Deloitte & Touche USA, LLP, recently launched a corporate governance website—www.corpgov.deloitte.com. The site addresses audit committees, compensation committees, and board governance. Professionals can access discussions, podcasts, monthly postings on applicable subjects, and periodicals. It releases governance information for boards of directors, investors, attorneys, c-suite executives, etc. The online resource is open for all and is updated on a regular basis. The new website complements Deloitte's Audit Committee Online website, quoted as one of the "20 websites every director should bookmark" by Corporate Board Member magazine.
Flint Journal appoints new accounting manager
The Flint Journal has hired Tim Berlin as its new accounting manager. Berlin will take charge of his new post July 1st. He will be managing all matters related to accounting, as well as the departments of credit, payroll, and cashiers. Berlin joins the Flint Journal in place of Dianne Taeckens, who is retiring after being associated with the firm for 30 years. A graduate of University of Michigan-Flint, Berlin looks forward to supporting the firm's management team to meet all the challenges posed by the economy and competitive forces.
Accounting firm Melton & Melton joins with MSI
Accounting firm Melton & Melton, LLP, is joining with MSI Legal & Accounting Network Worldwide (MSI). The fusion is a result of Melton & Melton's need to satisfy its growing client demand for services, both nationally and globally. It is an alternative to a merger so that not only are Melton & Melton's needs fulfilled but the firm's prized liberty and distinctiveness are also sustained.
One of the largest such firms in Houston, accounting firm Melton & Melton provides tax, audit, and corporate governance compliance services to both public and private limited companies. The link with MSI has opened the door for Melton & Melton to enter a worldwide network of more than 250 cautiously chosen independent accounting and legal firms spread all over the U.S., the Middle East, Asia-Pacific, and Africa.
Richard M. Barrow joins as CAO and senior VP of CastlePoint Holdings
Bermuda-based CastlePoint Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ:CPHL) has appointed Richard M. Barrow as chief accounting officer of the firm. In his new role, Barrow will be handling accounting and financial reporting tasks for CastlePoint Holdings and its subsidiaries. With a degree in accounting, he will also manage the post of senior vice president simultaneously. Previously, he worked as senior vice president, treasurer, and CFO for Gerling America Insurance Company, NY. Barrow, a CPA, has also served at Public Service Mutual Insurance Company, NY, as senior vice president and treasurer.
Genesis Microchip appoints acting principal accounting officer
Genesis Microchip, Inc. (Nasdaq: GNSS), has roped in Linda Millage as acting principal accounting officer while the firm continues its search for a chief financial officer. The new designation is in addition to Millage's existing roles as senior director of finance and worldwide controller. Founded in 1987, Genesis is a top supplier of image and video processing systems that facilitate advanced picture quality in a wide range of consumer and PC display products, including flat-panel TVs. California-based Genesis serves its prominent clients with a number of offices spread across the U.S., Europe, Taiwan, Canada, South Korea, India, Singapore, China, and Japan.