September 20, 2013 ─ Cleveland, Ohio ─ Four members of Skoda Minotti’s Real Estate and Construction Group have obtained their Certified Construction Auditor (CCA) credential. This designation is awarded by the National Association of Construction Auditors (NACA), and was created to meet the needs of not only construction project owners and managers but also accountants and auditors who spend significant time auditing construction projects.
September 11, 2013 ─ Cleveland, Ohio ─ Skoda Minotti announced today it has been selected as a winner of the NorthCoast 99 Award by Employers Resource Council (ERC), the area’s leading HR resources organization that recognizes the top 99 workplaces in Northeast Ohio. The national business advisory firm has received the prestigious award eight years in a row.
August 20, 2013 – Cleveland, OH – In a deal announced today, Skoda Minotti, a national business advisory firm headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio has merged with Tampa-based Assurance Concepts, LLC, a national assurance solutions and compliance company. The merger has resulted in the formation of a new entity: Assurance Concepts, A Skoda Minotti Advisory Firm. Ben Osbrach, former president of Assurance Concepts, is now a partner with Skoda Minotti and will be based in Skoda Minotti’s Tampa office.
June 20, 2013 ─ Cleveland, Ohio ─ Now in its 21st year, the Lake-Geauga Fast Track 50 Award will once again recognize the 50 fastest growing companies in Lake and Geauga Counties. Winners of the award will be based on average sales and employment growth from 2008 through 2012. This year’s nomination form can be found online at: www.fasttrack50.org.
June 11, 2013 ─ Tampa, Fla. ─ With its second Tampa-area merger in less than a year, Skoda Minotti has merged with Dowell & Perez, P.A., positioning Tampa as its second-largest business market in the country. Specific terms of the deal were not disclosed. In July 2012, Ohio-headquartered Skoda Minotti merged with Tampa CPA firm Baumann, Raymondo & Co.
May 1, 2013 ─ Cleveland, Ohio ─ In a deal announced today, Skoda Minotti, a business advisory firm in Cleveland, Ohio has acquired majority interest in DataServ Integrations, LLC, a leading provider of unified communications solutions based in Westlake, Ohio. As part of the agreement, TLC Holding Group, Inc. (DataServ’s holding company) has acquired minority interest in Skoda Minotti Technology Partners, LLC. Skoda Minotti Technology Partners is one of multiple niche practice groups within Skoda Minotti. The merger has resulted in the formation of a new entity: DataServ, a Skoda Minotti Technology Firm. Karl Seiler, former DataServ president, is president of the new company.
April 2, 2013 ─ Tampa, Fla. ─ Rudy A. Mayoz, CPA, CGMA, senior tax associate with Skoda Minotti, has obtained his Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) credential. The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) award the CGMA. Conditions for credentialing include passing the uniform CPA exam and meeting additional state-specific requirements, as well as management experience.
March 21, 2013 ─ Cleveland, Ohio ─ There’s nothing like an IRS audit to rattle the nerves of even the most honest small business owner, and the current employee vs. independent contractor classification tax code greatly increases those chances. The problem stems from what experts call a complicated definition of who should be classified as an independent contractor (self-employed) or an employee. When applied accurately, the independent contractor classification allows a small business owner to avoid withholding or paying any taxes on payments made to the contractor.
February 15, 2013 ─ Cleveland, Ohio ─ Skoda Minotti Technology Partners is pleased to announce three new hires.
February 14, 2013 ─ Cleveland, Ohio ─ Skoda Minotti Strategic Marketing is pleased to announce an educational seminar and lunch event, entitled, “Trade Show Marketing Strategies – How to Find Qualified Leads in the Crowd.” The seminar is one of the several topics that will be discussed in the monthly 2013 Skoda Minotti Speakers Series.