Hood & Strong Community Involvement

A team of runners from Hood & Strong participated in the Oakland Marathon on March 20. H&S runners participated in a corporate cup, 5k, and fun run.

Susan Malone presented a GAAP update at the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance meeting in January.

Hood & Strong will host a table at the State of the Valley, Joint Venture Silicon Valley on February 12.

Jonathan Willyerd will be speaking at the CalCPA Silicon Valley Not-for-Profit group in March, on the subject of “Implementing the New Uniform Grant Guidance.”

Jill Kitchin is a member of the CalCPA ERISA conference committee, the committee that plans the 2016 Employee Benefits Conference, which is held on April 25, 2016 in San Francisco. Jill will also be speaking in one of the sessions, “Operational Errors… Now What?” This session will discuss what to do when plan operational errors are identified.

Gia Park has been nominated and voted in to be a CalCPA board member for the East Bay chapter. Her two-year term will start May 1, 2016. Tammy Sugihara is currently serving her second year on CalCPA East Bay chapter board.

September 21, 2015

On November 13, Jorge Servin and Jill Kitchin presented at the Bay Area Fiscal & Administrative Officers Group for Community Foundation on the topic of “Disclosures for Investments in Certain Entities that Calculate Net Asset Value per Share (or its equivalent).”

Robert Raffo, managing partner, was recently elected to the Board and Finance Committee for the Center for Excellence in Nonprofits (CEN).

Susan Malone, audit and advisory partner, will present at “From Inspiration to Implementation: Working with Philanthropic Advisors, Lawyers and Accountants” on October 15, 2015. This seminar will focus on working effectively with philanthropic professionals in the design, creation, and operation of a charitable philanthropic strategy.

Raul Hernandez, audit and advisory partner, was recently elected as Northern Regional chair for the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce.

Hood & Strong sponsored a Canine Companion for Independence event over the summer. Hood & Strong is proud to support clients, in the office and in the community.

George Paulsen, tax and business advisory partner, is on the planning committee for the CSCPA Start-Up Conference. This conference brings together experts from myriad sectors to discuss key topics facing startup businesses and the professionals who advise them.

Jill Kitchin, audit manager, is on the planning committee for the CalCPA Employee Benefit Plan conference, which is held April 30 – May 1 every year.