People: Meg Post has been promoted to director of Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Adamy Valuation Advisors; she joined the firm as an intern in 2007 … Craig Kucik has joined Schenck SC as a manager—business valuation in the firm’s Milwaukee office … Kelly Grier will be the new U.S. chairman and managing partner-elect of Ernst & Young, as well as Americas area managing partner-elect, succeeding Steve Howe, who will retire in 2018; Grier is the third woman to run a Big Four firm … Sherry Ziesenheim has been hired as a senior manager at Boyer & Ritter CPAs and Consultants, a Pennsylvania firm; she’ll be in the firm’s forensic, valuation, and litigation support services groups … Prairie Capital Advisors Inc., a leading corporate advisory and investment banking firm, has hired Dan DeLap as vice president; he has extensive experience in valuation services, and he’ll work out of the firm's Chicago digs … Duff & Phelps has appointed Peter Clokey a senior advisor in the U.K. and Ireland practice; he was formerly with PwC and is one of the U.K.’s most experienced and well-known valuation experts … Daniel Michael has been named chief of the SEC’s Enforcement Division’s Complex Financial Instruments Unit; he’ll lead a specialized unit of attorneys and industry experts located in offices across the country … John W. Haag Sr., managing principal at Yeo & Yeo CPAs & Business Consultants in the Michigan firm's Midland office, was recognized for 15 years of dedicated service.
Firms: Gross, Mendelsohn & Associates PA bolsters its presence in northern Virginia by merging with Gurman & Co.,a CPA and consulting firm in Fairfax; this more than doubles the size of the local office and brings the firm’s total headcount to 125 … London-based Moore Stephens International Limited, a global accountancy and consultancy network, has formed a Leadership Growth Academy to provide leadership training for member firms … Massachusetts firms DiCicco, Gulman & Co. LLP and Sabelli & Co. PC have merged; Sabelli adds its two owners and six client service professionals to the mix … CBIZ Inc. acquired the nonattest business of McKay & Carnahan Inc. (Newport Beach, Calif.); at the same time, Mayer Hoffman McCann PC acquired McKay’s attest business; CBIZ and Mayer operate an alternative practice structure—the two firms are affiliated but are separate and independent legal entities … The Glass Jacobson Financial Group has acquired Friedman and Associates (Owings Mills, Md.), expanding Glass Jacobson’s services in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C., area; this ups the firm’s headcount to 70 people—50 in Owings Mills and 20 in Rockville, Md. … New York City-based Mazars USA LLP has bought Elliot Horowitz & Co. LLP, also based in New York City; this adds 40 staffers to the combined firm … Squar Milner LLP, based in Orange County, Calif., will merge with Bay Area firm DZH Phillips LLP effective Jan. 1, 2018; the combined firm will retain the name Squar Milner and will have 460 professionals and staff … RubinBrown LLP has merged with Chicago-based FLS Group LLC to grow its national real estate practice with a larger presence in the Midwest market; the new office in the Windy City will integrate five new partners and 40 team members from FLS … The Glenview, Ill.-based accounting firm, Weiss & Co. LLP has merged with Fischman & Associates Ltd. and will keep that firm’s office in Arlington Heights as a second location to service clients … The IFRS Foundation, the governance and oversight body of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), will stay in London, moving its headquarters to Canary Wharf during the summer of 2018. There had been speculation it would relocate to a European venue such as Paris, Brussels, or Frankfurt in the wake of Brexit … In the wake of its merger with Ecken & Smith, Strothman and Co. will launch a wealth management division; the firm now has three offices in Louisville, Kentucky, and Southern Indiana.
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