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Three Tax Partners Join Cherry Bekaert's Expanding South Florida Practice
As part of the continued growth of its South Florida practice, nationally recognized public accounting firm Cherry Bekaert LLP ("the Firm") is pleased to welcome Stephen Danner, Lourdes De Los Santos and Michael DeSiato as Tax Partners to the...
CPAmerica International Announces 2015 Board of Directors
GAINESVILLE – CPAmerica International , an accounting association of independent certified public accounting firms, is proud to announce its 2015 board of directors. The new board will have its first meeting of the year at CPAmerica's...
Fulcrum Partners Help Build a Rwandan School Through ValMark Global Gift Fund
PONTE VEDRA BEACH – In 2015, a group of Rwandan teens will start a new curriculum of study designed to teach hands-on construction skills. Their first project will be building their own schoolhouse. The opportunity to establish the...
Whitney Coombs Joins Daszkal Bolton
Whitney Coombs, CPA recently joined Daszkal Bolton as Tax Manager where she will oversee tax engagements serving middle market corporations as well as private equity groups and other investment organizations. Coombs brings with her seven years...
Names And Faces
Lucy Brenner has been named treasurer for Designing Women. Brenner is a Tax Senior at Kerkering Barberio in Sarasota. A licensed CPA, she graduated from East Carolina University with bachelor and master of science degrees in accounting....
Business People
Christopher Norton joined the firm as a staff accountant . He graduated from the University of South Florida in May 2014. Norton ...for the CPA exam next year. Rebecca Hadesman was hired as assistant accountant to the administrative...
The LBA Group Announces Two New Principals
The LBA Group is pleased to announce that Jason Lafser, CPA, CFE and Barbara Baldwin Finke, CPA, have been named p rincipals in the firm
Thomas E. Garland, CPA, Named Manager of Litigation Support at Appelrouth Farah & Co.
Thomas E. Garland, CPA, was recently named Manager of Litigation Support at Appelrouth Farah & Co. Mr. Garland will help oversee and assist with all aspects of commercial litigation. Previously, Mr. Garland was a Senior Associate. He is a...
Nicolas de la Vega, CPA, Named Manager of Assurance and Advisory Services at Appelrouth Farah & Co.
Nicolas de la Vega, CPA, has been named Manager of Assurance and Advisory Services at Appelrouth Farah & Co. Mr. de la Vega is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, as well as the...
Brian Torres, CPA, Named Senior Manager of Assurance and Advisory Services at Appelrouth Farah & Co.
Brian Torres, CPA, has been named Senior Manager at Appelrouth Farah & Co. As Senior Manager, Mr. Torres will help operate and direct the firm’s audit engagements and assurance services.  He will also focus on providing financial statement...
Eric S. Martinez Named Partner at The LBA Group
The LBA Group is pleased to announce that Eric S. Martinez, JD, CPA has been named Partner at the firm.  He joined LBA in late 2013 as a Principal with the firm’s Audit and Assurance Services team. Eric has over 25 years of experience in...
Mujeres Giving Back Recognition Luncheon Makes South Florida History
The Women’s Fund Miami-Dade honored ten outstanding Hispanic women philanthropists at their inaugural Mujeres Giving Back recognition luncheon on November 14th at the Westin Colonnade Coral Gables.  Mujeres Giving Back is the first event of...
Robert Kantor of Wolcott & Associates, P.A. Earns CPA Credential
Wolcott & Associates, P.A. is pleased to annou nce that valued team member , Robert Kantor , recently passed the rigorous exam administered by the State of Florida to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
People on the Move
Jeffrey Ardizon, a tax manager with Kaufman Rossin, has been named chair of the Miami-Dade chapter of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants for 2014-2015. Josh Crossman and Ginny Neal were appointed as directors and investment...
Crowe Horwath LLP Elects 25 Partners And 16 Directors
Crowe Horwath LLP , one of the largest public accounting and consulting firms in the U.S., has elected 25 new partners and 16 new directors. “On behalf of everyone at Crowe, I would like to congratulate all of our new partners and directors...
Arthur J. Lieberman Joins Berkowitz Pollack Brant As A Tax Director
Arthur J. Lieberman has joined Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants as a director in the Real Estate Tax practice. Lieberman joins the firm from LNR Property in Miami Beachwhere he was vice president of taxation. Lieberman has more...
John Stroemer Renews His CFST Designation
John H. Stroemer, CPA, CFST, CAM, GRI partner at Stroemer & Company, LLC recently obtained his recertification for CFST (Certified in Florida Sales and Use Tax) from the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  This allows Stroemer &...
Good Deeds
Cavanaugh & Co. LLP, a local full service CPA firm, is a collection site for Toys for Tots of Sarasota. This is a program that was created by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and serves to make Christmas a little brighter for less fortunate...
13th Annual Myers, Brettholtz & Company Nonprofit Seminar Announced
Myers, Brettholtz & Company, PA, Certified Public Accountants & Business Consultants, will hold its 13th annual nonprofit workshop on Wednesday, Jan. 21. Since 2001, Myers, Brettholtz & Company, PA has sponsored seminars focused on the needs of...
Naples CPA Debuts New eBook "Independent Contractor Taxes...Know Your Options"
In today’s economic climate, there is a growing population of independent contractors, or “freelancers.” Naples CPA, Mark Makara of Makara & Associates, announces the debut of a new, free eBook specifically designed to help...
Saltmarsh Elects Chuck Landers As Shareholder
Saltmarsh is pleased to announce that Chuck Landers has been elected to shareholder as of January 1, 2015. Chuck joined the firm in 2005 and has served as a senior manager in the Audit & Assurance Services Department of Saltmarsh, Cleaveland &...
MBAF Adds Sanchez as Director of Recruiting
MIAMI – Jorge Sanchez, CPA, has joined nationally recognized public accounting firm Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC (MBAF) as Director of Recruiting. Sanchez will be based in the firm's Miami Green office. The announcement was made by...
Business People
United Way Suncoast has three new vice presidents in its finance, resource development and community partnership development departments. Two of the vice presidents are new to the organization; the third was promoted from within.
Thomas Howell Ferguson Names Two New Shareholders: Allison Harrell, CPA and Michael Kalifeh, CP
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. (THF), a professional accounting, assurance, and tax services firm headquartered in Tallahassee, announces that Allison Harrell and Michael Kalifeh have been admitted as shareholders and will join the eight other...
Business People
Ilene Gilbert-Droge, chief operations officer at First Physicians Group of Sarasota Memorial Healthcare System, received the Medical Practice Executive of the Year Award at the MGMA 2014 Annual Conference, in Las Vegas. The award recognizes a...

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