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FICPA members often are recognized for providing innovative services to their clients; being a part of an amazing human-interest story; or for receiving honors, awards and other accolades. The links below direct you to articles about these exceptional CPAs.

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Patrick Mangan
Patrick Mangan, a certified public accountant with Caler, Donten, Levine, Cohen, Porter & Veil, recently joined the board of directors of Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County. Mangan, a tax senior manager at the firm, will support the...
Brian Torres
Coral Gables, Florida, February 5, 2018 – Brian Torres, CPA, has been named Partner at Appelrouth Farah & Co.   Mr. Torres will lead the firm’s Assurance & Advisory department, where he manages audit engagements and assurance...
Jorlin Joseph, CPA
The CPA Offices of Zvi Rafilovich, CPA, PA are proud to welcome Jorlin Joseph, CPA, back to the Firm as a Tax Supervisor. Jorlin handles both domestic and international tax compliance and is involved in strategic tax planning.
Eric Troyer
Kerkering Barberio Announces New Shareholder Leading Southwest Florida CPA firm Admits New Shareholder   Sarasota, FL – Kerkering, Barberio & Co., Certified Public Accountants, is pleased to announce that Manager, Eric Troyer has been...
Tuscan & Company announced the promotion of Lisa McKenzie & Stacey Wilson
Tuscan & Company, P.A. is pleased to announce the promotion of Lisa McKenzie, CPA to Senior Audit Manager and Stacey Wilson, CPA to Audit Manager.
Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC is pleased to announce the promotion of Katie Sidrony, CPA.
Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC is pleased to announce the promotion of Katie Sidrony, CPA, CAM to Partner. Katie has been with the firm since 2006.
John Stancil was elected to board of directors NATP, FLA Chapter in 2017.
Sejal Shah  has joined the firm of Hamic Previte & Sturwold as a senior tax analyst and brings with her seven years’ experience in tax compliance, financial reporting and analysis.
Accounting Firm Daszkal Bolton Establishes Fund To Reward Teaching, Research Excellence At FAU College Of Business
South Florida-based accounting and advisory firm Daszkal Bolton will reward faculty teaching and research excellence at Florida Atlantic University’s College of Business by establishing a fund with a gift of $50,000. The gift represents...
Florida Southern College professor Wins Accounting Award
Lynn Clements, a professor of accounting at Florida Southern College, has been named 2017 Outstanding Educator by the Florida Institute of CPAs.
Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants Named One of Top 50 Accounting Firms
Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants has been named as one of the 50 top accounting firms in the United States by Inside Public Accounting. This is the firm’s 18th appearance on the list. More than 580 firms are considered in...
Kerkering Barberio Honored as a Top 25 Best Places to Work for 2017
Kerkering, Barberio & Co., Certified Public Accountants, is pleased to announce that Kerkering, Barberio & Co. was honored as one of the 2017 Top 25 Best Places to Work in Sarasota and Manatee Counties by the Sarasota Herald Tribune. Each of the...
Kabat, Schertzer, De La Torre, Taraboulos & Company Merges in JL Hofmann & Associates, Names John Hofmann Partner
Accounting and tax advisory firm Kabat, Schertzer, De La Torre, Taraboulos & Company (KSDT) today announced it has merged in JL Hofmann & Associates, a Coral Gables, Fla.,-based firm with more than 25 years of experience providing accounting, tax...
Space Coast Credit Union has appointed Hilary Eisbrenner to chief financial officer.
Space Coast Credit Union appoints Eisbrenner to CFO Space Coast Credit Union recently announce the appointment of Hilary Eisbrenner to chief financial officer and senior vice president
Scott Price Earns Spot on Inc. Magazine's Ranking of the 5000 Fastest-growing Companies in America
Congratulations to Scott Price, CEO of A-LIGN, which has earned a spot on Inc. Magazine’s ranking of the 5000 fastest- growing companies in America. With a 210% three-year growth rate, A-LIGN is number 1590 on the list. As a global...
AICPA Honors 14 Members with Sustained Contribution Award
The (AICPA) today announced that 14 members of the Institute have been honored with the Sustained Contribution Award. The award recognizes CPAs who have contributed measurably to the AICPA and the accounting profession through their dedication to...
Marty Williams Rejoins Fiske & Company as Director of Litigation Support Services
Marty Williams Fiske & Company, one of South Florida’s oldest CPA firms, announced Marty Williams, CPA/CFF, CFE, has rejoined the firm as Director of Litigation Support Services. Marty joined Fiske & Company in 2004 and managed the...
Central Florida Hillel has welcomed Dana Bial as its new board chair.
Central Florida Hillel welcomes Dana Bial as its new board chair. Bial received her bachelor's in Business Administration in Accounting and Computer Science from Kent State University and her master's of Taxation from Florida International...
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs Congratulates Christie Battles and William Groom on Receiving their CPA License
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs, a professional accounting, assurance, and tax services firm, headquartered in Tallahassee, congratulates Christie Battles and William Groom on receiving their CPA license. Christie Battles received her...
MNMW Welcomes Renee Kolbeck to the Firm
Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co., P.A. (MNMW) welcomes Renee Kolbeck as a Tax Accountant for the firm.  In this role, she works with clients to prepare individual and business tax returns and provides supportive accounting services....
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs Congratulates Chandler Russell and Allan Franklin on their promotions to Senior in the Assurance Services Department and Lee Lovett, Phil Focaracci, and Samantha Pettis on their promotions
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs, a professional accounting, assurance, and tax services firm headquartered in Tallahassee, congratulates Chandler Russell and Allan Franklin on their promotions to Senior in the Assurance Services Department and...
Hamic Previte & Sturwold has named Jim Noullet, CPA, the director of tax compliance.
Jim Noullet, CPA, has been named the director of tax compliance for Hamic Previte & Sturwold. Noullet has more than 19 years’ experience with concentration in the areas of construction and real estate tax compliance. Noullet has a bachelor...
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs Promotes Ying Wang to Senior Manager; Alyssa Roti, Paola Blackburn, and Elaine Sutter to Manager; and Jeannie Lim to Retirement Plan Specialist all within the Tax Services Department.
Tallahassee, FL – October 9, 2017 - Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs, a professional accounting, assurance, and tax services firm headquartered in Tallahassee, congratulates Ying Wang on her promotion to Senior Manager in the Tax Services...
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs Promotes Brian Walgamott to Director in the Tax Services Department, Mike Rosciam to Director of IT & Assurance Services, and Kim Rogers to Director of Office Management
Tallahassee, FL – October 5, 2017 - Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs, a professional accounting, assurance, and tax services firm headquartered in Tallahassee, congratulates Brian Walgamott on his promotion to Director, Tax Services, Mike...
New Partners Named at MNMW
FORT MYERS, FL (October 4, 2017) – Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co., P.A. (MNMW) announces four new partners to the firm, Tami Cindrich, CPA, CHBC; Angela Cooley, CPA, CCIFP; Kelsey Griffin, CPA, CFE; and Victoria Loyola, CPA, CHBC....
Mitchell Stein Joins Kabat, Schertzer, De La Torre, Taraboulos & Company As Audit Partner
Accounting and tax advisory firm Kabat, Schertzer, De La Torre, Taraboulos & Company (KSDT) today announced it has hired Mitchell Stein, CPA, as an Audit partner. Stein comes to KSDT from BDO’s Miami office and its predecessor Goldstein...
Isabel Goldberg Joins Kabat, Schertzer, De La Torre, Taraboulos & Company As Tax Partner
Accounting and tax advisory firm Kabat, Schertzer, De La Torre, Taraboulos & Company (KSDT) today announced it has named Isabel Goldberg, CPA, as a Tax partner. Goldberg joins KSDT from a national accounting firm, where she provided business and...
KPMG Promotes Pair of Orlando Senior Leaders
Dierdre Fortune ORLANDO –KPMG Orlando Office Managing Partner Charlie Ritter has been promoted to help lead the audit practice across KPMG’s Coastal Business Unit, comprising all of the Big 4 firm’s offices in Florida, North...
New Book Helps Nonprofit Boards Improve and Streamline Financial Oversight
Michael E. Batts  Nonprofit leaders looking to quickly and efficiently equip their board or finance committee members to oversee the financial affairs of their organization now have a new resource available.  Nonprofit Financial Oversight –...
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs Congratulates Chandler Russell on Receiving her CPA License along with Tim Icardi and Jorge Rivera for Passing the CPA Exam
Tallahassee, FL – September 27, 2017 - Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs, a professional accounting, assurance, and tax services firm, headquartered in Tallahassee, congratulates Chandler Russell on receiving her CPA license along with Tim...
Vestal & Wiler Hires John Waybright
John Waybright Vestal & Wiler is excited to announce that John Waybright has been hired as the director of advisory services. John brings almost 30 years of experience in management consulting, accounting and auditing. John specializes in...
Pivot CPAs' Managing Partner Honored as a Jacksonville Ultimate CEO
On October 14 during a ceremony at Everbank Field, the home of the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars, the Jacksonville Business Journal recognized 12 area business leaders as innovative, transformational and impactful to their companies and to the...
Sue Folkringa Has Been Appointed To NBAA's Tax Committee
Wolcott & Associates, P.A. is proud to announce that Sue Folkringa, a CPA with the firm, was officially appointed to the NBAA’s Tax Committee during the recent NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition held in Las Vegas.
WithumSmith+Brown Announces Partners
WithumSmith+Brown, PC announced that Adrienne Anderson and Ray Bastin have been named partners.
Berkowitz Pollack Brant Announces Promotions
MIAMI, FL, August 29, 2017 – Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants has promoted several individuals to positions of increasing leadership and client management responsibilities. Richard Cabrera, CPA, has been promoted to senior...
Mari Huff C.P.A., P.A. Announces Addition and Promotion
Stuart: Mari Huff C.P.A., P.A. has added Daniel Ranchurejee as a Staff Accountant and has announced the promotion of Michael W. Roode, CPA, MAcc to Senior Tax Accountant.   FnameLname
Hunnicut Joins Myers, Brettholtz
Sarah Hunnicut FORT MYERS, Fla. (Aug. 15, 2017) – Sarah Hunnicut has joined Myers, Brettholtz & Company, PA, Certified Public Accountants & Business Consultants as an auditor. Originally from Avon Park, Fla., she received her...
James Moore Recognized by Inside Public Accounting As One of the Nation's Top 200 Public Accounting Firms
Gainesville, FL (August 29, 2017) – James Moore, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants (James Moore) is pleased to announce the firm has once again been recognized by INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) as one of the nation’s top...
CFE Appoints New Members to Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee
CFE is pleased to announce the appointment of Ron Person, CPA, to CFE Federal Credit Union’s Board of Directors. Mr. Person most recently served CFE as a member of the Supervisory Committee. His previous role provides him with an in-depth...
FIU Foundation Board of Directors Names Four Alumni as Officers
The FIU Foundation Board of Directors has named four alumni as officers: Richard Brilliant, Humberto “Burt” Cabañas, Andre L. Teixeira, and Jill M. Granat. As officers, the four alumni, who have contributed to FIU and held volunteer...
Anna Brosche Settles into Role as Jacksonville City Council President
Anna Brosche is settling into the role as Jacksonville City Council president.
Berkowitz Pollack Brant Announces Addition of Associate Director of Consulting Services
MIAMI, FL, Oct. 24, 2017 – Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants today announced that Gregory J. Gagné, CPA, CGMA, has rejoined the firm as an associate director in the Consulting Services practice. He worked for Berkowitz...
Richard Morton Joins Adamson + Co., P.A as Principal
Adamson + Co., P.A. is pleased to announce Mr. Richard W. Morton, CPA, has joined the firm as a Principal. Rick has more than thirty-eight years of combined experience in public and private accounting, specializing in tax-related matters and...
Larriva Named Partner at McHale, P.A.
FnameLname FORT MYERS, Fla. (Oct. 27, 2017) – Veronica Larriva, a Certified Public Accountant with McHale, P.A. has been named a partner in the firm. She began working for Jerry McHale in 2008 and in 2014 earned her CPA license in the...
MNMW Welcomes Jen Kim to the Firm
Jen Kim FORT MYERS, FL (October 30, 2017) – Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co., P.A. (MNMW) welcomes Jen Kim as the Executive Assistant for the Litigation, Forensic Accounting, and Mediation Services Team.  In this position Kim provides...
Sally Frizzell Coleman, CPA Firm Becomes Part of HBK
HBK CPAs & Consultants (HBK) announced today the signing of an agreement under which the former Sally Frizzell Coleman, CPA firm becomes part of HBK. This represents a widened presence in the Fort Myers, Florida region for HBK, a Top 100 firm...
Cohen, Smith & Company, P.A. Joins James Moore & Company
DeLand, FL (November 2, 2017) – James Moore & Co. (James Moore) is pleased to announce that the partners and employees of the DeLand CPA and consulting firm, Cohen, Smith & Company, P.A. (Cohen Smith), have joined James Moore, a regional...
R&L Schuck CPAs Adds Giovanna Bertran-Schuck to its Staff
Miami Lakes, FL, November 1, 2017 – R&L Schuck - CPAs today announced that Giovanna Bertran-Schuck, CICA has joined the firm as an Accounting Supervisor. Giovanna adds depth and experience to the firm, having spent over 15 years in public...
David S. Oliver Earns Valuation Credential
ST. PETERSBURG, FL (November 6, 2017):  Valuation expert David S. Oliver, CPA, CVA with the firm FRSCPA, PLLC has successfully completed the certification process with the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts® (NACVA®) to earn...
Mauldin & Jenkins, LLC Announces New Partner Melodie Rich
Bradenton: Mauldin & Jenkins, LLC, an Atlantabased CPA firm offering audit, accounting, and tax services for nearly 100 years, has announced the appointment of a new partner in its Bradenton office with Melodie A. Rich.

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