THE IPA INSIDER E-NEWS UPDATE
November 16, 2017
MERGERS IN THE NEWS
"The Greater Washington, D.C. metro area is a key strategic growth market for us,” says Howard Kies, MP of Cherry Bekaert.
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FIRMS IN THE NEWS
2017 IPA 100 AND BEST OF THE BEST FIRM PROFILE: HCVT
Holthouse Carlin & Van Trigt has been named an IPA Best of the Best firm for 13 consecutive years. With 15% growth this year, the firm is ranked the 31 st largest firm in the nation. IPA asked MP Phil Holthouse to offer his insights into his firm’s success, growth goals, top clients and predictions on how the accounting profession may change over the next 10 years.
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EY Plans to Hire 14,000+ candidates in 2018 in the U.S. (this link will be directed to an outside source)
PEOPLE IN THE NEWS
IPA SPOTLIGHT ON...Thomas Bonney, CBIZ
Senior Managing Director at Cleveland-based CBIZ CMF, Thomas Bonney, discusses his decision to sell his firm, mistakes accountants make when preparing for a public offering and other thoughts on the profession. 
BEST OF THE BEST PRIME AWARDS
IPA awarded three 2017 Best of the Best Firms with Pyramid Awards this year at the seventh annual PRIME Symposium, Nov. 7-9, in Indianapolis. The award recipients this year are: Moore Colson, KROST CPAs and Consultants and Armanino LLP.
DID YOU KNOW...
...There is a World Map Highlighting Live Cyber Attacks?
Malware is constantly evolving, making threat intelligence an essential tool for every organization. Check Point Researc h provides cyber threat intelligence to Check Point Software customers. NOTE: IPA does not endorse this product, Check Point Researc h or Check Point Software, but we thought this tool was interesting.
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Big Four Firms are
Key Drivers of Tax Haven Use

Leading estimates show that profit shifting by multinational companies is responsible for tax revenue losses globally of $500 billion or more each year.
Communication is Key for Managing Remote Employees
According a new study, authors of Crucial Conversations and Crucial Accountability, communicating and working from different locations via technology is especially challenging for remote workers.
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