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Porte Brown Named as One of the 2019 Top 50 Construction Accounting Firms
August 27, 2019

Porte Brown LLC, a Chicagoland accounting firm, is pleased to announce the firm has been named as one of the 2019 Top 50 Construction Accounting Firms by Construction Executive (CE). The CE Top 50 list is based on the total number of construction clients each firm has, the number of construction CPAs, the number of staff members with CCIFP certifications...

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Porte Brown Receives Open Systems Partner Achievement Award
June 19, 2019

Porte Brown LLC received an Open Systems Partner Achievement Award at the 2019 Open Systems Partner Symposium. Open Systems recognized its top partners for outstanding performance and commitment to their clients during a ceremony at The Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel.

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Porte Brown Wealth Management LLC Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary
May 21, 2019

Porte Brown LLC is pleased to announce Porte Brown Wealth Management is celebrating it’s 10 year anniversary. “Porte Brown Wealth Management could not have reached this milestone anniversary without the dedication of the entire Porte Brown Wealth Management staff and our client loyalty,” said Ron Manso, CFP*, Director of Financial Services and a Partner* with Porte Brown Wealth Management LLC.

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Porte Brown Named as One of the 2019 Best Places to Work in Illinois
April 16, 2019

Porte Brown is pleased to announce it has been named as one of the 2019 Best Places to Work in Illinois. The Best Places to Work competition is a combination survey, study and awards ceremony established to identify the top employers in the state of Illinois. This is the seventh consecutive time Porte Brown has made the list and the fourth time within the medium employer category.

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SafeSend Returns
February 11, 2019

Porte Brown is excited to introduce SafeSend Returns™ as our electronic delivery method. With SafeSend Returns you will receive your tax returns securely and with ease. SafeSend Returns allows us to deliver your return securely and walks you through the steps of processing your return via computer, smartphone or tablet. The benefits of using SafeSend Returns include...

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Porte Brown's Sean Tews Earns CCIFP Designation
December 18, 2018

Porte Brown is proud to announce Sean Tews, CPA, has earned his CCIFP (Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional) designation. Tews’ newly earned certification increases Porte Brown’s total number of CCIFP certified professionals to six. Our sizeable contingent of CCIFP professionals places it on an elite level of CPA firms in the nation that can provide specialized accounting and financial management services to construction companies. Currently, there are only 35 CCIFPs located in IL.

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Porte Brown Wealth Management Honored as a Top Wealth Management Firm by 1st Global
December 5, 2018

Porte Brown Wealth Management was recognized for its extraordinary achievements throughout the year at the 2018 1st Global National Conference that took place from Nov. 11–13. Porte Brown Wealth Management was named a Five Diamond Eagle, which is awarded to firms based on the criterion of the firm’s production volume across all product lines.

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Porte Brown Named One of the Fastest Growing Firms
November 1, 2018

Porte Brown LLC is pleased to announce it has been named one of the fastest growing accounting firms in the U.S. by The Platt Group/Inside Public Accounting. The Fastest All-Growth firms are ranked by the change in a firm’s net revenue from the previous reporting year, and includes both organic and revenue growth from mergers.

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Porte Brown Receives Highest Rating in Peer Review
June 26, 2018

Porte Brown has received the highest rating possible following a rigorous, independent peer review of their system of quality control for the Accounting and Auditing practices. The reviewers concluded the firm’s system of quality control for the accounting and auditing practices, in effect for the year ending May 31, 2017, has been suitably designed and complied with to provide reasonable assurance of performing and reporting in conformity with applicable professional standards in all material respects.

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Porte Brown Receives Open Systems Partner Achievement Award
May 18, 2018

Porte Brown LLC received an Open Systems Partner Achievement Award during the 2018 Open Systems Partner Symposium on May 16. Open Systems recognized its top partners for outstanding performance and commitment to their clients during a ceremony at the Mystic Lake Center and Casino Hotel in Prior Lake, MN.

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Porte Brown Named as One of the 2018 Best Places to Work in Illinois
April 13, 2018

Porte Brown LLC is pleased to announce the firm has been named as one of the 2018 Best Places to Work in Illinois. The Best Places to Work competition is a combination survey, study and awards ceremony established to identify the top employers in the state of Illinois. This is the sixth consecutive time Porte Brown has made the list and the third time within the medium employer category.

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Client Insights with PAWS Chicago
February 2, 2018

PAWS Chicago has been helping the Chicagoland region for over two decades by rescuing and helping dogs and cats. Porte Brown, a Sage Intacct partner, recently had the chance to sit down with PAWS Chicago's CFO, Alisa Brill, and discuss why they switched over to Sage Intacct and how it’s positively impacted their organization. “We knew we were too big to still be on QuickBooks and were drawn to Sage Intacct by its approach to capturing a variety of operational dimensions that would allow us to slice and dice data at the specific program, department, or vendor-level."

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Gen Next: The Art of Balance
January 11, 2018

My slightly non-traditional dual degrees in art history and accounting may seem like a haphazard pairing, but it was my way of indulging my analytical and creative sides. Looking back, I now notice a simple concept that applies to both art and accounting—balance. I know that I am not alone in this feeling; my first tax season was demanding and overwhelming. In our profession, it is easy to get bogged down by busy seasons and even minor tasks such as bank reconciliations and payroll returns. Staff burnout is prevalent, and it is a challenge that many young (and experienced) professionals and firms of all sizes face.

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New Financial Insight Advances PAWS Chicago's Mission
December 8, 2017

PAWS Chicago is a 20-year-old nonprofit focused on making Chicago a “no kill” community for dogs and cats. In support of this mission, the organization adopts out over 5,000 animals annually. As the organization has grown, its management team needed a better way to track separate financials for all of their programs, while still producing the standard nonprofit tax reports.

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What's on Your Dashboard?
November 1, 2017

In the not too distant past, businesses struggled to acquire insightful financial reports in a timely and efficient manner. The data was often too late to affect any immediate business decisions, or it was too incomplete to offer any real insight or understanding of the company's current performance.

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