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February 1, 2017

CBIZ MHM Tampa Bay will host a second annual half-day CFO & Controller Conference focused on the new CFO.  The responsibilities of the CFO have become more diverse than ever before. Today’s dynamic environment demands that the CFO play a strategic role in providing financial perspective, building partnerships, marketing strategies, technology decisions, and even employee engagement programs.

Hear the latest on these topics as well as perspectives from local CFOs who have expanded their roles throughout their career.

The event will take place May 23rd at USF Health, Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation in downtown Tampa.  The conference will qualify for 4 hours of CPE credit.  Pre-registration is required, and attendees can register now online for a fee of $50, which includes the cost of the conference, breakfast, lunch, and parking. 

For more information and to register:
www.cbiz.com/newcfo

Stay tuned for future posts about our presenters and topics leading up to the event.



January 17, 2017

CBIZ MHM is pleased to announce that Dave Janosek has transferred to the Tampa Bay practice as Managing Director.

Prior to moving to Tampa Bay, Dave spent 13 years as the Tax Practice Leader for the CBIZ Northern Ohio business unit. Dave will provide additional expertise to the rapidly-growing tax practice in Tampa Bay.

Dave will be focusing on providing tax and business advisory services to closely held businesses in diverse industry groups, such as real estate, hospitality, wholesale trade, private equity, professional services, and manufacturing.

Janosek received his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance from The Ohio State University. He is a CPA and a member of the AICPA and OSCPA.



January 9, 2017

The 2017 CFO of the Year finalists were announced in the Tampa Bay Business Journal today. CBIZ MHM Tampa Bay is proud to sponsor the CFO awards, which are designed to honor financial professionals in the Tampa Bay area for outstanding performance in their roles as corporate financial stewards.

The 2017 class of CFOs of the Year include the following:

Small category

  • Gregg Haddad, Avalon Healthcare Solutions
  • Rita Maxwell, Visual Awareness Technologies & Consulting
  • Tayra Paul, Laser Locators LLC
  • Greg Rogers, NAC Group
  • Anthony Sanchez, Accusoft Corp.

Medium category

  • David Bradford, Environmental Pest Service
  • Ashby Green, Gazelle FP&A
  • Jack Laskowitz, Paradise Inc.
  • John McGovern, Star2Star Communications LLC
  • Kris Wiebeck, Baldwin Risk Partners

Large category

  • Brad Baker, GTE Financial
  • Tom Baumlin, Triad Retail Media
  • Tina Dumar, myMatrixx
  • David Fairey, Revcontent
  • Rob Gagliardi, Tampa Bay Rays
  • Patrick Gramling, IRONMAN
  • Nirmal Patel, Benzer Pharmacy

Nonprofit

  • John Donohoe, Academy of the Holy Names
  • Michelle Furan-Sullivan, Directions for Living
  • Larry Gilley, Agency for Community Treatment Services Inc.
  • Lori Glover, Ruth Eckerd Hall Inc.
  • Gloria Manzenberger, Southeastern Guide Dogs
  • Steve Welch, Gracepoint
This year’s CFO of the Year finalists will be honored at an awards luncheon at The Bryan Glazer Family JCC on February 2. To meet this year’s CFO honorees, register for the awards event by clicking here. For more coverage on the 2017 CFO of the Year event, search #TBBJCFO on Twitter.



December 19, 2016

To get in the Holiday spirit, the office hosted a cubical decorating contest and Holiday sweater contest. The winners, pictured below, were announced at a pizza luncheon in the office. A secret Santa calendar exchange topped off the day’s activities.

The Holiday activities wrapped up with the annual Firm Day and Holiday Party held at Busch Gardens this year. To kick off the day, all employees participated in a photo scavenger hunt team-building exercise throughout the park. Employees were divided into 15 teams competing to see who could capture the most compelling, outrageous, and high-point-value photos.

After the team-building, everyone went to the Gwazi Pavilion for lunch and an unforgettable video presentation culminating the day’s events. Employees were free to enjoy the park after lunch for the remainder of the day.

Connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn to see more fun activities from CBIZ MHM Tampa Bay!





November 18, 2016

The Tampa Bay Business Journal is now accepting nominations for the 2017 CFO of the Year awards, sponsored by CBIZ MHM, Shumaker, and Advantica. The CFO of the Year program recognizes Chief Financial Officers or Heads of Finance in the Tampa Bay area.

Award categories include the following:

  • Public Company
  • Small Private Company
  • Medium Private Company
  • Large Private Company
  • Nonprofit
  • Government

Information about last year’s honorees can be found here.

Nominations are now open until December 26, and the awards program is February 2. Fill out your nomination form here: http://bit.ly/2f4LNgO



October 11, 2016

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 2016 Outstanding Directors Awards, celebrating the best of the boards. The second annual event recognizes four public and privately held companies and four nonprofit organizations for their vital behind-the-scenes roles in ensuring effective corporate governance that leads to success.

Join us in honoring Tampa Bay’s 2016 Outstanding Directors at their awards program on November 3rd. For more information or to register, click here.

The full list of honorees was announced on the Tampa Bay Business Journal website. Here are the Outstanding Directors for 2016:

Public company board:

Manitowoc Foodservice Inc.

WellCare Health Plans Inc.

 

Private company board:

AgileThought

Dex Imaging Inc.

 

Nonprofit board:

Central Florida Behavioral Health Network

Children’s Dream Fund

Crisis Center of Tampa Bay

Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County

 

Lifetime Achievement Award:

Richard Gonzmart, The Columbia Restaurant Group




July 27, 2016

The Tampa Bay office of CBIZ MHM celebrated another successful year by hosting a summer party at the Omni Resort in Championsgate. This party is an annual event to thank employees for all their hard work and dedication.

All employees and their families gathered at the Omni Resort for a day filled with fun in the sun, floating down the lazy river. The evening followed suit with a formal sit-down dinner, fireworks, a DJ and dancing.

For more information on how you can join our Tampa Bay team and participate in team building activities like our Summer Party, visit our Careers page.





July 14, 2016

Shannon Ciesluk, CBIZ MHM Tampa Bay Senior Manager, was announced as a 2016 Women to Watch Award Nominee. Created by The American Institute of CPAs, the 2016 Women to Watch Awards were presented by FICPA’s Chair of the Board during the Women’s Leadership Summit at the Mega CPE Conference last month.

Shannon was recognized as a nominee for her significant contributions to the accounting profession and the Tampa Bay community. Shannon provides consulting services in a variety of litigation and valuation areas and has been involved in hundreds of cases including family law matters, shareholder disputes, commercial and economic damages, and collaborative engagements. Shannon is active in the Next Generation Divorce Collaborative Group and the American Women’s Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Shannon also heavily participates in activities at University of South Florida including recruiting, career fairs, Beta Alpha Psi events, scholarship banquets, and alumni receptions.  Additionally, she presents two to four times per year as either a guest speaker or guest instructor.

The Women to Watch Awards were created to recognize outstanding women in the accounting professions and are given in two categories, Established Leaders and Emerging Leaders. The awards, started in 2010, highlight the accomplishments of women in the profession, and demonstrate to emerging female leaders that success is not out of reach.

Congratulations to all award recipients and nominees. To see the full list, click here



May 26, 2016

The CBIZ MHM Tampa Bay Career Academy Program was held May 9th and 10th at the Hilton in downtown St. Petersburg. The two-day program is designed specifically for accounting students to help them identify the skills they have, how to identify and work with the skills of teammates, and how to further develop the skills needed as they embark on their careers.

Tampa Bay experts lead sessions focused on learning how to work collaboratively in a professional setting. Highlights from this year’s program included a LinkedIn seminar, The Go Game team building exercise, networking best practices, and a career management group project. The students were also taken on a client tour at Great Bay Distributors.

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





April 6, 2016

The Tampa Bay office of CBIZ MHM will host a half-day CFO & Controller Conference focused on the CFO’s role in mergers and acquisitions. 

Buyers, sellers and advisors along with a panel of local CFOs will share their insights into what the modern CFO should be prepared to face at the deal-making table.  Discussions will also include how to evaluate the factors that influence the due diligence process on the buy-side and the preparedness aspects on the sell-side. 

The following topics & speakers will be featured in 50 minute sessions:

Buy-Side Expectations of a CFO

Sell-Side Expectations of a CFO

Transaction Advisory Expectations of a CFO

The program will close with a panel of local CFOs who have played a strategic role in the mergers and acquisitions process at their respective companies and throughout their career.

The event will take place May 11th at USF Health, CAMLS, downtown Tampa.  Registration will begin with a breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and the event kicks off at 8:00 a.m., giving participants eligibility to earn a total of 4 CPE Credits.

For more information and to register:
https://tampabaycfoconference.eventbrite.com/

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