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Accounting firm finds problems at troubled MDMR

BILOXI — The head of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources said today that the agency is “susceptible to fraud, waste and abuse” and must change its own work environment. Jamie Miller’s comments came as he released results of an accounting firm’s review of the agency. It was conducted during Miller’s first 60 days as […] [...]

Supervisors hire HORNE to conduct hospital-sale feasibility study

NATCHEZ and JACKSON — The Adams County Board of Supervisors has selected the HORNE Group as the firm that will determine if the sale of county-owned Natchez Regional Medical Center is feasible. The Jackson-based certified public accounting and business advisory firm completed a similar study for the county in 2008. The feasibility study is the […] [...]

Board extends contract of consultant to board president’s daughter

MCCOMB — The South Pike School Board has extended a contract with a consultant to provide a year of training to the district’s new business manager, who is the school board president’s daughter. The consultant, Bonnie Granger is a certified public accountant. She was hired after the board voted in December 2012 to hire board […] [...]

Troubled agency hires accounting firm for 60-day review

BILOXI — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources has an agreement with a firm to conduct a 60-day review of the troubled agency’s finances, structure, staffing, work flow and government program compliance. DMR executive director Jamie Miller told the Sun Herald the agency has signed a deal with the Jackson-based accounting firm HORNE LLP. HORNE’s […] [...]

Magazine ranks accounting firm in top 50 in U.S.

JACKSON — Accounting Today has released its annual list of Top 50 accounting firms and ranks HORNE LLP as the 49th largest firm in the nation by revenue. HORNE ranks as the fourth largest accounting and business advisory firm in the Gulf Coast region with 12 offices spread throughout the Southeast in five states. HORNE […] [...]

Accountants trying to make sense of city’s books

NATCHEZ — Four months into the job, the two accountants in the Natchez clerk’s office say they are still struggling to find structure in the city’s accounting system. The Natchez Democrat reports accountants Nancy Hydrick and Christine Brinegar were hired last November to get the city’s books back in order. But Hydrick and Brinegar reported […] [...]

Two accounting firms execute merger; office to be in Jackson

JACKSON — The accounting firms White & Company and Watkins, Ward and Stafford, PLLC, have merged. James Lee Stafford, CPA, executive manager of Watkins, Ward and Stafford, and David O. White, CPA, of White & Company announced the merger. Watkins, Ward and Stafford, PLLC currently has 13 offices across Mississippi. White will be assuming the […] [...]

For first time ever, state’s CPAs can renew license online

JACKSON — The Mississippi State Board of Public Accountancy has launched the first online service available for certified public accountants. CPAs can now renew their license online, saving time with a shorter, faster renewal process, the MSBPA says. The current license renewal period is now underway and concludes on Jan. 1, 2013. Licensed certified public […] [...]

HORNE celebrates 50th anniversary with community service

RIDGELAND — HORNE LLP will close the firm’s 12 office locations Oct. 1 and celebrate the firm’s 50th anniversary with a firm-wide day of service. More than 400 team members across the Southeast will serve in their communities to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the firm on Oct. 1. The announcement comes […] [...]

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