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Around the Firm: August 2019

Written on August 30, 2019

Atlanta Team Members Volunteer for Food Fight

Members of our Atlanta team recently volunteered at the Atlanta Community Food Bank to help prepare for the Georgia Accounting Food Fight, an event hosted by the Georgia Society of CPAs that fosters some friendly competition among area accounting firms. In the Georgia Accounting Food Fight, CPA firms compete for the Food Hero Award by donating the most money and/or food. During the Atlanta team’s time volunteering, they partnered with other community organizations to help pack 5,009 meals for the Atlanta Community Food Bank! Thanks to all of our team members who volunteered and who contributed in the Food Fight!

Team Members Make Headlines in Birmingham

Warren Averett’s CEO, Mary Elliott, was included in the list of the Birmingham Business Journal’s Who’s Who in Accounting! Click here to read more. In addition, two of our Birmingham team members, Chris Branch and Claiborne Morris, made the Birmingham Business Journal’s list of Rising Stars of Construction and Real Estate. Read more about the rankings here.

Pensacola Office Co-Hosts Opportunity Zones Event

Our Pensacola team recently hosted an Opportunity Zones Lunch and Learn event. Warren Averett partnered with Beck Partners, FloridaWest and Clark Partington Attorneys at Law to explore the new Opportunity Zones Regulations and the program’s potential impact on businesses and individuals in Pensacola and the surrounding areas.

Birmingham Team Supports the Suki Foundation

On August 9th, the Suki Foundation, a nonprofit founded by one of Warren Averett’s Members, held its annual fundraising event—Double Down for Rett. The Suki Foundation raises money for and is dedicated to raising awareness of Rett Syndrome and assisting families that have children with Rett or other neurological disorders.  Several Warren Averett team members in Birmingham attended the Double Down for Rett event to show their support, enjoy entertainment and play casino games!

Warren Averett Launches New Podcast for Business Leaders

In August, Warren Averett launched our brand new podcast—The Wrap. Season One is available now! To learn about the podcast and what it’s all about, click here.

Accounting Events Hosted in Alabama

The Firm’s Birmingham office hosted its annual Accounting Trends Update on Aug 14th and welcomed a crowd of almost 500! This year’s event featured updates about accounting and auditing. There were also discussions about fraud, cybersecurity, revenue recognition standards and data analysis—not to mention breakout sessions about Opportunity Zones, back-office automation and tax reform!

Our Huntsville office location also hosted an Accounting Trends Update event to provide updates on new accounting, auditing, attest, review, compilation and preparation standards, as well as other professional guidance. Informative sessions were also held highlighting IT Risk Management, fraud and forensics and leases.

Thanks to all who made these events successful and to all who attended! Click here to subscribe to event invitations from Warren Averett, and never miss an opportunity to connect with our experts about the topics that are most important to you!

Offices Kick Off Fundraising Campaigns

Warren Averett’s Pensacola office kicked off a fundraising campaign benefitting United Way of West Florida in August. To raise money, team members hosted a “go to jail” initiative in the office.

Warren Averett’s Birmingham office also kicked off a fundraising campaign for the United Way of Central Alabama. Team members attended a meeting to hear from United Way representatives, eat donuts and win door prizes to celebrate the beginning of the campaign.

Our team is proud to support the United Way organizations in our communities!

Tampa Team Hosts Burger Bar

Warren Averett’s Tampa office location had a burger bar catered for team members as a celebration and appreciation of the hard work the team has been putting in to serve clients! The Tampa group gathered together for lunch and the opportunity to build strong relationships with each other. Thanks for the great work, team!

College Colors Day

Warren Averett’s Culture Committee, a group of employees in the Firm who are dedicated to promoting and advancing our corporate culture and values, hosted a College Colors day across the Firm! The Firm’s dress code temporarily allowed team members to sport their favorite college team’s t-shirts. For each person who participated in College Colors Day, the Culture Committee donated $1 to the Firm’s employee benevolence foundation. Thanks to all who celebrated the Firm, fun, football and the Foundation!

All Offices Participate in Corporate Culture Discussions

In August, all Warren Averett team members attended trainings and participated in discussions about our Firm’s culture and what it looks like for our seven corporate values to be lived out in our daily lives at the office. Some of the fundamental discussion points included the importance of honoring commitments, communicating effectively, embracing change, delivering results and keeping things fun!

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