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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 notable...
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 and...
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 Operating...
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 operating...
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 Clearwater.
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 from...
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.
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 office....
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 role...
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 in...
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, 2016....
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, Nieto...
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 Generous...
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.
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 MBAF.
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 mid-size...
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 higher...
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 work...

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