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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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Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs Congratulates Allison Harrell and Andrea Medley on joining local boards.
Tallahassee, FL – July 9, 2019 - Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs, a professional accounting, assurance, and tax services firm headquartered in Tallahassee congratulates Allison Harrell on joining the Governor’s Club Board of...
Catherine Palmisano and Aaron Selka of Hughes, Snell & Co., P.A. earn AICPA Certificate
Hughes, Snell & Co., P.A., Certified Public Accountants and Consultants announces that Catherine Palmisano, CPA, and Aaron Selka, CPA, have received the Advanced Defined Contribution Plans Audit Certificate from the AICPA.
Marcum LLP has admitted Andre Benayoun, JD, as a partner in its Tax & Business Division.
JUNE 25, 2019 (New York City, NY) – National accounting and advisory firm Marcum LLP announces five new partners in its Tax & Business and Advisory Services Divisions:    BOSTON   Dean Drummond, CPA , is a partner in Marcum’s...
Tami Cindrich, CPA, CHBC, a Firm Partner with Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company, P.A. (MNMW), was recently appointed to serve as the Board Treasurer for the Cape Coral Community Foundation.
FORT MYERS, FL (June 18, 2019) –  Tami Cindrich, CPA, CHBC, a Firm Partner with Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company, P.A. (MNMW), was recently appointed to serve as the Board Treasurer for the Cape Coral Community Foundation. In this...
Michele Schneider, a certified public accountant with Caler, Donten, Levine, Cohen, Porter & Veil, P.A., (CDL) has become a member of Keiser University’s Bachelor of Business Administration Advisory Board.
West Palm Beach, FL -- Michele Schneider, a certified public accountant with Caler, Donten, Levine, Cohen, Porter & Veil, P.A., (CDL) has become a member of Keiser University’s Bachelor of Business Administration Advisory Board.   ...
Jeff Z. Moore, CPA, has been promoted to tax manager at Adamson + Co., P.A. Jeff is a graduate of Florida Southern College and is a member of the Firm's tax and consulting departments.
Adamson + Co., P.A. is pleased to announce Jeff Z. Moore, CPA, has been promoted to tax manager. Jeff is a graduate of Florida Southern College and is a member of the Firm’s tax and consulting departments.  Jeff has more than twenty-five...
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs congratulates Taylor Harmon on being recognized as a Tallahassee Network of Young Professionals' Golden A.C.E. Award Winner.
May 3, 2019 - Tallahassee, FL - Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs, a professional accounting, assurance, and tax services firm headquartered in Tallahassee, congratulates Taylor Harmon on being recognized as a the Tallahassee Network of Young...
David Donten, shareholder with the CPA firm of Caler, Donten, Levine, Cohen, Porter & Veil, P.A. (CDL) joined the Board of Directors of Quail Valley Charities
West Palm Beach – David Donten, shareholder with the CPA firm of Caler, Donten, Levine, Cohen, Porter & Veil, P.A. (CDL) joined the Board of Directors of Quail Valley Charities, part of Quail Valley Golf Club, River Club and The Pointe in...
Elisa Bowersox, of Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co., P.A. (MNMW), recently earned her license as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
FORT MYERS, FL (March 25, 2019) – Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co., P.A. (MNMW) is happy to announce that Elisa Bowersox recently earned her license as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).  Professionals who receive the CPA license...
Jeff Hoover has been promoted from staff associate to senior staff aid.
St. Petersburg, FL:   Concannon Miller & Co. PC, Certified Public Accountants and Business Consultants, is pleased to announce the following promotions. Jeff Hoover has been promoted from Staff Associate to Senior Staff Associate.  Jeff joined...
Sean Sarkissian, CPA has been promoted to Tax Supervisor and Lauren Heben, CPA has been promoted to Tax Senior.
Winter Park, FL (February 13, 2019):  BKHM is very pleased to announce that Nick Adams, CPA has been promoted to Director of Audit Services, Sean Sarkissian, CPA has been promoted to Tax Supervisor and Lauren Heben, CPA has been promoted to Tax...
Josh Shilts, CPA/ABV/CGMA, CFE of Villela & Shilts recently was named to the AICPA BV Committee for 2019-20.
Josh Shilts, CPA/ABV/CGMA, CFE of Villela & Shilts recently was named to the AICPA BV Committee for 2019-20.
Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund names Christina Doss Shareholder; Assumes leadership of Saltmarsh Financial Advisors, LLC
TAMPA and PENSACOLA, Fla. - Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund has named Christina Doss, AAMS® shareholder.  Additionally, as Managing Director, she will lead the firm’s investment management affiliate, Saltmarsh Financial Advisors, LLC. With...
Craig Kessler and Laura Guidry
Craig Kessler earned the designation of Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Mr. Kessler is a Senior Staff Accountant in Concannon Miller’s McDonald’s Group. Mr. Kessler, a resident of Dunedin, FL, graduated from the University of...
Sharon Thompson
Jodi Malis
Nick Adams
Winter Park, FL (February 13, 2019):   BKHM is very pleased to announce that Nick Adams, CPA has been promoted to Director of Audit Services, Sean Sarkissian, CPA has been promoted to Tax Supervisor and Lauren Heben, CPA has been promoted to Tax...
Concannon Miller & Co Rehmann Skoda Minotti
St. Petersburg, FL:  Three Florida firms – Concannon Miller & Co, Rehmann, and Skoda Minotti – have won a 2019 Best of Accounting award from ClearlyRated for providing superior service. The national award is based solely on client...
Concannon Miller
St. Petersburg, FL:    Concannon Miller & Co. P.C. has joined the BDO Alliance USA, a nationwide association of independently owned local and regional accounting, consulting and service firms with similar client service goals.   As an...
Concannon Miller joins BDO Alliance
St. Petersburg, FL:    Concannon Miller & Co. P.C. has joined the BDO Alliance USA, a nationwide association of independently owned local and regional accounting, consulting and service firms with similar client service goals.   As an independent...
Nicole Shufflebarger
FORT MYERS, FL (February 19, 2019) – Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co., P.A. (MNMW) welcomes Nicole Shufflebarger as a tax manager with the firm. In this position, Shufflebarger works with clients to provide supportive accounting...
Christopher G. Cothran
Beck, Villata & Co. PC
Kacie McCloud, Lauren Maultsby, Kimberly Edwards, Parker Copeland
Carroll and Company, CPAs would like to congratulate Kacie McCloud, CPA for graduating from the 2nd Annual FICPA Emerging Leaders Program on January 24, 2019. Carroll and Company, CPAs congratulates Lauren Maultsby, CPA on her promotion to Senior...
CARR, RIGGS & INGRAM, CPAs & Advisors Welcomes New Partners
STUART, FL – Carr, Riggs & Ingram, CPAs & Advisors (CRI), a top nationally ranked accounting and advisory firm offering innovative tax, audit, and business consulting services in the Treasure Coast and Palm Beaches, would like to...
Beck Villata is a full service firm providing tax, accounting, assurance, estate and trust planning and litigation support, and forensic accounting services. Company Founder and President Frank Beck and head of the firm’s operations Vincent Villata will jo
Verdeja, De Armas & Trujillo, LLP would like to proudly present Monique Bustamante
Verdeja, De Armas & Trujillo, LLP would like to proudly present its new partner, Monique Bustamante.  Monique is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Florida. She has a bachelor’s of accounting from Florida International University...
Ashley Hamilton
FORT MYERS, FL (February 4, 2019) – Ashley Hamilton with Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co., P.A. (MNMW) recently earned the QuickBooks Online Certification. Individuals that earn certification in QuickBooks are accounting professionals...
Chandra Clines, CPA Michael Egan, CPA Jayme Terrell
TAMPA and PENSACOLA, Fla. - Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund , one of the largest CPA-led business advisory firms in the southeastern U.S., announced today three of its young professionals have received awards and recognition for their outstanding...
CBIZ is pleased to announce the hiring of Steven Janssen as senior tax manager at the Tampa Bay office.
Clearwater, FL (January 25, 2019) — CBIZ is pleased to announce the hiring of Steven Janssen as senior tax manager at the Tampa Bay office.  Janssen has more than 18 years of experience in public accounting working on dealership tax, tax...
Maceovsky has been with CBIZ for more than 22 years. Throughout this time, he has gained valuable experience in federal and state income tax returns for individuals, corporations, partnerships, estates, and trusts.
Clearwater, FL (January 25, 2019) — The Tampa Bay office of CBIZ announces the promotion of John Maceovsky to director.  Maceovsky has been with CBIZ for more than 22 years. Throughout this time, he has gained valuable experience in federal...
Carr Riggs Ingram
Lamn, Krielow, Dytrych & Co. (LKD) proudly joined Rehmann on January 1, 2019
Joe Fullerton & Henry Ngo
Two team members at Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co., P.A. (MNMW) recently earned higher level certifications in QuickBooks. Debbi Lindsey is now an Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor in QuickBooks Online and Alisha Angeloff is now recognized
FORT MYERS, FL (September 20, 2018) – Two team members at Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co., P.A. (MNMW) recently earned higher level certifications in QuickBooks.  Debbi Lindsey is now an Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor in...
Representatives from Tipton, Marler, Garner & Chastain and Randolph McInvale Accounting announced this week that the two companies will be merging before the new year. Both firms have served Northwest Florida for over 40 years.
Panama City, FL (December 10, 2018) – Representatives from Tipton, Marler, Garner & Chastain and Randolph McInvale Accounting announced this week that the two companies will be merging before the new year.  Both firms have served Northwest...
CBIZ MHM, LLC's Jerome Capulong has been promoted to senior associate in the tax department; Joe Fullerton has been promoted to manager in the tax department; and, Henry Ngo has been promoted to manager in the audit department.
Clearwater, FL (December 11, 2018) — The Tampa Bay office of CBIZ MHM, LLC announces the promotions of three employees.  Jerome Capulong has been promoted to senior associate in our tax department. Jerome started with CBIZ and MHM as a tax...
The Tampa Bay office of CBIZ, Inc. announces that Anthony Phillips, practice lead of the Tampa Bay Forensic & Financial Services Department, has been accepted into the Forensic & Business Valuation Division of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
CBIZ’S PHILLIPS ACCEPTED INTO FORENSIC & BUSINESS VALUATION DIVISION OF THE AAML FOUNDATION   Clearwater, FL (November 26, 2018) — The Tampa Bay office of CBIZ, Inc. (NYSE: CBZ) announces that Anthony Phillips, practice lead of the...
Lou Cohen, President and Shareholder of Caler, Donten, Levine, Cohen, Porter & Veil, P.A., has become a founding member of the Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce Trustee Program. He joins 41 other professionals to help identify, advocate and create business op
West Palm Beach, FL – Lou Cohen, President and Shareholder of the certified public accounting firm of Caler, Donten, Levine, Cohen, Porter & Veil, P.A. (CDL), has become a founding member of the Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce Trustee...
Nelson & Nelson Named a Tier 1 Firm in Miami for Trusts & Estates and Tax Law by U.S. News - Best Lawyers®“Best Law Firms" in 2019”
MIAMI, FL — Nelson & Nelson, P.A. has been named a 2019 “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® . The firm is recognized as a Miami Metropolitan Tier 1 firm for its professional excellence in Tax Law and...
Leigh Jenkins
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs Promotes Leigh Jenkins to Senior Manager Tallahassee, FL – October 8, 2018 - Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs, a professional accounting, assurance, and tax services firm headquartered in Tallahassee,...
Richard Gray
West Palm Beach, FL – The certified public accounting firm of Caler, Donten, Levine, Cohen, Porter & Veil, P.A. (CDL) is pleased to announce that Richard Gray has joined the Firm as a Director of Business Valuation and Litigation Support....
Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of James Reid to the St. Johns River State College District Board of Trustees on December 7, 2018.
Gov. Scott Appoints Four to St. Johns River State College District Board of Trustees TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointments of Leslie Dougher, James Reid, and Reverend Bobby Crum and the reappointment of...
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs congratulates Gabe Crook and Jessica Gonzalez Shipe on their promotions to Senior in the Assurance Services Department along with Megan Keplinger to Marketing and Business Development Coordinator.
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs Promotes Gabe Crook, Jessica Gonzalez Shipe, and Megan Keplinger  Tallahassee, FL – November 6, 2018 - Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs, a professional accounting, assurance, and tax services firm...
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs welcomes Beau Liao and Matthew Warren to the firm.
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs Welcomes Beau Liao and Mathew Warren to the Firm November 15, 2018 - Tallahassee, FL - Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs, a professional accounting, assurance, and tax services firm headquartered in Tallahassee,...
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs congratulates Alex Frey and Brian Detwiler on their promotions to Senior in the Assurance Services Department.
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs Promotes Alex Frey and Brian Detwiler to Senior.  Tallahassee, FL – October 15, 2018 - Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs, a professional accounting, assurance, and tax services firm headquartered in...
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs has promoted Will Groom and Tim Icardi to Senior within the Tax Services Department
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs Promotes Will Groom and Tim Icardi to Senior Tallahassee, FL – October 29, 2018 - Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs, a professional accounting, assurance, and tax services firm headquartered in Tallahassee...
CliftonLarsonAllen LLP has promoted Chris Kessler and Katarzyna (Kate) Rypina to Principal; Alina Mizerniuc to Manager; and Matthew Finelli, Justin Rothman, and Avery Singleton to Senior.
CliftonLarsonAllen Announces Career Achievements in Naples/Fort Myers Naples, FL — 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...
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs has promoted Catherine Stout, Christie Battles, and Taylor Harmon to Manager in the Assurance Services Department.
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs Promotes Catherine Stout, Christie Battles, and Taylor Harmon to Manager Tallahassee, FL – October 15, 2018 - Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs, a professional accounting, assurance, and tax services firm...
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs announces that Julian Dozier and Brian Walgamott have been admitted as shareholders and will join the eight other shareholders as owners of the company.
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs Names Two New Shareholders: Julian Dozier, CPA and Brian Walgamott, CPA Tallahassee, FL – October 22, 2018 —Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs (THF), a professional accounting, assurance, and tax...

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