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Bland & Associates, P.C. (Bland), an Omaha Certified Public Accountant (CPA) firm, is pleased to announce four employees have been promoted to Partner within the company. According to Managing Partner, Jeremy Vokt, “Myself and everyone at Bland are extremely pleased about the promotions of these four individuals. These four have not only...
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Nisivoccia LLP Partner Bud Jones hosted a Virtual CMFO Roundtable on Friday, June 26. The discussion covered How to Host a Virtual Meeting as well as the importance of Cybersecurity During COVID-19. Guest speakers included Jon Rheinhardt of the Borough of Wharton, Bill Homa of the Township of Cedar Grove, Mat Mandel of Cyber City, and Edward...
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On Wednesday, June 17, Nisivoccia LLP Partners Kathryn Mantell, Valerie Dolan, Man Lee, and Heidi Wohlleb presented in Nisivoccia's Annual Preparing for Your Virtual Audit webinar. They discussed the audit process, virtual and on premise accommodations, regulatory changes, as well as what you can do to prepare as the audit season approaches. The...
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Jon Shoemaker, CPA, a shareholder for Gumbiner Savett Inc. (Los Angeles), was named leader of the firm's audit & accounting department as of June 1, 2020. A dedicated practitioner, Jon has managed and led numerous international accounting and income tax engagements and is well versed in small and large‐scale audits. Jon works diligently to...
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Nisivoccia LLP (Mt. Arlington) Partner Nick Sarinelli presented on a panel with the Metro Builders and Contractors Association on Thursday, June 11, 2020, discussing the Paycheck Protection...
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The National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts® (NACVA®), the organization that has trained over 35,000 CPAs and other valuation and consulting professionals in the field of business valuation, financial forensics, and various related specialty areas serving the legal and business communities, today announced that Baria Jaroudi...
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On Tuesday, June 9, 2020, Nisivoccia LLP Partner Bud Jones hosted a Virtual CMFO Roundtable. Dan Mariniello of NW Financial Group joined as a panelist to discuss “Ways to Manage Through a Revenue Starvation Event.” Nisivoccia Partner John Mooney discussed “Strategies for Avoiding Deficits During a Disruption” on the panel. Jon Rheinhardt...
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Nisivoccia LLP Partners Kathi Mantell, Heidi Wohlleb, and Man Lee presented in a series of NJASBO webinars. The topics of discussion included Estimated Year End Surplus and Establishing Reserves, Preparing for the Audit, and School Audit Updates with the New Jersey Department of Education. Partner Bud Jones hosted bi-weekly Virtual Certified...
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DiSanto, Priest & Co. (Warwick) is proud to announce that its partner, Bill Pirolli, has been elected as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) effective May 20, 2020. He will serve in this role until May of 2021, and will also hold a position as a board member for the...
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Bland & Associates, P.C. has won an award from the Greater Omaha Chamber, which honors the innovators, community builders, and change-makers among Omaha. The firm received this award of excellence in two categories for exemplifying excellence. With approximately 3,000 member companies and more than 50 nominations for this award annually, Bland...
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Partner Bud Jones, CPA, RMA, PSA, hosted Nisivoccia’s first ever Virtual CMFO Roundtable on Friday, April 24, 2020, discussing Financial Realities and Strategies as a Result of COVID-19. The areas of the discussion included cash flows, budgeting, strategies, bond market, legislative and State of...
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Hall, Kistler & Company (HK) is excited to announce the launch of their newly redesigned website, https://www.hallkistler.com/ The new redesign makes it easy to inform businesses and individuals on the latest tax information vital to them in the News section. “The launch of our redesigned website allows us to share the most up-to-date...
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Nisivoccia's Director of Human Resources, John Christian, will be speaking in the Morris County Chamber of Commerce Human Resources & Talent Committee Virtual Meeting on Tuesday, April 14, 2020. John will be covering non-traditional sources of talent, retirees and the contingent workforce. On Wednesday, April 1, 2020, Deirdre Hartmann...
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Lindquist, von Husen & Joyce LLP celebrated milestone work anniversaries recently for Crisanto Francisco, Principal, with 17 years at LvHJ; and S. Scott Seamands, Partner, with 40 years at LvHJ. The firm has also added several new team members, including Vicky Liu as a new Senior Audit Associate, Tracy Qiao as a new Tax Associate, Nivedha...
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Houston-based CPA firm Briggs & Veselka Co. LLC (Briggs & Veselka) has advanced in the national rankings of CPA firms, according to 2019 data compiled by Accounting Today magazine. Last year, the firm made it to Inside Public Accounting’s Top 100 list for the first time, entering at #98, and its dynamic growth in 2019 propelled the firm...
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Dear Members, We recently opened registration to attend the Americas Regional and Governmental/Not-for-Profit Meetings in Memphis, TN, from May 30-June 2. As you know, we have been monitoring the situation with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). On March 11, the World Health Organization...
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Nisivoccia is proud to support SCARC in honoring its founder, Raymond Nisivoccia, at their annual Honors Dinner on Thursday, March 19, 2020. Raymond has been recognized for his commitment and support of SCARC as well as his community.  Since the beginning, Raymond taught that giving back to the communities we are a part of is fundamental to who...
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Lindquist, von Husen & Joyce LLP, San Francisco, is pleased to announcing the following new hires at the firm, hired between October 2019 and January 2020: Amy Woldemar, CPA, Senior Tax Manager; Yvonne To, CPA, Senior Tax Manager; Aubrey Sarfati, Senior Audit Associate; Stevie Liu, Senior Audit Associate; Jin Kim, Audit Associate; Nicole Gao,...
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On Wednesday, March 4, 2020, Raymond Nisivoccia will participate in the Sussex County Chamber Young Professional’s Speed Mentoring event. Raymond will be sharing his career path and answering questions with the Sussex County Chamber young professionals as they grow professionally.  On Tuesday, February 11, 2020, Doug Collins, CPA and Nick...
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After over two years of planning and achieving a major change in state law and Nebraska Board of Accountancy approvals, Bland & Associates, P.C. (Bland) is officially the first 100 percent, employee-owned ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) CPA firm in Nebraska — among only a handful of CPA firms structured this way in the country. The...
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Bland & Associates, P.C. is excited to announce its new podcast, “Happy Hour at Bland.” The podcast will cover various topics related to accounting, general information, and some technical topics.   The first episode is up! Nikki Snow, Tax Director, talks about the important facts every new business owner (or future business owner) should...
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Briggs & Veselka Co. has announced the promotion of a number of its professionals to new leadership roles. In the firm’s audit department, Bryan Abee, Calvin Upton, and Kim Huynh have been promoted to Principal effective January 1. The firm’s consulting practice is also announcing the promotion of Kevin Stewart to Principal. Stewart is...
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Louis Plung & Company is pleased to announce the addition of Kevin Wilkes, J.D. to their professional team. Wilkes joins the firm as a Tax Associate Principal. In this capacity, he is responsible for business development, mentoring, and managing a wide array of tax consulting and compliance engagements. His specialty lies in identifying tax...
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Nisivoccia LLP announced Man Lee and Raymond Sarinelli were named partners at the firm, and Ryan Hynson, Andrew Kucinski and Mike Smith were elevated to principal, effective January 2020. Both Lee and Sarinelli are members of the Government Entity Group. Lee has been with the firm for 17 years; she specializes in audits for county and municipal...
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The exchange between different BKR firms is an enriching experience not only for those who participate but for the entire company team. This year BKF International S.A. Auditores y Consultores was glad to receive Juan Sobarzo from Ossandón Auditores Consultores, a BKR member located in Santiago and Viña del Mar, Chile. He came for one month to...
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Last October, Santivañez Guarniz y Asociados Sociedad Civil participated in a staff exchange with MLA - Mejia Lora & Asociados (Santo Domingo). Senior Auditor Alejandra Chinchayan (Lima) spent one month at the Santo Domingo office. Juan Santiváñez (Lima) spent a few days in Santo Domingo as well, and had a very productive meeting with...
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On Friday, January 24, Raymond Nisivoccia was honored at the Morris County Chamber of Commerce’s 99th Annual Meeting Luncheon. Raymond was awarded the 2019 William Huber Award in recognition of his dedication to volunteer leadership in the community. Since the beginning, Raymond has taught that giving back to our communities is fundamental to...
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Albrecht, Viggiano, Zureck & Co., P.C. has released its 2020 Economic Survey results. This is the 26th year the firm has been conducting this survey.  The results were announced at an executive breakfast Outlook:2020 on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at the Crest Hollow Country Club.   The event was moderated by former Today Show host, Jane...
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Nisivoccia LLP is pleased to announce that effective January 2020, Man Lee, CPA, RMA, PSA and Raymond A. Sarinelli, CPA, RMA, PSA were admitted as Partners in the firm. In addition, Ryan Hynson, CPA, Andrew Kucinski, CPA, PSA, RMA and Mike Smith, CPA were promoted to the position of Principal. Man Lee, CPA, RMA, PSA, Partner Man joined the firm 17...
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Gumbiner Savett Inc., a full-service public accounting firm based in Southern California, has a new leader for its tax department. Valerie Colin, a senior tax shareholder in the firm, will now hold the position. David Thaw, CPA, MST, also a tax shareholder, steps down after seven years at the helm.   Thaw is also the co-leader of the real estate...
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Billy Litz has been a valued member of Snyder Cohn since he joined the firm in 2006. He works closely with real estate investors, commercial and residential developers as well as entrepreneurial businesses and their owners. Billy helps his clients with comprehensive tax planning, financial statement and tax return preparation, and property...
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Briggs & Veselka Co., a leading audit, tax, and consulting services firm, announced the promotion of Sonny Brandtner and Lily Wang to shareholders in the consulting and audit departments, respectively.   Brandtner joined the firm in 2018 to provide internal audit, SOC, and SOX rationalization services for large middle-market and small-cap...
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Kevin P. Martin & Associates, P.C. is pleased to announce that Christine MacDonald, CPA, and Barbara Andrews, CPA, have been promoted to Audit Director at the Firm. Greg Rogers has joined the firm as a Senior Manager in the audit practice.  In addition, KPM is pleased to welcome Kaitlyn Cronin, Thomas Vafiades, and Jessica Franjul as Audit...
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Briggs & Veselka Co., a leading audit, tax, and consulting services firm, announced that Claudio Diaz has joined the firm as its first Chief People Officer. In the role, Diaz will oversee the cultural refreshment, leadership development, HR operations, and workplace planning of one of the fastest growing CPA firms in Texas. “Briggs &...
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As we ring in the new year, Nisivoccia LLP is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Raymond Nisivoccia founded the firm as Nisivoccia & Company in 1970. Since its inception, the firm has successfully provided accounting, tax, audit, and advisory services to for-profit, not-for-profit and governmental entity clients, domestically and...
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Mejia Lora y Asociados has become the first Audit Firm in the Dominican Republic to obtain the INTECO certificate under the ISO 9001:2015 standard. The partners of the firm decided to certify the Quality Management System as a strategic tool to identify risks and opportunities, as well as to steer and control the organization systematically...
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Johanson & Yau Accountancy Corporation has made several announcements prior to the holiday season, including relocation of its offices, an acquisition, and new hires.  Read more...
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Nisivoccia LLP is entering its 50th year of business, and it celebrated on December 14 at its annual holiday party and gala. The firm decided to enter this milestone of a year by recreating a firm photo from 2005. (The top photo is from 2019, and the 2005 photo is below.) Bud Jones, CPA, RMA, PSA, hosted the final Certified Municipal Finance...
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Russell B. Shinsky, co-managing partner at Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP, announced the firm’s newest affiliate, CostMarc Consulting Group, a profit enhancement firm that uncovers cost reduction and operational savings. Mr. Shinsky said, “We are delighted to add CostMarc to Anchin’s growing roster of advisory services that support clients...
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DS+B is pleased to announce the promotion of Elaine Nelson, CPA as its newest Principal. Elaine has been with DS+B for three years, serving previously as Audit Director. In her time in this role, she has been a trailblazing and accessible leader, always willing to make time for her team and whole-heartedly invested in their professional...
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The average one-way commute in the U.S. is about 26 minutes long, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This equals about four hours a week.  Rather than wishing she could get that time back, Elaine Nelson makes the most of it. She calls it Traffic University. Her two-hour daily commute is an educational investment that includes learning from...
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Anchin is pleased to announce the promotions of Tara Burek, CPA, Alek Dziedzic, CPA, and Megan Klingbeil, CPA, to the partnership as of October 1, 2019.  In addition to the new partners, Audelene Gutierrez, CPA, Brent Lessey, CPA, Adam Pizzo, CPA, and Michael Rudegeair, CPA, CFP, have been promoted to Director. The Firm is pleased to recognize...
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Gumbiner Savett Inc. dedicated their October 2019 fundraising effort to Breast Cancer Awareness Month, specifically to the Dr. Susan Love Foundation for Breast Cancer Research. The firm held bake sales throughout the month allowing employees to show off their baking skills and raise money for the foundation. During the course of the month, the...
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Bland & Associates, P.C. (Bland), an Omaha Certified Public Accountant (CPA) firm, is pleased to announce four employees have been promoted to Partner within the company. According to Managing Partner, Jeremy Vokt, “Myself and everyone at Bland are extremely pleased about the promotions of these four individuals. These four have not only...
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Nisivoccia LLP Partner Bud Jones hosted a Virtual CMFO Roundtable on Friday, June 26. The discussion covered How to Host a Virtual Meeting as well as the importance of Cybersecurity During COVID-19. Guest speakers included Jon Rheinhardt of the Borough of Wharton, Bill Homa of the Township of Cedar Grove, Mat Mandel of Cyber City, and Edward...
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On Wednesday, June 17, Nisivoccia LLP Partners Kathryn Mantell, Valerie Dolan, Man Lee, and Heidi Wohlleb presented in Nisivoccia's Annual Preparing for Your Virtual Audit webinar. They discussed the audit process, virtual and on premise accommodations, regulatory changes, as well as what you can do to prepare as the audit season approaches. The...
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Jon Shoemaker, CPA, a shareholder for Gumbiner Savett Inc. (Los Angeles), was named leader of the firm's audit & accounting department as of June 1, 2020. A dedicated practitioner, Jon has managed and led numerous international accounting and income tax engagements and is well versed in small and large‐scale audits. Jon works diligently to...
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Nisivoccia LLP (Mt. Arlington) Partner Nick Sarinelli presented on a panel with the Metro Builders and Contractors Association on Thursday, June 11, 2020, discussing the Paycheck Protection...
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The National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts® (NACVA®), the organization that has trained over 35,000 CPAs and other valuation and consulting professionals in the field of business valuation, financial forensics, and various related specialty areas serving the legal and business communities, today announced that Baria Jaroudi...
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On Tuesday, June 9, 2020, Nisivoccia LLP Partner Bud Jones hosted a Virtual CMFO Roundtable. Dan Mariniello of NW Financial Group joined as a panelist to discuss “Ways to Manage Through a Revenue Starvation Event.” Nisivoccia Partner John Mooney discussed “Strategies for Avoiding Deficits During a Disruption” on the panel. Jon Rheinhardt...
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Nisivoccia LLP Partners Kathi Mantell, Heidi Wohlleb, and Man Lee presented in a series of NJASBO webinars. The topics of discussion included Estimated Year End Surplus and Establishing Reserves, Preparing for the Audit, and School Audit Updates with the New Jersey Department of Education. Partner Bud Jones hosted bi-weekly Virtual Certified...
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DiSanto, Priest & Co. (Warwick) is proud to announce that its partner, Bill Pirolli, has been elected as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) effective May 20, 2020. He will serve in this role until May of 2021, and will also hold a position as a board member for the...
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Bland & Associates, P.C. has won an award from the Greater Omaha Chamber, which honors the innovators, community builders, and change-makers among Omaha. The firm received this award of excellence in two categories for exemplifying excellence. With approximately 3,000 member companies and more than 50 nominations for this award annually, Bland...
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