Accounting Firm Farkouh Furman Names Two New Partners

NEW YORK — Boutique accounting and advisory firm Farkouh, Furman & Faccio LLP (“FF&F”) has announced the promotion of Eric Swerdlow and Marisa Pershad to Partner status. Mr. Swerdlow joined FF&F as an intern in 2005. His focus is corporate and partnership taxation, including consolidated corporations, business planning, provisions for income tax, and international operations. …

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Accounting Firm Grassi & Co. Acquires Bernstein and Seidman

NEW YORK — Accounting firm Grassi & Co. has acquired Westchester-based accounting firm Bernstein & Seidman. Over the past 30 years Bernstein & Seidman has served over 250 clients in various industries including retail sales, import/export, food, pharmaceuticals, real estate, and, most notably, the automotive industry. “As the automotive industry faces never-ending challenges on standards …

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KPMG to Build Innovation Center in Orlando

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NEW YORK — Big Four accounting firm KPMG has unveiled plans to build a state-of-the art learning, development, and innovation facility to further enhance the world-class training capabilities it offers to its partners and professionals. The 55-acre campus will be built in the 14-square-mile community of Lake Nona in the City of Orlando, FL, with construction …

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EY Reports Record Global Revenues

Big Four accounting firm EY (formerly Ernst and Young) reported global revenues of $29.6 billion for its financial year ended 30 June 2016. Overall, revenue for the 2016 financial year (FY) grew by 9% in local currency from last year. All four of EY’s service areas had solid growth in FY16: Assurance grew 4.8%; Advisory …

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KPMG to Expand Montvale, NJ Campus

KPMG, the audit, tax and advisory firm, has purchased 75 Chestnut Ridge Road in Montvale, NJ, about 30 minutes from New York City. Following planned renovations, the new building will incorporate leading-edge design and state-of-the-art technology to create an innovative and collaborative work space for approximately 600 employees. Renovations are expected to be completed in approximately …

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Deloitte Promotes 623 New Partners

NEW YORK — Deloitte, one of the Big Four consulting and auditing firms, announced that it has elevated 623 professionals to partner, an increase of four percent from 2015. Deloitte also saw a significant increase in the number of new female partners globally over the last year.  Twenty-six percent of new partners are women, an increase of …

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EY Names Entrepreneurs of the Year for NY

NEW YORK — EY has announced the winners of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in the New York Region. This year, 2016, marks the award’s 30th anniversary. This group of leading entrepreneurs were selected by an independent judging panel made up of previous winners of the award, leading CEOs, private capital investors and …

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KPMG Names Chief Communications Officer

KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm, today announced the appointment of Chris Monteiro as the firm’s chief communications officer. In this role, Monteiro will be responsible for developing a proactive, strategic communications agenda that supports the overall objectives of the firm and its leadership. Monteiro and his team will manage all aspects of …

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Accounting Firm BDO Expanding in NYC

BDO USA, one of the nation’s leading professional service organizations, has entered into an agreement to expand its metro New York practice through the addition of 38 staff, including 6 partners, from Charles A. Barragato & Company, LLP (CAB). Founded in 1998, CAB has offices in New York City and on Long Island. The firm …

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PwC Promotes New Chairman

NEW YORK and LONDON — The PricewaterhouseCoopers International Network has promoted its U.S. Chairman Robert Moritz to be its new global chairman for a four-year term beginning on July 1, 2016. Since 2009, Mr. Moritz has led PwC US as its chairman and senior partner. During his tenure, the US firm focused on increasing quality …

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