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James Grainger Joins Pribramsky & Company CPAs
Islamorada: Pribramsky & Company CPAs announcesJames D. Grainger has joined the firm as Director of Quality Control andReview. ...
James Moore Welcomes Eight New Hires
James Moore, Certified PublicAccountantsand Consultants(James Moore)is pleased towelcomeTyler Courson,AngelaCuellar,Stacy Dreher, Kathleen Juezan,Samantha Lussier, EileenMaxwell, Daniel Roccanti, and Josh VanZandt to the... ...
Microsoft Releases Windows 8.1 August Update
http://www.groovypost.com Microsoft released the next set of updates for its controversial (to say the least) desktop operating system  Windows 8.1 . Microsoft released  Windows 8.1 update 1  earlier this year, and now instead of continuing...
Moore Stephens Lovelace Announces Three Promotions in the Orlando Office
Moore Stephens Lovelace (“MSL”), a regional certified public accounting and business advisory services firm, today announced several promotions within the company’s audit services team. Ehab Azer, CPA, has been promoted to...
Federal Tax Update - Aug. 18, 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 - Aug. 18, 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:TAXPAYERS PARTICIPATING IN STATE GAMBLING... ...
Campaign Money Reveals Possible Factions in Port Orange
A review of campaign finance reports for council candidates reveals potential factions in a city already divided in its day-to-day operations as well as a pair of possible violations by two candidates who say they are taking corrective action...
WellCare hiring Aetna executive as CFO
WellCare Health Plans Inc. announced today that Andrew “Drew” Asher will join the company as senior vice president, effective Aug. 29. He is expected to be appointed as chief financial officer by the board of directors in...
Three Vie for District 4 School Board Seat
Three candidates, all with education backgrounds, are competing to represent the Tarpon Springs, Palm Harbor and Safety Harbor area on the Pinellas County School Board.The candidates emerged quickly after board member Robin Wikle announced...
Tampa CPA's Book Makes Amazon's Best Sellers List
TAMPA – When Bill Cummings enrolled at the University of South Florida, he wasn't quite sure what he wanted to do with his life. He certainly never figured he'd be a best-selling author.Back at USF he decided to major in finance...
CPA by Day, Drag Racer After Work
ELMHURST, ILL. – Drag racing, says Bruce Jones, is like being shot out of a cannon. Jones, a CPA whose day job is a managing partner at Porte Brown in Elk Grove Village, says it's all about the adrenaline."I love drag racing because of...
Volusia Council's District 1 Race Is Crowded, Calm So Far
The most crowded political race for a Volusia County Council seat this year is in District 1, the big west-side district that at last count was home to slightly more residents than any other. But this four-horse race in West Volusia has also...
New Stewart-Marchman-Act CEO Named
DAYTONA BEACH – A veteran Stewart-Marchman-Act Behavioral Healthcare executive will take over as CEO effective Jan. 1. Ivan A. Cosimi II, 48, a certified public accountant, has served as chief financial officer since 1998 for the... ...
Jimmy Messick Seeks Milton City Council
An ancient Babylonian Jewish leader, Hiller the Elder said, "If I am not for myself, then who will be for me? And if I am only for myself, then what am I? And if not now, when?" I have always declared I was not interested in political office...
Technology & Productivity Weekly
Six Data Backup Devices for Small Businesses 10 Strategies to Leverage Your Firm's IT Investment SocialProof Boosts Word-of-Mouth Marketing Easier Ways to Protect Email From Unwanted Prying Eyes How the Cloud and Big Data Are Changing...
Lynn Wilson, Polk County School Board District 6
Lynn Wilson faces incumbent Debra Smith Wright for District 6 in his bid to win the four-year Polk County School Board seat that pays an annual salary of $40,135. A 57-year-old certified public accountant who is the director of finance for...
Santa Rosa County Commission District 4
Santa Rosa County Commission District 4Who can vote? Closed primary: All registered Republican voters in Santa Rosa County.What’s next? The winner of the primary faces Libertarian Party candidate Etta Lawlor in the November general... ...
Josh Harris joins Pharus Group
PORT ST. LUCIE – Pharus Group LLC., an established business management advisory firm with headquarters in Port St. Lucie, is pleased to announce the addition of a new Director of Finance to address the increased demand created by the... ...
Thomas Howell Ferguson Welcomes Bane and Ernst to the Audit Services Department in the Tampa Office
Chris Bane Alfredo Ernst TAMPA – Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A., a professional accounting, assurance, and tax services firm located in Tampa, announces the addition of Chris Bane and Alfredo Ernst to the Audit Services team.   Chris...
MBAF Announces New Leadership of Tax and Accounting Department
MIAMI – Nationally recognized public accounting firm Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC ( MBAF ) has named Miguel Farra , CPA, JD, Chairman of the Tax and Accounting Department, overseeing the firm's nine offices. Emilio Escandon ,...
Kerkering Barberio Welcomes Five New Employees
SARASOTA – Kerkering, Barberio & Co., Certified Public Accountants – is pleased to announce the additionof five new staff members.  Joining our International segment is Lucy Brenner who will be working as aSenior... ...
Federal Tax Update - Aug. 11, 2014
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Rodney Robinson Named President of Living Color Aquariums
MIAMI – Living Color Aquariums, the industry leader in the design and manufacturing of high-end custom aquariums and themed environments, is proud to announce the appointment of Rodney Robinson to the position of President. Living...
Federal Tax Update - Aug. 11, 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: OFFICE IN HOME RULES APPLIED TO RV, NO...
Technology & Productivity Weekly
Yes. You Need a Disaster Plan for Your Phones The Many Faces of Workflow Nine Simple and Free Tech Support Tips For Your Office Keys to Successful Backups Nine Things Your Company Should Do Before Switching Email Service Providers Can...
NewsFlash Aug. 7, 2014
Legislature Calls Special Session FICPA Seeks Applicants for Executive Committee, Board of Governors Members-at-Large, Standing Committees and AICPA Council Fennema Receives NASBA Grant Governor Reappoints Two to Eastern Florida State... ...
Lynn Wilson, School Board
Currently, there are six candidates for Polk County School Board. Of the six, only Lynn Wilson has never worked as a teacher in the Polk County school system, and only Lynn Wilson has no ties to the Polk County School District, past or... ...
Kunin Associates Announces Merger With Atlantic Partners
Kunin Associates is pleased to announce its merger with Atlantic Partners one of the nation's leading IT staffing firms. Kunin Associates has been a leader in the accounting and finance placement arena in South Florida for more than 20 years....
Governor Reappoints Harris to Eastern Florida State College District Board
Gov. Rick Scott announced the re-appointment of FICPA member Dewey Harris to the Eastern Florida State College District Board of Trustees. Harris, of Merritt Island, is a CPA with Harris Miller & Berhardt PA. He is re-appointed for a term... ...
Governor Reappoints Harris to Eastern Florida State College District Board
Gov. Rick Scott announced the re-appointment of FICPA member DeweyHarris to the Eastern Florida State College District Board ofTrustees. Harris, of Merritt Island, is a CPA with Harris Miller &Berhardt PA. He is re-appointed for a term... ...
Thomas H. Devine
Thomas Henry Devine, age 81, died at Tidewell Hospice on August 6, 2014, surrounded by his family. Thomas was born on July 25, 1933 to Michael and Irene Devine of Manawa, Wisconsin where they ran a dairy farm. He attended Marquette...
Print a Selected Area of An Excel Spreadsheet
At the office or home office, there will be many times when you need to print out Excel spreadsheets. But often times you don't need to print out the entire report, which wastes paper, ink, and time. Here's how to print out only the...
UNITE Award Applications Open
The application process for the 2015 UNITE (Uniting Nonprofits In Teaming for Excellence) Award is now open and will close on Sept. 30, 2014. Established by Myers, Brettholtz & Company, PA and supported by the Southwest Florida Community... ...
Federal Tax Update - Aug. 4, 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 - Aug. 4, 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:COURT ALLOWS FOR UNAVOIDABLE PERSONAL USE OF... ...
Alter Appointed to Foundation for Seminole State College Board
Kurt Alter, CPA Kurt Alter, CPA, and Shareholder at Moore Stephens Lovelace ("MSL"), aregional certified public accounting and business advisory services firm, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Seminole...
Newsmaker Q&A With Steve Brettholtz
Founded in 1979, Myers, Brettholtz & Company, PA serves clients by performing accounting and auditing, tax preparation, bookkeeping and consulting services for timeshares, nonprofit organizations, condominium and homeowner associations and... ...
The Laclede Group Elects Maria Fogarty to Its Board of Directors
Today The Laclede Group, Inc.'s (NYSE: LG) board of directors voted to increase the size of the board from nine to 10, and elected energy industry veteran Maria Fogarty as its newest member effective August 1, 2014.Fogarty, 55, served as...
Technology & Productivity Weekly
How Small Businesses Can Use Cloud-Based Virtual Desktops Five Email Habits You Need to Break NOW Eight Ways to Build a More Welcoming Homepage 12 Ways to Get Quick Feedback From Customers Online Under the Counter Business Owners...
Alberni, Caballero & Company, LLP Changes Name To Alberni Caballero & Fierman, LLP
The certified public accounting firm, Alberni Caballero & Company,LLPis pleased to announce that Andrew S. Fierman, CPA,Partner in Charge of the Firm’s Audit Department, will now be a named partner of the firm. Effective August 1,... ...
Lynn Britt Receives National And State Recognition For Public Service In Accounting
Lynn M. Britt, CPA, J.D. has received two prestigious honors by esteemed organizations in the professional accounting and legal communities. The American Woman's Society of Certified Public Accountants (AWSCPA) has awarded Lynn M. Britt,...
Rob Labenski Named Managing Partner of KPMG's Jacksonville Office
KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm, has named Rob Labenski as managing partner of its Jacksonville office, effective August 1. In his new role, Labenski will be responsible for the strategic direction and growth of the...
Myers, Brettholtz & Company, PA Makes Top 100 Best Companies List
Myers, Brettholtz & Company, PA was recently named one of Florida’s Best Companies To Work For. The annual Best Companies list appears in the August issue of Florida Trend magazine. One hundred companies are ranked in small, medium...
Cross, Fernandez & Riley, LLP Makes Top 100 Best Companies List
Cross,Fernandez & Riley, LLPis pleased to announce that it hasbeen named one of Florida’s Best Companies To Work For byFlorida Trendmagazine.C/F/Rwasranked3rdin the mid-sized company category. This is... ...
Kerkering, Barberio & Co. Announces Promotions
Kerkering, Barberio & Co., Certified Public Accountants – is pleased to announce staff promotions.  Moving from Supervisor to Manager is DAN HARRIS.  Advancing from In-Charge Accountant to Senior Accountant is MARY GARCIA.  Being...
Brettholtz Elected To Symphony Board
Steve Brettholtz, president and shareholder of Myers, Brettholtz & Company, PA, Certified Public Accountants & Business Consultants, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the Southwest Florida Symphony. The Symphony and its family...
MSL's 12th Annual Ray Bolt Classic Golf Tournament Raises $24,000 For American Cancer Society, Accounting Scholarships
MooreStephens Lovelace (“MSL”), a regional certified public accounting and businessadvisory services firm, headquartered in Orlando, hosted the 12thAnnual Ray Bolt Classic Golf Tournament on April 16 at Celebration Golf Club.... ...
Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company Named #4 Best Florida Company to Work For
Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company, P.A. announced today that it hasbeen selected as one of Florida’s Best Companies to Work For by Florida Trend Magazine . The firm, with 38 employees, was selected as the 4thbest place to...
Stroemer & Company's Keith Wheeler Presents At The FICPA 2014 Not-for-profit Conference
Keith Wheeler, Audit Manager of Stroemer & Companyrecently presented Identifying and Preventing Fraud at the FICPA's 2014Not-for-Profit Organizations Conference in Tampa and Fort Lauderdale.Topics from Keith's presentation included Fraud... ...
The LBA Group Announces Several Promotions
JACKSONVILLE, FL–(July 25, 2014)–The LBA Groupis pleased to announce promotionswithin the taxand audit departments:Mary Caroline (M. C.) Harrell, CPA, has been promoted to Tax Director of Personal and... ...