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February 27, 2017

It is with great pleasure that CBIZ MHM Tampa Bay announces that the following employees have been promoted.

Audit Department

Manager

Senior Manager

Corbyn Galloway

Linden Arakawa

Rob Gilbride

Liz VanBroekhoven

Christian Richardson

 

 

Tax Department

Senior Associate

Manager

Senior Manager

Alicia McEwan

Mike Adkins

Denise Baker

 

Alicia Brown

Brandon Salem

 

Nevena Gundy

Matt White

 

“These employees add depth to an already incredible team of managers in our Tampa Bay practice” said Bill Tapp, Senior Managing Director.  “They have been a fundamental part of our success and commitment to building a high-performance culture. Congratulations on behalf of everyone at CBIZ MHM.”

For more information about our team in Tampa Bay, click here.



December 2, 2016

CBIZ MHM Tampa Bay is proud to announce our partnership with the University of South Florida Lynn Pippenger School of Accountancy to fund a teaching fellowship. The announcement was made Thursday morning by USF representatives at a gathering of more than 130 CBIZ MHM Tampa Bay team members. 

“Over the years, CBIZ MHM has been involved in leadership roles with both the Accounting Circle and the Advisory Council for USF’s School of Accountancy,” said Bill Tapp, Senior Managing Director and a graduate of USF’s College of Business. “Partnering with the Lynn Pippenger School of Accountancy to establish the CBIZ MHM Teaching Fellowship Fund is a logical extension in our support for USF and the School of Accountancy.”

Tapp continued, “We are proud to strengthen our commitment to an educational institution that has provided so many valuable team members to our practice here in Tampa Bay.” 

The Lynn Pippenger School of Accountancy provides a high-quality, diverse learning environment that focuses on innovation and critical thinking skills. A recent Brigham Young University research survey ranked the Lynn Pippenger School of Accountancy No. 1 in experimental accounting information systems research, No. 21 in audit research and No. 29 in tax research.

Heather Lively, an instructor teaching financial accounting and audit courses, has been named the first CBIZ MHM teaching fellow.  She commented, “The people of CBIZ MHM have a long history of engaging with the Lynn Pippenger School of Accountancy, and this fellowship further deepens the roots of the partnership between CBIZ MHM and USF.”

For more information about this partnership, the full article can be found on USF’s website.




August 8, 2016

Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C. (MHM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Bob Batz as Co-Attest Practice Leader (APL) for the firm’s Tampa Bay office.

Bob joins Bruce Murphy in this role and assumes responsibilities for practice growth, financial management, and operational matters as well as personnel development. Bruce will continue to lead the areas of quality control, risk management, and technical accounting and auditing matters. Both Bob and Bruce will maintain active client service and engagement management responsibilities.

“The role of Attest Practice Leader is critical to our success and is held by high impact leaders with a passion for delivering outstanding quality service to clients and a solid focus on practice and professional growth,” said Bill Tapp, Senior Managing Director, CBIZ MHM. “We look forward to executing our growth strategy and continuing to be a leading provider of attest services in the Tampa Bay area.”

Bob has been an integral member of the Tampa Bay office for 18 years and has experience in all aspects of audit, review, compilations, and business advisory services.  He works with numerous publicly traded companies and companies with international operations and is well versed in SEC reporting issues and the reporting requirements of employee benefit plans. Bob also plays a significant role in manager training and recruiting efforts.

Bob received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of South Florida. He is a CPA and a member of AICPA, FICPA, University of South Florida Alumni Association, Rotary of the Eastlake Sunrise, and the North Pinellas YMCA in East Lake Finance Committee. He is also a Leadership Pinellas graduate.

Congratulations to Bob on this excellent achievement!



June 28, 2016

The Tampa Bay Business Journal is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Outstanding Directors Awards, celebrating the best of the boards, sponsored by CBIZ MHM Tampa Bay, Suntrust, and Foley & Lardner.

Award categories include the following:

  • Large Public Company Board
  • Small Public Company Board
  • Large Private Company Board
  • Small Private Company Board
  • Large Nonprofit Board
  • Small Nonprofit Board
  • Lifetime Achievement (individual)

“A board position can be one of the most powerful seats in business,” said Bill Tapp, Senior Managing Director at CBIZ MHM Tampa Bay. “We are excited to honor those trusted leaders who work tirelessly to support their organizations and the Tampa Bay community.”

Nominations are now open until August 18, and the awards program is November 3. Fill out your nomination form here: http://bit.ly/267z9TO



April 12, 2016

For the 5th consecutive year, CBIZ & MHM Tampa Bay has been named one of the 2016 Top Workplaces by the Tampa Bay Times.  100 finalists in the Tampa Bay area were selected by Workplace Dynamics, an independent research firm.  To pick the Top Workplaces, Workplace Dynamics went straight to the experts — the employees.  The survey measured four metrics: the basics, organizational health, leadership, and engagement using a seven-point scale from Strongly Disagree through Neutral to Strongly Agree.

Here are just a couple of our employee comments:

  • “The leadership stands out as exceptional, which channels down into the team. The work is challenging and interesting.”
  • “Strong commitment to doing what is right and fair for everyone as well as making it a great place to work.”

“We are proud to be recognized for the 5th year in a row as a Top Workplace in the Tampa Bay area” says Bill Tapp, Senior Managing Director. “Our ability to attract and retain top talent directly contributes to our consistent growth, profitability, and future leadership.”

To see the official announcement from the Tampa Bay Times, click here

This award is the second this year for the Tampa Bay practice, who was also named one of the best places to work by the Tampa Bay Business Journal.

Interested in working for our award-winning Tampa Bay team? Visit our Careers page.





March 14, 2016

For the 11th consecutive year, CBIZ & MHM Tampa Bay has been named one of the 2016 Best Places to Work by the Tampa Bay Business Journal.  Sixty finalists were selected by an independent research firm employing various research techniques to measure and manage employee engagement, loyalty and retention.  The employee survey measures engagement categories focusing on items including team effectiveness, trust in senior leaders, feeling valued, manager effectiveness, compensation and benefits.

Bill Tapp, Senior Managing Director, commented, “We could not receive this honor without the amazing, talented and devoted CBIZ & MHM Tampa Bay employees.  We appreciate all their hard work and dedication. You cannot be the “Best” without the best – we truly have the best.”

As part of this year's nomination process and employee engagement surveys, CBIZ & MHM Tampa Bay was named a finalist in the category for biggest companies.  Scores and ranking will be announced at an awards ceremony at Topgolf Tampa on April 21st.

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



February 1, 2016

CBIZ MHM Tampa Bay is proud to announce the promotions of Senior Manager Shaun McClung and Senior Manager Tom Steiner to the position of Managing Director.

Shaun has more than 15 years of experience managing 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 also helps 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.

“Shaun has been an integral part of our practice since joining us just over five years ago.” said Bill Tapp, Senior Managing Director, CBIZ MHM Tampa Bay. “Not only has Shaun served our clients with excellence since joining us but he has also been a strong mentor and positive role model for all of our team members.”

Shaun received his Bachelor of Science in Finance from West Chester University. He is a CPA and a member of AICPA, FICPA, and the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce Finance Committee. Shaun also serves as Treasurer for St. Raphael’s Home and School Association Board of Directors and is a graduate of both Tampa Connection and Leadership St. Pete.

Tom has more than 15 years of experience, including 13 years with CBIZ & MHM, in all aspects of audit, review and compilation services. He serves both publicly traded and privately owned entities. Tom also has extensive knowledge of the reporting requirements of employee benefit plans.

“Tom is always willing to take on more responsibility and to step up and do more whenever the need arises.” said Tapp. “He is well regarded for his high level of integrity and his strong work ethic within the attest practice as well as throughout the entire Tampa Bay business unit.”

Tom received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro and his Master of Accountancy from the University of South Florida. He is a CPA and a member of AICPA, FICPA, and the Advisory Board of Directors for the YMCA of the Suncoast. Tom is also a Leadership Pinellas graduate.

Congratulations to both Shaun on Tom on this excellent achievement!



January 13, 2016

The Go Game team-building served as the perfect event for Tampa Bay’s annual Firm Day and Holiday Party. To kick off the day, all employees met at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club for team-building throughout downtown St. Petersburg. The Go Game facilitator had quite the experience planned for the thirteen staff teams. Each team received a smart phone that guided them through a series of challenges including:

  • Location-Based Puzzles
  • Fun, Challenging Trivia
  • Head-to-Head Interteams
  • Actor/Plant Interactions
  • Creative Photo/Video Missions

This combination of challenges broke down barriers between players, created strong team identification, and got teams to tap into a wide variety of skills including creativity, communication, problem solving, and time management. After the team-building, everyone went to the Yacht Club for lunch and an unforgettable video presentation culminating the day’s events. Teams voted for their favorites, and The Go Game tallied the point totals to determine the winners.

Following The Go Game awards ceremony, Senior Managing Director, Bill Tapp followed with a state-of-the-firm presentation. Staff had the opportunity to welcome new employees, congratulate promoted individuals and anniversaries, and discuss internal metrics. Pete Scalia, Executive Director of St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen, had a special thank you for the firm’s donations from the Food Drive.

After lunch, everyone headed back to the CBIZ MHM Tampa Bay office for casino games, photo booth fun, a calendar exchange, and raffle prizes.

 




November 12, 2015

Bill Tapp, CBIZ MHM Tampa Bay Senior Managing Director, was awarded with the Good Help Award last week at the Graceful Art of Senior Care Gala. Bill received the Good Help award for his work and passion in serving the Tampa Bay community.

The Gala celebrates Bon Secours St. Petersburg Health System and the individuals who have provided “good help” to our community. The mission of Bon Secours Health System is to provide good help and healing to those in need – in body, mind, and spirit. The event hosted a sell-out crowd of more than 200 attendees including hospital & healthcare leadership, local community leaders, and donors.

The funds raised at the Gala help to support the work of their ministry and the difference they make in the lives of seniors and their families.

For more information on Bon Secours, visit their website.

http://www.bonsecoursstpete.org/



October 23, 2015

Behind every successful company or nonprofit, there’s a hard-working board of directors. CBIZ MHM Tampa Bay is proud to be a presenting sponsor for the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2015 Outstanding Directors Awards. The inaugural event recognizes five boards and nine individual board members for their work in helping their organizations thrive.

There are many qualities board members must possess as their responsibilities and accountability increase. “One key trait is integrity, which is vital to keep boards strong. In addition to integrity, directors need to be visionaries.” said Bill Tapp, Senior Managing Director at CBIZ MHM Tampa Bay.

Join us in honoring Tampa Bay’s 2015 Outstanding Directors at their awards luncheon on November 19th. For more information on registration, contact TBBJ Event Manager Briana Sellers at bsellers@bizjournals.com.  

The full list of honorees was announced October 22nd on the Tampa Bay Business Journal website. Here are the Outstanding Directors for 2015:

  • Public company board: Sunshine Bancorp Inc.
  • Public company director — under $1 billion: Hilliard Eure III, MarineMax Inc.
  • Public company director — over $1 billion: Charles Adair, Tech Data Corp.
  • Private company board: Freedom Bank of America
  • Nonprofit board, small: Tampa Bay Technology Forum
  • Nonprofit board, medium: National Forensic Science Technology Center
  • Nonprofit board, large: Lutheran Services Florida Inc.
  • Nonprofit company director, small: Susan Boyd, Seniors in Service of Tampa Bay Inc.
  • Nonprofit company director, medium: Frank Capitano, Pediatric Cancer Foundation
  • Nonprofit company director, large: Theron TD Hawkins, Achieva Credit Union
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Claudia Straw, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tampa Bay Inc.
  • CBIZ MHM Audit Committee Chair Award: Graham Savage, Cott Corporation
  • SunTrust Bank Outstanding Director Award: Vera Muzzillo, Proforma
  • Foley & Lardner Director of the Year Award: Allan S. Martin, Atlantic Merchant Capital Investors




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