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February 28, 2019

GRF Recognized Among the Top Accounting Firms in Washington, DC

Once again, Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman CPAs (GRF) is recognized as a top 25 accounting firm by the Washington Business Journal (WBJ). WBJ ranks firms on the number of metro-area professionals and publishes the results in its annual Book of Lists. Click here for the full list of the 2018 Largest Accounting Firms in Greater…

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February 28, 2019

Darren Hulem Earns the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) PCI Professional (PCIP) Certification

GRF Network Administrator Auditor Darren Hulem, PCIP, Security+ has passed the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) PCI Professional (PCIP) Exam. The PCIP certification demonstrates professional knowledge and understanding of PCI Data Security Standards (PCI DSS). PCI Professionals can advise organizations on PCI DSS requirements, how to build and maintain a secure payment…

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January 15, 2019

Managing Partner Jackie Cardello, CPA Recognized in The Responsible 100

Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman Managing Partner Jackie Cardello, CPA was recognized by City & State New York with their annual The Responsible 100 award. This award honors an elite group who set new standards of excellence, dedication and leadership in improving their communities and making transformative change. This year, City & State New York selected…

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January 4, 2019

GRF Audit Supervisor Mac Lillard Earns the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) PCI Professional (PCIP) Certification

GRF Audit Supervisor Mac Lillard, CPA, CISA, CITP, PCIP, CFE  recently passed the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) PCI Professional (PCIP) Exam. The PCIP certification demonstrates professional knowledge and understanding of PCI Data Security Standards (PCI DSS). PCI Professionals can advise organizations on PCI DSS requirements, how to build and maintain a…

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December 13, 2018

Hackers fooled Save the Children into sending $1 million to a phony account

GRF Nonprofit Tax Partner Richard Locastro, CPA, JD weighs in on the growing number of organizations, including nonprofits, falling victim to cyberscams. Read The Boston Globe article, “Hackers fooled Save the Children into sending $1 million to a phony account.” Read the article

December 10, 2018

Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman CPAs Adds New Principals to Growing Practices

December 10, 2018 Bethesda, MD:  Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman CPAs (GRF) announced today that the firm has added two new principals to supplement rapidly growing practice areas. Melissa Musser, CPA, CITP, CISA has joined the firm as a Principal in the firm’s Risk & Advisory Services practice, and Paul H. Calabrese has been named a…

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November 12, 2018

Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman CPAs to Partner with PCI Security Standards Council to Help Secure Payment Data Worldwide

Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman CPAs (GRF) announced that it has joined the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) as a new Participating Organization. GRF will work with the PCI SSC to help secure payment data worldwide through the ongoing development and adoption of the PCI Security Standards. The PCI SSC leads a global, cross-industry effort…

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November 9, 2018

Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman CPAs Ranked #12 Among Midsized Firms By Accounting Today

Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman CPAs (GRF) has been honored once again among Accounting Today’s Best Firms to Work For. GRF’s 2018 national ranking among midsized firms soared to #12 from #17 the previous year. “Our firm culture is very unique,” said GRF Managing Partner, Jackie Cardello. “GRF strives to maintain a workplace that fosters opportunity…

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August 31, 2018

GRF Tax Manager Stephen Boisvert Earns the Preeminent CExP™ Designation for Exit Planning

GRF Tax Manager Stephen Boisvert, CPA, MST, CExP™, member of The BEI Network of Exit Planning Professionals™, recently earned the designation of a BEI Certified Exit Planner (CExP™).  The BEI CExP™ designation is the standard for Exit Planning certification. Through train­ing, rigorous testing and in-depth Exit Plan Creation coursework, Mr. Boisvert has demonstrated that he…

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August 10, 2018

CPAmerica International’s 40th Anniversary highlights GRF Managing Partner Jackie Cardello, CPA

2018 marks CPAmerica International’s 40th anniversary. Celebrating their members, they have highlighted five different long-term members in each of our five regions. Take a look at each one that describes the unique relationship of how it all began and where they are now. GRF Managing Partner Jackie Cardello, CPA highlighted in region 4. Click here…

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