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Bill Thompson named CFO

Bill Thompson, CPA, has joined Baptist Health Systems as chief financial officer. His career spans almost 30 years with experience in health care management and finance. Thompson comes to Baptist from the University of Mississippi Medical Center where he served as the health system’s CFO. He also held positions as UMMC Health System’s director of finance and chief accounting officer. ...

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UM's Patterson School of Accounting makes top 20 for graduate program

OXFORD — Accounting Degree Review has released its 2014 ranking of the top 50 graduate schools for accounting. The Patterson School of Accountancy at the University of Mississippi made the ranking at 14th. It was the only Mississippi school to be included. McCombs School of Business from the University of Texas in Austin took the top spot. The University of ...

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HORNE promotes Rebecca Geiger, John Newton, Joseph Cieglo and Jessica Webster

CPA and business advisory firm HORNE LLP recently announced promotion of six team members in office locations across the state. Rebecca Geiger was promoted to manager. John Newton and Joseph Cieglo were promoted to senior associates. Geiger, Newton and Cieglo all work in assurance services for SEC registrants and large private companies in the Hattiesburg location. Jessica Webster, a member ...

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CPA firms Eubank, Betts and Haddox Reid to merge

JACKSON, Mississippi — The Jackson accounting firm of Eubank, Betts, Hirn, Wood, PLLC will merge with Haddox Reid Burkes & Calhoun PLLC in October, according a news release on eubankbetts.com. At that time, the combined firm will practice under the new name of Haddox, Reid, Eubank, Betts, LLP. Eubank, Betts, Hirn, Wood began on May 1, 1970 with three partners: ...

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WILLOUGHBY: Greg Markow works to better serve GranthamPoole

The ancient Greeks had a temple with the words “Know Thyself” inscribed in the forecourt. Thales, another ancient Greek philosopher, wisely noted, “The most difficult thing in life is to know yourself.” In my study of leadership, I have found that great leaders understand who they are and where they are going. Unfortunately, as human beings, we can easily fall ...

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Deans report brisk demand for new accounting grads

If you are looking for evidence that the economy is improving, then the job market for new accounting graduates in Mississippi might be a good indicator. Deans of accounting at the state’s top three universities say that the job market for accounting graduates has improved—indicating that businesses that use accounting services are recovering from the recession. “There has been more ...

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In the middle of long lineage of CPAs

Despite good salaries and job prospects in the field, sometimes college students are less than keen about going into the field of accounting. It might not be seen as exciting as some other career choices. But Mississippi State University accounting director Dr. Jim Scheiner sees it differently. “My father was a CPA and I saw how serving clients was an ...

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Clock ticking on year-end tax incentives and planning

The clock is ticking on a number of year-end tax incentives and breaks. Before companies start singing “Auld Lang Syne,” experts say they better have taken advantage of ways to reduce their tax liability through incentives and asset assessments if they want the new year to be a happy one. “It’s not too late, but businesses need to be working ...

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HORNE LLP promotes 16 workers

HORNE LLP recently promoted Debbie McClelland, CPA, to manager. McClelland is employed in HORNE’s specialty accounting division. In the community, McClelland is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and Coast Young Professionals. She received a bachelor of science degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting from the University of Southern Mississippi. HORNE also recently promoted ...

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BKD promotes two, adds three

BKD, LLP, has promoted two members of its staff, and has seen three staff members earn CPA certification. Eleanor James, CPA, was promoted to senior. James earned both a bachelor a master of accountancy from the University of Mississippi, and she is a member of both the MSCPA and AICPA. Daniel Scarbrough, CPA, has been elevated to supervisor. Scarbrough earned ...

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