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Elisa Whitacre Joins the Team at Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company
Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company, P.A. announces the addition of Elisa Whitacre as a member of the firm’s tax team. Whitacre is a graduate of Frostburg State University in Frostburg, Maryland with a Bachelor’s degree...
'Still the CPA on 30A': Brad Congleton Reflects on Past 10 Years of Success
Brad Congleton is not just an average CPA; he is “the CPA on 30A.” And he is celebrating 10 years under that title, which he has earned due to his loyal clients. "I just want to thank everyone for their support," said...
AICPA Inducts New Chair Tommye Barie
The final day of the American Institute of CPAs’ 2014 Fall Meeting of Council in Boston saw the AICPA Nominations Committee induct the next class of Board and Council members, including newly elected 2014-15 chair of the board Tommye...
Kerkering Barberio Welcomes New Manager
Kerkering, Barberio & Co. , Certified Public Accountants, is pleased to announce that Brandon Powers has joined the firm as a Manager in the tax segment.  Brandon received his Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Transylvania University in... ...
Two Candidates Seeking One Seat on Bal Harbour Council
A lone Village Council seat is up for grabs in this fall’s Bal Harbour election.Fresh faces Jordan Cohn and Seth Salver will be vying for the District 1 seat. Election Day is Nov. 4, but early voting started Monday.Incumbent council... ...
Thomas Howell Ferguson Promotes Micah Kunkel, CPA, to Manager, Tax Services; Elaine Sutter, CPA, to Senior, Tax Services; Matthew Walker to Senior, Assurance Services
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A., a professional accounting, assurance, and tax services firm headquartered in Tallahassee, congratulates Micah Kunkel, Elaine Sutter, and Matthew Walker on their recent promotions. Kunkel has been promoted to...
Nominate a YCPA Star for FICPA 26 Under 36
Do you know someone who deserves a star? The FICPA is looking for 26 Under 36 – the brightest young CPAs who have served our organization, advanced the CPA profession and worked to better their communities. We will announce and...
Names And Faces
Erika Lisch and Mary Lifland, auditors with Cavanaugh & Co. LLP, have obtained their CPA licenses. Lisch obtained her bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Florida and completed her master's in accountancy at the University...
Heart of Business: Father, Son Accountant Team Adding Value To Polk County
Complicated confusion gets many heads shaking as April 15 approaches.For most people, tax time and bookkeeping cause frustration, but the folks at Campbell and Associates enjoy the challenge. Their efficiency has also allowed them time to...
New CFO Hired At Taylor Elevator Corp
Taylor Elevator Corporation, locally owned and operated in Naples since 1992, is pleased to announce a new Chief Executive Officer that is also a Naples native.Denise Williams, CPA, graduated from the University of South Florida where she... ...
Heart Of Polk: Janet Baldwin, Lake Alfred Recordkeeper
For nonprofit organizations, accurate financial recordkeeping is of the utmost importance. Janet Baldwin makes sure that happens for the Lake Alfred Chamber of Commerce and the Lake Alfred Historical Society — and she does it all pro...
Technology & Productivity Weekly
The World of Big Data Is Now Open to Small Companies Seven Awesome Services for Data Visualizations and Infographics Intuit Connects Small Businesses and Lenders With QuickBooks Financing Six Steps to Keeping Your Company Data Secure in the...
Premier Committee Event: CIRA Committee/DBPR Liaison Meeting
Hospitality Center (corner of College Ave. & Duval Street) (different from last year) 200 W. College Avenue, Tallahassee, FL 32301 Wednesday, December 10, 2014 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm (lunch served at noon) Double Tree by Hilton...
Jose Vila Joins Cherry Bekaert as Audit Partner in South Florida Practice
Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) is pleased to announce the addition of Jose Vila as an Audit Partner within the Firm’s expanding South Florida practice.With more than 25 years of public accounting and private company...
NewsFlash Oct. 16, 2014
RFP for Attestation Services Related to Lobbying Firm Compensation Reports Peer Review Requirement Begins Jan. 1 Hevia Appointed to AICPA Auditing Standards Board You Could Be Recognized in Florida CPA Today Magazine IRS Warns of Telephone...
Michael Mccarty Joins Stroemer & Company, LLC
Michael McCarty, CPA has joined the regional certified public accounting firm Stroemer& Company, LLC as a staff auditor.  McCarty earned his accountingdegree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  He brings more than 25years of... ...
Joshua Rader Appointed President of the Alper Jewish Community Center Board of Directors
Joshua Rader, Director of Assurance & Advisory Services forAppelrouth, Farah & Co., P.A., has been appointed President of theAlper Jewish Community Center (Alper JCC) Board of Directors. As president, Mr. Rader will lead the transition of... ...
Jamien Durrence , Joins The LBA Group as Director of Human Resources and Administration
The LBA Groupis pleased to announce thatJamien Durrencehas joined the firm asthe Director of Human Resources and Administration.Durrencehasover25years of experience inhuman resources and operationalmanagement.Neal Von... ...
Hurst Appointed to Farm Credit Board
Farm Credit of Central Florida Chairman of the Board, David J. Stanford, announced recently the appointment of Michelle G. Hurst to the cooperative’s board as an outside director. ...
Gregory, Sharer & Stuart's Dan Hevia Appointed to AICPA Auditing Standards Board
ST. PETERSBURG – Gregory, Sharer & Stuart (GSS) is pleased to announce that Dan Hevia, Assurance Services Shareholder, has been appointed to the Auditing Standards Board (ASB) of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants... ...
10 Ways to Protect Your Home Network from Hackers
Protecting your family's digital assets used to be easy. You just turned on your PC's built-in firewall settings and turned on an antivirus program. As long as you didn't install strange software or do anything stupid, you were usually OK....
Dudley H. Cunningham
Dudley H. Cunningham, age 95, died Sunday, October 12, 2014 in Gainesville following a short illness. Mr. Cunningham was born in Hackensack, New Jersey and grew up in West Orange, New Jersey.An avid Gator, Mr. Cunningham received a BBA...
Christine M. O'Rourke
Christine Marie O'Rourke, 37, went home to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, October 11, 2014 in Melbourne, FL.  She was surrounded by loving family as her life peacefully came to an end after a courageous journey...
Technology & Productivity Weekly
The Three Answers for an Anxiety-Free Cloud Move How Insightly CRM Helps Small Business Owners Improve Communication and Collaboration A Small Business in Your Pocket: Specialized Business Apps FileThis Introduces Document Portal for...
Friends of the Broward County African American Research Library and Cultural Center honor Distinguished Achievers
Friends of the Broward County African American Research Library and Cultural Center honor distinguished achieversGibbons, Johnson, McKinley, Dr. Merritt, Dr. Miller and ScruggsThe Friends of the Broward County African American Research... ...
Trying to Time the Market Is a Loser's Game
A recent academic study done by Morningstar reviewed the 2,846 mutual funds tradable in the U.S. from 1996-2008. It showed that less than a quarter of the funds outperformed the overall market after the first five years. Only 195 funds (7...
Kerkering, Barberio & Co. Named a 2014 Best of the Best Accounting Firm
SARASOTA – Kerkering, Barberio & Co., Certified Public Accountants, announced that the firm has been selected as a 2014 “Best of the Best Accounting Firm” by INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA), a leading industry survey. Best of...
Duncan Edward Creager
Creager Duncan Edward Creager, age 58, passed away suddenly Wednesday, October 8, 2014. Born in Westerville OH, he made his home in Ft. Lauderdale, FL where he had his own CPA Firm. Duncan held a bachelor and master's degrees in finance and...
Study Indicates Strong Demand for Accounting, Finance and Information Technology Professionals
CHICAGO – Brilliant™, a search, staffing and management resources firm specializing in the accounting, finance and Information Technology (IT) professions, in conjunction with Dr. Richard Curtin, Professor and Director of Surveys at...
Cross, Fernandez & Riley, LLP Makes Top Accounting Firms List
Cross, Fernandez & Riley, LLP is pleased toannounce that it has been named one of the Top Accounting Firms in Florida byFloridaTrendmagazine. C/F/R was ranked 19th and this is the fifthconsecutive year that thefirm has made the list. ...
Bradenton CPA Firm Boosts Three Partners
The partners, according to a release, are Garrett Shinn, Christine Yekel and Christy Cardillo. “Our new partners bring a wealth of talent to our firm,” founding partner Byron Shinn says in the statement. “Their diverse...
Ken Cornell: Invest In Children, Neighborhoods
Continued county government support that leverages private investment is critical to the success of these partnerships. Programs that ensure safe, intact neighborhoods and educating our children are key to breaking the cycle of poverty and... ...
Cross, Fernandez & Riley, LLP Makes Top Accounting Firms List
Cross, Fernandez & Riley, LLP is pleased toannounce that it has been named one of the Top Accounting Firms in Florida byFloridaTrendmagazine. C/F/R was ranked 19th and this is the fifthconsecutive year that thefirm has made the list. ...
Federal Tax Update - Oct. 6, 2014
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Federal Tax Update - Oct. 6, 2014
This week's podcast includes:Section: 41 S Corporation CEO/Shareholder Found Unreasonably High, Court Substantially Reduces Research CreditSection: 183 Despite Decades of Losses, Taxpayer Found to Have Profit Motive for Business as... ...
Business People
Lisa Silvestri, a Sarasota travel consultant, was selected by Travel Weekly as one of only 103 in North America to attend the Global Travel Marketplace, a three-day event for travel agents and suppliers, held in July in Hollywood/Fort... ...
Xpand Staffing Ready For Growth
The irony wasn’t lost on him. After 10 years of helping people find work, Eloy Rodriguez of Parkland was laid off from his job at a staffing company. He turned in his keys, went home to his wife, Rosalina “Rosy” Rodriguez,...
Technology & Productivity Weekly
Six Tools That Will Help You Build a Web Site With Minimal Skills Three Tips on Using Social Content Marketing to Elevate Your Online Marketing Five Reasons to Ditch Manual Expense Report Templates Three Ways Apple Automator Can Speed Up...
Governor Rick Scott Announces Nearly $200,000 In Scholarships Awarded To Minority Students Seeking To Become A CPA
Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s (DBPR) Division of Certified Public Accounting today announced it awarded nearly $200,000 in scholarships to minority students in accounting...
Tampa's Bush Ross Firm Names New C-level Executive
Aline Maurer Smith has been named chief operating officer for Bush Ross PA in Tampa.Smith is a certified public accountant and obtained her Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from the University of South Florida, with...
NewsFlash Oct. 2, 2014
FICPA Honors Breast Cancer Awareness Month The FICPA 26 Under 36 Nominate Someone from Your Firm Are You Using FICPA Connect to Your Advantage? AICPA to Issue SSARS No. 21 AICPA News Roundup Crisp Air and Even Cooler CPE University... ...
Hometown Hillsborough for Oct. 3
Skoda Minotti welcomes new staff:Skoda Minotti recently announced the following professionals have joined the Tampa area CPA, financial and business advisory firm: Gladys Marquess, staff accountant, accounting and audit group and Brandon... ...
Welcome Our Newest Members
The Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants welcomes its newest members! ...
Kerkering Barberio Announces Tampa Office Relocation in Westshore District
SARASOTA – Kerkering, Barberio & Co., Certified Public Accountants is pleased to announce that it has recently moved its Tampa office to a new location.The firm has acquired space in Urban Centre at 4830 West Kennedy Boulevard, Suite...
Super-Regional Accounting Firm Carr, Riggs & Ingram (CRI) Acquires Wealth Management Firm Level Four Advisory Services
Super-regional accounting firm Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC (CRI) has acquired Level Four Advisory Services (Level Four), a national wealth management firm delivering a comprehensive suite of services including asset management, retirement...
Warren Averett's Tampa Office Expands Capabilities - Opens A Warren Averett Staffing & Recruiting Office
The Tampa office of Warren Averett, LLC announces the expansion of client services by opening a Warren Averett Staffing & Recruiting office in Tampa. The Tampa office will be led by Derek Johnson, the newest Business Development Manager to...
Know These Five Tips for Word 2013
Microsoft Word is the standard when it comes to digital text documents. Here’s a look at some tips that will help you make your documents the best they can be.   Office 2013 is set to upload your documents to OneDrive by default, but...
Premier Committee Event - Florida State Tax Committee/DOR Liaison Meeting
(different from last year) Offices of the Florida Department of Revenue 2450 Shumard Oak Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32399 Thursday, December 4, 2014 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (lunch is included) Hilton Garden Inn Tallahassee Central (see... ...
Parks & Company, LLC Moves to 6810 Lyons Technology Parkway
Parks & Company, LLC has moved their offices to 6810 Lyons Technology Parkway, Suite 130 in CoconutCreek. ...
Federal Tax Update - Sept. 29, 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: Section: 125 New Options Provided Where... ...