Grant Thornton Announces Leadership Transition

Chicago-based Grant Thornton LLP (FY18 net revenue of $1.9 billion) announced that CEO Mike McGuire will assume the role of CEO emeritus, effective Aug. 1. In this role, McGuire will serve as a brand ambassador for the firm, focusing on business development and supporting key client relationships. McGuire also will help execute a seamless leadership transition for the firm. “It has been the … [Read More...]

Canada’s MNP Acquires Technology Firm

Calgary, Alberta-based MNP has acquired Mantralogix, a technology firm that will merge with MNP on July 1. Kerry Mann, president and CEO, and COO Jess Mann will be made new partners and bring a staff of 20 experts to MNP. Mantralogix is located in Mississauga, a suburb of Toronto. Sean Murphy, MNP's regional MP of consulting for eastern Canada, says, “Merging in Mantralogix, a full-service … [Read More...]

BMF Launches Cyber Technology Group

Akron, Ohio-based Bober Markey Fedorovich (BMF) (FY18 net revenue of $19.1 million) has announced a new practice area, BMF Cyber Technology Group, which will offer high-level IT, network and cybersecurity solutions. The firm, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary, says the new practice group is part of the evolution of its core financial and advisory service offerings. Now, the firm says, … [Read More...]

New Jersey Society of CPAs Names Deloitte’s Kyle Sell President

The New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) has named Kyle Sell, audit and assurance partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP in Parsippany, N.J., president for the 2019/2020 term. Since joining the NJCPA in 2004, Sell has served on numerous committees and interest groups. From interviewing NJCPA scholarship candidates interested in the accounting profession to teaching at his … [Read More...]

Wipfli Announces Changing Roles for Leaders

Milwaukee-based Wipfli LLP (FY18 net revenue of $317.9 million) has announced several changes to its leadership team, which became effective on June 1. Seven of the firm’s senior partners are taking on expanded leadership roles as Wipfli welcomes Kurt Gresens as its new MP and 12 new partners from within the firm’s ranks. These changes are a result of Wipfli’s continued growth and its focus on … [Read More...]

The 2019 IPA Accounting Firm National Benchmarking Surveys Are Open For Participation

The 2019 INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) Annual Survey and Analysis of Firms is now open to all accounting firms in North America. The results of the annual survey are compiled in the IPA National Benchmarking Report. The data is also used to rank the IPA 100, 200, 300 and 400 firms, and the coveted IPA Best of the Best firms. If you would like to participate, please contact our … [Read More...]

Wipfli Announces Changing Roles for Leaders

Milwaukee-based Wipfli LLP (FY18 net revenue of $317.9 million) has announced several changes to its leadership team, which became effective on June 1. Seven of the firm’s senior partners are taking on expanded leadership roles as Wipfli welcomes Kurt Gresens as its new MP and 12 new partners from within the firm’s ranks. These changes are a result of Wipfli’s continued growth and its focus on … [Read More...]

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Using Stolen PCAOB Data to Cost KPMG $50 Million

Big 4 accounting firm KPMG LLP will pay $50 million to settle SEC allegations that it altered past audit work after receiving stolen information from the PCAOB, which the SEC oversees, Bloomberg … [Read More...]

Shier Named AAM’s 2019 Marketer of the Year

Holly Shier, principal and chief marketing officer at Troy, Mich.-based Rehmann, has received the Association for Accounting Marketing’s (AAM) 2019 Marketer of the Year award, sponsored by INSIDE Public … [Read More...]

AICPA to Oversee New Internet Domain for CPAs

The AICPA is in the process of being awarded the .cpa domain and is currently in a contract execution phase with the Internet’s global governing body, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers … [Read More...]

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New Jersey Society of CPAs Names Deloitte’s Kyle Sell President

The New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) has named Kyle Sell, audit and assurance partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP in Parsippany, N.J., president for the 2019/2020 term. Since … [Read More...]

Wipfli Announces Changing Roles for Leaders

Milwaukee-based Wipfli LLP (FY18 net revenue of $317.9 million) has announced several changes to its leadership team, which became effective on June 1. Seven of the firm’s senior partners are taking on … [Read More...]

Michael Leigh Joins Grassi & Co. to Lead Cyber and Information Security Practice

New York-based Grassi & Co. (FY17 net revenue of $60.8 million) has hired Michael Leigh, a nationally recognized cyber and information security expert, to lead the firm’s practice. By bridging the gap … [Read More...]

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