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New President Brings 30-Year History to the CTCPA Leadership Role

June 21, 2021

The Connecticut Society of CPAs new President Brian Reilly is looking forward to having thousands of people in his backyard during the third week of June when the Travelers Championship kicks off. Two years ago, Reilly and his wife Anne decided to relocate their home to the TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, where they will be front and center to the PGA action.

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PwC to add 100K jobs in $12B strategic revamp

June 16, 2021

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP is investing $12 billion across its global business in an overhaul targeting better audits, digitization of services and greener operations.

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  • practice management

Whittlesey Hires New Tax Manager

June 15, 2021

Whittlesey, a leading assurance, advisory, tax, and technology firm, is proud to welcome its newest manager to its team. Jennifer de Warga, CPA, is the latest tax manager to join the Firm’s growing leadership team.

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CironeFriedberg Welcomes Mark Pires to Growing CPA Firm

June 09, 2021

.) CironeFriedberg, LLP is pleased to welcome Senior Manager, Mark Pires, CPA, to its audit and accounting team, where he will focus on employee benefit plans, not-for-profit and commercial clients, performing audit and compliance services and individual and corporate income tax return preparation.

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Deloitte’s MADE Commits $75 Million to Fuel Greater Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Tax and Accounting

June 02, 2021

Deloitte announced today the establishment of Making Accounting Diverse and Equitable (MADE), a commitment to generate more advisory, auditing, and tax career opportunities and leadership pathways for the next generation of certified public accountants (CPAs).

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David Klanica Appointed to Board of Directors of R.V.I. Guaranty Co., Ltd. and R.V.I. America Insurance Company

May 04, 2021

Mr. Klanica, who joined RVI in 2007, has a long history of managing financial reporting, securitizations, financial risk, business combinations and portfolio purchases, technical accounting research and training. He previously served as Chief Financial Officer for Pitney Bowes Capital Services, Global Technical Controller for GE Capital Commercial Equipment Financing and Director of Accounting Services at Mercedes-Benz Credit Corporation.

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Michael Knight of Knight Rolleri Sheppard, CPAs Quoted in 'Connecticut Post' Article

April 30, 2021

Michael Knight, a partner at Knight Rolleri Sheppard, CPAs, LLC, was quoted in the April 30 Connecticut Post article "Tax hikes proposed by Biden and CT could push tax rates on wealthiest to nearly 50 percent."

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PwC tops Vault's 2022 'Accounting 50' list

April 16, 2021

Online career resource Vault.com released its 2022 Accounting 50 list, an annual ranking of the best accounting firms to work for based on accounting professionals' feedback, with Big Four firm PricewaterhouseCoopers topping the list.

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KPMG debuts tax data analysis tool

April 05, 2021

KPMG has created a data analysis tool to extract relevant information from financial and other reports and plug it automatically into tax returns.

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  • state tax
  • technology and cybersecurity

Michael Maksymiw of Marcum Quoted in 'Journal of Accountancy' Article

April 05, 2021

CTCPA Secretary and Marcum LLP Tax Partner Michael Maksymiw, CPA, CGMA was quoted in the April 5 'Journal of Accountancy' article "Keys to Striking an Effective Balance as Manager." Michael manages a remote team of 15 people for Marcum.

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Member Greg Boyko Honored by Japanese Government

March 19, 2021

Member Greg Boyko was recently conferred by the Japanese government with the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon by the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

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KPMG U.S. publishes inaugural DE&I report

March 17, 2021

Big Four firm KPMG U.S. has published its "Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: 2020 KPMG U.S. Transparency Report," an inaugural report examining the firm's own diversity, equity and inclusion statistics, as well as mapping out its diversity initiatives moving forward.

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CTCPA: Pay Close Attention to Your 2020 Financial Documents, 1099s

March 02, 2021

2020 was clearly not like any other year — and navigating through the tax season will be no different. The Connecticut Society of CPAs (CTCPA) is warning residents to pay close attention to the accuracy of their 2020 financial documents, especially 1099s recording unemployment funds received.

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Connecticut Wealth Management Ranks #1 on the Hartford Business Journal List of 'Best Places to Work in Connecticut' - Small/Medium Category

March 01, 2021

Connecticut Wealth Management of Farmington ranked #1 on the Hartford Business Journal's "2021 Best Places to Work in Connecticut" list, in the small/medium employers category.

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Dennis Cole of Beers, Hamerman, Cohen & Burger, P.C. Quoted in WTNH Story on Unemployment Overpayments

March 01, 2021

CTCPA Past President Dennis Cole of Beers, Hamerman, Cohen & Burger, P.C. was interviewed for the WTNH feature "IRS issues guidance for taxpayers caught up in unemployment overpayment debacle."

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Barron & Company, LLP and Kosovsky and Company, CPA and Consultants, LLC Have Merged

February 25, 2021

The firm will operate under the name of Barron & Company, LLP and will maintain both its Torrington and West Hartford offices.

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Cherie Lafazanidis Promoted to Partner at Barron & Company, LLP

February 25, 2021

She specializes in tax and accounting services for closely held businesses.

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Stacy Farber promoted to principal at UHY, LLP

February 16, 2021

Stacy joined UHY, LLP in June 2020 as a senior manager and has been promoted to principal in the Farmington office. She returned to public accounting after being in private industry for more than seven years as a CFO and controller.

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CironeFriedberg Welcomes New Principal to Growing CPA Firm

February 11, 2021

CironeFriedberg, LLP is pleased to announce its expansion with new Principal, Patrick Dunleavey, CPA, serving as Audit Principal providing services for not-for-profit, manufacturing and distribution, and arts and cultural organizations, independent schools, and human service agencies.

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Whittlesey Announces New Hires

February 10, 2021

Stacey Curran, CPA, and Zachary DeFeo, CPA, are the latest managers to join the firm’s leadership team.

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Certified Public Accountants Recognize Outstanding Connecticut Women Advancing Profession

January 19, 2021

We’re all familiar with the saying, choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. We may not have associated the phrase with accounting, however. That’s where we’d be missing something, it turns out.

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MMNT Announces Two Promotions: Brett Gotler and Nick Zevetchin

January 18, 2021

Congratulations to these MMNT employees!

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Rocky Hill deli receives financial support from Barstool Fund

January 12, 2021

Another Connecticut restaurant is getting some much-needed help from a social media giant. The New York Pickle Deli, in Rocky Hill, is the next CT establishment to be selected to receive financial support from The Barstool Fund, created by Barstool Sports. The Barstool Fund has raised more than $22 million in an effort to help restaurants all across the country.

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Andrea Harrington Promoted to Partner at FML

January 11, 2021

Fiondella, Milone & LaSaracina (FML), Glastonbury-based accounting and advisory firm, announces the promotion of Andrea Harrington, CPA, to Partner.

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RSM US featured in Accounting Today Practice Profile "Showing Up in a Crisis"

January 04, 2021

When the coronavirus pandemic started shutting down offices in mid-March, Chicago-based Top Five firm RSM US was quick to transition to remote working — while also planning other ways to more broadly support its people through the pandemic. The firm began rolling out employee benefits in a range of areas, explained Katie Lamkin, RSM’s chief human resources officer. “We summarize it as caring for colleagues in a changing world,” she said. “The benefits focus on several categories. We looked at it through the lens of the employee life cycle — things to do in the short term because of COVID, quick decisions; and long term — keeping people safe and giving them the best possible experience, helping them continue to focus on the future.”

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  • practice management

HBJ’s 2021 economic forecast

December 28, 2020

Hartford Business Journal's 2021 Book of Lists includes an economic forecast section containing outlooks for the year ahead from various economists and industry experts. Here’s a look at what they had to say.

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Ken Healy of Diversified Financial Solutions, P.C. Named One of '40 Under 40 in the Accounting Profession' by CPA Practice Advisor

December 21, 2020

The awards recognize 40 professionals who are under 40, and have emerged as future leaders in the profession, and 20 who are under 40 and leading the development of technology that serves the profession.

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CLA Acquires Accounting Firm BlumShapiro

December 17, 2020

Top 100 accounting firm Blum, Shapiro & Company, P.C. has been acquired by CliftonLarsonAllen LLP. The staff of BlumShapiro's intend to join CLA on January 1, 2021.

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Cynthia Calderon Speaks on National Panel About Barriers for Minority Accounting Students: Watch the Video

December 09, 2020

Cynthia Calderón, a tax senior at CohnReznick in Hartford, was one of three featured panelists in the CPA/SEA’s December 7 “Panel Discussion on Understanding Barriers for Minority Students in Accounting.” Cynthia, who serves as the co-chair of the CTCPA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiative, shared her story with CPA society executives to open their eyes toward the struggles and challenges facing minority accounting students in their quest toward becoming a CPA.

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CTCPA Members Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15, 2020

Each year from September 15 to October 15, National Hispanic Heritage Month honors the cultures and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans as we celebrate heritage rooted in all Latin American countries. In celebration of this beautiful culture, we talked with three of our members about their Hispanic heritage.

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Cynthia Calderón Speaks to College Students About Accounting Careers

January 01, 2020

Cynthia R. Calderón of CohnReznick, a member of the CTCPA Advisory Council and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiative co-chair, spoke to students at Post University this winter about accounting careers, transitioning from student to the workforce, the importance of getting involved with the CTCPA, and her roles with the organization. “I encouraged them to join as student members and network with people in the profession,” Cynthia explained. “I emphasized the importance of believing in themselves and not giving up.”

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