces the promotion of Walker Bridges' promotion to Tax Senior II; and David Strange's promotion to Audit Senior II. This is a correction to information published in the July/August issue of Florida CPA Today . ...
Dan Henn: Protect Your Business In An Emergency
QUESTION:Hey, Dan "the tax savings man," Hurricane season started on June 1, are there any special deductions or issues that I need to be aware of if a hurricane were to strike our area?ANSWER:Very timely question and thanks for asking it.... ...
Dixon Hughes Goodman Donates More Than 400,000 Pounds of Food During Third Annual Count the Cans Campaign
Dixon Hughes Goodman Donates More Than 400,000 Pounds of Food During Third Annual Count the Cans Campaign ...
Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP’s Atlanta Insurance Tax Practice Adds New Executives
Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP’s Atlanta Insurance Tax Practice Adds New Executives ...
NewsFlash July 10, 2014
Renew Your FICPA Membership Today GSBA Extends Firm License Renewal Deadline FICPA Seeks Applicants for Executive Committee, Board of Governors Members-at-Large, Standing Committees, and AICPA Council Florida First to Adopt National High... ...
CBIZ Hires New Tax Associate
CBIZ is pleased to announce the hiring of Christina Hudsonas Tax Associate in the Tampa Bay office of CBIZ MHM, LLC. Christina holds her Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of South Florida. She previouslyworked...
Duarte Nominated to Executive Committee of FICPA Board of Governors
Ed Duarte was nominated to the Executive Committee of the FICPA's Board of Governors. The nominations were made official at 2014 FICPA Mega CPE Conference at Disney's Contemporary Resort in Lake Buena Vista/Orlando. Ed is also featured in...
Ari Laski Promoted
Fort Lauderdale-based accounting firm Keefe, McCullough & Co., LLP has promoted Ari Laski to the position of Manager. ...
Why Staying Fully Invested Works
Today's volatility and unpredictable market realities make it seem like the buy-and-hold concept of the late 19th century is dead. Let's consider the fundamental concept for this strategy and then expand that idea into real-world... ...
Gould Serves as Guest Panelist
Brad Gould Brad Gould, Shareholder at Dean, Mead, Minton & Zwemer, and a member of the Board of Governors of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA), served as a guest panelist for the Federal Tax Issues for Sam Sex... ...
Markham Norton Mosteller Wright Welcomes Tax Professional
FORT MYERS – Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company, P.A. announces the addition of Daniela Georgieva as a member of the firm's tax team. Georgieva is a graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University with a bachelor's degree in...
Promotions at James Moore Effective July
GAINESVILLE – James Moore, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants (James Moore) is pleased to announce Jennifer Blackburn, Zach Chalifour, Natalie Claggett, JeremyDunn, Kris Hutchins, Jane Lastinger, Kelly Shaer, and William...
Wade Greaton Promoted
Ft. Lauderdale-based accounting firm Keefe, McCullough & Co., LLP has promoted Wade Greaton to the position of manager. ...
Terry Parker Elected Chair of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants
Terry Parker, CPA, has been elected to serve as the 2014-2015 chair of The Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants (GSCPA). In this role, Parker leads a membership of almost 14,000 CPAs across the state of Georgia. Parker will focus...
Federal Tax Update - July 7, 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: IRS UNVEILS VOLUNTARY TAX PREPARER...
Federal Tax Update - July 7, 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...
Averett Warmus Durkee CPAs Making a Difference
Averett Warmus Durkee (AWD), CPAs who provide assurance, accounting and tax compliance services nationwide to timeshare and vacation ownership developers, HOAs and other businesses, announced they have been recognized for their 2013-2014... ...
Martinez Joins Mallah Furman as Tax Manager
MIAMI – Accounting and business consulting firm Mallah Furman is pleased to announce that Ramon Martinez has joined as a tax manager. Martinez, who will work primarily out of the firm's Miami office, has over 17 years of experience...
Berkovits Elected to Executive Committee - Region of Americas of JHI International
MIAMI – Joe S. Berkovits, CPA, Partner at accounting and business consulting firm Mallah Furman, has been elected to the 2014-2015 Executive Committee for the Region of the Americas of JHI International (JHI). The new Executive...
Microsoft Doubles Free OneDrive Storage to 15 GB and Beyond
Microsoft has announced it’s increasing the storage space of OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive), from 7 GB to 15 GB for free. And that’s not all. The company also announced that all Office 365 subscribers will receive a whopping 1 TB...
Technology & Productivity Weekly
Run Your Small Business in the Cloud Why You Need a Solid State Drive for Your Computer Don't Make These Social-Media Blunders That Businesses Keep Repeating The Evolution of Small Business Accounting Systems Intuit Injects Note of Caution...
Kerkering, Barberio & Co. Named a Best Public Accounting Firm for Leadership Equity
Kerkering, Barberio & Co., Certified Public Accountants, is pleased to announce that the Firm has been selected as one of the Best Public Accounting Firms for Leadership Equity as determined by the 2014 Accounting MOVE Project which...
The World's Worst Tax Return?
Think filing your tax return is a pain? You've got nothing on American pilots who live abroad. ...
Local CPA and Healthcare Business Consultant Karen Mosteller to Chair National Healthcare Statistics Committee
Karen Mosteller Karen Mosteller, CPA, CHBC, a partner with Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company,P.A., has been appointed the chair of the Healthcare Statistics Committee withthe National Society of Certified Healthcare Business... ...
Thomas Howell Ferguson and FSU Host Insurance Conference
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A., a leading accounting firm within the insurance industry, in partnership with Florida State University, College of Business, The Florida Catastrophic Storm Risk Management Center, is... ...
Florida First To Adopt National Financial Education Standards
In June 2014, the State Board of Education adopted a "financial literacy strand" into its social studies standards, reports Jefferey S. Solochek of The Tampa Bay Times.Florida was the first in the nation to put in place the national Council...
159 New Laws Officially In Effect For Florida
Florida had 159 new laws take effect Tuesday that address issues as diverse as spiny lobsters and poetry to abortion and the budget.Among the most noteworthy are laws that seek to protect children and others from the most dangerous sex... ...
Investor Column: A Different Way To Help Pay For College
Let's face it, the cost of sending your child to collegethese days is expensive -- and climbing. With scholarship dollars inhigh demand and student loans harder to get, saving for college is agood practice to start early and often. And if... ...
CBIZ Hires Tax Administrative Assistant
CBIZ is pleased to announce the hiring of Lori Zeleznik as Administrative Assistant for the Tax Department in the Tampa Bay office of CBIZ MHM, LLC. Prior to joining CBIZ, Lori supported the tax department for four busy seasons at McGladrey...
Moore Stephens Lovelace Celebrates 40 Years of Business Advisory Excellence
Moore Stephens Lovelace, P.A. (“MSL”), a regional certified public accounting and business advisory services firm, is celebrating 40 years in business in 2014, and the firm’s Orlando office recognized the occasion with a...