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

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 1985-1993 prior to working in ...

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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 in audit and accounting, ranks ...

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

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 of Certified Public Accountants. She ...

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DMR pays accounting firm more than double contract's worth

BILOXI — The Department of Marine Resources, within months of signing a contract with the firm that conducted a 60-day review of the agency last year, has more than doubled the amount of money the agency will pay. DMR signed a contract in October with HORNE LLP for grant and accounting management assistance, according to documents on the state’s transparency ...

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Phelps Dunbar elects Seale Pylate as partner

Phelps Dunbar LLP has elected Seale Pylate of Jackson as partner in the firm. Since 2001, Pylate has practiced in the labor and employment group with a focus on employee benefits and executive compensation. She is a member of the Mississippi Bar, the American Bar Association, the Arkansas Bar Association and the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals. Pylate is ...

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Audit finds problems with county's accounting system

FAYETTE — An audit of Jefferson County’s fiscal year 2012 showed the county had unpaid interfund loans and cash accounts of more than $70,000 that were not recorded in the county’s central accounting system. In the audit, released yesterday, The Natchez Democrat reports auditors found the county had interfund loans that were outstanding after more than a year. An interfund ...

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Neel-Schaffer hires Duhe, Huggins

Neel-Schaffer has hired Jonathan Duhe and Warren Huggins as engineers in training in the firm’s Louisiana operation. Duhe is working in the traffic division in Neel-Schaffer’s Baton Rouge office. He graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. The Lutcher, La., native worked for the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development ...

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Butler Snow Advisory Services adds Jimmy Bailey

Butler Snow Advisory Services has added Jimmy Bailey as its newest director. Bailey brings with him more than 20 years of experience in corporate development, budgeting and planning, project management and pricing and financial analysis. Prior to joining BSAS, Bailey served in various roles within the wireless communication and finance industries. His experience includes serving as the director of product ...

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Accounting error nets school system $1M-plus

BRANDON — A billing mistake worked in favor of the Rankin County School District to the tune of more than $1 million. Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann presented a check to the school district yesterday. The error was attributed to an accounting problem by a gas company that leases oil and gas rights from the district. Hosemann says the error ...

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