Decosimo’s Bill Acuff And Daniel Barber Earn Certified Internal Auditor Designations

Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Bill Acuff
Bill Acuff

Decosimo, a regional public accounting and advisory firm, announced Bill Acuff and Daniel Barber have earned the Certified Internal Auditor designation awarded by The Institute of Internal Auditors.

Mr. Acuff serves as the director of Forensic Accounting and Internal Audit Services with Decosimo Advisory Services, while Mr. Barber is an assurance supervisor with Decosimo. Mr. Acuff and Mr. Barber are both licensed certified public accountants. Mr. Acuff is a chartered global management accountant and he is certified in financial forensics. Mr. Acuff also holds a CFE credential as a certified fraud examiner.

The CIA designation is the only globally accepted certification for internal auditors and remains the standard by which individuals demonstrate their competency and professionalism in the internal auditing field by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes for businesses and organizations.

“Part of the responsibility we have as a firm is to encourage our associates to pursue continuing education opportunities that will help us in further strengthening the services we can offer to our clients,” said Nick Decosimo, firm-wide managing principal. “We are very proud of what Bill and Daniel have accomplished by earning the CIA designation. We know the additional expertise they gained by going through the CI certification process will benefit the firm and our clients.”

The Institute of Internal Auditors was established in 1941 and the CIA program was launched in 1973.

Daniel Barber
Daniel Barber

Tennessee Tops The Nation For Foreign Direct Investment Job Commitments

Tennessee was ranked the top state in the nation for foreign direct investment (FDI) job commitments in 2013 according to the 2014 Global Location Trends report.  The annual report from the IBM Institute for Business Value measured the number of jobs created by foreign-owned companies in each state during the 2013 calendar year.  Following Tennessee in the rankings were ... (click for more)

Compass Auctions To Auction Custom Motorcycle

Compass Auctions and Real Estate announced that the Auction Firm has been selected to host both the online and live auction of a one-off custom KTM 450 in cooperation with RedBull Media House to benefit the Kurt Caselli Foundation.  “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a unique piece of history,” said Steven Holt, vice president of Compass. “It ... (click for more)

Downtown Chattanooga Apartment Complex That Brought $3 Million Profit Exempt From Most Taxes Until 2022 Under PILOT

A downtown Chattanooga apartment complex that recently was sold at a $3 million profit is exempt from most property taxes through 2022 under a PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) agreement.   No payment of school taxes was included in the deal for Walnut Commons at Walnut Street and Aquarium Way.   The only taxes due on the property for the next eight ... (click for more)

Cold, Wet Front To Make For Chilly And Damp Trick Or Treating; Snow Showers Possible Saturday

A surge of cold, moist air will make for less-than-ideal trick or treat conditions on Halloween night. Temperatures are expected to dip below freezing this weekend. There is a possibility of snow showers in Chattanooga on Saturday. Here is the latest forecast: Today Showers likely, mainly after 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58. Calm wind becoming northwest ... (click for more)

Thanks For Publishing The Stokes Photo Book

I pre-ordered the Stokes Photo Book and picked it up Wednesday . The covers and content are very high quality and contain photos you will not see anywhere else.  This book of photos is worth much more than $35.  I have seen many historic photos of my hometown Chattanooga, but this collection is amazing. My favorites are National Cemetery, Confederate Cemetery near ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Saban: ‘Ratings Don’t Matter’

When the first College Football Playoff rankings were released earlier this week, Alabama football coach Nick Saban got it right on the button when he shrugged, “I don't even care, to be honest with you." "To me, none of it matters, What does it matter?” he laughed at the Tide’s No. 6 ranking. “I mean, it only matters where you end up at the end. So what matters to us is how ... (click for more)