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Oliveira elected leader of KLR accounting firm

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s largest accounting firm, Kahn, Litwin, Renza & Co. Ltd., on Tuesday elected Paul Oliveira as its CEO effective January 2023.  Oliveira succeeds...

Business groups seek steeper cut in tax penalty interest rate

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee has proposed cutting the interest rate on delinquent taxes owed to the state of Rhode Island from 18%...
NEW NAME, SAME FACES: Steven Monacelli, right, co-founder of Rhode Island accounting firm Restivo Monacelli, talks with staff member Ann McQueeney. Monacelli says the firm’s acquistion by WithumSmith + Brown PC allows the agency to provide more services. Monacelli is now a partner at Withum. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Local accounting firms disappearing in ‘upward mergers’

Cranston accountant David E. Fontes has gone through four sets of business cards, email addresses and company logos in the last 17 years. But he’s...
READY FOR LAUNCH: Elizabeth M. Tanner, left, director of the R.I. Department of Business Regulation, and Melissa Travis, CEO and president of the Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants, are preparing for a pilot program in which blockchain technology will be used for the credentials of the state’s CPAs. / PBN PHOTO/CASSIUS SHUMAN

CPAs playing key part in R.I. blockchain pilot program

Twenty-five Rhode Island accountants are preparing to be guinea pigs for a digital ID program using blockchain technology that, if successful, could transform the...
ALWAYS IMPROVING: Bradford Soap Works Inc. machine operator Paula Panizza holds a bar of soap while CEO and President Stuart Benton looks on. Benton says he tries to get everyone to focus on incremental improvement every day. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Bradford Soap CEO aims to clean more than hands on path...

PBN Manufacturing Awards 2021 Strategic Leadership: Stuart Benton, CEO and President, Bradford Soap Works Inc. A bar of soap has taken on a whole new importance...
EXTRA BUSY: Laura Yalanis, a CPA and partner of the tax services group for Kahn, Litwin, Renza & Co. Ltd., says the increasing complexity of tax laws, particularly in the wake of pandemic aid, has increased requests for help from tax filers. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Accountants fielding deluge of rescue calls

Accountants never really go out of style, but after a year of pandemic, they’re having a moment in the spotlight. Between federal tax law changes,...
GETTING AHEAD: Andrew Parrish, CEO and president of Diligentiam, says it’s crucial for accounting firms to get training in data analytics. 
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Accounting firms trying to make sense of big data

Accounting is inherently a data-driven profession. Spreadsheets laden with numbers from financial reports and tax filings are staples of the profession. But transitioning from a...
SERVICES SOUGHT: Certified public accountant and certified business appraiser John E. Barrett Jr., principal at Barrett Valuation Services Inc., has experienced increased demand and new challenges in calculating business values since the pandemic hit. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Crisis spurs businesses to reevaluate their worth

As principal of Barrett Valuation Services Inc., John E. Barrett Jr. staked his career on his ability to assess risk. But the metrics he has...
PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS honored is 2020 25 Leaders & Achievers in a virtual ceremony Aug. 20.

25 business leaders honored as PBN’s 2020 Leaders & Achievers

PROVIDENCE – Twenty-five local business leaders were honored on Aug. 20 by Providence Business News for their career achievements as part of the publication’s...
FAMILY MOTIVATION: Melissa Travis, CEO and president of the Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants, was pushed by her younger brother, Scott – who was battling cancer and since died from the disease – to hold the first Rhode Island Manufacturers Association’s Healthcare Summit, even though she was regularly helping him with treatments. 
COURTESY RHODE ISLAND SOCIETY OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS

Melissa Travis, CEO and president, Rhode Island Society of Certified Public...

PBN 2020 Leaders & Achievers Awards Melissa Travis | CEO and president, Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants OVER THE PAST 20 years, Melissa...
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