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May 27, 2015

For most companies, the amount of revenue that is earned is an important metric and is closely monitored by senior management, owners, investors and lenders. However, recognizing revenue in financial statements can be a complex and challenging exercise because of the complexity of the standards and estimates that must be evaluated. This complexity has increased as a result of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issuing in May 2014 the Accounting Standards Update 2014-09 Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606), which replaces virtually all existing revenue recognition guidance in U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (U.S. GAAP).


We are committed to helping you navigate this complex and critical issue. For many, the new standard — the first part of which is 156 pages long — will require significant effort to read, understand and apply to the financial reporting process. Our most recent Biz Tips video, How to Adopt the New Revenue Recognition Standard, is designed to help you learn about the new guidance and how it affects your business in an easier way.


If you have further questions regarding the new standard, feel free to contact Brad Hale, CBIZ MHM Managing Director, at 727.572.1400 or bhale@cbiz.com

May 22, 2015

CBIZ MHM Tampa Bay celebrated Administrative Professionals Day with gifts and a private event hosted at Whiskey Joe’s where our administrative staff came together for a happy hour celebration. 

Administrative Professionals Day is widely observed in many workplaces to show their appreciation of the work carried out by administrative professionals and to highlight their importance to the organization.

In Tampa Bay, we view Administrative Professionals Day as our chance to commemorate the importance of the admin team to our practice.  A big “thank you” to all of our administrative professionals for all of their hard work and for everything they do to make our practice successful!


May 15, 2015

CBIZ MHM, LLC announced the merging of their two Clearwater offices into one office at our Feather Sound location. The new address is 13577 Feather Sound Drive, Suite 400, Clearwater, FL 33762.

For more information about the one Clearwater location, visit www.cbiz.com/tampabay.

May 12, 2015

The CBIZ MHM Tampa Bay Career Academy Summer Leadership Program was held May 7th and 8th at the Marriott in St. Petersburg. The program is designed specifically for accounting students to give them an opportunity to build the essential soft skills and attributes needed to become a successful team player and leader as they embark on their careers.

Faculty included Sandi Guy (National Director), Bill Tapp (Senior Managing Director, Tampa Bay) and Janine Smethurst (HR Manager, Tampa Bay), who lead sessions focused on identifying and learning how to enhance the skills they have and how to work collaboratively with teammates in a professional setting. Highlights from this year’s program included a LinkedIn seminar, case studies, team building exercises, networking best practices, and a social event at the Tampa Bay Rays game.

For more information about our Career Academy and how to join our Tampa Bay team, visit our Campus Recruiting page.

May 1, 2015

CBIZ MHM Tampa Bay is proud to announce the selection of Shaun McClung and Tom Steiner to the Emerging Managing Director Academy, Class of 2017!

Shaun McClung is a Senior Manager in the Tax Department who has been with CBIZ MHM for more than 4 years. Shaun manages tax engagements for clients operating as multi-entity corporations, S corporations or partnerships in a variety of industries. In addition to his tax compliance responsibilities, Shaun has also helped with a broad range of tax consulting matters, such as tax provision calculations, IRS and state tax examinations, accounting method changes, tax due diligence, restructuring issues and real estate transactions.

Tom Steiner is a Senior Manager in the Audit Department who has been with CBIZ MHM for more than 13 years. Tom has significant experience in all aspects of audit, review and compilation services. He

The Emerging Managing Director Academy's goal is to make sure that newly promoted Managing Directors make the best possible start in their new role. This program helps them achieve a higher level of self-awareness and self-development, combined with relevant business, people development and leadership skills. Senior Managing Director, Bill Tapp, stated “Both Shaun and Tom have exemplified key Managing Director-related attributes required to achieve both personal and professional success in this important role.” has served domestic and foreign publicly traded companies, and is well versed in SEC reporting issues.  He also has extensive knowledge of the reporting requirements of employee benefit plans.

Congratulations to Shaun and Tom!

April 24, 2015

For the tenth consecutive year, CBIZ MHM Tampa Bay has been named one of the 2015 Best Places to Work by the Tampa Bay Business Journal.  Finalists were selected by an independent research firm employing various research techniques – including an online survey for employees that measured engagement categories including team effectiveness, trust in senior leaders, feeling valued, manager effectiveness, compensation and benefits.

CBIZ MHM Tampa Bay has also been named a 2015 Top Work Place for the fourth consecutive year by the Tampa Bay Times. These companies have been recognized as Top Workplaces based solely on surveys about the workplace completed by their employees.

Bill Tapp, Senior Managing Director, commented, “We are honored to receive these recognition's and could not have done it without our remarkable and talented CBIZ MHM Tampa Bay employees.”

For more information about joining our award-winning Tampa Bay team, visit our Careers page.

April 16, 2015
CBIZ MHM had the honor of participating in BizWomen Mentoring Monday as a national sponsor. Hosted by the Tampa Bay Business Journal, the event took place at Metropolitan Ministries on March 30, 2015.

The event coincided with Mentoring Monday events hosted in 43 American City Business Journal markets with more than 9,000 women participating nationwide. In Tampa Bay, more than 150 women took part in 7-minute one-on-one conversations with the most influential women in business in the Tampa Bay area.

Laura Krueger Brock, Managing Director at CBIZ MHM in Tampa Bay, was one of 40 female mentors participating in the event. The 2015 mentors represented a wide variety of female C-suite professionals in the Tampa Bay area in numerous industries.

The event concluded with many of the mentors staying an additional hour to mentor the women at Metropolitan Ministries by giving career advice, reviewing resumes, and sharing best practices in the job search.

For more coverage of the event visit our @CBIZTampaBay Twitter page, or search #MentoringMonday on Twitter.

April 9, 2015

With another busy season almost in the books, below highlights some of the perks that kept our Tampa Bay practice alert while plugging away on behalf of our clients during the past several months.

Food is definitely a necessity for any office during busy season! Our staff enjoys nightly dinners catered from our favorite places in the Tampa Bay area, and you can’t forget about our infamous ice cream sundae bar where Managing Directors serve our staff. Lunch on the Lawn, the fan favorite, gives employees a chance to dress casually and enjoy a barbecue style lunch outside under the warm Florida sun.


Our weekly ‘Throwback Thursday (TBT)’ trivia included pictures from the past along with a themed trivia question for a chance to win gift cards to restaurants and shops around the area. Our weekly TBT provided staff with a much needed break during the week.


Safari Oasis Massage provided massage and reflexology breaks to help our staff unwind and relieve stress.


Monthly happy hours during the busy season also give our team time to relax and enjoy a fun night out of the office.


For more information about how to join our team and grow your career with CBIZ MHM, click here


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