Congratulations to the New Brunswick office on defending their softball crown.
In case you were not able to attend the recent New Partner Reception, I’d like to share a few great announcements worth repeating regarding our firm and our people that you missed:
- INSIDE Public Accounting released its Top 100 Accounting Firms list for 2014. The IPA independent rankings are among the longest-running, most accurate and up-to-date for the nation’s largest accounting firms. WithumSmith+Brown moved up two spots from 31st to the 29th largest firm in the nation, breaking the Top 30 list! We attribute this move not only to a couple of recent mergers of competing firms, but also to our own organic growth.
- Accounting Today released its “100 Most Influential People in the Accounting Profession” list and we again have TWO people from our firm being honored, the only firm on the list with more than one person. Jim Bourke, partner and practice leader of our Technology Services Group, makes an appearance for a seventh year in a row. Jim tirelessly travels around the country and the world, presenting and discussing all things tech, quoted and published in a variety of magazines, blogs and websites. He truly is an influencer in our profession. The second person is Sarah Cirelli, interactive marketing manager, her second appearance on the list and most certainly the youngest person on the list! Sarah has done extraordinary things to showcase our firm through our videos which contribute to our unbelievably great morale that defines and strengthens our culture. The profession has taken notice of her work and has followed her trendsetting efforts. Click here to view the list; Jim is on page 62 and Sarah is on page 64.
- I also want to share the news that Chris DeMayo, our newly inducted partner, was listed as a 2014 honoree in the national 40 Under 40 program for CPA Advisor magazine. Honorees are described as “trailblazers who are changing the accounting profession,” and that certainly befits Chris, who has spearheaded several firm initiatives to expand market share in various industries as well as continue to enhance the firm’s reputation as a regionally and nationally recognized provider of services to emerging growth companies. Click here for the official list of honorees from around the country.
Please join me in congratulating these talented professionals who are out there making a substantial impact on our profession… and making us all very proud.