Posts Tagged ‘accounting’

It’s showtime for MAGIC as state launches single accounting system

by Published: July 7,2014

Tags: accounting, Business, government, JACKSON, Mississippi, Politics

Mississippi state government is counting on big returns from a $100-million accounting system that integrates what previously were a handful of different systems used by state agencies, commissions and boards. Launched Tuesday, the system known as MAGIC, short for Mississippi’s Accountability System for Government Information and Collaboration, required a dozen years of work, including around-the-clock […] [...]

Baker Donelson’s new offices are expected to reflect company’s mission, image

by Published: June 13,2014

Tags: accounting, Baker Donelson, law, Mississippi, real estate

The Baker Donelson law firm June 25 on its new buiding in the District at Eastwood, not far from where the firm is presently located in northeast Jackson. “We have a great space now in two buildings that are connected by a walkway,” said Bill Painter, managing shareholder of the Jackson office of Baker Donelson. “But […] [...]

Employment outlook appears good for Mississippi accounting graduates

by Published: June 13,2014

Tags: accounting, Business, law, Mississippi

School’s out and accounting graduates — like all graduates — are looking for employment. What’s the status of the accounting job scene? Three accounting professionals from different backgrounds are optimistic about accounting jobs. Beth Burgess, CEO of the Burgess Group and current president of the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants, has spent her career […] [...]

Thomas M. Fortner, J. Cal Mayo Jr. and David W. Upchurch inducted to College of Trial Lawyers

by Published: May 1,2014

Tags: accounting, Business, law, Mississippi, Newsmakers

The Mississippi Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers has inducted Thomas M. Fortner, J. Cal Mayo Jr. and David W. Upchurch into the Fellowship. Lawyers must have a minimum of 15 years trial experience before being considered for Fellowship and membership in the College cannot exceed 1 percent of the total lawyer population […] [...]

Getting an update on ‘all things tech’ — Technology conference in Ridgeland a chance for accountants to catch up on the latest

by Published: April 25,2014

Tags: accounting, Business, law, Mississippi

Technology continues to evolve, and professionals such as accountants and certified public accountants need to stay on top of it in order to have the best tools for doing their work while safeguarding their clients’ financial information. A good opportunity for boning up on technology changes is the Mississippi Society for CPA Technology Conference for […] [...]

Accounting firm adds Beth Storey

by Published: April 22,2014

Tags: accounting, Business, Mississippi, Newsmakers

The accounting firm of Franks, Franks, Jarrell & Wilemon, P.A., has added Beth K. Storey as a staff accountant. A native of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Storey graduated from the University of Alabama with a B.S. in commerce and business administration and a master’s degree in accounting. She has served as staff accountant at firms in Memphis […] [...]

New shareholders named for Copeland, Cook, Taylor and Bush

by Published: April 22,2014

Tags: accounting, Business, law, Mississippi, Newsmakers

Copeland, Cook, Taylor, & Bush has named three attorneys as shareholders in the firm’s Ridgeland office. Leslie Bounds practices in the area of business and taxation. Bounds received her J.D. from Mississippi College School of Law and her B.S. from Mississippi University for Women. She also holds an L.L.M. in taxation from New York University […] [...]

George O’Connor joins Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes

by Published: April 22,2014

Tags: accounting, Business, law, Mississippi, Newsmakers

George O’Connor, former trial attorney with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and former vice president for Entergy Corporation, is joining Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes, PLLC. O’Connor will bring his extensive energy and regulatory experience to Brunini’s Washington, D.C. office. O’Connor served as an advisor to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner Charles A. Trandbant from […] [...]

BKD makes rankings from two magazines

BKD, LLP CPAs & Advisors has been ranked the 12th largest national firm in 2014 by Accounting Today and named a leading training and employee development company by Training magazine. The 2014 Accounting Today Top 100 Firms list has ranked BKD the 12th largest firm in the nation.  BKD was also named a national leader […] [...]

GranthamPoole, CPA’s Melanie D. Morrow recognized by Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

by Published: April 1,2014

Tags: accounting, Business, Mississippi

GranthamPoole, CPA’s Melanie D. Morrow, CPA, CFE, CCS, was recently recognized by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners as the organization’s chapter leader for February 2014. A native of Jackson, Morrow earned her bachelor’s and M.B.A. from Mississippi College. She is a member of the National Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the American Institute […] [...]

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