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E. COHEN AND COMPANY, CPAS EXPANDS WASHINGTON, D.C. AREA AUDIT, TAX, AND BUSINESS ADVISORY SERVICES THROUGH MERGER OF THE ACCOUNTING FIRM OF MICHAEL A. KANE CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS -- Merger Brings Growth, Depth of Expertise and Broader Array of Services to E. Cohen and Company, CPAs
E. COHEN AND COMPANY, CPAS, a full-service CPA firm in the Washington, D.C. area serving government contractors, nonprofit organizations, professional service companies and other industries with audit, tax and business advisory services for over 20 years, announces an expansion of its Washington, D.C. area presence through the merger of the accounting firm of Michael A. Kane Chartered Accountants, effective January 1, 2013.
"I want to welcome Michael Kane and his staff to E. Cohen and Company, CPAs. Our new affiliation will result in significant growth for the firm, and provide a wider array of new services and more depth of expertise in our practice," said Eric Cohen, Managing Partner of E. Cohen and Company, CPAs.
Headquartered in Bethesda, MD, Michael A. Kane Chartered Accountants began its professional practice in 1995, and provides accounting, tax, estate planning and business advisory services for real estate, high net worth individuals and closely held businesses. The firm's growth over the past 17 years has been predominantly internal, stemming from the referrals of its client base and those of other professionals; and its success has been in no small way also directly related to the success its clients have had in their business and personal pursuits.
"E. Cohen and Company, CPAs shares the same values I do, and this opportunity exceeds our hopes to combine with a firm and continue the tradition we have for excellent service, deep expertise, and an environment our clients and associates want to be a part of," says Michael Kane, Managing Member of Michael A. Kane Chartered Accountants. "I have personally known Eric for a number of years and have referred business to his firm. The feedback from these referrals further reinforces my belief that the merger will be a wonderful opportunity for everyone."
Gail Fisher, CPA Recognized for her Expertise in Corporate Taxation
Gail Fisher, CPA was selected as a Bronze Most Valuable Member of the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants. Gail also has been a Virginia Super CPA in Corporate Taxation, and is frequently invited to speak on regional tax panels. She brings over 30 years of experience in serving clients of our firm.
Gail has extensive experience working with high-net worth individuals, real estate professionals, government contractors, and foundations. She assists entities with the tax requirements of their initial registrations and ongoing tax compliance.
She is active in several business networking groups, which have included board positions and occasional presentations and workshops on tax compliance issues.
Your Votes Will Support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Your quick and painless votes, likes and follows on our firm's Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter pages will do a lot of good for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society if we rise to the top in the BizJournals "SocialMadness" Challenge.
We're growing our social media presence head-to-head, tournament-style, each week until one company is left standing in September.
Leverage your social influence and vote for E. Cohen and Co. CPAs on The Business Journals' Social Madness pages: http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/exclusives/socialmadness
Your Votes, Likes and Follows will help us win $10,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society; and it's important to vote each week, even if you voted for us in Round 1.
We appreciate your support!
E. Cohen and Company, CPAs Helps "Team Erin's Hope" Raise $13,215 in the 2012 Race for Hope D.C.
"On behalf of Team Erin's Hope, I would like to thank all the employees of ECC for supporting our efforts this year at the Race for Hope 2012 on May 6. With your help, our teams combined raised $13,215 towards finding a cure for brain cancer! Thus far, the Race has raised over $2.2 million dollars, well above it's goal of $1.5. It was an amazing day at Freedom Plaza, and made even more so knowing that ECC was there to support us!! Hopefully, there will be a cure to this nasty disease we call brain cancer!
With sincere thanks, Erin Haberman, Team Erin's Hope Captain and Brain Cancer Survivor"
Special thanks to Robin Cameron, Susan Burkinshaw and Tanya Edwards (pictured at left) for their fund-raising efforts and assistance on the day of the race! Team ECC raised $1,650.00 toward the total with only three "official" participants on our corporate team, making it the #4 company team in fund-raising (Dawn Eckstein was on the "Fighting Fitz" team that raised an additional $1,370.00 for the cause).
Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 2, 2012 when we will participate in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure (we are working on setting up our team now; more information TBA).
D.C.'s Top CPAs Answer Your Most Pressing Accounting Questions | SmartCEO Magazine CPA Roundtable
Whether you need help with estate planning, determining the market value of your business or even ferreting out potential fraud, today's CPAs are here to help with the very thing that keeps you in business - your money. That's why SmartCEO gathered 12 of Washington's top CPAs for their take on your financial future.
Alex Brager, CPA shares his insights at an exclusive roundtable discussion, discussing latest trends in accounting and financial matters that are of interest to local CEOs.
Consult both your lawyer and your CPA before making a structuring decision.
Use the down economy to your advantage.
Track your growth with audits, financial statements and solid recordkeeping.
Lose the filter; tell your CPA the whole story.
Give your employees what they want to make them work harder and stay longer.
Hire insiders to train your staff on compliance with regulatory agencies.
View the February 2012 issue of SmartCEO Online: http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4db01b67#/4db01b67/1
Listen to the Podcast: http://www.smartceo.com/podcast-category/12
E. Cohen and Company, CPAs ranks in the Top Ten Best Accounting Firms to Work For in 2011
The rankings of the 4th annual Best Accounting Firms to Work For were unveiled at an awards ceremony in Las Vegas, and E. Cohen and Company, CPAs ranks in the Top Ten Best Accounting Firms to Work For in the small firms (15-49 employees) category in 2011. This year marks the third consecutive year that the firm made the cut on The Best Firms List with an unwavering commitment to building a solid employee culture.
The "Best Accounting Firms to Work for" program is a national program managed by the Best Companies Group and Accounting Today magazine to identify and honor the best places of employment in the accounting industry. E. Cohen and Company, CPAs excelled in 8 Core Focus Areas: Leadership and Planning, Corporate Culture and Communications, Role Satisfaction, Work Environment, Relationship with Supervisor, Training and Development, Pay and Benefits and Overall Engagement.
Our success as a company depends on maintaining an excellent team of dedicated professionals who have the same goals and desire to excel as our company. That is why we have created a relaxed work environment with a balanced work / life approach to serving our accounting clients. We understand the key to providing excellent client service is not only hiring top talent, but also providing a work environment where you feel like you are a part of a growing family, not just a member of a team.
The accounting firm of E. Cohen and Company, CPAs has launched a company page on Google+, Google's social network site. The firm's G+ company page is located at gplus.ecohencpas.com, and will provide access to a steady stream of tax tips, audit news and business advisory resources for its various client communities, including individuals, government contractors, nonprofit organizations and other middle-market businesses.
According to Richard Rawson, the firm's Director of Marketing, "Google+ has grown rapidly in popularity among its more than 40 million personal account users since its launch on June 28, and has become the fastest growing social network ever. It offers a huge potential to build relationships and engage audiences with breaking news, updates, links, photos, videos and even video chat with content that is geared specifically toward different members in our circles." In addition to its website and corporate Google+ page, the firm now has a digital presence on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook, as well as its newsletter and blog. As technology advances along with user experience, ECohen CPAs will continue to find innovative ways to help individuals and business owners save taxes, mitigate risk, achieve compliance and build on profitable ideas.
E. Cohen and Company, CPAs is a full-service CPA firm in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area serving government contractors, nonprofit organizations, professional service companies and other industries with audit, tax and business advisory services for over 20 years. The firm was voted "Best Accounting Firm to Work For" in 2009, 2010 and 2011 by Accounting Today; and four of its accountants won the recognition of the Washington DC region's top business executives in the SmartCEO magazine SmartCPA Readers' Choice section in 2011.
E. Cohen and Company, CPAs participated in Montgomery County's Light the Night Walk this past Saturday, October 22nd, in Rockville, MD.
We are pleased to announce that our team efforts to raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society were a huge success! As of the day of the event, we collectively raised $9,226.25, and fund-raising will continue through the end of the year. If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to support our efforts, visit this link to our Team Page. (UPDATE: ECC raised $10,149 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in calendar year 2011). Thanks for your support!
A sincere thank you goes out to all who donated to our team. Your contributions are bringing help and hope to those battling blood cancer. Hopefully these funds will make a difference in finding a cure!!!
E. Cohen and Company, CPAs, was recently named as one of the 2011 Best Accounting Firms to Work for by Accounting Today and Best Companies Group.
This annual 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 ranking of the 4th annual Best Accounting Firms to Work for will be unveiled at an awards ceremony during Accounting Today's 2nd Annual Growth & Profitability Summit on October 25th - October 27th at the Bellagio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The list-making firms will also be published in the December issue of Accounting Today.
For more information on the Best Accounting Firms to Work for program, visit www.BestAccountingFirmstoWorkfor.com
Congratulations to Caleb Stack for passing the CPA exam! | September 2011
Caleb is a recent graduate of University of Maryland at College Park where he obtained a double Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance. His accounting experience includes corporate, partnership and individual tax compliance as well as auditing services. Caleb is incredibly dedicated and hard working; and in a short time, he has become a valuable asset to E. Cohen and Company, CPAs.
E. Cohen and Company, CPAs Congratulates its Four Top SmartCPA Winners | September 2011
E. Cohen and Company, CPAs congratulates four of its top accountants for winning the recognition of the Washington, D.C. region's top business executives in the SmartCEO magazine SmartCPA Readers' Choice section. Each year, SmartCEO readers pick the area's top accountants who exemplify their roles as trusted advisors, innovators and leaders. We are proud to have four of our members included on this list of highly accomplished accountants.
Alex H. Brager, CPA, provides auditing, accounting, consulting and tax services to individuals, corporations, LLCs and partnerships, and specializes in government contractor accounting. He also works with clients in low-income housing projects, real estate, construction, service industries, automobile dealers, manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers. He is valued for his honesty and integrity by CEOs who rely on him to provide objective opinions on what is right, wrong, and gray regarding business financial decisions. View Alex Brager's profile.
Anntoinette "Toni" French Brown, CPA, provides auditing, payroll, tax and accounting services for individuals, corporations and partnerships, and has extensive experience in the design and integration of accounting systems for small and medium-sized businesses including wholesalers, retailers, commercial real estate, construction, automotive, restaurant and service entities. She is valued by business executives for her careful, thorough and efficient means of helping them run successful companies. View Toni French Brown's profile.
Eric Cohen, CPA, is the President and founder of E. Cohen and Company, CPAs, which specializes in auditing, taxation, accounting services, computer systems, internal control evaluations, and litigation support services for entities of all sizes in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area. Eric receives accolades from business owners who value his rock-solid guidance, service quality and responsiveness that outperforms many national accounting firms. He was also picked as one of the best and the brightest CPAs in the Greater Washington area by SmartCEO readers, business owners and firms in 2007. View Eric Cohen's profile.
Kimberly Hodor Maxwell, CPA, is the Director of E. Cohen and Company, CPAs' Not-For-Profit Services Group, and has extensive experience in providing auditing, accounting, tax and consulting services. Kimberly is recognized for her outstanding technical insight, guidance and skill in strengthening the financial management systems of medium-sized businesses and Not-For-Profit entities, advising on financial decisions pertaining to internal control systems and business forecasting. View Kimberly Maxwell's profile.
Rockville MD CPA Firm Launches Innovative Technology Services Company | ECC IT Solutions, LLC
E. Cohen and Company, CPAs, launches ECC IT Solutions, LLC and leads the tax and accounting services industry in the implementation of business-savvy technologies to enhance workflow, improve internal and client collaboration, drive toward greater efficiency and productivity, increase business data security, enable remote access to networked information, and preserve the information necessary to keep systems operating after a disaster.
The full-service accounting firm, already trusted by thousands of businesses and individuals for its ability to anticipate and provide reliable, cost-effective and results-driven solutions, has expanded its computer technology and consulting capabilities to serve the emerging technology needs of growing businesses in all industries.
ECC IT Solutions, LLC specializes in environmentally-friendly technology solutions that reduce costs and save money, improve business data security, enable remote access to networked information, and increase workplace productivity; and focuses on computer systems design, installation and maintenance of network servers, data storage and disaster recovery solutions, automatic data protection and security services. From software systems designed to help staff members focus on customers, rather than navigating through computer systems, to advanced database and document management solutions that safeguard sensitive information from malicious cyber attacks, ECC IT Solutions, LLC offers solutions that help firms realize a greater level of success.
ECC IT Solutions is offering a complimentary technology assessment to help businesses see how upgrading their system software and hardware can improve their bottom line.
ECC's Light the Night Team Raises Over $17,000!
October 2010 - E. Cohen and Company, CPAs participated in Montgomery County's Light The Night Walk this past Saturday, October 9th, in Rockville, MD. We are pleased to announce that our team efforts to raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society were a huge success! As of today, we have collectively raised $17,557 and fundraising will continue through the end of the year. (UPDATE: ECC raised $19,327 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in calendar year 2011). Thanks for your support!
A sincere thank you goes out to all who donated to our team, your contributions are bringing help and hope to those battling blood cancer. Hopefully these funds will make a difference in finding a cure!!!
E. Cohen and Company, CPAs named of 2010's Best Accounting Firms to Work for.
October 2010 - E. Cohen and Company, CPAs was recently named as one of the 2010 Best Accounting Firms to Work for. The annual list of "Best Accounting Firms" was created by Accounting Today and Best Companies Group.
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 (15-49 employees), 45 medium-sized companies (50-249 employees) and 10 large-sized companies (more than 250 employees). ECC has been named one of the Best Accounting Firms to Work for in the small category.
For more information on the Best Accounting Firms to Work for program, click here.
E. Cohen and Company, CPAs made the 2010 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America.
September 2010 - Congratulations E. Cohen and Company, CPAs! We made the 2010 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. This achievement puts ECC in an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy-America's independent-minded entrepreneurs. Music website Pandora, convenience store chain 7-Eleven, Brooklyn Brewery, and Radio Flyer, maker of the iconic children's red wagon, are among the prominent brands featured on this year's list.
Click here to take a peek at the list and see other fast growing companies.
E. Cohen and Company, CPAs Named #10 In The Country As 2009 Best Accounting Firm To Work For
December, 2009 – ECC is extremely proud to announce that we have been named #10 in the United States as a 2009 Best Accounting Firm To Work For in the small firm category. We are the only small firm in the Washington DC area to make this list! Click here to view the web article with the entire list.
At ECC, we realize our people are our most valuable asset. We have a great team that contribute to the firm's success, as well as our clients' success. Great job!
E. Cohen and Company, CPAs Named 2009 Best Accounting Firm To Work For
October, 2009 – E. Cohen and Company, CPAs was recently named as one of the 2009 Best Accounting Firms to Work for. The annual list of “Best Accounting Firms” was created by Accounting Today and Best Companies Group.
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: 20 small-sized companies (15-24 employees), 65 medium-sized companies (25-249 employees) 15 large-sized companies (more than 250 employees). E. Cohen and Company, CPAs has been named one of the Best Accounting Firms to Work for in the (small, medium or large) category.
E. Cohen and Company, CPAs Named Top 50 Accounting Firm
October, 2009 – E. Cohen and Company, CPAs is is proud to announce that we have been listed on the Washington Business Journal's List of the Top 50 Accounting Firms in the Washington, D.C. Area. The Top 50 Accounting Firms were listed in the September 4-10, 2009 issue of the Washington Business Journal.
Click here to view the Washington Business Journal's Top 50 Accounting Firms List.
E. Cohen and Company, CPAs Named One of Inc. 5000's Fastest Growing Private Companies in 2009
September, 2009 - Congratulations E. Cohen and Company, CPAs! We made the 2009 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. This achievement puts ECC in the elite group which has, over the years, included companies such as Microsoft, Timberland, Intuit, Jamba Juice, Oracle, and UnderArmour. In fact, many of today's most successful U.S. companies received their first national recognition when they appeared on the Inc. list.
Eric Cohen Featured in "Why Rockville" Campaign
May, 2009 – E. Cohen and Company, CPAs is pleased to announce that Eric Cohen was featured in Rockville Economic Development, Inc.’s “Why Rockville” advertising campaign. This series is sponsored by The Gazette of Politics and Business and Capital Bank, and features Rockville company CEO’s answering the question, “Why did you choose to locate your company in Rockville, and why do you stay here?”
Click here to view the ad and find out "Why Rockville" for E. Cohen and Company, CPAs.
We've Adopted a road:
ECC Joined the Montgomery County "Adopt A Road" Campaign
January, 2009 – E. Cohen and Company, CPAs is pleased to announce that we have adopted the stretch of Travilah Road in North Potomac from the Potomac Highlands neighborhood at Mills Farm Road to Travilah Elementary School at the corner of Travilah and Dufief Mill Roads.
In The News:
Eric Cohen Selected As One of the Top 50 CPAs in Washington
September, 2007 – E. Cohen and Company, CPAs is pleased to announce that Eric Cohen was selected by Washington Smart CEO magazine as one of the Top 50 CPAs in Washington. Click here to download a .pdf version of the article.
ECC Asked To Present on the Current Economic Crisis
October, 2008 – E. Cohen and Company, CPAs is pleased to announce that Eric Cohen was asked to be a keynote speaker at the annual dinner of the D.C. Chapter of the National Association of Computer Consultant Businesses (NACCB) on ECC's Checklist For Businesses During the Current Economic Crisis. Click here to view the presentation.
Ask the Real Estate Expert: How do property owners maximize cash flow and minimize tax burden?
Washington Smart CEO Magazine; May 2007 Issue – Click here to download a .pdf version of the article.
About E. Cohen and Company, CPAs
For over 20 years, E. Cohen and Company, CPAs has been dedicated to serving the needs of entrepreneurial and middle-market businesses, government contractors, not-for-profit organizations, and high net worth individuals and families throughout metropolitan Washington, D.C. The company focuses on Building Profitable Ideas with clients and has true insight into what services and planning is required to help businesses prosper today, tomorrow and five years from now.
E. Cohen and Company, CPAs has become a force in the Washington, D.C. region with specialty niches in the government contracting, real estate, wholesale, not-for-profit and professional services industries.
For more information, please contact the firm directly at 301.917.6200.