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THF Named One Of “America’s Top Recommended Tax and Accounting Firms” by Forbes Magazine

THF has been named one of “America’s Top Recommended Tax and Accounting Firms” by Forbes Magazine for the third year in a row! For the third year, Forbes partnered with the market research company Statista to create the award list through an independent survey of tax and accounting professionals who provided thousands of recommendations. Respondents […]

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THF Congratulates Matthew Warren, Ryan Cummings, Christie Giovannone, and Megan Chen on Their Promotion to Senior in the Assurance Services Department

THF congratulates Matthew Warren, Ryan Cummings, Christie Giovannone, and Megan Chen on their promotion to Senior in the Assurance Services Department. Matthew Warren joined THF in September 2018 and has over three years of experience in public accounting providing assurance services. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Flagler College. Matthew operates […]

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THF Congratulates Lorelle Chapman and Alexander Frey on their Promotion to Manager

THF congratulates Lorelle Chapman and Alexander Frey on their promotion to Manager in the Assurance Services Department. Lorelle Chapman joined THF in January 2017 and has over four years of experience in public accounting providing assurance and accounting services. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Florida State University. Lorelle operates out […]

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THF Congratulates Micah Kunkel and Paola Arbulu on their Promotion to Senior Manager

THF congratulates Micah Kunkel and Paola Arbulu on their promotion to Senior Manager in the Tax Services Department. Micah Kunkel joined THF in 2009 and has over 12 years of experience providing tax compliance and consulting services. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and finance from Valdosta State University. Micah previously served […]

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THF Congratulates Matthew Walker and Catherine Stout on Their Promotion to Director

THF congratulates Matthew Walker and Catherine Stout on their promotion to Director in the Assurance Services Department. Matthew joined THF in January 2013 and has over eight years of experience in public accounting providing assurance and accounting services. He received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Florida State University. Matthew is very involved in the […]

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THF Congratulates Lorelle Chapman and Phillip Bealor for Passing Their CPA Exam

THF congratulates Lorelle Chapman and Phillip Bealor for passing their Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. Lorelle Chapman received her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Florida State University. She operates out of the THF Tallahassee office and works as a senior accountant in the assurance services department. Lorelle joined the firm in January 2017. Phillip Bealor […]

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THF Congratulates Megan Keplinger Townsend on Being Inducted into the United Way Suncoast Campaign Coordinator Hall of Fame

THF congratulates Megan Keplinger Townsend on being inducted into the United Way Suncoast Campaign Coordinator Hall of Fame. Megan served as the United Way Suncoast Campaign Coordinator for THF in 2020 and is serving again for 2021. Megan was nominated by the United Way Suncoast for going above and beyond to run a best practice […]

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THF Wins Working Well Weight Loss Challenge

THF won the Working Well 12-week weight loss Jackpot Challenge through Healthy Wage. Working Well is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to provide resources, information, education, and events to improve the well-being of the community’s workforce. Working Well, Inc. partnered with Healthy Wage to provide a 12-week weight loss Jackpot Challenge. 15 teams of […]

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THF Congratulates Christie Battles on joining the Board of Directors and Finance Committee of the Second Harvest of the Big Bend

THF congratulates Christie Battles on joining the Board of Directors and the Finance Committee of the Second Harvest of the Big Bend.Second Harvest of the Big Bend’s mission is to feed the hungry in the Big Bend through the network of partner agencies. Furthermore, they strive to educate and engage the community in the fight […]

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THF Congratulates Taylor Harmon on His Acceptance into Leadership Tallahassee Class 39

THF congratulates Taylor Harmon on his acceptance into Leadership Tallahassee Class 39. Leadership Tallahassee, a division of the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, is a year-long program that educates and encourages participants to actively seek positive and constructive changes in the community through leadership roles. The selection process is competitive, and qualified applicants must have […]

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THF Congratulates Chandler Russell on joining the InfraGard North Florida Members Alliance Board of Directors

THF congratulates Chandler Russell on joining the InfraGard North Florida Members Alliance (InfraGard) Board of Directors. The mission of InfraGard North Florida is in alignment with the InfraGard National program. In short, their core goal is to continue partnerships between private industry, the public sector, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and other government agencies […]

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THF Congratulates Ying Wang on Being Named One of the Tallahassee Democrat’s “25 Women You Need to Know”

THF congratulates Ying Wang on being selected as one of the 2021 “25 Women You Need to Know,” by the Tallahassee Democrat. Each year, the Tallahassee Democrat seeks to recognize the 25 women in the city of Tallahassee and the surrounding area. The outstanding women on the list have achieved great success in their businesses […]

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THF Named One Of “America’s Top Recommended Tax and Accounting Firms” by Forbes Magazine for 2021

THF has been named one of “America’s Top Recommended Tax and Accounting Firms” by Forbes Magazine for the second year in a row. Forbes partnered with the market research company Statista to create a list of the most recommended firms in the U.S. based on surveys of similar professionals and clients. Respondents were recruited via […]

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THF Congratulates Ying Wang and Megan Townsend on their new leadership roles with community boards

THF congratulates Ying Wang and Megan Townsend on their new leadership roles with community boards.   New Leadership Roles Ying Wang recently joined the Girls on the Run Board of Directors. Girls on the Run is an after-school program. It is designed to inspire girls of all abilities to recognize and embrace their inner strength. […]

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THF Promotes Lindsey Gregory to Senior and Melisa Chui and Randon Holt to Consultant II

THF congratulates Lindsey Gregory on her promotion to Senior in the Assurance Services Department and Melisa Chui and Randon Holt on their promotion to Consultant II in the Government Services Department. Lindsey joined THF in September 2018 and has over two years of experience in public accounting providing assurance services.  Lindsey received her bachelor’s degree […]

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THF recently hosted the 10th annual Insurance Conference on Financial Reporting (INCON)

THF recently hosted the 10th annual Insurance Conference on Financial Reporting (INCON) with the Florida State University Catastrophic Storm Risk Management Center. INCON is a conference for insurer CFOs, controllers, treasurers, and others who deal with insurer financial matters. This conference offers unparalleled opportunities to stay abreast of changes that impact the activities and financial […]

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THF Promotes Nicole Acosta to Manager and Brittany Bechtel to Senior Consultant

THF congratulates Nicole Acosta on her promotion to Manager and Brittany Bechtel on her promotion to Senior Consultant. Nicole Acosta joined THF in June 2018 and has over six years of experience providing disaster recovery, procurement, and consulting services. She works in the government services department in the Tallahassee office. Nicole received her bachelor of […]

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THF Promotes Chandler Russell, Phil Focaracci, and Tim Icardi to Manager

THF congratulates Chandler Russell, Phil Focaracci, and Tim Icardi on their promotion to Manager. Chandler Russell joined THF in October 2015 and has over five years of experience in public accounting providing assurance services.  She works in the assurance services department in the Tallahassee office. She received her Bachelor of Science in accounting and Masters […]

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THF Named One of the 2020 Best of the Best Accounting Firms and the 105th Largest Accounting Firm in the Nation by Inside Public Accounting

THF has been named one of the 2020 Best of the Best Accounting Firms and the 105th largest accounting firm in the nation by INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA). The IPA 400, recognizing the top U.S. based accounting firms, is the most comprehensive list of North American public accounting firms available. IPA annually ranks the largest […]

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THF Congratulates Andrea Medley on Being Accepted into Leadership Tallahassee Class 38

THF congratulates Andrea Medley on being accepted into Leadership Tallahassee Class 38. Leadership Tallahassee, a division of the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, is a year-long program that educates and encourages participants to actively seek positive and constructive changes in the community through leadership roles. The selection process is competitive and qualified applicants must have […]

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THF Congratulates Mike Yuhas and Lindsey Gregory for Receiving Their CPA License

THF congratulates Mike Yuhas and Lindsey Gregory for receiving their Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license. Mike Yuhas received his bachelor’s degree in International Business from Westminster College and his Master of Accounting in Taxation from Florida State University. He is in our Tallahassee office and works as a staff accountant in the tax services department. […]

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THF Named One Of “America’s Top Recommended Tax and Accounting Firms” by Forbes Magazine

Thomas Howell Ferguson (THF) has been named one of “America’s Top Recommended Tax and Accounting Firms” by Forbes Magazine. Forbes partnered with the market research company Statista to create the award list through an independent survey of tax and accounting professionals who provided thousands of recommendations.  Respondents were recruited via an online survey, as well […]

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THF Congratulates Matt Walker on Joining the United Way Suncoast Young Leader’s Society Steering Committee

THF congratulates Matt Walker on joining the United Way Suncoast Young Leader’s Society Steering Committee. The United Way Suncoast (UWS) Young Leaders’ Society (YLS) Steering Committee members provide leadership to build YLS into the most recognized, esteemed, and influential group in the region through its volunteerism, leadership development, and advocacy of the three pillars of the […]

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THF Promotes Lorelle Chapman and Madeline Ruttenbur to Senior

THF congratulates Lorelle Chapman and Madeline Ruttenbur on their promotions to Senior in the Assurance Services Department. Lorelle began working at THF in January 2017.  She has been working in accounting for more than four years providing assurance services.  Lorelle received her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Florida State University. Madeline began working at THF […]

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THF Promotes Nick Gilpin and Jorge Rivera to Manager

THF congratulates Nick Gilpin and Jorge Rivera on their promotions to Manager in the Tax Services Department. Nick Gilpin joined THF in 2014 and has over five years of experience providing tax compliance and consulting services.  Having a broad foundation in various fields, Nick’s primary focus and professional development has been concentrated on THF’s large […]

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New Standards for Not-For-Profits Affect Several Major Areas

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) developed several new accounting standards in recent years. Regarding nonprofits, there are many areas that these new standards will affect moving forward. One new standard already being adopted by many nonprofit organizations is the new nonprofit financial statement format, ASU 2016-14. This standard affects many areas including liquidity disclosures, […]

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THF Promotes Dennis Gallant to Director and Bainbridge Market Leader and Matthew Walker to Senior Manager

THF congratulates Dennis Gallant on his promotion to Director and Bainbridge Market Leader in the Tax Services Department and Matthew Walker on his promotion to Senior Manager in the Assurance Services Department. Dennis joined THF in 2015.  He has been providing tax compliance and consulting services for more than 24 years.  He received his bachelor’s […]

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THF Welcomes Renn Vickers to the Assurance Services Department

THF welcomes Renn Vickers to the Assurance Services Department! Renn, a Tallahassee native, attended Florida State University and earned her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in accounting.  Since 1988, Renn has been providing accounting and assurance services to a variety of industries including governmental, not-for-profit, and insurance.  Renn is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) […]

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THF Congratulates Kayla Twogood on Joining the Lee’s Place Board of Directors

THF congratulates Kayla Twogood on joining the Lee’s Place Board of Directors. Lee’s Place was founded in 2000 after the president Brenda Rabalais lost her son, Lee, to cancer. This organization sets out to provide grief, loss, and trauma counseling to individuals and families that may not otherwise be able to afford it.  The Lee’s […]

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THF Congratulates Allison Harrell and Andrea Medley on Joining Local Boards

THF congratulates Allison Harrell on joining the Governor’s Club Board of Governors and Andrea Medley on joining the American Red Cross North Florida Region Board. Allison is a Shareholder in the Assurance Services Department at THF.  She attended Florida State University and received her bachelor’s degree in accounting and her master’s degree in accountancy with […]

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THF Congratulates Taylor Harmon on being recognized as a Tallahassee Network of Young Professionals’ Golden A.C.E. Award Winner!

THF congratulates Taylor Harmon on being recognized as a the Tallahassee Network of Young Professionals’ Golden A.C.E award winner. The Golden A.C.E. Awards recognizes the Capital City’s top “20 Under 40” young professionals. A Golden A.C.E. recipient is an emerging young leader in their respective industry and represents the award’s namesake – to highlight those in […]

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THF’s Tampa Team Named Winner of United Way Suncoast Award

   THF’s Tampa Team has been named the winner of the United Way Spirit of Suncoast Award in the category of “less than 100 employees” for the 2018 campaign year. United Way’s Spirit of Suncoast Award honors local companies for their exceptional commitment and investment by their organization and their employees. The award is presented […]

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THF Congratulates Brandon Mott on Being Selected as an FICPA Horizon Award Recipient

THF congratulates Brandon Mott on being selected as a Florida Institute of Certified Professional Accountants (FICPA) Horizon Award recipient. The FICPA’s Horizon Awards recognize the brightest young CPAs who are advancing the CPA profession and working to better their communities through service. Honorees are considered to be accelerating the accounting field through professional experience, leadership, […]

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THF Congratulates Megan Keplinger on Joining the Tallahassee Network of Young Professionals Board

THF congratulates Megan Keplinger on joining the Tallahassee Network of Young Professionals Board as the Marketing Chair. The Tallahassee Network of Young Professionals was established with the goal to foster personal and professional growth by connecting members through fun and engaging activities, while simultaneously offering career enhancing opportunities. Its mission is to make Tallahassee a city […]

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