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Accounting Today Top 100 Firms + Accounting's Regional Leaders Report
Fourteen FICPA Member firms were among those recognized in Accounting Today’s (AT) 2020 Gulf Coast Regional Leaders rankings. The annual “Top 100 Firms + Accounting’s Regional Leaders” report presents the 100 largest CPA...
The Miami CPA office of MGR Tax & Financial, LLC is proud to announce the appointment of Roberto Rivas, CPA, CGMA, to the AICPA IRS Advocacy & Relations Committee for 2020-2021.
The Miami CPA office of MGR Tax & Financial, LLC is proud to announce the appointment of Roberto Rivas, CPA, CGMA, to the AICPA IRS Advocacy & Relations Committee for 2020-2021.
Rivero, Gordimer & Company, P.A., CPA’s and Advisors welcomes David Bohnsack as a new shareholder in the Tax Services Department.
Rivero, Gordimer & Company, P.A., CPA’s and Advisors welcomes David Bohnsack as a new shareholder in the Tax Services Department.  The firm also announces promotions of assurance services staff Julie Davis to Senior Manage and Brooke...
McDirmit Davis congratulates Carlos Vidal, Rachel McCarron and Wyatt Jones on receiving their CPA license.
The firm also announces staff promotions of Matthew Lee to audit manager; Rachel Brink and Ruby Alvarez to tax seniors; Carlos Vidal, Rachel McCarron and Gianella Oliden to audit seniors."
Verdeja, De Armas, and Trujillo LLP has promoted Michelle Del Sol to senior manager of the audit department and Cristy Rubio to manager of the tax department.
Verdeja, De Armas, and Trujillo LLP has promoted Michelle Del Sol to senior manager of the audit department and Cristy Rubio to manager of the tax department.
Hughes, Snell & Co., P.A., CPAs and Consultants announces that firm shareholder Linda M. Treise, CPA, received a 2020 Power Player Professional Advisor Award from the South Florida CEO Network, an initiative of the Cape Coral Community Foundation.
Fort Myers, FL — Hughes, Snell & Co., P.A., Certified Public Accountants and Consultants announces that firm shareholder Linda M. Treise, CPA, received a 2020 Power Player Professional Advisor Award from the South Florida CEO Network, an...
Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors + CPAs today announced that its Founding and Executive Chairman Richard A. Berkowitz, JD, CPA, has been named chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Miami Foundation.
MIAMI, Feb. 24, 2020 – Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors + CPAs today announced that its Founding and Executive Chairman Richard A. Berkowitz, JD, CPA, has been named chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Miami Foundation. The Miami...
The Tampa Bay office of CBIZ MHM, LLC announces six promotions: Audit department promotions include Christine McAlarney to managing director, Linden Arakawa to director and Melissa Albano to senior manager.
Clearwater, FL (January 31, 2020) — The Tampa Bay office of CBIZ MHM, LLC announces the promotions of six employees. Christine McAlarney has been promoted to managing director in the audit department. McAlarney has more than 13 years of...
Paola Colmenares has been named Tax Manager at Ravan + Blanco CPAs.
Paola Colmenares has been named Tax Manager at Ravan + Blanco CPAs. She was previously a Senior Staff Accountant at Ravan and Company prior to the firm’s recent merger, now named Ravan + Blanco CPAs. She earned her bachelor’s degree...
Adamson + Co., P.A.
Adamson + Co., P.A., is proud to announce Matt Beeman, CPA, has become an equity shareholder in the Firm as of January 1, 2020.  Matt has been with the Firm since 2015 and provides accounting, tax and business consulting to businesses and their...
Lurie, one of the top 120 accounting firms nationally, recently announced that Sean Linton, CPA, CITP, and Jeremy Palm, QPA, QKA have been admitted as partners.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (January 14, 2020) – Lurie, one of the top 120 accounting firms nationally, recently announced that Sean Linton , CPA, CITP, and Jeremy Palm , QPA, QKA have been admitted as partners effective January 1, 2020. “We are...
MNMW is pleased to announce that Tax Supervisor Alisha Angeloff recently earned her CPA license.
FORT MYERS, FL (January 20, 2020) – Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co., P.A. (MNMW) is pleased to announce that Jeanna Hermance has earned her Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners...
Hughes, Snell & Co., P.A., Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, (HSC) announces that Catherine Palmisano, CPA, has been named a shareholder in the firm.
Fort Myers, FL — Hughes, Snell & Co., P.A., Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, (HSC) announces that Catherine Palmisano, CPA, has been named a shareholder in the firm.  Palmisano joined HSC in 2005. She has been the senior...
City of Clermont's 34-Year Finance Director Retires
Joe Van Zile, the City of Clermont’s finance director retired in December and was recognized for his service by the city’s manager, mayor and council during a recent council meeting. He earned the Certificate of Achievement for...
Wouch Maloney has hired Lisa J. Cosentino, CPA, CFE, CIA, FLMI as Principal of Business Advisory Services.
Wouch Maloney has hired Lisa J. Cosentino, CPA, CFE, CIA, FLMI as Principal of Business Advisory Services. In this role, Cosentino will enhance the firm’s capabilities in advising companies in the insurance, construction, manufacturing,...
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs congratulates Mike Yuhas and Lindsey Gregory
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs congratulates Mike Yuhas and Lindsey Gregory for receiving their Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license. Working in Tallahassee as a staff accountant in the tax services department, Mike received his Master...
Keith A. Veres, CPA, CGMA, CEPA has earned the Exit Planning Institute's Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA) designation
Keith A. Veres, CPA, CGMA, CEPA has earned the Exit Planning Institute’s Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA) designation. He is principal in the Fort Myers office of HBK and serves as the firm’s director of corporate finance.
Abare, Kresge and Associates CPAs has promoted Matt Roche to Director of Accounting Services, and has hired Alex Rodgers, formerly an intern, as a full time Tax Staff Accountant.
Abare, Kresge and Associates CPAs has promoted Matt Roche to Director of Accounting Services, and has hired Alex Rodgers, formerly an intern, as a full time Tax Staff Accountant.
Anglin Reichmann Armstrong "Serve Day" Connects Volunteers With Causes in Huntsville and Pensacola, Fla.
HUNTSVILLE, ALA., November 5, 2019 — To celebrate volunteerism with their professionals and give back to the community, Anglin Reichmann Armstrong hosted a ‘Serve Day’ on October 18. The event involved more than 50...
Cory Music Daniel Ranchurejee Michael J. Stevens
Mari Huff C.P.A., P.A. has hired Cory Music as a Staff Accountant and Michael J. Stevens, CPA as a Tax Manager. Mari Huff C.P.A., P.A. would like to congratulate Daniel Ranchurejee on receiving his CFE – Certified Fraud Examiner.
Seminole State College of Florida has welcomed Joe Mazur as vice president for business operations/chief financial officer.
Harry Duncanson has been reappointed to the Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission. Harry has served on the commission since January 2011; this new term expires December, 2024.
November 14, 2019 Mr. Harry Duncanson  9704 Waters Meet Drive  Tallahassee, FL 32312 Dear Mr. Duncanson:  It is my pleasure to appoint you to the Judicial Qualifications Commission. Your appointment is evidence of my utmost confidence in...
Concannon Miller has promoted the following staff
Ryan Moore, CPA, CVA, CGMA, was promoted from Manager to Senior Manager. He is a leader in the firm’s niche serving McDonald’s Franchisees. Tammie Yearwood, CPA, was promoted from Manager to Senior Manager. She heads the firm’s...
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs, has promoted Lorelle Chapman and Madeline Ruttenbur to Senior in the Assurance Services Department.
Tallahassee, FL – October 14, 2019 - Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs, a professional accounting, assurance, and tax services firm headquartered in Tallahassee congratulates Lorelle Chapman and Madeline Ruttenbur on their promotions to...
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs Promotes Nick Gilpin and Jorge Rivera to Manager
Tallahassee, FL – October 7, 2019 - Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs, a professional accounting, assurance, and tax services firm headquartered in Tallahassee, congratulates Nick Gilpin and Jorge Rivera on their promotions to Manager in the...
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs Welcomes Renn Vickers to the Assurance Services Department
Tallahassee, Florida – September 23, 2019 - Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs, a professional accounting, assurance, and tax services firm, headquartered in Tallahassee, welcomes Renn Vickers to the Assurance Services Department! Renn, a...
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs Promotes Dennis Gallant to Director and Bainbridge Market Leader and Matthew Walker to Senior Manager
Tallahassee, FL – October 1, 2019 – Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs, a professional accounting, assurance, and tax services firm headquartered in Tallahassee, congratulates Dennis Gallant on his promotion to Director and Bainbridge...
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs, a professional accounting, assurance, and tax services firm headquartered in Tallahassee, Florida, has recently acquired the Bainbridge, Georgia firm, Dowdy & Whittaker CPAs.
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs Acquires Bainbridge Firm Dowdy & Whittaker CPAs August 9, 2019 - Tallahassee, FL - Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs, a professional accounting, assurance, and tax services firm headquartered in Tallahassee,...
Kayla Twogood has joined Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs, as a Senior in the Tax Services Department
Tallahassee, Florida – August 21, 2019 - Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs, a professional accounting, assurance, and tax services firm headquartered in Tallahassee, welcomes Kayla Twogood as a Senior to the Tax Services Department. Kayla...
Paul Dunham, of the Tampa Bay office of CBIZ, has been promoted to co-tax practice leader.
Clearwater, FL (August 22, 2019) — The Tampa Bay office of CBIZ announces the promotion of Paul Dunham to co-tax practice leader. Dunham joins Dave Janosek in this role and assumes responsibilities for practice growth, financial management...
Martin R. Woods, CPA, of Caler, Donten, Levine, Cohen, Porter and Veil, P.A. (CDL) has been promoted to Shareholder.
West Palm Beach,  FL – The certified public accounting firm of Caler, Donten, Levine, Cohen, Porter and Veil, P.A. (CDL) is pleased to announce that Martin R. Woods, CPA,  has been promoted to Shareholder.  Woods will join the Firm’s...
Daniel Ranchurejee
Mari Huff C.P.A., P.A. has promoted Daniel Ranchurejee to Senior Accountant and would like to congratulate him on receiving his Master of Accounting degree.
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...

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