conference in city
Rich Barlett, CPA and Michael Klees, CPA, partners with Lewis Barlett Klees, PC, recently attended a conference entitled "Accounting Current Developments Conference." It was offered by the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) in Williamsport. This session reviewed the major issues and challenges faced by the accounting profession today. It covered the most recently issued official pronouncements, and provided an update on compilations, reviews, and recent FASB developments.
Highlights included: Audit risk and the economy, FASB/IASB convergence projects; financial statement presentation; consolidation; and financial instruments, revenue recognition, lease accounting proposals and implementation challenges, the future of private company accounting standards, compilation and review updates, and auditing standard updates.
Lewis Barlett Klees, PC is one of central Pennsylvania's leading accounting and business development firms. The firm has offices located in Milton, Bloomsburg, and Lewisburg. The company offers auditing, accounting, tax and management advisory services to government, not-for-profit agencies and private businesses, in addition to tax preparation for individuals. For free tax and business information, visit LewisBarlettKlees.com.
Bank and Trust hires
new vice president
William E. Wood, Chairman, President and CEO of Clearfield Bank and Trust Co. announced recently that, R. Daniel Eichinger, has been named vice president and trust officer for Clearfield Bank and Trust Co. A news release said he brings extensive experience in portfolio management, estate planning, personal and institutional trust administration.
He is a former graduate of Robert Morris University in marketing and math. He is a Vietnam veteran, having served in the Navy. Eichinger currently belongs to the Lycoming County Estate Planning Council, Planned Giving Council of Central PA, Geriatric Interest Networking and previously was a Director of Philanthropy for the North Central Chapter of the American Red Cross.
Eichinger makes his home in Williamsport and looks forward to serving his clients with the best possible service. He was formally with M&T Bank's private client services department located in Williamsport.
Clearfield Bank and Trust Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of CBT Financial Corp, headquartered in Clearfield, PA, operates 13 community offices throughout Bedford, Blair, Centre, Clearfield and Huntingdon Counties. For consumers and businesses, the Bank provides a variety of deposit accounts, affordable loans, online banking and trust services.
2 city attorneys
on 'Super Lawyer' list
The law firm of Rieders, Travis, Humphrey, Harris, Waters & Waffenschmidt congratulates partners Clifford Rieders and Jack Humphrey for inclusion on the 2011 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer's list. According to the publication, only 5 percent of Pennsylvania attorneys are chosen each year. Rieders has been chosen each year since 2004. This is the fifth year for inclusion for Humphrey, Super Lawyers is the leading brand in lawyer ratings for consumers. The business creates and distributes a list each year of outstanding U.S. lawyers by state and reaches more than 70 practice areas. The magazine is published as an insert in leading city and regional magazines. This reaches more than 11 million consumers by also being available online.
The Super Lawyers selection process combines peer nominations, a blue-ribbon panel review of Super Lawyers candidates only, and independent research of candidates. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis.
Rieders' practice areas include civil litigation, medical malpractice, personal injury, products liability, professional liability, torts, aviation & aerospace, federal practice and appeals, constitutional and civil rights, class actions; dram shop liability, and railroad law. He is a nationally board certified civil trial advocate and an accomplished author of several books on the law.
Humphrey's practice areas include federal civil practice; personal injury; wrongful death; medical malpractice; professional liability; products liability, local counsel in federal civil actions.
Jewelry sales group
Lia sophia recently announced top honors for its "Excellent Beginnings" program achievers for their outstanding sales accomplishments and professionalism. Having just joined the fashion jewelry business, a news release said Shirl Waltz has earned the prestigious accomplishment in the first 15 weeks by attaining certain sales levels and by sharing lia sophia with other new advisers.
According to Bonni Davis, vice president of lia sophia, "This immediate success is a result of Shirl's hard work and dedication. Lia sophia is fortunate to have this individual as part of our team and we look forward to celebrating future successes."
All new lia sophia advisers have the opportunity to increase their earnings and earn free jewelry as part of the "Excellent Beginnings" program.
for 40-year mark
Joanne Marvin, deposit operations manager for First Citizens National Bank in Mansfield, was recognized for serving 40 years in the banking industry at the Pennsylvania Bankers Association meeting in April. The Pennsylvania Bankers Association is the state's major banking trade association.
Marvin began her career with First Citizens as a bookkeeper posting checks on a huge machine called a Postronic. The bank had just 2 branches at the time. As the bank grew, bookkeeping expanded into a full deposit operations department which Marvin has managed since 1982. In 1985, she was named Employee of the Year by the bank.
"Joanne's dedication to First Citizens and the banking industry as a whole is admirable and much appreciated by those of us who have come to rely on her for support and leadership " stated Randall E. Black, CEO and president. "She has been an integral part of our growth and her knowledge and experience are irreplaceable."
First Citizens National Bank, headquartered in Mansfield, has offices in Blossburg, Ulysses, Genesee, Sayre, Wellsboro, Troy, Canton, Gillett, Millerton LeRaysville, Rome, Towanda and Wellsville, N.Y. as well as two in-store offices located in the Mansfield Wal-Mart and the Wellsboro Weis Market. For more information on First Citizens National Bank, contact the office nearest you or visit the website at www.firstcitizensbank.com.
City man elected
to state council
Romey D. Fagnano, a certified public accountant from Williamsport, was elected to a three-year term on the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants' Council at its annual meeting, held this year in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. His term on the governing body will expire in 2013.
Fagnano is the finance director for the Lycoming Housing Authority in Williamsport. He is currently a member of the Relations with Schools and Colleges Committee for PICPA's North Central Chapter. Fagnano was also a past president of PICPA's North Central Chapter, and was a member of the Leadership Conference Planning Committee and the Chapter Operations Committee. Additionally, Fagnano is treasurer of the North Central Pennsylvania Conservancy.
Fagnano is a graduate of Lycoming College, and received his MBA from Baker College.