Firm News — Aug. 19
NSBN LLP and RBZ have been named two of the Best Places to Work in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Business Journal and Best Companies Group. NSBN ranked No. 2 in the Medium-Sized Company Category, while RBZ ranked No. 7. RBZ has been in among the top ten workplaces for four consecutive years.
Rothstein Kass has been named one of the Best Companies to Work for in Colorado byColoradoBiz, ranking No. 2 in the Small Company Category.
Cross, Fernandez & Riley LLP has opened a fourth office, in Lakeland. Daniel F. Dorrell has joined the firm to serve as managing partner of the new office, which is located at 114 North Tennessee Ave., Suite 2A.
BatesCarter, Gainesville, received two Marketing Achievement Awards from the Association for Accounting Marketing, for Best Logo Design and Best Corporate Identity for CPA firms with less than $15 million annual revenue. … Moore Colson, Atlanta, is participating in an international employee exchange program with U.K. firm Hurst, hosting audit senior Tamara Deering this summer. Moore Colson and Hurst are partner firms in IGAF Polaris.
Plante Moran Financial Advisors, Southfield, was ranked in the top 10 of registered investment advisors byFinancial Advisor magazine for the sixth year in a row. The firm ranked No. 8 of the 454 firms on the list.
Broker-dealer BAM Advisor Services, St. Louis, has been named a Preferred Provider for accounting firm association CPAmerica International.
The KPMG Foundation, New York, awarded a total of $400,000 in scholarships to 40 minority accounting doctoral students for the 2011-2012 academic year, including 10 new recipients and 30 students whose scholarships have been renewed. Each scholarship is valued at $10,000 and renewable annually for up to five years. The new recipients are: Herita Akamah, University of Oklahoma; Brandon Ater, Virginia Tech; Matthew Driskill, University of Florida; Brent Garza, University of Illinois Urbana; Stephanie Hairston, University of Memphis; Suzanne Perry, University of North Texas; Anywhere Sikochi, Pennsylvania State University; Andreya Marie Silva, University of Miami; Stephen Smith, University of Alabama; and Porschia Thomas Quinn, University of Memphis. …WeiserMazars LLP has signed a 12-year lease for approximately 28,000 square feet of office space at 60 Crossways Park Drive in Woodbury, which will become the firm’s new Long Island home when approximately 150 employees relocate there in December from Lake Success.
The Texas Society of CPAs and the University of Texas at Dallas have combined to launch www.txcpa2b.com, a blog that features accounting students describing why they chose accounting and what their career aspirations are after graduation, as well as advice for others considering the same educational path.
BookKeeping Express, Vienna, has partnered with the Universal Accounting Center, an accounting training company, to strengthen its existing franchisee training program.