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HM named one of the Best Accounting Firms to Work For

For the 3rd year in a row, Hemming Morse has been named as one of the Best Accounting Firms to Work For by Accounting Today, a national industry publication.

Hundreds of accounting firms across the country entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Accounting Firms to Work For. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated firm’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. The second portion consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. The combined scores determined the top firms and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration, survey and analysis process and determined the final rankings.

This survey and award program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in the accounting industry, benefiting the nation’s economy, its workforce and businesses. The Best Accounting Firms to Work For list is made up of a total of 100 companies, split into three groups: 45 small-sized companies (15 – 39 employees), 45 medium-sized companies (50-249 employees) and 10 large-sized companies (more than 250 employees). Hemming Morse is proud to be ranked 12th in the medium-sized companies category. 

Greg Regan named Forensic Accounting Volunteer of the Year

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) has named Greg Regan, Partner, the Forensic Accounting Volunteer of the Year. Greg was selected for his dedicated work on AICPA’s Forensic and Litigation Services (FLS) Committee, his co-authorship on its Practice AID on Discount Rates, Risk and Uncertainty in Economic Damages Calculations, his leadership on education and his work on the Annual Forensic Services Conference.

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Jim Andersen Joins Hemming Morse

With plans to divide his time between a new Santa Rosa office and the firm’s headquarters in San Francisco, Jim began his role as partner at Hemming Morse, LLP, on November 1,2012. Hemming Morse, LLP has a national reputation as a consultant for legal cases requiring forensic accounting expertise, an area where Mr. Andersen established himself as an early pioneer in the North Bay.

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Portola Valley School District Forensic Investigation

Dave Grisham and Fausta Shuler conducted the forensic investigation of the Portola Valley School District.  The Superintendent of the School District has been charged with embezzling funds.  Dave can be seen in this clip presenting his findings to the School Board and the general public. Please click here for the full article.

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Greg Regan writes for Dunn on Damages

Greg Regan, Partner, has co-authored an article for Dunn On Damages, the influential periodical published by Robert Dunn, who notably authors Recovery of Damages for Lost Profits.  The article appears in the Winter 2011 issue and analyzes the complex issues confronting experts related to the evaluation of causation in damages computations.

Hemming Morse LLP named one of the Best Accounting Firms to Work For…

For the 2nd year in a row, Hemming Morse has been named as one of the Best Accounting Firms to Work For by Accounting Today, a national industry publication. Last year, we ranked 11th among mid-sized companies. In 2011, we are proud to announce that we have been ranked 4th!

Hundreds of accounting firms across the country entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Accounting Firms to Work For. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated firm’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. The second portion consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. The combined scores determined the top firms and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration, survey and analysis process and determined the final rankings.

This survey and award program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in the accounting industry, benefiting the nation’s economy, its workforce and businesses. The Best Accounting Firms to Work For list is made up of a total of 100 companies, split into three groups: 45 small-sized companies (15 – 39 employees), 45 medium-sized companies (50-249 employees) and 10 large-sized companies (more than 250 employees). Hemming Morse is proud to be ranked 4th in the medium-sized companies category.

Hemming Morse Donates Holiday Gifts to La Casa de las Madres

This year Hemming Morse donated over $1,500 worth of gifts to nine adopted families at La Casa de las Madres, San Francisco’s first domestic violence shelter for women and children. The firm’s donations totaled 60 presents for 20 women and kids! This is the second consecutive year that Hemming Morse has participated in the Adopt a Family program.

Alter ego testimony noted in San Francisco ruling

A U.S. District Court Judge in San Francisco has issued an opinion that insufficient evidence has been brought against individual defendants to pierce the corporate veil. The defendants owned and operated a company engaged in buying and selling commodities using forward contracts. HMI director Stu Harden testified on behalf of the defendants before the federal judge as to alter ego factors and the nature of and accounting for forward contracts.

Andy Mintzer writes for CalCPA Magazine

Andy Mintzer, Director, has authored an article for CalCPA Magazine* entitled Full Tank of GAAS.” The article discusses the newly revised and clarified Generally Accepted Auditing Standards and will be featured in the June 2011 issue.
*Reprinted with permission from the California Society of CPAs. Unless otherwise stated, views expressed are those of the author and individuals quoted, not CalCPA.

Sacha Zadmehran Writes for Witness Chair

Sacha Zadmehran, Manager, has co-authored an article for the Spring 2011 issue of The Witness Chair. This publication is released by the Litigation Sections of CalCPA. The article is entitled Rule of Thumb No More and discusses a recent U.S. Court of Appeals decision regarding the determination of reasonable royalties in patent infringement damages.