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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!





December 13, 2016

For the second year in a row, the CBIZ Florida offices sponsored the ACG Capital Connection Conference in Amelia Island. This year’s conference, held November 15-16, attracted more than 450 attendees from 26 states to the Ritz-Carlton. The CBIZ Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) group was present and sponsored charging stations at the event.

Our CBIZ TAS professionals assist with decision-making throughout the transaction process. They stand at the ready to assist you with due diligence, quality of earnings reports or by providing financial and business services during the lifetime of your investment. With responsive service, a personalized approach and team continuity, they deliver a full suite of services to get you from deal evaluation through post-sale transition.

Contact Dave Enick, Southeast Transaction Advisory Leader, for more information on how to keep you connected to your complex transactions.




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.




November 30, 2016

To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of CBIZ this year, a total of 20,000 hours of volunteer time in local communities nationwide will be donated in addition to the donation of $20,000 to a CBIZ-sponsored charity. The Tampa Bay office chose to volunteer for both Junior Achievement and Bay Pines Veterans Hospital.

More than 50 Junior Achievement volunteers spent the morning at Lynch Elementary School in St. Petersburg teaching 2nd, 3rd and 5th graders a variety of different lesson plans. Due to the efforts of our volunteers, we were able to reach more than 300 students through the Junior Achievement program.

More than 60 C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center volunteers spent the morning visiting with veterans, cleaning and sanitizing wheelchairs, and assisting veterans with their commute to a Veterans Day Ceremony honoring all who served.

To see more of the volunteer activities done across CBIZ offices nationwide, search #CBIZCares on Twitter.





November 21, 2016

It is that time of year again for the CBIZ National Food Drive. This year’s theme is Decision 2016: Vote to End Hunger, in the spirit of the presidential election. The food drive ran nationally from October 31 – November 11.The goal is to eliminate hunger in our local communities through collection of nonperishable food items, monetary donations, and volunteer time.

The company-wide goal was to collect 900,000 pounds of food and the challenge for each office was to increase their total by at least 10% over last year. The Tampa Bay office exceeded our goal of last year’s total by 25%, with a grand total of 39,814 pounds collected! $7,848 in monetary donations and 574 pounds of food items will be donated to St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen of Upper Pinellas.

Thank you to all for casting your vote to end hunger this year and providing assistance to a lot of people in need this holiday season.

For more coverage on the Vote to End Hunger, search #CBIZFoodDrive on Twitter.





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



November 8, 2016

CBIZ MHM Tampa Bay participated in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5k walk at Amalie Arena earlier this month.

The Beta Alpha Psi Delta Gamma Chapter at The University of South Florida and the Beta Alpha Psi Lambda Beta Chapter at the University of Tampa joined Team CBIZ Tampa Bay to support the cause by participating in the 5k walk and by donating online.

Hosted throughout the nation, these walks help the American Cancer Society to continue to accelerate progress in breast cancer research and keep people with breast cancer healthy while we work towards a cure. Over 500 teams participated in this event, raising $464,377 for Making Strides of Hillsborough. This year the Tampa Bay office raised $2,715!

To see pictures from the event, follow @TampaStrides on Twitter and search the hashtags #TampaStrides and #TeamCBIZ.

If you’d like to support Making Strides and the American Cancer Society, you can donate by clicking here. Thanks to everyone for their support of this great cause!