RBF partner Paul Bardaro has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Wellforce health system for a three-year term. He will also serve on the organization's Finance & Audit Committee. Wellforce is the parent company of Tufts Medical Center, Hallmark Health, and Circle Health. Paul has served on the Board of Trustees of Hallmark Health since 2015.
Senior accountants Nicolas Astarita and Nicolette Del Vecchio have volunteered to serve as MSCPA Firm Ambassadors. The Firm Ambassador Program was recently created by the Massachusetts Society of CPAs to encourage young professionals to act as liaisons between their firms and the statewide organization.
Russell Bedford International, the global accounting network represented by RBF in New England, was once again named among the top 20 accounting networks worldwide by the International Accounting Bulletin 2018 World Survey. Russell Bedford recorded the fifth highest member growth rate of all the networks surveyed.
In late March, RBF partner Bill Rucci presented a morning workshop about the 2018 Tax Cut and Jobs Act to members of the Associated Subcontractors of Massachusetts. The presentation, held in RBF's new conference facility, focused on the impact of new tax provisions on construction-related companies. Then in early May, Bill and colleague Richard C. Cella of Ipswich Bay Advisors co-presented two workshops about the effects of the new tax law on individual investors at locations in Danvers and Gloucester, MA.
Meanwhile, Paul Bardaro and tax principal Lenny Smith presented about the new federal tax laws' impact on the real estate industry to real estate brokers from Re/Max Andrew Realty in late February. Lenny will follow up with a presentation about the new law to an international audience of accounting professionals during Russell Bedford's annual International Tax and Europe/Middle East/Africa Conference on May 19 in Munich City, Germany.
In the publishing arena, RBF partner Vinny Botta's article, "A New Approach to Lease Accounting: Will You Be Ready?" appeared in the Spring 2018 issue of The Professional Contractor, the member magazine of the Associated Subcontractors of MA. An electronic version of the article can be found here on page 8.