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James Moore Welcomes Five New Hires
James Moore, Certified PublicAccountantsandConsultants(James Moore)is pleased towelcomeAnila Kalter,Debra Martinez, Steven Parisi,NikkiRichey,andDonna Sheltontothe firm. ...
NewsFlash Sept. 18, 2014
The FICPA 26 Under 36 Is Looking for a Few Good CPAs AICPA News Roundup Choosing a Health Plan for 2015 PCAOB Issues Staff Audit Practice Alert Save the Dates for Foundation Events Looking for Interns? University of South Florida The... ...
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. Promotes Chris Howell, CPA to Director, Assurance Services
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A., a professional accounting, assurance, and tax services firm headquartered in Tallahassee, congratulates Chris Howell on his recent promotion to Director, Assurance Services.     Chris has over 17 years of...
Sarasota CPA Firm Tallies Another Accolade
Kerkering, Barberio & Co., one of the largest independent CPA firms on the Gulf Coast, made a nationwide list of the industry’s top 200 firms by revenues for the second consecutive year. - See more at:... ...
Howard Wacks Joins Local Office Of Ameriprise Financial
Howard Wacks, ChFC®, CLU® joined the Plantation practice of Edward A. Wacks, CPA, CFP®, of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., as an Associate Financial Advisor. His office is located at 111 N. Pine Island Road; Ste 201 B; Plantation, FL....
Warren Averett Announces Promotions
Warren Averett, LLC, national CPA and advisory firm, recently announced that Ross LeBlanc, CPA has been promoted to a manager within the firm’s tax division.LeBlanc works out of the Fort Walton Beach office and specializes in the... ...
Do You Really Need An iPhone 6?
We know iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are now available for preorder, and we know you want it. But, do you need it? Do you deserve it? Does it deserve you? We combed through the benefits, thought all the thoughts, and asked all the questions to...
United Way Adds Staff Members
The United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee announced five new staff members have joined the organization: Bryce Aaron, Allison Chandler, Stephanie Harrison, Crystal Rodriguez, and Michael Willis. Aaron and Rodriguez are United...
Florida State Tax/Florida Department of Revenue Annual Liaison Meeting
**SAVE THE DATE** -- Florida State Tax/Florida Department of Revenue Annual Liaison Meeting December 4, 2014  8:00am  – 4:00 pm Location: Florida Department of Revenue Office, 2450 Shumard Oak Blvd., Tallahassee, FL More Information to...
Technology & Productivity Weekly
Use Customer Data to Improve Their Experience. Be Careful How You Use It. Take a Look at Disaster Recovery As a Service Intuit Introduces Quicken 2015 for Mac Brother Refreshes Small Business Printer Line Four Ways to Use a Customer Database...
Indians Football: The Only Game In Town
Venice plays big-time football — the Indians are undefeated in Class 6A, one of the highest divisions in Florida — but generations of fans return to home games for a small-town experience ...
MBAF's Manuel E. Pravia Named As A Director Of Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation
Manuel E. Pravia , CPA, a principal in the Tax and Accounting Department at nationally recognized public accounting firm Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC ( MBAF ), was recently named as a director of the Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation....
HBK Recognizes Team Members Firm-wide
HBK CPAs & Consultants is pleased to announce the promotions of twelve team members throughout the firm’s service areas in four states. In Ohio, Janine Horvat, who works in the Youngstown office, has been promoted to Senior Manager...
What Is The Perfect Asset Allocation?
It's amazing how much time is devoted to this subject in the financial media. Everyone seems to be trying to answer to the question: how do I get the most return for the least amount of volatility? The problem with that question is there is...
Federal Tax Update - Sept. 8, 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 - Sept. 8, 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: 31 VOLUNTARY PAYMENT DESIGNATION...
Jim LaHam Envisions A Regal King Center
Jim LaHam sees a horizon filled with possibilities."Dreams can come true," he says. "Good times are ahead of us."A friendly man with a ready smile, LaHam is tax partner at Berman Hopkins Wright & LaHam, CPAs and Associates. He was recently... ...
Technology & Productivity Weekly
How to Grow Your Firm Through New Services Cost-Saving Ideas for Unified Communications Enhance Your Small Business Cyber Defenses Buying Equipment Is About More Than the Lowest Price Software Strategy - Is Your Firm Doing the Right Thing?...
Business Briefs
Island Financial Services Inc.celebrates 40 years in businessIsland Financial Services Inc. is celebrating its 40th anniversary of being in business in Southwest Florida. The company includes accounting, tax preparation, 1031 Exchanges and... ...
MBAF Adds David P. Rosenbaum As Principal In Tax And Accounting Department
David P. Rosenbaum, CPA, has joined nationally recognized public accounting firm Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC ( MBAF ) as a principal in the Tax and Accounting Department. Rosenbaum will be based in the firm’s Miami office....
Stroemer & Company Ranked As A Top Accounting Firm In South Florida
Stroemer & Company ranked #17 on the South Florida Business Journal's list of the region's top accounting firm's by South Florida billings. The Journal annually conducts surveys to create the "Book of Lists" which provides listings of hundreds...
Denise Gillman Godwin Promoted
Bloomer, Geri & Company, CPAs is proud to announce the promotion of Denise Gillman Godwin to Accounting Manager. Denise joined Bloomer, Geri in August 2011 as Accounting Supervisor. Denise is extremely experienced in financial analysis,...
New Patrick Murphy Ad Touts CPA Experience to Fix Problems in Congress
In his latest campaign ad, U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy draws on his experience as a Certified Public Accountant as providing the know-how necessary to reign in federal spending and cut unnecessary Congressional perks. ...
Brent Burns, Jorge Gonzalez, Kim Magner Promoted at JM Family Enterprises
JM Family Enterprises in Deerfield Beach has announced three executive-level promotions: Brent Burns, Jorge Gonzalez and Kim Magner. ...
NewsFlash Sept. 4, 2014
Lights, Camera, Action! 26 Under 36 is Back! Nominate Members by Oct. 31 FCT is on its Way to Members Choosing a Health Plan for 2015 What to Know (and Do) Now AICPA Asks for Feedback on CPA Exam Accounting Principles and Auditing... ...
CPA firm Averett Warmus Durkee Recognized as “Best Company to Work For”
Orlando and Central Florida; August 2014 –   Averett Warmus Durkee (AWD), Central Florida-based accountants well-known within the vacation ownership/timeshare industry for providing assurance, accounting and tax compliance services,...
Five of the Best File Managers for Android
Android has a major benefit over iOS and Windows Phone because of its open OS, and allows users to access the phone as a mass storage device. This makes transferring files a lot easier, and rooted users even get access to core system files....
Reynell Obtains Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Credential
Kerkering, Barberio & Co., Certified Public Accountants , is pleased to announce Matt Reynell, CPA, has obtained the Certified Management Accountant (CMA®) credential by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA®).  Certification is an... ...
Federal Tax Update - Sept. 1, 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 - Sept. 1, 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 Issues Warning About Phone ScamsPhone... ...
Futures Foundation Names New Officers
FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools is announced its 2014-15 officers: President Bradley Giles of Giles Electric Company, President-Elect Linda Bradley Thacker of the University of Central Florida, Vice President John Guthrie of...
Top Atlanta CPA firm stakes Tampa beachhead with local acquisition
Frazier & Deeter, one of the largest independent certified public accounting firms in the nation, is ready to do business in Tampa Bay.The Atlanta firm has acquired Tampa CPA firm Kingery & Crouse. Financial terms were not disclosed. ...
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...
Technology & Productivity Weekly
Is Social Media Holding Your Community Hostage? Tech Tips: What to Consider When Cell Phone Contracts End Transforming Small Business in the Cloud Trello’s Task Assignment Features Let Users Customize Them to Their Tastes What Can an... ...
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... ...
AICPA Announces 2014 Accounting Scholars Leadership Workshop Graduates
The American Institute of CPAs is pleased to announce the 2014 Accounting Scholars Leadership Workshop (ASLW) graduating class. The 114 students selected for the Workshop successfully completed the two-day program, which strengthened their... ...
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...
James Moore Is Celebrating Its 50th Anniversary!
JamesMoore, Certified PublicAccountantsand Consultants(James Moore)is pleased to announcethat the firm is celebrating its 50thAnniversary by giving back tothreenonprofit organizationswithin theircommunities. The... ...
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...