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IN DEMAND: Jeffrey Mello, dean of Rhode Island College’s School of Business, says the undergraduate accounting program is now one of the college’s most popular degree programs.
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R.I. colleges, universities finding popularity of accounting classes growing

It’s apparently a good time to keep track of other people’s money. Demand for accounting programs in some colleges and universities across Rhode Island ballooned...
ADDITIONAL CALCULATIONS: Claire Iacobucci, right, partner and director of audit services at Providence accounting firm Kahn, Litwin, Renza & Co., speaks with June Landry, partner and chief marketing officer. Iacobucci said new reporting requirements for companies leasing assets longer than a year involve more accounting work.
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Changes afoot on all companies’ balance sheets

Beginning this year, public companies are required to change the way they report leases longer than 12 months on their balance sheets, a move...
As blumshapiro’s industry leader for its construction and real estate group, Luke Ebersold has significant responsibilities. But his move to Rhode Island has given him personal satisfaction, as well as exposure 
to the state’s workforce-
development programs. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Responsive government helps develop workforce in way industry needs

Luke Ebersold | Blum, Shapiro & Co. PC Rhode Island managing partner Even though I’ve spent the last several years living and working in Connecticut,...
PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

DAVID FONTES, 37

40 Under Forty 2019 winner: DAVID FONTES | 37 PARTNER, BLUM, SHAPIRO & CO. What is the best advice you have ever received? Work like you own...
COWBOYS AND ACCOUNTANTS: DiSanto, Priest & Co. staff members don matching hats for the 2018 PBN Best Places To Work awards dinner. 
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DiSanto, Priest & Co.

Best Places to Work 2019 | MIDSIZE COMPANIES (50-149 employees): 5. DiSanto, Priest & Co. How would you describe the culture of your workplace?...

DiSanto, Priest & Co. Ranked 4th Fastest-Growing Accounting Firm in U.S.

DiSanto, Priest & Co. Ranked 4th Fastest-Growing Accounting Firm in U.S. (Warwick, Rhode Island) – March 21, 2019 — DiSanto, Priest & Co., a...

Kevin Higgins Joins CBIZ as Managing Director

Higgins brings more than 25 years of experience Providence, RI (January 23, 2019) — CBIZ, part of the nation’s 10th largest accounting and tax provider,...
Calculating rising demand Continuing a national trend that started at the turn of the century, demand for accountants in Rhode Island has risen over recent years by a significant amount, with growth expected to continue in the coming decade. Driven by retiring baby boomers, as well as an organic industry demand and people changing career paths, the state has seen increased enrollment in accounting education programs and faculty growth at the undergraduate and graduate level.*The 2016-2026 report used a new methodology developed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics that the DLT says more accurately measures the movement of workers who jump from industry to industry without leaving the workforce, thus creating a potentially much larger demand for workers in any one discipline. / Source: R.I. Department of Labor and Training

Can colleges help fill projected job openings?

Job-prediction reports published by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training consistently reflect an increasing call for accountants in the state. In October, the state...

Judith Ventura Enright, CPA Joins KLR

KLR is pleased to announce that Judith Ventura Enright, CPA an experienced audit and business consulting professional, has joined KLR. Judith brings additional audit...

Kahn, Litwin, Renza & Co. seeks talent for a win

Fastest Growing Companies | $25M-$75M | 5th place CEO (or equivalent): Alan H. Litwin, president and managing director 2017 Revenue: $46,900,000 2015 Revenue: $39,600,000 Revenue growth: 18.4% For signs...
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