SOURCE: SourceMedia

August 24, 2007 09:00 ET

Practical Accountant Recognizes 34 Accounting Firms as Practice Innovators

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - August 24, 2007) - Practical Accountant, a SourceMedia publication, has awarded Practice Innovation Awards to 34 public accounting firms.

These firms took the lead in developing new or improved services and promoting efficiency in the practice of public accounting. Descriptions of each of the firm's innovations are described in the cover story of the September issue of Practical Accountant.

Creation of a business capital funding solution niche, offering of process improvement consulting services, and the establishment of a cost segregation group are three of the innovations recognized with regard to niches. The use of video, podcasting, and the introduction of workflow and VOIP telephone systems were some innovations recognized with regard to technology. As to staffing, a number of firms implemented very successful life/work balance and staff-retention programs.

"Practical Accountant is proud to recognize the accomplishments of these 34 firms, whose innovations show remarkable creativity and originality, and set a high standard that other firms will be striving to reach" -- Howard Wolosky, Editor-In-Chief, Practical Accountant.

Listed below are the 34 award-winning firms for 2007 (the eighth year of the awards):

--  Abrams Little-Gill Loberfeld PC
--  Barnes Dennig
--  Breard & Associates, Inc., Certified Public Accountants
--  Cowan, Gunteski & Co., P.A.
--  Citrin Cooperman
--  Clark Nuber
--  Crowe Chizek and Company LLC
--  Daszkal Bolton LLP
--  David S. Rachford, CPA
--  DiCicco, Gulman & Company LLP
--  Frazier & Deeter, LLC
--  Gifford, Hillegass & Ingwersen LLP
--  Habif, Arogeti & Wynne, LLP
--  HKMP (Held, Kranzler, McCosker & Pulice LLP)
--  J.H. Cohn LLP
--  KAF Financial Group (Kirkland Albrecht & Fredrickson, P.C.)
--  Kahn, Litwin, Renza & Co., Ltd.
--  KAWG&F, P.A.
--  Kennedy and Coe, LLC
--  Marcum & Kliegman LLP
--  Mark Bailey and Company, Ltd.
--  Mitchell & Titus LLP
--  Petrinovich Pugh & Company, LLP
--  Porter Keadle Moore, LLP
--  PKF Texas
--  Schenck Business Solutions
--  Singer Lewak Greenbaum & Goldstein, LLP
--  Skoda, Minotti & Co.
--  Sobel & Co.
--  SS&G Financial Services, Inc.
--  The Bonadio Groups
--  The Hanke Group, P.C.
--  Thomas Lewis & Associates, P.A.
--  Wall, Einhorn & Chernitzer, P.C.
    

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