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Accounting, Financial Planning Firm Offers Decades Of Experience To Clients
Managing finances seems to be a foreign language to many, with no easy translation in sight. Thankfully, Jotkoff & Associates, CPA, PA and Jotkoff Financial Services, Inc., which is based in Melbourne, is here to help residents along the Space...
Berkowitz Pollack Brant Promotes Steve Nouss To Director
Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants has promoted J. Steven Nouss, CPA, to director in the Business Services and Consulting practice.  Nouss leads the firm’s growing consulting practice and works with closely held...
MBAF Promotes Deborah Ladron De Guevara To Director
Deborah Ladron de Guevara, CPA, has been promoted to director in the Audit Department of the nationally recognized public accounting firm, Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC ( MBAF ). Ladron de Guevara previously served as a senior manager in...
MBAF Promotes Hernando Gomez To Director
Hernando Gomez, MBA, MIB, has been promoted to director in the Management Advisory Services Department of the nationally recognized public accounting firm, Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC ( MBAF ).  Gomez previously served as a senior...
Kerkering, Barberio & Co. Ranks In The Nation's Top 200 Accounting Firms
Kerkering, Barberio & Co. , Certified Public Accountants, is pleased to announce that for the second year in a row, the Firm has been ranked one of the Top 200 Accounting Firms in the nation by INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA 200).  More than 540...
Samuel Bordner Of Stroemer & Company Passed His Final Section Of The CPA Exam
Sam Bordner, Auditor with Stroemer & Company, recently passed his 4th and final section of The Uniform CPA Exam. He passed all 4 sections on his first try.  Sam is currently finishing his Master’s degree in Accounting & Taxation from...
James Moore Welcomes Five New Hires
James Moore, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants (James Moore) is pleased to welcome Anila Kalter, Debra Martinez, Steven Parisi, Nikki Richey , and Donna Shelton to the firm .
Anthony Brunson Establishes Solo Practice
Armed and equipped with exceptional skills, talent, and resources, Anthony “Tony” Brunson, nationally renowned for his no nonsense and robust leadership style as co - partner of a distinguished accounting fir m, has announced a...
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 experience...
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. 33323....
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:...
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...
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 Way...
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. Pravia...
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 while...
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 no...
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...
Business Briefs
Island Financial Services Inc. celebrates 40 years in business Island 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. The...
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 of...
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.
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, financial...
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, was...

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