Oliver Dennison

Grant Thornton Appoints Director for Advisory Services

Chicago-based Grant Thornton (FY17 net revenue of $1.75 billion) has announced that Oliver Dennison has joined the firm as a managing director in the financial services advisory practice. Based in Grant Thornton’s New York office, he will be responsible for global banking clients and driving fintech-enabled business solutions, with a focus on risk and compliance. Dennison has nearly 20 years … [Read More...]

Tactical Cloud Joins Eide Bailly NetSuite Team

Cloud technology firm Tactical Cloud of Costa Mesa, Calif., will become part of Fargo, N.D.-based Eide Bailly (FY18 net revenue of $299.2 million) on Feb. 25, the firms announced. The union adds additional enterprise resource planning (ERP) and cloud expertise to Eide Bailly’s NetSuite practice. NetSuite offers cloud-based business management software. Tactical Cloud has doubled in size … [Read More...]

Mike Platt

Platt’s Perspective: 24/7/365 Access – Is It Good Client Service Or Are We Kidding (Killing) Ourselves?

I recently served as a panelist at a conference, and the organizer was trying to coordinate logistics in advance. He sent an email on a Tuesday at 11:11 p.m. – clearly a time that worked for him. One of the panelists responded at 2:18 a.m., three hours later, and another panelist weighed in four hours later. I had business to attend to that morning and didn’t respond until 10:04 – less than 11 … [Read More...]

Bennett Thrasher Admits Six Professionals to the Partnership

Atlanta-based Bennett Thrasher LLP (FY18 net revenue of $55.6 million) announces the election of six firm professionals to its partnership, effective July 1. The six represent Bennett Thrasher’s largest new partner class and includes individuals from six different practice areas: financial reporting and assurance, international personal financial services, real estate hospitality tax, risk … [Read More...]

Jeff Phillips Joins Elefant Training

Jeff Phillips, co-founder and CEO of recruitment platform Accountingfly, has joined Elefant Training as an advisor and investor. Elefant Training is a technology and practice management training company that focuses on building modern accounting practices, and Phillips will provide guidance on strategies to address the critical need for accounting and bookkeeping staff with modern … [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...]

Bennett Thrasher Admits Six Professionals to the Partnership

Atlanta-based Bennett Thrasher LLP (FY18 net revenue of $55.6 million) announces the election of six firm professionals to its partnership, effective July 1. The six represent Bennett Thrasher’s largest new partner class and includes individuals from six different practice areas: financial reporting and assurance, international personal financial services, real estate hospitality tax, risk … [Read More...]

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Doeren Mayhew Launches CYBERCLAW

Troy, Mich.-based Doeren Mayhew (FY17 net revenue of $72.6 million) announces that its IT advisory and security group has introduced CYBERCLAW™, a new suite of cybersecurity solutions designed to help protect … [Read More...]

CPAsNet Names New Regional Chairs

The board of directors for the accounting association CPAsNet has named Robert Vawter, MP of Vawter Gammon Norris & Company of Cordova, Tenn., as chair of the Asia Pacific and Japan international executive … [Read More...]

Platt’s Perspective: 24/7/365 Access – Is It Good Client Service Or Are We Kidding (Killing) Ourselves?

I recently served as a panelist at a conference, and the organizer was trying to coordinate logistics in advance. He sent an email on a Tuesday at 11:11 p.m. – clearly a time that worked for him. One of the … [Read More...]

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Grant Thornton Appoints Director for Advisory Services

Chicago-based Grant Thornton (FY17 net revenue of $1.75 billion) has announced that Oliver Dennison has joined the firm as a managing director in the financial services advisory practice. Based in Grant … [Read More...]

Hassler Admitted to Partnership at Herbein

Reading, Pa.-based Herbein + Company announced that Elizabeth F. Hassler has been admitted as a partner in the tax department. Hassler works with federal and multistate tax return compliance, and tax … [Read More...]

CPAsNet Names New Regional Chairs

The board of directors for the accounting association CPAsNet has named Robert Vawter, MP of Vawter Gammon Norris & Company of Cordova, Tenn., as chair of the Asia Pacific and Japan international executive … [Read More...]

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