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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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Carey Vasallo, a partner with VMBG Accounting was recently selected by the AICPA as a member of its Leadership Academy 12th graduating class.
Carey Vasallo, a partner with VMBG Accounting was recently selected by the AICPA as a member of its Leadership Academy 12th graduating class. The Academy features career-development workshops and sessions with some of accounting’s most...
Kathryn K. Horton CPA, president of Kathryn K. Horton CPA, PA, and FICPA board member recently was admitted into Florida Tax Watch Citizenship Institute
Fort Lauderdale - Kathryn Horton, president of Kathryn K. Horton CPA, PA, and FICPA board member recently was admitted into Florida Tax Watch Citizenship Institute. The 2020 Class meets in July and October to learn how state and local government...
Tampa Area FICPA Member CPA Firms Receive Honors
The Tampa Bay Business Journal recently named 60 local businesses and companies as 2020 Best Tampa Bay Places to Work. FICPA member firm Spoor Bunch Franz (SBF) was awarded best large workplace. FICPA member companies A-LIGN, CBIZ MHM LLC and...
CA P.A. Joins Hancock Askew & Co.
Miami, FL (June 29, 2020) – Hancock Askew & Co., LLP, a full-service tax, audit, accounting and advisory firm in Georgia and Florida is excited to announce that Craig Armstrong and his great team at CAPA, a local Miami tax and...
Internal Revenue Service announces RMD Rollover relief
WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service announced that anyone who already took a required minimum distribution (RMD) in 2020 from certain retirement accounts now has the opportunity to roll those funds back into a retirement account...
Palm Beach County Estate Planning Council has appointed Berkowitz Pollack Brant Sr. Mgr. of Tax Svcs Adam Slavin, CPA, to its board of directors.
WEST PALM BEACH, FL., – June 23, 2020 – Palm Beach County Estate Planning has appointed Berkowitz Pollack Brant Senior Manager of Tax Services Adam Slavin, CPA, to its board of directors.   The Palm Beach Estate Planning Council...
Brad Gould, a shareholder in Dean Mead’s Stuart and Fort Pierce offices, has been appointed as chair of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) S Corporations Committee for 2020-2022.
FORT PIERCE, Fla., July 1, 2020 – Brad Gould, a shareholder in Dean Mead’s Stuart and Fort Pierce offices, has been appointed as chair of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) S Corporations Committee for...
Anglin Reichmann Armstrong announces Ryan Campbell, CPA, CGMA, CVA is joining its Pensacola office as Partner in Charge.
PENSACOLA, FLA., JULY 2020 — Anglin Reichmann Armstrong is pleased to announce that Ryan Campbell, CPA, CGMA, CVA will join its Pensacola office as Partner in Charge, July 15, 2020. Partner Donna Bloomer will transition her time into client...
Patrick E. Mangan Named Shareholder at CPA Firm Caler Donten Levine
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 Patrick E. Mangan CPA, has been promoted to Shareholder.  Mangan will join CDL’s 13...
Rachel Commerford of CPA Firm Caler Donten Levine, Receives CPA License
West Palm Beach, FL – The CPA firm of Caler, Donten, Levine, Cohen, Porter & Veil, P.A. (CDL) is pleased to announce that Rachel Commerford received her CPA license on June 29. Commerford, a Tax Supervisor, is a graduate of Bethel...
Caler, Donten, Levine, Cohn, Porter & Veil, PA announces the promotions of 16 employees within the firm’s administrative, audit, family office, tax, and valuation & litigation support departments
West Palm Beach, FL – The certified public accounting firm of Caler, Donten, Levine, Cohen, Porter & Veil, P.A. (CDL) is pleased to announce the promotion of 16 employees.  These individuals were promoted from within the Firm’s...
Cong Nguyen and Susan Evans
TAMPA, FL -- Brimmer, Burek & Keelan, LLP announce that Cong Nguyen and Susan Evans have become partners of the firm. Please join us in congratulating Cong & Susan for their accomplishments.
The AICPA recognized Becky Bokrand, CPA/CFF, CFE with Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co., P.A. for being the first-ever professional Certified in Financial Forensics to participate in the Accounting Doctoral Scholars Program.
FORT MYERS, FL (June 25, 2020) – The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) recognized Becky Bokrand, CPA/CFF, CFE with Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co., P.A. (MNMW) for being the first-ever professional Certified...
Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., – June 2, 2020 – Florida TaxWatch, a non-partisan, non-profit research institute and government watchdog for the state of Florida. has appointed Berkowitz Pollack Brant Associate Director Karen A. Lake, CPA, as...
Saltmarsh Wins Marketing Achievement Award for Commitment to Service
TAMPA and PENSACOLA, Fla. (June 15, 2020) – We are proud to announce that Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund was presented with its first Marketing Achievement Award by the Association for Accounting Marketing (AAM). AAM’s Marketing...
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs Congratulates Andrea Medley on Being Accepted into Leadership Tallahassee Class 38
June 15, 2020 - Tallahassee, FL - Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs, a professional accounting, assurance, and tax services firm, headquartered in Tallahassee, Florida, congratulates Andrea Medley on being accepted into Leadership Tallahassee...
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.

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