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Kerkering, Barberio & Co. Announces 2016 Promotions
Sarasota, FL – Kerkering, Barberio & Co., Certified Public Accountants , is pleased to announce staff promotions. Moving from Supervisor to Manager is Ann Harman . Advancing from Senior Accountant to Supervisor is Mary Garcia ....
MBAF Adds Rampbell & Rampbell, P.A., Expanding Presence in Palm Beach County
MIAMI (February 11, 2016) – Nationally recognized accounting firm MBAF announced that Palm Beach-based Rampell & Rampell, P.A., has merged into the firm effective February 1, 2016. The announcement was made by Richard Rampell, CEO of... ...
Goldstein Schechter Koch Adds John LaRue as a Partner in the Tax Department
John 'Jack' LaRue Miami, FL (February 9, 2016) – Goldstein Schechter Koch (GSK) , a full service accounting, tax, assurance, consulting, wealth management and insurance firm announces John “Jack” La Rue , CPA as a new...
CPA Firm Carr, Riggs & Ingram Names 24 New Partners
Of the 24 new partners, five were named to the firm's Florida offices: Matt Zasada, James Wright, Kelly Brannon, Rich Moreira and Tom Sherman. ...
Two Long-Established Accounting Firms Merge to Create One of Tampa Bay's Largest
Spoor Bunch Franz (SBF) was officially founded January 1, 2016, with the merger of Clearwater’s Spence Marston Bunch & Morris and St. Petersburg’s Spoor & Associates. The former was founded in 1971, the latter in 1974. Both firms hold...
The IRS is Accepting E-Files Again
The IRS says it has resolved a computer system outage, which it blamed on 'hardware failure.' ...
James Jenkins Named Chairman of Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Board of Trustees
A graduate of the University of Virginia, he is a certified public accountant with 30 years of experience in real estate and wealth management. ...
Adrian Alfonso Named Director at Kaufman Rossin
Alfonso was tax partner at PAAST, PL. He has a bachelor’s in accounting and executive master’s of science in taxation from Florida International University. ...
Felicity H.C. Fang Establishes Public Accounting and Business Consulting Firm in Midtown Miami
Felicity H.C. Fang Felicity H.C. Fang has recently established Felicity HC Fang CPA PA , a boutique public accounting and business consulting firm in Midtown Miami. Ms. Fang, who serves as the firm’s Managing Partner, has knowledge...
Modern Business Associates Announces Promotion of Chris McDonald
Modern Business Associates (MBA), one of the bay area’s most recognizable provider of customized payroll, tax, benefits, risk management and HR administrative solutions, recently the promotion of Chris McDonald to President and Chief...
Federal Tax Update - Feb 8, 2016
Nichols Patrick Current Federal Tax Developments Weekly Update Podcast with Ed Zollars   Section:61 IRS Sets Limits On Value of Vehicles for Cents Per Mile and Fleet-Average Valuation Rule Section: 401 Rules Provided for Permitted Mid-Year... ...
Federal Tax Update - 2016-2-8
This Week's Topics Section:61 IRS Sets Limits On Value of Vehicles for Cents Per Mile and Fleet-Average Valuation RuleSection: 401 Rules Provided for Permitted Mid-Year Changes in Safe Harbor 401(k) PlansAnd Much More... ...
NewsFlash Feb. 4, 2016
Phone Scams Remain on IRS “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams ListDid You Know We Have Weekly Federal Tax Podcasts?FASB Issues Proposed Improvements to Financial Reportingof Pension and Other Post-retirement BenefitsFICPA Celebrates, Advocates for... ...
How to Prevent Windows 7/8.1 from Automatically Updating to Windows 10
http://www.groovypost.com Microsoft, on February 1st, 2016 moved the Windows 10 update on Windows 7 and 8.1 systems from Optional to Recommended. If you have Windows 7 or 8.1 set to automatically install Recommended updates, and you...
IRS' Final Version of Form 8971 is Now Available
On Jan. 29, 2015, the Internal Revenue Service released the much-anticipated final version of Form 8971, “Information Regarding Beneficiaries Acquiring Property From a Decedent,” and its instructions, exactly one month ahead of the Feb. 29,...
McClung and Steiner Promoted to Managing Director at CBIZ MHM Tampa Bay
CBIZ MHM Tampa Bay is proud to announce the promotions of Senior Manager Shaun McClung and Senior Manager Tom Steiner to the position of Managing Director. Shaun has more than 15 years of experience managing tax engagements for clients...
Kristina Helferty, CPA, LLC Celebrates Opening of New Office
Kristina Helferty, CPA, LLC celebrated the grand opening of its new office with a ribbon cutting ceremony on February 3. Specializing in accounting, auditing and assurance services, the offices are located at 13575 58th Street North in...
Gerson Preston Names Clifford Gelber as Newest Partner
Gerson Preston, one of South Florida’s largest and longest-standing public accounting firms, announces that Clifford Gelber will join the firm as a partner in its Boca Raton office. Bringing with him more than 30 years of experience as a... ...
Kerkering Barberio Welcomes Tax Manager
Kerkering, Barberio & Co., Certified Public Accountants, is pleased to announce that Bethany Carr has joined the firm as a Tax Manager in the Estate and Trust segment. Bethany received her Bachelor in Business Administration in Accounting...
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. Welcomes Jack Rose
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A., a professional accounting, assurance, and tax services firm in Tallahassee, welcomes Jack Rose to the Accounting Department. He will serve as the Firm’s controller and work from the THF Tallahassee...
Former Auditor General Announces the Establishment of Martin CPA & Company, LLC
Former Auditor General David W. Martin announces the establishment of Martin CPA & Company, LLC with Ted J. Sauerbeck as an associate of the firm. ...
Michael Price Joins Shinn & Co. as a Tax Senior
As business valuations have taken on a significant role in the firm's practice, Price's technical valuation experience will play a pivotal role in the growth of that department. Bringing more than 12 years of accounting experience to his new...
Federal Tax Update - 2016-2-1
Nichols Patrick Current Federal Tax Developments Weekly Update Podcast with Ed Zollars   Section: 401 Proposed Regulations Providing for Allowed Normal Retirement Ages in Government Plans Section: 7121 IRS Failure to Abide by Closing...
Federal Tax Update - Feb 1, 2016
Nichols Patrick Current Federal Tax Developments Weekly Update Podcast with Ed Zollars   Section: 401 Proposed Regulations Providing for Allowed Normal Retirement Ages in Government Plans Section: 7121 IRS Failure to Abide by Closing...
LWR Young Leaders Alliance Continues to Boost Membership
LAKEWOOD RANCH – A networking group for young professionals who do business in the Lakewood Ranch area nearly doubled its membership last year and is determined to keep growing.The Lakewood Ranch Young Leaders Alliance, which launched...
Carrie St. John Named Shareholder at Moore Stephens Lovelace
Miami, FL – January 28, 2016 – Moore Stephens Lovelace (MSL), a certified public accounting and business advisory firm, is proud to announce that Carrie St. John has been admitted to the Shareholder group, effective January 1,...
CliftonLarsonAllen Announces Career Achievements in Central Florida Offices
Central Florida – CLA believes the best way to serve our clients and communities is to support our people in building careers that match their personal and professional aspirations. We are thrilled to express our congratulations and... ...
Cherry Bekaert Adds Cristian Nieto to Expanding South Florida Practice
Reflecting the continuous growth of its South Florida practice, Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) is pleased to announce the addition of Cristian N. Nieto as a Partner in the Firm’s Fort Lauderdale office. In this capacity,...
Federal Tax Update - 2016-1-26
Nichols Patrick Current Federal Tax Developments Weekly Update Podcast with Ed Zollars   Section: 401 Failure To Follow Anti-Alienation Provisions in Dealing With Account Balance in Divorce Causes Disqualification of ESOP Section: 877A...
Kerkering Barberio Employees Donate $13,533 to United Way
Sarasota, FL – Kerkering, Barberio & Co., Certified Public Accountants, is pleased to announce that participating employees donated $13,533 to the United Way Suncoast in 2015, and the firm has been ranked number 19 of the "50 Most...
Federal Tax Update - Jan. 26, 2016
Nichols Patrick Current Federal Tax Developments Weekly Update Podcast with Ed Zollars   Section: 401 Failure To Follow Anti-Alienation Provisions in Dealing With Account Balance in Divorce Causes Disqualification of ESOP Section: 877A...
Staff from Cavanaugh & Co., LLP Participated in Community Haven’s Jingle & Jog 5K Run
Two of the accountants at the CPA firm took home ribbons from the event. CPA Ryan Thompson received a second place medal for the men's group ages 25 to 29 in the 5K run. ...
Funding Method Guidance Among IRS Projects Near Finish Line
Jan. 22 — The Internal Revenue Service is “really close” to issuing guidance specifying new automatic approvals for changes in pension plan funding method, a move made necessary by the Pension Protection Act of 2006, an...
MBAF Names Frank Gonzalez Managing Principal of Miami Headquarters
MIAMI (Jan. 13, 2016) – Frank Gonzalez, CPA/CFF, has been named Managing Principal of the Miami office of nationally recognized accounting firm MBAF, effective immediately. The announcement was made by Tony Argiz, Chairman and CEO of...
The Florida Cabinet Recognizes FICPA Past President David Dennis
On Jan. 21, FICPA Past President David Dennis, CPA, received a proclamation from the Florida Cabinet recognizing his longstanding record of service to the CPA profession at the state and national levels. Dennis is the current chair of the...
Buchanan's Identity Fraud Measure Signed into Law
WASHINGTON - A new measure designed to safeguard the Social Security numbers of more than 100 million working Americans has been signed into law by President Obama, Congressman Vern Buchanan, FL-16, announced today. ...
Budget on Schedule This Year, Senate Agrees to Give Gov. $250 Million but Rest Remains in Limbo
The Florida House and Senate are reviving their traditional budget schedule and this week gave "allocations" to their budget subcommittee chairs that set the parameters for their chamber's proposed budget. ...
Eric Santa Maria Joins Verdeja, De Armas & Trujillo as Director of Tax and Valuation Services
Eric Santa Maria Eric Santa Maria joined Verdeja. De Armas & Trujillo, LLC as the Director of Tax and Valuation Services in January 2016. Eric has more than 10 years of tax experience servicing high net work individuals and small to...
Monique Bustamente Promoted to Manager at Verdeja, De Armas & Trujillo
Monique Bustamente Monique Bustamente began working at Verdeja, De Armas & Trujillo, LLP in 2011 as an Audit Senior. She excelled in this capacity and was quickly promoted to Manager. Mrs. Bustamante’s current responsibilities... ...
Travis Hawkins Becomes Shareholder at Hurd, Hawkins, Meyers & Radosevich
Travis Hawkins Largo, Fla.: Hurd, Hawkins, Meyers & Radosevich, PA is proud to announce and congratulate a new shareholder: Travis D. Hawkins . ...
Ralicki Wealth Management & Trust Services Expands Service
Ralicki Wealth Management, 1235 S.E. Indian St., Suite 102, Stuart, is expanding the services it offers to its wealth management clients. Ralicki Wealth Management is now offering to its clients additional money managers, allowing for a...
Wilmington Trust Adds Two Senior Advisors to Palm Beach Office
Wilmington Trust added two new senior hires to its Palm Beach wealth management office. Jonathan Fitzgerald was hired as a senior private client advisor, and Gerald Williston as a senior fiduciary advisor. ...
Manny Alvarez Becomes Partner at Verdeja, De Armas & Trujillo
Manny Alvarez Manuel Alvarez, CPA, has been promoted to Partner at Verdeja, De Armas & Trujillo, LLP and has over 9 years of experience in public accounting. Previously, he served our firm as Manager and was quickly recognized for his hard...
NewsFlash Jan. 21, 2016
Rep. Dan Raulerson Speaks at State of Taxpayer Dinner CPA Members of the Legislature Reflect on Session Goals and Outcomes Benefit the Future of Our Profession Take the CPA Pie Challenge Current A&A Requirements ... ...
Randell L Platt
PLATT, Randy58, of Plant City, entered into eternal rest on Jan. 20, 2016. He was a 1976 graduate of Sa-nta Fe Catholic High School in Lakeland, and a 1980 graduate of the University of Florida. He was a member of Chi Phi Fraternity,...
Hired by Law, Redd, Crona & Muroe, PA: James Dilworth & Eric Chastain
Law, Redd, Crona & Munroe, PA, Certified Public Accountants are pleased to announce that James Dilworth and Eric Chastain, CPA have joined the firm's audit department. James has over 20 years of experience in banking and corporate finance...
Warren Averett Expands Daily Money Management Division to Gulf Coast
Warren Averett, LLC, Certified Public Accountants and Advisors continues to strengthen its Gulf Coast presence by expanding the Daily Money Management Division to the Pensacola office. Warren Averett’s Daily Money Management services...
Goldstein Schechter Koch Announces the Promotions of Amanda Bonifay, Beatriz Vazquez and Steven Holtz to Partners
Goldstein Schechter Koch (GSK), a full service accounting, tax, assurance, consulting, wealth management and insurance firm announces the promotion of Amanda Bonifay, Beatriz Vazquez and Steven Holtz to GSK’s Partnership team. Amanda... ...
Promotions at James Moore
James Moore, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants (James Moore) is pleased to announce Traci Bacom, Nadia Batey, Carrie Boynton, Benjamin Clark, Jeremy Dunn, Kelly Shaer, William “Webb” Shephard, Jeremy Smith and...
Bill aims to rein in seniors’ professional guardians
TALLAHASSEE — Warning that unsuspecting elders are being “bled dry” by unscrupulous guardians, state Sen. Nancy Detert pushed legislation providing more state oversight of them through its final Senate committee Thursday. ...