Firm News and Events
Stay current on goings on at WS+B and in the industry sectors of interest to our clients. Press releases are arranged chronologically.Archive
Friday, March 21, 2014
The professionals at WithumSmith+Brown, PC (WS+B), Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, are knee-deep in 1120s and 1040s right now, but will carve out a little time this busy tax season to help celebrate the firm’s 40th anniversary on March 21. Incorporated in 1974, WS+B originally started with six employees in a small Milltown, NJ, office. With now over 500 staff members in 13 offices across six states, there is certainly much to celebrate.
Monday, March 03, 2014
Morristown-based accounting firm, Walsh & Borresen LLC (WB), has combined its practice with WithumSmith+Brown, PC (WS+B), one of the largest public accounting and consulting firms in New Jersey with six office locations in New Jersey as well as offices in New York City, Philadelphia, Aspen CO, Orlando FL and Silver Springs MD. Effective March 1, 2014, the merger added 10 professionals to WS+B’s roster, with the WB personnel to be relocated in the spring to WS+B’s Morristown office located at 465 South Street, Suite 200.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
WithumSmith+Brown has been named one of the Best Places to Work in New Jersey for the tenth consecutive year. This survey and award program identifies, recognizes and honors the top places of employment in New Jersey that benefit the state's economy, its workforce and businesses. The Best Places to Work in New Jersey program is made up of 100 companies split into two groups: 62 small/medium-sized companies (15-249 employees) and 38 large-sized companies (more than 250 employees). WS+B has been named one of the Best Places to Work in New Jersey in the large company category.
Monday, February 03, 2014
Catherine Bendall, CPA, PSA, CGMA, partner with WithumSmith+Brown, has been named one of New Jersey’s 2014 Best 50 Women in Business. The award program, produced by NJBIZ, New Jersey’s premiere business news publication, is sponsored by Wells Fargo, WithumSmith+Brown, Comcast Business, and Wolff & Samson PC.
Monday, February 03, 2014
WithumSmith+Brown (WS+B), Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, announced the results of its 2014 NJ Top 50 Law Firms Benchmarking Survey. The goal of the survey was to uncover trends and gauge current market conditions in the law firm profession. Managing partners, executive directors, CFOs and other decision makers responded to the law firm survey. The results obtained convey a positive outlook for 2014 along with several interesting key findings.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Toms River-based accounting firm, Hutchins, Meyer & DiLieto, PA (HMD), has combined its practice with WithumSmith+Brown. Effective January 15, 2014, the union added 15 professionals to WS+B’s roster, with the HMD staff relocating to WSB’s Toms River office located at 1144 Hooper Avenue.
Friday, November 22, 2013
With recent news circulating that many food banks are currently facing a critical shortage of supplies, WithumSmith+Brown coordinated two “jeans day” food drives, when staff members throughout the firm were permitted to wear jeans on two Fridays, November 1 and 15, as long as they donated canned or non-perishable goods. The result was the collection of nearly 2,500 cans of food, which were ultimately distributed to several local organizations, including the Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, Community FoodBank of New Jersey, and HomeFront.
Monday, October 21, 2013
WithumSmith+Brown and members of its International Services Group proudly hosted the firm’s inaugural Global Summit on Monday, October 21, 2013, from 9:00am-3:30pm at the Harvard Club in New York City, NY. The event was open to clients, colleagues, bankers, attorneys and business channel developers. With over 100 attendees, the day provided global insights appreciated by all.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
WithumSmith+Brown, PC, is proud to announce that it has been named to INSIDE Public Accounting’s Best of the Best Firms list for 2013.
INSIDE Public Accounting’s (IPA’s) annual Best of the Best recognition honors only 50 CPA firms across the country for their overall superior performance on more than 70 IPA criteria. The right combination of planning, strategy, and execution distinguish Best of the Best firms from among more than 500 firms that participated in the 23rd IPA Annual Survey and Analysis of Firms.
Thursday, August 08, 2013
Erik Marcus, a student at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), Ewing, NJ, and Jessica Woolley, a student at Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ, were both awarded with a New Jersey Society of CPAs (NJSCPA) college scholarship on behalf of WithumSmith+Brown (WS+B), PC. Scholarships are awarded in the amount of $5,000.
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
The M&A Advisor announced the winners of the 40 Under 40 M&A Advisor Recognition Awards on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. Chris DeMayo, CPA, MBA, Senior Manager at WithumSmith+Brown, PC, was named a winner in the Service Provider category.
Monday, July 01, 2013
WithumSmith+Brown is pleased to announce the promotion of Diane McNulty, CPA, from senior manager to partner level, effective July 1, 2013.
Saturday, June 01, 2013
WithumSmith+Brown is pleased to announce the addition of Mary Jane Cooper, Esq., as a Principal of the firm. Based in the Princeton, NJ office, Ms. Cooper is joining on as a member of the firm's Litigation, Valuation and Insolvency Services group, having over 30 years of experience in the legal field specializing in business integrity services, including independent fact finding, monitoring and compliance services in matters of fraud, discrimination, sexual misconduct, mismanagement and violations of laws and regulations.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
WS+B welcomes SmartCEO Magazine to NYC
WithumSmith+Brown is proud to announce our Silver Level Sponsorship in support of SmartCEO magazine's New York City premiere. SmartCEO is a digital and print publication with an exclusive subscriber list comprised of CEOs and business leaders. The magazine has seen 11 consistent years of growth in cutting edge cities like Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington.
From our thought leaders to yours, WS+B is delighted to work with SmartCEO, as it grows and prospers in NYC.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
WS+B was honored in the NJBIZ “Best Places to Work in New Jersey” program for the ninth consecutive year, ranking #3 in the Large-sized company category and as the #1 accounting firm overall in 2013. This survey and award program identifies, recognizes and honors the top places of employment in New Jersey that benefit the state's economy, its workforce and businesses.
Monday, April 29, 2013
WithumSmith+Brown, PC, was honored at the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Corporate Philanthropy Summit on April 25, 2013, ranking in the top three spots for Top Volunteer Donor – Medium Size Businesses category, along with the Philadelphia Eagles Football Club and QNB Bank.
Monday, April 01, 2013
As part of the firm’s ongoing marketing initiatives, WithumSmith+Brown’s
Morristown and Somerville offices tipped off the NCAA Basketball
Tournament with their 4th Annual "The Road to the Finals" Event on March
21st. This year's event, which coincided with WS+B’s 39th anniversary,
had its greatest attendance yet – a true testament to its rising
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Theresa Richardson, CPA, PSA, Partner, and Rhonda Maraziti, Director of Marketing & Practice Growth at WithumSmith+Brown (WS+B), PC, have been named as two of New Jersey’s 2013 Best 50 Women in Business. The awards program honors New Jersey’s most dynamic women in business who have been making headlines in their field. To qualify, a nominee had to meet selection criteria that included living or working in New Jersey and holding significant authority for decision making in her company.
Monday, December 10, 2012
WithumSmith+Brown (WS+B), Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, was the winner of 3 gold medals from the New Jersey Law Journal’s first annual “Best Of” poll, in which New Jersey attorneys and administrators casted their votes for the best providers of products and services to the New Jersey legal community.
Saturday, December 01, 2012
In the Withum Way spirit of giving back and supporting members of the WithumSmith+Brown family, the Firm’s Partners are pleased to announce the establishment of the WithumSmith+Brown Staff Hardship Relief Fund. The purpose of the fund is to financially assist our staff and their families who are experiencing a temporary hardship due to a significant life event, such as losing a home in a natural disaster or incurring financial burdens due to the illness of a family member. Receipt of the funds can be a major step for the staff member in his or her return to financial stability.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Every business in New Jersey and the Greater New York area has likely been affected by Superstorm Sandy at some degree - at minimum with power outages; and sadly, some with complete devastation. In response, WithumSmith+Brown formed the Storm Sandy Task Force, whose mission is to help with post-storm damage claims and recovery plans.
Friday, October 19, 2012
Anthony J. Nitti, CPA, MST, Partner-in-charge of the Aspen, CO, office of WithumSmith+Brown (WS+B), Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, and author of WS+B’s tax blog, Double Taxation, accepted an invitation to become a regular contributor to the tax section of Forbes.com, as well as other various print mediums for the business news giant. As a Forbes contributor, Nitti will continue his tax policy discussions, court case analysis, and helpful Q&A's, similar to what was published within his original tax blog.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
WithumSmith+Brown (WS+B), Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, was presented with two JASPER Awards at the 38th annual JASPER Awards Friday night.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Wendy Terry, CPA, CGMA, Partner, at WithumSmith+Brown (WS+B), Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, was appointed by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) as a member of their Employee Benefit Plans Expert Panel for the 2012-2013 volunteer service year, which will begin in October. The Expert Panel focuses on identifying industry-specific business reporting issues with an emphasis on accounting and audit.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Anthony J. Nitti, CPA, MST, Partner-in-charge of the Aspen office of WithumSmith+Brown (WS+B), Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, has been named in CPA Practice Advisor magazine's “2012 40 under 40” list. The list is highly regarded within the accounting profession, and recognizes 40 of the top young professionals around the country who are helping to positively shape the accounting and tax profession. The full list of winners appears in the September issue of the publication.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
WithumSmith+Brown, PC, was recently named as one of the 2012 Best Accounting Firms to Work for. This annual list was created by Accounting Today and Best Companies Group to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in the accounting industry.
Monday, September 17, 2012
WithumSmith+Brown recently announced its initiative to further strengthen its international relationships by integrating a variety of marketing elements which will complement the firm's existing International Services practice area. Leveraging its affiliation with HLB International (HLBI; www.hlbi.com/), a leading mid-tier international network servicing clients through its member firms in over 100 countries, various members of WS+B have been actively traveling to other countries to develop strategic relationships, in addition to utilizing social media to maximize global reach.
Monday, September 17, 2012
James C. Bourke, CPA. CITP.CFF.CGMA, WS+B Partner and Director of Firm Technology, has been named one of the accounting profession's "Top 100 Most Influential People" for a fifth year in a row, making Accounting Today magazine's 2012 list. Notable names also included on the list are President Barack Obama, Senator Chuck Grassley of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee and Doug Shulman, Commissioner of the IRS.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
WithumSmith+Brown, PC and law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A. joined together to raise donations for this year's Stuff the Bus program, held by the United Way of Northern New Jersey. For 22 years, the program has collected new school supplies for children of low-income families in Somerset County, seeking to alleviate the strain on already strapped household budgets, as well as provide children the basic tools they need to succeed in school. Last year the program raised over 32,000 school supplies, which were distributed to more than 6,400 children at 45 schools in Somerset County.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
WithumSmith+Brown (WS+B), Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, is pleased to announce the addition of Marc Silverman, CPA, as a partner based in the firm’s Morristown office. Silverman is a licensed certified public accountant in New Jersey with 22 years dedicated to the profession, most of which were with a 'Big 4' firm. He has extensive experience serving mid-market private companies in the industries of business services, manufacturing and life sciences, as well as expertise working with public companies, having been an audit partner for several Fortune 1000 multi-national SEC public registrants.
Wednesday, August 08, 2012
WS+B is pleased to announce that Anthony J. Nitti, CPA, MST, Partner in the Firm's Aspen, CO, office, has been selected as the winner of The Tax Adviser’s 2011 Best Article Award for his article, “S Corporation Shareholder Compensation: How Much Is Enough?”.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
WithumSmith+Brown is pleased to announce that it is once again the Presenting Sponsor of the NJBIZ CFO of the Year awards program, celebrating New Jersey’s financial executives at all levels who contribute to the success of New Jersey’s economic growth and stability.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
WithumSmith+Brown (WS+B), Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, is pleased to announce the promotion of Catherine Bendall, licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the states of New Jersey and New York and Public School Accountant (PSA), from senior manager to partner level, effective July 1, 2012.
Wednesday, June 06, 2012
WithumSmith+Brown, PC, Managing Partner and CEO, William R. Hagaman, Jr., CPA, was honored with the Humanitarian Award by the American Conference on Diversity Central Jersey Chapter during its annual Business and Youth Awards Reception on May 31st at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel in Iselin, NJ. Hagaman was one of three honorees, including Elijah’s Promise for the Community Service Award and Siemens Corporation for the Corporate Citizen Award.
Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Bill Hagaman, CPA, Managing Partner of WithumSmith+Brown, PC, was one of 19 delegates appointed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) to take part in a trip to China during the week of April 21-28, 2012, with a mission to learn more about the state of the country's economy and business climate, as well as to network with other accounting professionals from the region.
Tuesday, May 01, 2012
At an awards ceremony held at the East Brunswick Hilton on April 25th, NJBIZ announced the rankings of its annual "Best Places to Work in New Jersey" list, with over 850 people in attendance, representing 110 New Jersey-based companies. For the eighth consecutive year, WithumSmith+Brown was a part of this prestigious list.
Monday, April 30, 2012
Bill Hagaman, CPA, Managing Partner and CEO of U.S.-based firm WithumSmith+Brown, PC, was one of 19 delegates appointed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) to take part in a trip to China during the week of April 21-28, 2012, with a mission to learn more about the state of the country's economy and business climate, as well as to network with other accounting professionals from the region.
Friday, April 27, 2012
WithumSmith+Brown, PC, was honored at Philadelphia Business Journal’s Corporate Philanthropy Summit on April 26, 2012, ranking #1 in the category of Top Volunteer Donor – Medium Size Businesses. The award recognizes the firm for the number of volunteer hours the staff devoted to the not-for-profit community in the Greater Philadelphia area. Richard Cohen, partner-in-charge of WS+B’s Philadelphia office, accepted the award on behalf of the firm.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Anthony J. Nitti, CPA, MST, Partner with WithumSmith+Brown, CPAs, co-authored the recently-released CCH Expert Treatise Library: Corporations Filing Consolidated Returns. The treatise is a comprehensive analysis of the tax law as it applies to corporations filing consolidated tax returns, and is set to become the primary research tool on the topic for CCH. CCH is the nation's largest tax research provider with hundreds of thousands of subscribers to both their online platform and their printed resources, which includes the Federal Tax Reporter and a library of focused treatises.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Eight Ways of Valuing A Family Owned Business is the topic of a presentation at the East Brunswick Public Library Business Resource Center on Wednesday April 25 at 7 pm.
Edward Mendlowitz, CPA, certified in financial forensics and business valuation by the American Institute of CPAs, will discuss the reasons for valuations, differences between the types of valuations and when each is appropriate.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Thomas A. Basilo, CPA, WithumSmith+Brown (WS+B) Partner, has earned the “Adjunct Faculty Excellence Award” for the 2011-2012 academic year from the Stillman School of Business Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at Seton Hall University. Basilo will be honored at the Stillman School’s Graduate Hooding and Awards Ceremony on May 18th at Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ.
Monday, February 27, 2012
WithumSmith+Brown wishes to congratulate Kimberlee Phelan, Partner in our Princeton office, and Taryn Bostjancic, Partner in our New Brunswick office, on their recent noteworthy achievements.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
EisnerLubin llp, a New York City-based Certified Public Accounting firm, has merged its practice with regional CPA firm WithumSmith+Brown, PC (WS+B). With an effective date of November 1, 2011, the union adds 55 professionals to the WS+B roster, including nine partners. The EisnerLubin staff currently based in the office located at 1411 Broadway between 39th and 40th Streets will remain at that location, under the WithumSmith+Brown name.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Over 400 professionals from WithumSmith+Brown, CPAs got out of the office and into their communities this week to help local charities during the firm's inaugural Withum Week of Caring.
WithumSmith+Brown, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, launched its inaugural Withum Week of Caring, sending everyone in their organization out into their communities to volunteer their time during the three days before Thanksgiving. With over 400 professionals across six states, the accounting staff was able to help over 30 different charitable organizations, including children's hospitals, social service organizations, animal shelters and soup kitchens.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
WithumSmith+Brown's Managing Partner and CEO, Bill Hagaman, was a guest on Executive Leaders Radio this month. Click here to listen to the interview: http://22.214.171.124/hagaman-bill-2866.aspx
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
WithumSmith+Brown (WS+B), Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, is pleased to announce the addition of Wendy Terry, CPA, as Partner, growing its leadership group to a total of 73 professionals. With over 16 years of her career dedicated to public accounting, Wendy has extensive experience serving multi-national clients in industries relating to manufacturing, distribution, technology, government contractors and employee benefits.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Today, WithumSmith+Brown, PC, sent a letter to the Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF) urging it to make changes to the accounting standards for privately held companies.
"The management at WithumSmith+Brown feels that the debate has gone on for far too long and the time to address the needs of privately held enterprises is now,” stated Bill Hagaman, WS+B's managing partner and CEO. "Our client list is comprised of 5,500+ private companies, which are a major growth engine to both our local and national economy. If modifications to the accounting standards for privately held organizations were implemented, they could put more of their resources towards business generating programs, including job creation, investment and product development."
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Lewis D. Bivona, Jr., CPA, AFE, Partner at WithumSmith+Brown, PC, earned the Fredrick T. Muncie Gold Founders Award from the New Jersey Chapter of Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA). Bivona was honored with this award for his hard work and dedication to the NJ Chapter of HFMA.
Friday, July 01, 2011
WithumSmith+Brown (WS+B), Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, remains steadfast in growing its corporate leadership team, promoting three senior managers to partner level, effective July 1, 2011. This year’s advancing class includes: Lewis D. Bivona, licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Accredited Financial Examiner (AFE), Theresa Richardson, CPA, and Public School Accountant (PSA), and Hal R. Terr, CPA, Personal Financial Specialist (PFS), Certified Financial Professional (CFP), and Accredited Estate Planner (AEP).
Monday, September 13, 2010
James C. Bourke, WS+B Partner and Director of Firm Technology, received the honor of being listed in Accounting Today's 2010 “100 Most Influential People” list. Notable names also included on the list are President Barack Obama, Senator Chuck Grassley of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, Doug Shulman, IRS Commissioner, Daniel Goelzer, Acting Chairman of the PCAOB.