Sunday, September 27, 2009

2009 Best Accounting Firms to Work for

The 2009 Best Accounting Firms to Work for survey and award program was created by Accounting Today and Best Companies Group. It was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in the accounting industry, benefiting the nation's economy, its workforce and businesses. The Best Accounting Firms to Work for list is made up of a total of 100 firms, split into three groups: 20 small-sized companies (15-24 employees), 65 medium-sized companies (25-249 employees) 15 large-sized companies (more than 250 employees).

The 2009 Best Accounting Firms to Work for are (alphabetical order, no ranking):
· Albright, Fortenberry & Ninas, LLP
· Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP
· Anglin Reichmann Snellgrove & Armstrong P.C.
· Argy, Wiltse & Robinson P.C.
· Armanino McKenna LLP
· Armao, Costa & Ricciardi, CPAs, P.C.
· Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
· Baldwin & Associates, PLLC
· Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith
· Bartolomei Pucciarelli, LLC
· BCG & Company
· BDO Seidman, LLP
· BeachFleischman PC
· Berlin, Ramos & Company, P.A.
· Bernard Robinson & Company, L.L.P.
· Berntson Porter & Company, PLLC
· Biscotti, Toback & Company, CPA's P.C.
· BKD, LLP
· Bland & Associates, P.C.
· BlumShapiro
· Bond Beebe Accountants & Advisors
· Boyer & Ritter, CPAs and Consultants
· Braver Schimler Pierce Jenkins, LLP
· Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz
· Burr, Pilger & Mayer, Inc.
· Citrin Cooperman & Company LLP
· Cohen & Company
· Coulter & Justus, P.C.
· Cowan Bolduc Doherty, LLC
· Daszkal Bolton LLP
· Davidson, Holland, Whitesell & Co., PLLC
· DiCicco, Gulman & Company LLP
· Dixon Hughes PLLC
· Dunton & Associates, LLC
· E. Cohen and Company, CPAs
· Eisner LLP
· Friedman LLP
· GBH CPAs, PC
· Glenn M. Gelman & Associates, Certified Public Accountants and Business Consultants
· Grassi & Co., CPAs, P.C.
· Greenstein, Rogoff, Olsen & Co. LLP
· Greer & Walker, LLP
· Hancock Askew & Co., LLP
· Henderson, Hutcherson & McCullough, PLLC
· Hertzbach & Company, P.A.
· Homes, Lowry, Horn & Johnson, Ltd
· Isdaner & Company, LLC
· J.H. Cohn LLP
· Johanson & Yau Accountancy Corporation
· Johnson Jacobson Wilcox
· Johnson Lambert & Co. LLP
· KatzAbosch
· Kaufman, Rossin & Co.
· Kearney & Company
· Kolb+Co. SC
· KraftCPAs PLLC
· Kreinces Rollins & Shanker, LLC
· Lanigan, Ryan, Malcolm & Doyle, P.C.
· LaPorte Sehrt Romig Hand
· Layton Layton & Tobler LLP
· Lewis, Hooper & Dick, LLC
· LMGW Certified Public Accountants LLP
· Maloney + Novotny LLC
· Mann. Weitz & Associates L.L.C.
· Mark Bailey & Company
· Martin Starnes & Associates, CPAs, P.A.
· McKonly & Asbury, LLP
· Mikunda, Cottrell & Co., Inc.
· Montgomery Coscia Greilich LLP
· Onisko & Scholz, LLP Certified Public Accountants
· Payne, Nickles & Company
· Pender Newkirk & Company LLP
· Petrinovich Pugh & Co, LLP
· Pittman & Brooks, P.C.
· PKF Texas
· Porter Keadle Moore, LLP
· Potter & Company, LLP
· Price, Kong & Co., CPA's
· Rehmann
· RINA accountancy corporation
· Rosenberg, Smith, Cooney & Migliore, P.C.
· Rothstein Kass
· Rushton & Company, LLC
· Sanford, Baumeister & Frazier, PLLC
· Sharrard, McGee & Co., P.A.
· Sisterson & Co. LLP
· Soukup, Bush & Associates, CPAs, P.C.
· Squire & Company, PC
· Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC
· Tate & Tryon
· Testone, Marshall & Discenza, LLP CPAs
· The Whitlock Company, LLP
· ThomasYork, LLP
· Wall, Einhorn & Chernitzer, P.C.
· Wessel & Company
· WhippleWood CPAs, PC
· Whitley Penn LLP
· Wilkin & Guttenplan
· Windes & McClaughry Accountancy Corporation
· Windham Brannon

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Marketing & Business Development Webinar: Your Personal Invitation

video
Marketing & Business Development Webinar

September 16, 1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern

Attend this webinar and learn:

  • The economy's impact on marketing programs and budgets
  • How marketing matters in client retention
  • When is social media right for your firm?
  • Conduct a reality check on your marketing program
  • Firing clients: More important than ever?

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

ESPN2: Martina and Jimmy Need Help!

I am an avid tennis fan. At this time of year I love to watch the US Open. I enjoy the competition, the surprises (have you heard about Melanie Oudin?), and the stories behind each player.

John McEnroe is the best tennis commentator ever. He's smart, funny, insightful and self-deprecating. So, I suppose it's unfair to compare other commentators with his experience. However, ESPN2: Martina Navratilova and Jimmy Connors need help! Don't get me wrong. They are two of the best tennis players of all time. Both are members of the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Yet, as commentators they are monotone and boring. There isn't any camaraderie between them.

What I've learned so far is to focus on your strengths. Conduct a personal SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats). Determine those skills that need further training and nurturing. Create a personal marketing plan to track the status of your goals. Find a mentor. This will be the difference between scoring an ace or a double fault!