Certified Public Accountant

BKD CPAs & Advisors Provides COVID-19 Tax & Accounting Resource Center

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 10:15am

BKD CPAs & Advisors launched the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Tax & Accounting Resource Center to help disseminate important information.

Key Points: 
  • BKD CPAs & Advisors launched the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Tax & Accounting Resource Center to help disseminate important information.
  • The new resource center also includes a COVID-19 webinar series that will air every Thursday at 2 p.m. CST.
  • We need to maintain communication, and our resource center is designed to connect our community with the information they need to navigate these unprecedented times," said BKD CEO Ted Dickman.
  • Working remotely did not slow the firm down; BKD's resource center launched one day later on March 17.

Kaplan Financial Education to Present Free Webcast on the CARES Act - COVID-19 Tax Provisions

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 4:48pm

Edward Zollars, CPA and instructor at Kaplan Financial Education, will lead a free webcast on the CARES Act - COVID-19 Tax Provisions on April 3, 2020 from 12-1pm CDT.

Key Points: 
  • Edward Zollars, CPA and instructor at Kaplan Financial Education, will lead a free webcast on the CARES Act - COVID-19 Tax Provisions on April 3, 2020 from 12-1pm CDT.
  • The webcast, which will deliver 1.0 CPE, will cover the third coronavirus bill passed by Congress containing numerous provisions related to COVID-19 relief, including a number of tax provisions.
  • He has been in practice for over 35 years, specializing in tax issues for closely held businesses and individuals.
  • Kaplan Professional helps professionals obtain certifications, licensure, and designations that enable them to advance and succeed in their careers.

MindMed Reports Year-end Results and Corporate Update

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 11:21pm

Mr. Guebert is a CPA, qualified in both Alberta and Pennsylvania, and a Member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Key Points: 
  • Mr. Guebert is a CPA, qualified in both Alberta and Pennsylvania, and a Member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
  • MindMed will be hosting a conference call and webcast on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss these results.
  • The MindMed executive team brings extensive biopharmaceutical industry experience to this groundbreaking approach to the development of next-generation psychedelic medicines.
  • MindMed can also be traded in the US under the symbol OTC: MMEDF and in Germany under the symbol DE:BGHM .

InvenTrust Appoints Mike Phillips to Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 9:45pm

InvenTrust Properties Corp. (InvenTrust or the Company) today announced that Mike Phillips, CPA, has been appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer, effective April 10, 2020.

Key Points: 
  • InvenTrust Properties Corp. (InvenTrust or the Company) today announced that Mike Phillips, CPA, has been appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer, effective April 10, 2020.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200330005729/en/
    InvenTrust Appoints Mike Phillips to Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer (Photo: Business Wire)
    We are pleased to announce the promotion of Mike to the InvenTrust leadership team, said Daniel J. Busch, Executive Vice President and CFO of InvenTrust.
  • Mike brings an in-depth knowledge of the business after more than a decade of service with the Company.
  • He has been with InvenTrust from 2009, serving in various senior financial and accounting roles such as Senior Accounting Manager for Financial Reporting and Director for Internal Reporting.

AICPA Says Senate’s $2 Trillion Economic Stimulus Bill is Great Step for Small Businesses and Employees

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 10:35pm

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) today praised the CARES Act, the Senates $2 trillion economic stimulus bill, and said it would provide substantial relief for small businesses and employees once signed into law.

Key Points: 
  • The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) today praised the CARES Act, the Senates $2 trillion economic stimulus bill, and said it would provide substantial relief for small businesses and employees once signed into law.
  • The Senates passage of the CARES Act is an important step in keeping Main Street businesses resilient and ensuring that employees jobs are protected, said AICPA President and CEO Barry Melancon, CPA, CGMA.
  • In our meetings with members of Congress and Treasury, we called for economic recovery provisions that are fast, efficient and enable small businesses to ramp back up quickly.
  • That work will continue, informed by information we are gathering from CPA firms working on the front lines with small businesses.

Inc. 5000 Series Texas 2020 Ranks Insogna CPA as a Fastest-Growing Company

Friday, March 20, 2020 - 1:00am

AUSTIN, Texas, March 19, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Inc. magazine today revealed that Insogna CPA is No.

Key Points: 
  • AUSTIN, Texas, March 19, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Inc. magazine today revealed that Insogna CPA is No.
  • 171 on its inaugural Inc. 5000 Series: Texas list of The Most Inspiring Companies in Texas.
  • Born of the annual Inc. 5000 franchise, this regional list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the Texas economy's most dynamic segmentits independent small businesses.
  • "We are very excited to be recognized by Inc. Magazine", said Chase Insogna, Founder and CEO of Insogna CPA.

Albert 'Chip' Hutzler Joins HORNE LLP's Healthcare Team

Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 10:47pm

RIDGELAND, Miss., March 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --ORNE LLP, one of the nation's top 100 accounting and business advisory firms, welcomes Albert "Chip" Hutzler, JD, MBA, CVA, as a director on the firm's healthcare team.

Key Points: 
  • RIDGELAND, Miss., March 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --ORNE LLP, one of the nation's top 100 accounting and business advisory firms, welcomes Albert "Chip" Hutzler, JD, MBA, CVA, as a director on the firm's healthcare team.
  • His extensive legal and financial knowledge of the healthcare industry helps clients solve their toughest problems.
  • I know this will generate excitement for our clients and our team," explains Healthcare Partner in Charge, Kathrine G. Watts, CPA, CHC.
  • Hutzler joins the firm with more than 20 years of previous experience as a financial analyst and 25 years as an attorney.

AICPA and CIMA to Postpone ENGAGE 2020 Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 6:30pm

ENGAGE 2020, one of the largest accounting and finance conferences in North America, will be postponed until later this year due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.

Key Points: 
  • ENGAGE 2020, one of the largest accounting and finance conferences in North America, will be postponed until later this year due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.
  • The event is sponsored by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).
  • The original date for ENGAGE 2020 was June 7-11 in Las Vegas.
  • ENGAGE 2020 attendees who are already registered and others interested in details about the rescheduled event can sign up for updates on aicpaengage.com .

Top 25 CPA and Advisory Firm Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC (CRI) Welcomes Barraclough & Associates P.C.

Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 6:00am

SANTA FE, N.M., March 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --After years of providing their clients with quality, personalized financial guidance, Barraclough & Associates has merged with the top 25 CPA and advisory firm Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC (CRI).

Key Points: 
  • SANTA FE, N.M., March 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --After years of providing their clients with quality, personalized financial guidance, Barraclough & Associates has merged with the top 25 CPA and advisory firm Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC (CRI).
  • The Barraclough & Associates team joins more than 1,800 CRI professionals currently serving clients across the Southern U.S.
    CRI has expertise ranging from basic accounting services, to tax review, compilation, and preparation, and general business consulting.
  • They also offer tax services to corporate entities, individuals, and trusts, with particular industry expertise delivered to healthcare, legal services, and the oil and gas industries.
  • CRI is a CPA and advisory firm located in 30 markets throughout Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.

AICPA CEO Barry Melancon Says IRS Must Provide Immediate Tax Filing Relief, Expresses Strong Concern About Treasury Department Decisions

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 10:01pm

Melancon continued, The AICPA understands the need for economic stimulus and, if possible, those who can file and get refunds should do so now.

Key Points: 
  • Melancon continued, The AICPA understands the need for economic stimulus and, if possible, those who can file and get refunds should do so now.
  • However, it is impossible for every taxpayer and their tax adviser to prepare returns in this environment.
  • Nearly 60% of all taxpayers turn to a tax practitioner to prepare and file their tax returns, and individual and business tax filing deadlines are fast approaching.
  • Edward Karl, CPA, AICPA vice president of tax policy and advocacy, added, We understand that these are uncertain and challenging times for the Department of the Treasury.