We are pleased to announce that Andrew Blank, CPA/ABV, earned the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (AICPA) Accredited Business Valuator (ABV) credential. Several qualification requirements must be met to earn the ABV credential, including successfully passing the ABV Examination and obtaining a defined amount of valuation-related business experience and education requirements. This accomplishment demonstrates Andrew’s continuing commitment to improve his valuation skills and expertise to make a difference for our clients.
“We are proud of Andrew,” says Larry Elisco, CPA/ABV, CCS-P, member at Weltman Bernfield and Audit, Attest and Consulting Services department head. “The accreditation provides credibility when providing valuation services for matters such as tax representation, judicial proceedings and transactional assignments, as well as day-to-day client matters that arise in the ordinary course of business.”
Andrew works in the Audit Department at Weltman Bernfield and is actively involved in the firm’s valuation engagements. He is a graduate of Albion College in Albion, Michigan, with a bachelors degree in Economics and Management and an emphasis in Accounting. Andrew started his career at Weltman Bernfield in July 2013.
Weltman Bernfield member emeritus Gerry Brin recently completed the 31st Annual Ski for Research, which benefits the Leukemia Research Foundation. With 22 skiers participating this year, Ski for Research raised about $25,000 for the Foundation.
Gerry has organized and led the trip from its inception in 1986. The event honors the memory of Gerry’s nephew, Alan, who succumbed to the disease in 1978 at the age of 10.
Learn more in this article on Gerry and Ski for Research when funds reached $1 million.
The IRS has announced the standard mileage rates that may be used in 2016 instead of deducting actual expenses. The new rates, which have decreased or stayed the same, are as follows:
- For business driving, the rate is 54 cents per business mile (it was 57.5 cents in 2015).
- For medical and moving expenses, the rate is 19 cents per mile (it was 23 cents in 2015).
- For charitable travel, the rate is 14 cents per mile (the same as in 2015).
Note that you can add related tolls and parking fees to these flat, IRS-approved rates. For more information, visit www.irs.gov.