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Wilkins Miller named a “Best Firm for Young Accountants”


Wilkins Miller, an accounting and advisory firm with offices in Mobile and Fairhope, has been named one of the 2019 “Best Firms for Young Accountants” by Accounting Today. Out of 10 firms selected, Wilkins Miller was the only firm from Alabama to make the list.

“We are honored to be recognized on this inaugural selection of “Best Firms for Young Accountants,” Wilkins Miller Managing Partner Allen Carroll said. “We have always prioritized our culture and making our firm a great place for our young people.”

Accounting Today identified the 2019 Best Firms for Young Accountants from the 2019 Best Firms to Work For. These firms must have a minimum of 15 employees under the age of 30 (or 10 percent of total employees, whichever is greater); at least 10 employees under the age of 30 completing the Best Firms to Work For employee survey; and a 40 percent or greater response rate for employees under the age of 30.

The Connecticut Post Names Reynolds + Rowella a Winner of the Souther Connecticut 2019 Top Workplaces Award


Reynolds + Rowella, an accounting and consulting firm with offices in Ridgefield and New Canaan has received a 2019 Top Workplace Award.  Hearst Connecticut Media Group has recognized 50 companies and organizations as Top Workplaces for 2019.  These companies have been recognized based solely on surveys about the workplace completed by their employees.  The survey asks questions related to seven different topics regarding workplace culture.  This marks the fourth consecutive year Reynolds + Rowella has won a Top Workplace award for Southern Connecticut.

“The Partners are proud to be recognized as a top workplace again.  For the past four years, our staff has exceeded our expectations in creating a unique culture,” says Managing Partner, Frank Rowella.


Reynolds + Rowella is a regional accounting firm known for a team approach to financial problem solving. As Certified Public Accountants, our partners foster a personal touch with our clients. As members of DFK International/USA, an association of accountants and advisors, our professional network is international, yet many of our clients have known us for years through the local communities we serve.
Our mission is to operate as a financial services firm of outstanding quality. Our efforts are directed at serving our clients in the most efficient and responsive manner possible, delivering services that exceed the expectations of those we serve. The firm has offices at 90 Grove St., Ridgefield, Conn., and 51 Locust Ave., New Canaan, Conn.

Wilkins Miller Named one of the Best Firms to Work for in the US


Wilkins Miller, an accounting and advisory firm with offices in Mobile and Fairhope, has been named one of the 2019 “Best Accounting Firms to Work For” by Accounting Today for the fifth year in a row. Out of only 52 midsized firms selected, Wilkins Miller was the only firm from the Mobile or Baldwin County region to make the list and one of four accounting firms in the state of Alabama.

“We are honored to be recognized for the fifth time as one of the best accounting firms to work for in the country,” Wilkins Miller Managing Partner Allen Carroll said. “Our team is committed to protecting our culture and this designation is a testament to that commitment.”

Wilkins Miller was selected among hundreds of companies across the country by Accounting Today for a place on the 2019 list. The annual survey and awards program, which is conducted in partnership with Best Companies Group, is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best employers in the accounting profession, benefiting its economy, workforce and businesses.

“Our people are what truly make our firm one of the best places to work in the country, not only in accounting firms,” Wilkins Miller Partner Scott Browning said. “We are fortunate to work with an extraordinary group of people that are invested in helping each other achieve.”

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Geffen Mesher Named Best Accounting Firm By DJC Oregon


Geffen Mesher has been named the Best Accounting Firm of 2019 by the Daily Journal of Commerce (DJC), a prominent publication in the building and construction industry.

Every year, the DJC polls local industry professionals and solicits nominations for the best companies and products across a wide variety of categories, including Architecture/Engineering/Construction, Service Providers & Suppliers, and Food & Drink. This year, more than 4,300 local companies were nominated to win the prestigious Reader Rankings Award in their respective categories.

Following the preliminary nomination period, the DJC allowed its full readership to vote on the nominated firms and select the top choice in each category. After two weeks and nearly 16,000 votes, the DJC was able to compile the results and generate an official ranking of the top firms of 2019.

At an awards ceremony on Wednesday, August 7, the DJC announced that Geffen Mesher had been named Best Accounting Firm of 2019, outperforming Aldrich, Delap, and Moss Adams.

“We’re thrilled that the DJC’s readers have chosen Geffen Mesher as their top choice in 2019,” said Tax Department Chair Tania Gitch, who accepted the award on the firm’s behalf. “We’ve been nominated before, but winning our category secures our status as Portland’s premier CPA and consulting firm.”

Pisenti & Brinker LLP named one of Best Places to Work in the North Bay


Pisenti & Brinker LLP has been selected as one of the Best Places to Work in the North Bay in the fourteenth-annual North Bay Business Journal survey. This is truly an honor. After several months of gathering nominations, anonymous employee input and extensive review, their company was named one of the Best Places to Work in the North Bay.

Friedman LLP wins DFK International Firm of the Year Award


DFK International has named Friedman LLP their 2019 Firm of the Year at last week’s conference in Singapore!

The award recognizes the firm which has contributed most to the development of DFK International throughout the year and is an honor truly earned by Friedman.

Friedman LLP Co-Managing Partner accepts the award from 2018 Firm of the Year recipient Marco Vermin of Alfa Accountants and Advisors (Netherlands)


Congratulations to all at Friedman and thank you for your continuing contributions to the association!

Johnson Lambert wins an AAM-MAA


On June 10, 2019, the Association for Accounting Marketing (AAM) awarded the winners of the Marketing Achievement Awards (MAA) at the annual AAM-MAA Awards Reception at AICPA ENGAGE in Las Vegas, Nevada, where Johnson Lambert was recognized as the branding category award winner for best Integrated Branding Programs: Budget below $99,999!


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Johnson Lambert Wins AAM-MAA Integrated Branding Award

Dive into new Global Talent Pool


An innovative platform has been launched to help DFK International member firms attract the brightest talent from around the world to support and grow their businesses.

They can now access a large pool of global talent available through the worldwide body for professional accountants ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants).

A dedicated online careers site for DFK International has been created within ACCA’s established recruitment portal, ACCA Careers and Job Board.

It can connect DFK firms with ACCA’s unrivaled network of some 700,000 students and members around the world, and help them to source quality candidates among aspiring and experienced accountancy professionals.

Those with ACCA Approved Employer status are able to post their company profiles and current vacancies on the site, with plans to extend it to all DFK firms.

The site also provides a direct link to DFK International’s own website to enable ACCA’s membership to access a full list of DFK firms and information on career opportunities available.

The new initiative is a result of the partnership formed between DFK and ACCA last year, when a memorandum of understanding was signed to strengthen the global talent pool of the profession.

Martin Sharp, executive director of DFK International, said: “We’re delighted to be launching this initiative with ACCA as we recognize that many of our members share a common challenge within the accountancy profession of attracting and developing talent.

“ACCA’s members are among the most highly-qualified and highly sought after accountants in the world and this is a way of creating a shortcut for them to find opportunities amongst our member firms, and for our members to attract the right people to their organisation.

“In the first instance, it is aimed at those DFK firms that hold ACCA Approved Employer status and we will be exploring the possibility of extending it to our members more widely.”

The site is now live with the first firms company profiles listed by Demetriou and Associates Business Advisers, Anne Brady McQuillans DFK, Wilson Wright LLP, JK Medora & Co LLP, JP Magson, Alexander Sloan and NR Doshi and Partners.

The ACCA Careers and Job Board attracts 170,000 unique users and 1.2 million page views a month, generating 70,000 applications to jobs posted.

Anton Hosein, consultant-partnerships at ACCA, said: “In a highly-competitive recruitment market, this opportunity will help firms within DFK punch above their weight and directly engage with our members who are actively seeking interesting and rewarding career opportunities.

“We would encourage firms to participate in the site to promote opportunities but also to create a modern and exciting brand profile and presence that is both engaging and compelling, and would encourage someone to want to be part of the organisation.”

The DFK International careers site within the ACCA Careers and Job Board can be accessed at

For more information and assistance, DFK member firms should contact contact Laurence Moor at the ACCA to find out more:


Friedman LLP Moves to One Liberty Plaza


Friedman LLP relocated its headquarters at 1700 Broadway to a 44,767 square foot office at One Liberty Plaza in Lower Manhattan.

The new innovative environment features open areas, bright colors, breakout rooms, state-of-the-art technologies and an 1,800 square foot employee cafe. Equally important, the location is close to the new Fulton Street Transit Center and World Trade Center PATH station, allowing employees easy commuting access and offering a variety of shopping and dining options.


“People are at the heart of everything we do at Friedman, and investing in our employees’ personal and professional well-being is built into the fabric of our firm. Moving our headquarters to One Liberty Plaza in Lower Manhattan will give our employees access to some of the best community amenities in the entire city and access to a major transportation hub,” said Fred Berk, Co-Managing Partner.

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