Firm News and Events
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Tuesday, June 07, 2011
WithumSmith+Brown, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants (WS+B), is pleased to announce the opening of its newest Philadelphia office, located at Two Logan Square, Eighteenth and Arch Streets, Suite 2001. In an effort to better serve its Philadelphia clientele, the firm combined its former Cherry Hill, NJ office and its Center City Philadelphia satellite office, relocating its staff to this new location.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
At an awards ceremony held at the East Brunswick Hilton last night, NJBIZ announced the rankings of its annual "Best Places to Work in New Jersey" list, with over 450 people in attendance, representing 70 New Jersey-based companies. For the seventh consecutive year, WithumSmith+Brown was a part of this prestigious list. In 2010, the Firm ranked #16 in the Large Company category; this year, WS+B moved up to #8. And of the 11 accounting firms appearing on the list between both categories, WS+B ranked third overall.
Monday, April 11, 2011
Four lucky female accountants at WithumSmith+Brown, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, received a tax season break they never expected. Celebrity stylists from the Rachael Ray Show, a nationally syndicated two-time Emmy® Award-winning talk show, recently visited the firm's New Brunswick, NJ, office, surprising the ladies with a complete makeover of new hair do's, make-up and clothes. The show reached out to the CPA firm, seeking candidates for a special tax season segment, which aired on April 8th. The surprise was kept under wraps until the moment the "ambush makeovers" took place in the accountants' offices.
Tuesday, April 05, 2011
Barry Shapiro, CPA, Partner at WithumSmith+Brown, PC, was inducted as Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the Ronald McDonald Houses of New Jersey during the organization's annual board meeting at Battleground Country Club, Manalapan, NJ, on March 23, 2011.
Monday, April 04, 2011
Maureen DeCicco, CPA, Partner of WithumSmith+Brown (WS+B), was honored as one of NJBIZ’s New Jersey’s 2011 Best 50 Women in Business during an awards reception and ceremony. The event was held on March 28, 2011 at The Palace at Somerset Park in Somerset, NJ.
Saturday, March 05, 2011
WithumSmith+Brown will once again hold its annual Client CPE for Healthcare and Not-For-Profit Professionals on Wednesday, May 18, 2011, 8:30AM-3:30PM.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
WithumSmith+Brown, PC, has been named one of the Best Places to Work in New Jersey, marking the seventh consecutive year the firm has been recognized in the NJBIZ Best Places program.
Friday, February 18, 2011
WithumSmith+Brown (WS+B), Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, was the winner of a FAME (Fabulous Achievement in Marketing Excellence) award for Best Associate Member Special Promotion/Event at the 8th Annual FAME Awards held by the Shore Builders Association of Central New Jersey (SBACNJ).The awards dinner was held on February 17 at Clark’s Landing in Point Pleasant, NJ.
Monday, January 31, 2011
WithumSmith+Brown is a proud National Event Sponsor of this year’s Cupid’s Chase 5k race, scheduled for February 12 at 10:00am.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
WS+B Partner Edward Mendlowitz, CPA, presents an Accounting Today Institute web seminar: "Pricing, Billing & Collecting Fees for Individual Tax Returns"
Thursday, February 3, 2011
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Thursday, January 06, 2011
Ivan Brown, co-founder and partner of WithumSmith+Brown (WS+B), was honored as Corporate Citizen of the Year at NJBIZ’s annual Business of the Year awards program. The event was held on December 6 at The Palace in Somerset, NJ.
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
Paramus-based forensic accounting firm, Morrison & Company, P.A., has merged WithumSmith+Brown, P.C. Effective December 1, 2010, the union adds 14 professionals to the WS+B roster. The Morrison & Company staff currently based in the Paramus office will remain at that location, under the WS+B name.
Monday, November 15, 2010
WithumSmith+Brown is pleased to announce the addition of Ed O’Connell, CPA, as a partner in the firm’s Red Bank and New Brunswick offices.
Friday, October 08, 2010
WithumSmith+Brown co-founder Ivan C. Brown, CPA, has been named 2010 Humanitarian of the Year by Bayshore Community Health Services in Holmdel. He will be honored at the Bayshore Community Hospital Foundation’s Charity Ball on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010 at the American Hotel in Freehold, NJ.
Thursday, October 07, 2010
WithumSmith+Brown has been selected among the top 100 accounting firms nation-wide being honored as the 2010 Best Accounting Firms to Work For in Accounting Today’s third annual program. The top firms will be announced and honored at an awards luncheon on November 17 during Accounting Today’s Growth & Profitability Summit in Las Vegas and published in the December 13 issue of the magazine.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Thomas A. Basilo, CPA, WS+B Partner, is a Special Recognition Honoree at this year’s Fifth Annual Entrepreneur Hall of Fame Induction Dinner, hosted by the Stillman School of Business Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at Seton Hall University. Tom has dedicated the past 25 years to serving the entrepreneurial community, and is currently the Chairman of the Entrepreneurial Studies Board of Advisors. The event was held on Wednesday, September 22nd at the University.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
WithumSmith+Brown, CPAs and Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA are teaming together to present a timely program which will cover insurance and tax updates in Healthcare Reform, and will alert you to the changes your business must make in order to comply with the new rules of the game.
Monday, August 02, 2010
The Red Bank office of WithumSmith+Brown (WS+B) recently celebrated two silver anniversary milestones. The office itself reached the quarter-of-a-century mark of being in business since WS+B expanded its geographic reach into Monmouth County in 1985. Additionally, Andrew A. Vitale, CPA, the office’s partner-in-charge, also celebrated 25 years with the firm.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
WS+B recently surveyed over 425 top clients about their level of satisfaction with our services, our staff and our industry insight. The results are in… we scored a 4.8 out of 5!
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Robert Lightman, Director of Business Development for WithumSmith+Brown, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, was recently elected as President of the Board of Financial Executives International’s (FEI) Philadelphia Chapter. The position is traditionally a two-year term.
Friday, July 16, 2010
In a private ceremony held at Cathedral High School, NYC, on July 14th, Archbishop Celestino Migliore, President of the Path to Peace Foundation, recognized Scott Mariani, JD, partner, Anthony Panico, CPA, partner, and Sharon Cross, CPA, senior manager, for their generosity in providing pro-bono work to the foundation. Also among the group being honored was Catherine Warbrick, formerly with WS+B but who is now employed with Far Hills Country Day School. Mariani, who lead the team’s effort, was bestowed the Papal Honor of the Knight of the Order of Saint Gregory the Great. Panico, Cross and Warbrick were awarded the Benemerenti medal.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
WithumSmith+Brown's Annual Blood Drive: August 4-5
Sponsored by WS+B’s Healthcare Services Group
Thursday, July 01, 2010
WithumSmith+Brown (WS+B), Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, remains steadfast in growing its corporate leadership team, promoting four senior managers to partner level, effective July 1, 2010. This year’s advancing class includes: Anthony J. Nitti, CPA, MST; Michael Pintabone, CPA; Matthew R. Pribila, CPA; and William E. Sansone, CPA.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
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.
Friday, June 11, 2010
WS+B Partner Frank R. Boutillette, CPA, has been elected Treasurer of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA) for a one-year term beginning June 1, 2010.
Wednesday, June 09, 2010
Lewis D. Bivona, CPA, WS+B principal, has been elected Trustee of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants for a two-year term beginning June 1, 2010.
Friday, May 28, 2010
WithumSmith+Brown’s in-house business expert Ed Mendlowitz has coined the phrase, “Power Bites,” which is the title of his latest book of short sayings, brief explanations and calls-to-action for motivating and offering practical advice for improving skills related to management, leadership and life. The book can be purchased online at Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com, and iUniverse.com.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
In response to President Obama's Healthcare Reform policy - officially known as The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – and the impact it will have upon businesses of all sizes, WithumSmith+Brown has formed a Healthcare Reform Advisory Team (HRAT). The group is comprised of WS+B's most seasoned healthcare and tax professionals, whose mission is to answer and address client questions and issues related to this new federal policy.
Sunday, May 02, 2010
William R. Hagaman, Jr., WS+B’s managing partner and CEO, was honored as the recipient of the 2010 Thomas H. Kean Arts Advocacy Award at the George Street Playhouse Annual Spring Gala. The black-tie event was held on Sunday, May 2 at the New Brunswick Hyatt Regency. Former Governor Thomas H. Kean was on hand to personally present the award.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
WithumSmith+Brown, PC, was honored at today’s Philadelphia Business Journal 2010 Corporate Philanthropy Awards program, receiving the Top Volunteer Donor award in the medium size business category. The award recognizes the firm for the number of volunteer hours its staff has dedicated to the not-for-profit community in the Greater Philadelphia area.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
WithumSmith+Brown, PC, made the "NJBIZ 2010 Best Places to Work in New Jersey" list, marking the sixth consecutive year the firm has been recognized in the Best Places program. WS+B was one of 55 outstanding NJ companies honored during a celebratory dinner at the East Brunswick Hilton on Thursday, April 22. This year, the firm ranked #16 in the large company category, garnering the title as the top regional accounting firm in the standings within the category.
Monday, April 12, 2010
James C. Bourke, CPA.CITP, WS+B partner, has been selected to receive the Kean University Distinguished Alumni award for 2010. Each year Kean University selects a group of alumni whose achievements in professional and civic life have brought honor to both themselves and their alma mater. This elite group will be honored at a special reception on Saturday, April 24 at 6 p.m. in Kean Hall, located on the main campus. The Distinguished Alumni Awards are hosted and presented by the Kean University Alumni Association, in conjunction with the Office of Alumni Relations.
Monday, February 22, 2010
WithumSmith+Brown is a proud sponsor of the New Jersey Technology Council (NJTC) and its upcoming CIO Conference, being held this Friday, February 26, from 8 am to 2 pm at The Heldrich Hotel, 10 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ.
Friday, February 19, 2010
WS+B's Construction Services Team (CST) won a FAME (Fabulous Achievement in Marketing Excellence) award at the Shore Builders Association of Central New Jersey’s 7th Annual FAME awards program, held on February 18, 2010. The award was given for “Best Direct Mail Piece” for the team’s Construction Services Journal. The FAME awards recognize the “best of the best” for various marketing related programs.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
WithumSmith+Brown is proud to be a Major Sponsor once again in the NJBIZ NJ’s Best 50 Women in Business program. The 2010 program marks the fifth consecutive year WS+B has supported the program.
Monday, February 15, 2010
The International Tax Services Group of WithumSmith+Brown, PC, welcomes Nadine Hoischen, who has joined the firm for three-months as part of an international exchange program for accounting professionals. Nadine comes to us from our HLB International affiliate, HLB Stückmann, of Bielefeld, Germany. WS+B is a member of HLB International, a world-wide network of independent professional accounting firms and business advisers represented in over 100 countries.
Monday, February 01, 2010
Hal R. Terr, CPA, Senior Tax Manager in the firm's Princeton office, is now certified as an Accredited Estate Planner® (AEP®) by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils. Hal is a CPA and certified planner with over fifteen years experience in providing income tax, financial and advanced estate planning advice to corporate executives, closely-held business owners and affluent individuals.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
WithumSmith+Brown, PC, is proud to be a sponsor and exhibitor once again at the New Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar. This year's event will be held at Bally's Casino, Atlantic City, on April 22 & 23. Please visit us at Booth 212.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
On January 11th, 2010, WithumSmith+Brown held its inaugural Strength Awards program, in celebration of 29 of the firm’s exemplary staff members for their continuous excellence and outstanding leadership in innovation, marketing, community service, client service, and entrepreneurial spirit.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
James C. Bourke, CPA.CITP, partner and Practice Leader of WS+B’s Technology and Telecommunications Group, will present at the upcoming AICPA Practitioners Symposium on June 7-9, 2010 at the Bellagio, Las Vegas.
Friday, January 01, 2010
WithumSmith+Brown, PC, is pleased to announce that as of January 1, 2010, William R. Hagaman, Jr., CPA, officially begins his tenure as Managing Partner of the firm, having been elected by the firm’s management a year prior. Ivan Brown, CPA, who held the MP role since 1990, will continue to serve the firm and its clients, and advise the firm’s partner group.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
WithumSmith+Brown, PC, is pleased to announce that Bernie Leone, CPA.CITP, partner in the firm’s Morristown office, and Paul Kuhl, CPA.CITP, Senior Manager in the Princeton office, have earned the coveted Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) credential. Both are active members of WS+B’s Technology and Communications Group, serving the firm’s technology clientele.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
WS+B’s Sandor and Martino earn CCIFP Credential
WithumSmith+Brown, PC, partners Louis Sandor, III, CPA and Ronald F. Martino, Jr. CPA earned their CCIFP (Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional) credential, established by the Institute of Certified Financial Construction Industry Financial Professionals to promote the highest standards of construction financial management. There are only 11 others in the State of New Jersey with this credential. Sandor and Martino head up the accounting firm’s Construction Services Group.
Monday, December 07, 2009
WithumSmith+Brown, PC, is proud to announce that its Managing Partner, Ivan C. Brown, CPA, has been selected as one of the 2009 NJBIZ Business of the Year Award finalists in the Corporate Citizen of the Year category. The Business of the Year Awards program recognizes companies and individuals that have made outstanding contributions to the state of New Jersey, both in their industries and communities.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
WithumSmith+Brown’s Construction Services Team (CST) won a MAME (Major Achievement in Marketing Excellence) award at the 2009 Builders League of South Jersey (BLSJ) Awards Dinner, in the category of “Best Direct Mail Piece or Campaign” for the firm’s Construction Services Journal. The MAME awards recognize the “best of the best” for various marketing-related programs.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
WithumSmith+Brown was the winner of two 2009 Jasper Awards at the 35th Annual Jersey Shore Public Relations and Advertising Association (JSPRAA) Awards Competition. The awards dinner was held on October 9th at the Robert B. Meyner Reception Center, PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ.
Monday, September 21, 2009
James C. Bourke, CPA.CITP, WS+B Partner , has been named one of the accounting profession’s “Top 100 Most Influential People” for a second year in a row, making Accounting Today magazine’s 2009 list. Published in the September 21 issue, the list acknowledges those who exemplify influence and leadership within the accounting industry. Accounting Today is a national publication serving over 35,000 professionals.
Friday, September 18, 2009
WS+B is Sponsor and Exhibitor at upcoming New Jersey/Metro-Philadelphia HFMA Annual Insitute
WithumSmith+Brown, PC, is proud to be a Breakout Education Track Sponsor of the upcoming October 14-16 NJ/Metro-Philadelphia HFMA Annual Institute, being held at The Borgata in Atlantic City, NJ. Please visit us at Booth 313. For more information, please contact Rhonda Maraziti at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
WS+B exhibiting at the 2009 New Jersey Funeral Directors Association Convention
WithumSmith+Brown, PC, will be exhibiting at the 2009 New Jersey Funeral Directors Association Convention on September 29-October 1 at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, NJ. Please visit us at Booth 625. For more information, please contact Caity Liptak at email@example.com.
Tuesday, September 01, 2009
WS+B exhibiting at the Utility Transportation Contractors Association (UTCA) Convention
WithumSmith+Brown, PC, will be exhibiting at the 2009 Utility Transportation Contractors Association (UTCA) Convention, September 25-26 at the Tropicana, Atlantic City, NJ. Please visit us at Booth 24. For more information, contact Kristen Celii at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
James C. Bourke, CPA.CITP, WS+B partner and Practice Leader of the Technology and Communications Group, presented at the Computer Forensics Trade Show, held October 5-6, 2009 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA.
Friday, July 17, 2009
WithumSmith+Brown is pleased to announce that two of its partners, Taryn M. Bostjancic, CPA and Rebecca Machinga, CPA, have been named in this year’s “Forty Under 40” list by NJBIZ, a premier New Jersey business news publication. The Forty Under 40 awards program honors men and women who have been making headlines in their field and who share a commitment to business growth, professional excellence and to the community.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Leo P. D’Orazio, MBA, FACHE, Director in WS+B's Healthcare Services Group, received a Service Award by the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) for his contribution to healthcare management excellence through his volunteer service to the profession, the chapter and ACHE.
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
WithumSmith+Brown Blood Week: July 13-17
Be a Lifesaver.. Donate Blood this Summer!
The Healthcare Services Group of WithumSmith+Brown, PC, is sponsoring a week-long blood drive to benefit local New Jersey blood banks. Each New Jersey office is listed below with dates and times of their respective drives.
Wednesday, July 01, 2009
Despite a lagging economy, WithumSmith+Brown remains steadfast in growing its corporate leadership team, promoting six senior managers to partner level, effective July 1, 2009. This is the largest number of same-time partner promotions in the firm’s history.
This year’s advancing class includes: David R. Dacey, CPA; Michael H. Hoffman, CPA; Gary J. Mauro, CPA; Anthony J. Panico, CPA, MS; Eric M. Strauss, CPA, CGFM; and Brian T. Wallace, CPA.
Monday, June 29, 2009
David Karakashian, CPA, CFE, CISA, CITP, senior manager in WS+B’s Silver Spring, Maryland office, was recently appointed as board member of the Washington DC Metropolitan Chapter of Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE). The term is for one year, expiring June 30, 2010.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
If you have ownership in or signature authority over a foreign bank account or foreign financial account, you are required to file Treasury Department Form 9022.1 and should contact your Tax Advisor immediately.
Monday, June 08, 2009
Frank R. Boutillette, CPA, WS+B Partner, has been elected Treasurer of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA) for a one-year term beginning June 1, 2009.
Friday, June 05, 2009
WithumSmith+Brown was honored by the Association for Accounting Marketing with a Marketing Achievement Award (AAM-MAA) at the organization’s 20th Annual Conference held in Austin, Texas on June 4, 2009.
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
Bill Hagaman, CPA and Partner, Emphasizes the CFO’s Vital Role in an Unprecedented Economy
Monday, June 01, 2009
WithumSmith+Brown is pleased to announced that it has been accepted for listing in Best's Directory of Insurance Auditors.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Richard G. Cohen, CPA, partner, WithumSmith+Brown, PC, presented as part of a panel at the Southern NJ Chamber of Commerce Non-Profit Workshop on June 5, held at the Crowne Plaza in Cherry Hill, NJ.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
WithumSmith+Brown is pleased to announce that Bernie Leone, CPA, has joined the firm as a Partner. Bernie will be the partner-in-charge of the New York City office as well as the firm-wide Practice Leader of the Business Advisory Services Group. He will split his time between the New York City and Morristown, NJ offices.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
WithumSmith+Brown is pleased to announce that John Battaglia and Mitchel Steiner, formerly Managing Directors of MorrisAnderson & Associates Ltd., have joined WithumSmith+Brown as Principals and Co-Leaders of WS+B’s Lender Field Exam Services Team.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Rebecca Machinga, CPA, WS+B Partner, has been named as one of New Jersey’s Best 50 Women in Business for 2009. The awards program, produced by NJBIZ, New Jersey’s premiere business news publication, annually recognizes the state’s most dynamic women in business who have made significant contributions to their workplace and community.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
WithumSmith+Brown has once again been selected as one of the 2009 Best Places to Work in New Jersey, marking the fifth consecutive year to be ranked in the “large company” category. Official rankings will be announced during a celebratory dinner at the East Brunswick Hilton on April 22, hosted by NJBIZ, New Jersey’s weekly business publication.
Monday, March 09, 2009
The Board of Trustees and the Fellows of Leadership Newark, Inc. honored WithumSmith+Brown, PC, at their upcoming Gala Reception on Wednesday, April 22, 2009.
Saturday, March 07, 2009
WithumSmith+Brown, PC, is pleased to announce that it was one of the co-sponsors for this year’s Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce (MCRCC) Women’s Leadership Summit. The event will be held on March 26, 2009 at Pines Manor, Edison, NJ from 8:30am-2:00pm.
Thursday, March 05, 2009
James C. Bourke, CPA.CITP, WS+B partner, will be presenting at the American Institute of Certified Public Accountant’s (AICPA) 2009 Technology Conference on June 15-17, 2009 at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.
Sunday, March 01, 2009
Thomas A. Basilo, CPA, WS+B Partner, presented at the MHA Business Summit, held at The Palazzo Resort Hotel in Las Vegas, NV, March 19-20, 2009. He discussed “Strategies For Growth: A Focus on Financing Expansion.”
Sunday, March 01, 2009
The 2009 New Jersey Accounting, Business & Technology Show will be held at the Meadowlands Expo Center, Secaucus, NJ on May 6-7, 2009. WithumSmith+Brown’s Partner-in-Charge of Internal Technology, James C. Bourke, CPA.CITP, will be a presenter.
Sunday, February 01, 2009
WithumSmith+Brown is the presenting sponsor for NJBIZ’s inaugural awards program, CFO of the Year, honoring New Jersey’s Chief Financial Officers. The CFO of the Year program will celebrate New Jersey’s financial executives at all levels who contribute to the success of New Jersey’s economic growth and stability.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
WithumSmith+Brown is pleased to announce that Jeffrey G. Blumengold, FHFMA, CPA, has joined the firm as a Partner based in the Red Bank office. Mr. Blumengold will assist in leading WS+B’s healthcare consulting services practice.
Monday, January 05, 2009
WithumSmith+Brown was named as one of the “2008 Best Accounting Firms to Work For” in the country, ranking fourth in the Large Firms (250 or more employees) category.
Thursday, January 01, 2009
Certified public accounting firm Serluco & Co., LLC, has merged with WithumSmith+Brown, effective January 1, 2009.
Thursday, December 04, 2008
WithumSmith+Brown announced today that it was named “Business of the Year” by NJBIZ business magazine in the 101+ Employees category. The awards program was held on December 3rd at The Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset, NJ.
Monday, December 01, 2008
WS+B announces the formation of the Project Forward team, a group of management consulting specialists focused on providing CEOs of middle market companies with objective, independent counsel to navigate their business through these difficult economic times.
Friday, October 31, 2008
The Board of Directors of the First Baptist Community Development Corporation (FBCDC) honored WithumSmith+Brown, P.C. with a Corporate Partner Award at its Annual Corporate Recognition Breakfast on October 31st.
Monday, October 06, 2008
WithumSmith+Brown (WS+B), Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, was the winner of three 2008 Jasper Awards at the 34th Annual Jersey Shore Public Relations and Advertising Association (JSPRAA) Awards Competition.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
With rave reviews from clients regarding last year's event, WS+B will hold another Client CPE program in 2008. The event will be held at the East Brunswick Hilton, East Brunswick, NJ, on Friday, November 21.
Monday, September 22, 2008
James C. Bourke, CPA.CITP, WS+B Partner , has been named one of the accounting profession’s Top 100 Most Influential People 2008 by Accounting Today magazine.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
The New Brunswick Cultural Center (NBCC) recently announced the appointment of William R. Hagaman, CPA, WS+B Partner, as Chairman of the Board of Trustees.
Monday, September 01, 2008
WithumSmith+Brown (WS+B) has been named a 2008 "Practice Innovation Award Winner" by Practical Accountant magazine.
Monday, August 25, 2008
James C. Bourke, CPA.CITP, partner, was recently selected and approved by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) to serve as the chair of its Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) Credential Committee for the upcoming 2008-2009 year.
Friday, July 25, 2008
James C. Bourke, CPA.CITP, WS+B Partner and Director of Information Technology, presented at the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) 2008 Financial Institutions Conference, held at the Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey Hotel, Harrisburg, PA, on September 15 & 16.
Tuesday, July 01, 2008
WithumSmith+Brown is pleased to announce the promotions of Kenneth C. Lang, CPA, MST; Ronald F. Martino, Jr., CPA; Joseph Perez, CPA and Virginia A. Piccolo, CPA, RMA, from Senior Managers to Partners of the firm.
Friday, May 30, 2008
Thomas A. Basilo, CPA, WS+B partner in charge of the firm’s Morristown office and President and CEO of WithumSmith+Brown Global Assurance, the firm’s corporate governance division, was honored on May 29 at Seton Hall’s 22nd Annual Many Are One gala event. Basilo received the Many Are One Alumni Service Award from the Stillman School of Business.
Sunday, May 04, 2008
CPC Behavioral Healthcare honored the Red Bank partners of WithumSmith+Brown at its 44th Benefit on Saturday, May 3, 2008 at the Navesink Country Club in Middletown, NJ.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
WithumSmith+Brown, has ranked in the "Best Places to Work in New Jersey" list for the fourth consecutive year, placing 3rd in the “large company” category and as the #1 accounting firm on the list.
Monday, April 21, 2008
Peter Weitsen, CPA, WS+B partner was recently named in the Top 50 IRS Representation Practitioners 2008 list by CPA Magazine.
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Kimberlee S. Phelan, CPA, MBA, WS+B partner, was named one of New Jersey’s Best 50 Women in Business for 2008. The awards program, produced by NJBIZ, New Jersey’s premiere business news publication, annually recognizes the state’s most dynamic women in business who have made significant contributions to their workplace and community.
Friday, February 01, 2008
Jim Bourke, CPA.CITP, WS+B partner, presented a complimentary webinar for the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs (PICPA) entitled, “Become a Certified Information Technology Professional: Solidify Your Reputation as an Accounting & IT Expert.”
Monday, December 10, 2007
Ed Mendlowitz, CPA, WS+B partner emeritus, presented for the Mercer Chapter of the New Jersey Society of CPAs (NJSCPA) on "Succession and Retirement Planning for CPA Firm Partners."
Monday, December 03, 2007
Jim Bourke, CPA.CITP, WS+B partner, presented “Technology Best Practices for the Small CPA Firm” webinar for the Pennsylvania Society of CPAs (PICPA). It was the first webinar hosted by the PICPA, and covered the "must have" technologies a small CPA firm needs to succeed.
Saturday, December 01, 2007
Sumit Pal, Executive Vice President of WithumSmith+Brown Global Assurance (WS+B GA), moderated the New Jersey Technology Council’s (NJTC) “Potential Pathways to the Future: IT Industry Forecast” seminar on Thursday, December 6th.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
J.K. Lasser™, a premier publisher of consumer tax guides since 1939, recently published Small Business Taxes 2008, with the Tax Services Group of WithumSmith+Brown having conducted technical review of the publication.
Friday, November 16, 2007
Kimberlee Phelan, CPA, MBA, WS+B tax partner, was honored as a “Woman of Influence” at the Women’s Fund of New Jersey’s 13th Annual Fall Gala. The event was held on November 15 at the Short Hills Hilton, Short Hills, NJ.
Thursday, November 08, 2007
The Philadelphia Area Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Inc. (ACFE) held its 5th Annual All-Day Fraud Training Conference on Monday, December 3 at the Doubletree Hotel, 237 South Broad Street, Philadelphia. The event was sponsored by WithumSmith+Brown.
Thursday, November 01, 2007
Effective November 1, the certified public accounting firm of M.D. Oppenheim & Company, P.C. (MDO) completed its four-office merger with WithumSmith+Brown by officially integrating their Silver Spring, Maryland location into the firm.
Saturday, October 06, 2007
WithumSmith+Brown (WS+B), Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, was the winner of three 2007 Jasper Awards at the 33rd Annual Jersey Shore Public Relations and Advertising Association (JSPRAA) Awards Competition.
Monday, October 01, 2007
Jim Bourke, CPA.CITP, WS+B partner, appears on the cover of the October 2007 issue of Practical Accountant, and is quoted in the cover story on automating workflow.
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Ed Mendlowitz, CPA, of WithumSmith+Brown presented a program entitled, “5 Numbers You Must Know to Run Your Business” to the Central New Jersey Business 2 Business organization (CNJB2B).
Monday, August 27, 2007
WithumSmith+Brown has moved its New Brunswick office from the Albany Street Plaza at 120 Albany Street to its new location around the corner at One Spring Street. Also moving into the new space is the firm’s Iselin, NJ, office, currently housing the staff acquired through a merger with M.D. Oppenheim & Company, P.C., on May 1 of this year.
Friday, August 17, 2007
As the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) deadline that requires non-accelerated filers to provide an assessment of internal controls over financial reporting approaches, WithumSmith+Brown Global Assurance (WS+B GA, www.wsbga.com), a division of WithumSmith+Brown and full-service provider of SOX compliance, internal audit, IT and risk assurance consulting services, held two complimentary seminars on SOX at different locations in New Jersey.
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
Rebecca Machinga, CPA, WS+B parter appears on the August/September 2007 issue of CPA Magazine and is also featured in the inside article, “Driving Forces in Tax Accounting: 170 MPH Tax Advice.”
Thursday, July 12, 2007
As part of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter Practice Management Conference, Jim Bourke, CPA.CITP, WS+B partner, presented a program on “The Must Have CPA Firm Internal Technologies and the Alternatives Available for the Paperless Office.”
Sunday, July 01, 2007
WithumSmith+Brown announces the promotion of Taryn M. Bostjancic, CPA, and Maureen M. DeCicco, CPA, from senior managers to partners of the firm, and Stephen J. Talkowsky, CPA, JD, LLM, from tax director to partner of the firm.
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Ivan Brown, managing partner of WithumSmith+Brown, P.C., was unanimously elected as an at-large member of the American Cancer Society (ACS) Eastern Division board of directors.
Friday, June 01, 2007
Sumit Pal, Executive VP of Operations, WithumSmith+Brown Global Assurance, LLC, (WS+B GA) was interviewed by SOX Television, discussing the most common IT general controls challenges for small and medium-sized businesses
Friday, May 25, 2007
James C. Bourke, CPA.CITP, WS+B partner, presented the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) 2007 Top Ten Technology Initiatives at the Accounting Business Technology show on May 23 & 24, held at the Meadowlands Exposition Center, Secaucus, NJ.
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
Certified public accounting firm M.D. Oppenheim & Company, P.C. (MDO) recently merged its Iselin and Cherry Hill, NJ, and Philadelphia, PA, offices with the regional firm of WithumSmith+Brown (WS+B), Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, effective May 1, 2007.
Friday, April 27, 2007
For a third consecutive year, WS+B has earned a position in the "Best Places to Work in New Jersey" list, placing 3rd in the large company category for 2007.
Friday, April 20, 2007
Kimberlee Phelan, CPA, MBA, a partner at WS+B, participated in the Women’s Leadership Summit on April 19, 2007 as a roundtable facilitator on the topic of “smart money moves.”
Monday, March 26, 2007
WS+B is the newest addition to the list of Top 15 Accounting Firms in the Northeast Region, according to WebCPA.com’s 14th annual rankings survey. The firm’s 36 percent increase in revenue for FYE 2006 was the catalyst for its move from last year’s ranking outside of the top 15, enjoying its 32nd consecutive year of growth.
Thursday, February 15, 2007
On February 15, 2007, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary, Mike Leavitt, met with New Jersey businesses, including WithumSmith+Brown, to sign a statement of support for a national initiative aimed at improving health care quality, information and cost-effectiveness for employees and their families.
Thursday, February 08, 2007
Doug Sonier, CPA, WS+B partner, was one of three professional panel experts to participate in the “Stump the Experts” business breakfast forum held on Thursday, February 8 at the Somerset Hills Inn, Basking Ridge.
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Edward Mendlowitz, CPA,/ABV/PFS, WS+B partner, recently authored a book entitled, “The Adviser’s Guide to Family Business Succession Planning.” The book has been published by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
Monday, January 01, 2007
WithumSmith+Brown is pleased to announce the appointment of Thomas A. Basilo, CPA, as managing partner of the firm’s Morristown office, effective January 1, 2007.
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
The New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA) visited the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on December 27 to kick off the society's Financial Literacy Month, slated for January 2007. In honor of the occasion, President James C. Bourke, CPA.CITP, rang the opening bell. Bourke is a WS+B shareholder, based in the firm’s Red Bank office.
Thursday, December 07, 2006
WithumSmith+Brown was recognized as a finalist in the NJBIZ 2006 Business of the Year Awards program, under the Business of the Year, Large Company category (101+ employees).
Thursday, October 26, 2006
WithumSmith+Brown was the only firm in New Jersey to be named to the “Best of the Best” list of accounting firms in the U.S. compiled by INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA), a national monthly accounting publication. This marks the ninth consecutive year that WS+B has been included in the list of top 25 accounting firms, a distinction earned by a small percentage of the several hundred firms reviewed.
Monday, October 09, 2006
Thomas A. Basilo, Chairman and CEO of WithumSmith+Brown Global Assurance, LLC (WS+B GA), was honored at the Volunteer Center of Bergen County’s (VCBC) “Heart of Gold” Gala on November 4 at the Woodcliff Lake Hilton. The formal dinner-dance featured the presentation of Heart of Gold awards to those who have demonstrated extraordinary support for the Volunteer Center and for the Bergen County community.
Monday, October 09, 2006
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
SURVEY REVEALS IMPORTANCE OF CORPORATE ANNUAL REPORTS
Thursday, September 28, 2006
TOM BASILO EMCEES FIRST ENTREPRENEUR HALL OF FAME INDUCTION DINNER
Saturday, September 16, 2006
WithumSmith+Brown (WS+B), Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, was the winner of five 2006 Jasper Awards at the 32nd Annual Jersey Shore Public Relations and Advertising Association (JSPRAA) Awards Competition.
Thursday, August 31, 2006
WithumSmith+Brown (WS+B), Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, has once again been named a “Practice Innovation Award Winner” by Practical Accountant magazine.
Monday, July 31, 2006
Saturday, July 01, 2006
WithumSmith+Brown announces the promotion of Thomas J. Hoberman, CPA/ABV, CVA, John J. O'Donnell, CPA, CFE, CVA, and Randall M. Paulikens, CPA/ABV, DABFA, all from senior managers to shareholders of the firm. All are members of WS+B’s litigation support group.
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
WITHUMSMITH+BROWN HOLDS ANNUAL PARTNERS’ NETWORK CPE CONFERENCE
Friday, June 02, 2006
JIM BOURKE INTERVIEW PODCAST APPEARS ON CPA TECHNOLOGY ADVISOR WEB SITE
Thursday, May 25, 2006
JIM BOURKE PRESENTS AT 2006 NEW JERSEY ACCOUNTING, BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY SHOW
Saturday, May 20, 2006
Friday, May 05, 2006
James C. Bourke, Jr., CPA.CITP, partner and director at WithumSmith+Brown, was installed as president of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA) during its annual Gala Installation Celebration Dinner on May 5 at the Tropicana Casino and Resort, Atlantic City, NJ.
Monday, May 01, 2006
BOURKE AND BOUTILLETTE PUBLISHED IN NJCPA MAGAZINE
Monday, April 24, 2006
WS+B RANKS IN TOP TEN BEST PLACES TO WORK IN NEW JERSEY
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
SETON HALL RECOGNIZES TOM BASILO AS BETA GAMMA SIGMA CHAPTER HONOREE
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
WithumSmith+Brown Global Assurance (WS+B GA), a full-service provider of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance, internal audit, IT and risk assurance consulting services, has announced the creation of its Private Equity Services Division. This division will offer extensive support for private equity-backed middle-market entities to implement best business practices and strengthen internal controls in order to attract additional investment and meet regulatory guidelines. In addition, WS+B GA has also developed a line of solutions that will help private-equity supported entities become more efficient and attain compliance.
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
MARIETTA BENNETT ELECTED TO MONTGOMERY ACADEMY BOARD
Thursday, January 26, 2006
ED MENDLOWITZ AND NINA LOCONTE PRESENT NJSCPA SEMINAR ON INVESTING
Tuesday, January 24, 2006
IVAN BROWN RE-ELECTED CHAIRPERSON OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES AT BAYSHORE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
Monday, January 23, 2006
WS+B WELCOMES WILLIAM SANSONE AS SENIOR MANAGER
Monday, January 16, 2006
MARC PERLOWITZ JOINS WS+B AS MANAGER
Friday, January 13, 2006
Thursday, January 12, 2006
RUBEN CARDONA ELECTED VICE CHAIR OF THE BOARD AT CENTRASTATE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
Saturday, January 07, 2006
TOM BASILO DISCUSSES SARBANES-OXLEY ON NEWS12NJ
Tuesday, January 03, 2006
MARC STEIN JOINS WS+B AS PRINCIPAL