The Thomas Howell Ferguson Blog

Words Count

Subscribe to our newsletter


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: . You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

THF Congratulates Ying Wang and Megan Townsend on their new leadership roles with community boards

THF congratulates Ying Wang and Megan Townsend on their new leadership roles with community boards.   Ying Wang recently joined the Girls on the Run Board of Directors. Girls on the Run is an after-school program designed to inspire girls of all abilities to recognize and embrace their inner strength. Lessons emphasize the important connection […]

Read More…

How to Avoid Post-Disaster Scams

Criminals and scammers often try to take advantage of the generous donors who want to help disaster victims. These scams often pop up after a hurricane, wildfire, or other disaster. This year, with the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone should be vigilant. So, how do these scams start? Disaster scams normally start with unsolicited contact. The scammer […]

Read More…

THF Promotes Lindsey Gregory to Senior and Melisa Chui and Randon Holt to Consultant II

THF congratulates Lindsey Gregory on her promotion to Senior in the Assurance Services Department and Melisa Chui and Randon Holt on their promotion to Consultant II in the Government Services Department. Lindsey joined THF in September 2018 and has over two years of experience in public accounting providing assurance services.  Lindsey received her bachelor’s degree […]

Read More…

THF recently hosted the 10th annual Insurance Conference on Financial Reporting (INCON)

THF recently hosted the 10th annual Insurance Conference on Financial Reporting (INCON) with the Florida State University Catastrophic Storm Risk Management Center. INCON is a conference for insurer CFOs, controllers, treasurers, and others who deal with insurer financial matters. This conference offers unparalleled opportunities to stay abreast of changes that impact the activities and financial […]

Read More…

THF Promotes Nicole Acosta to Manager and Brittany Bechtel to Senior Consultant

THF congratulates Nicole Acosta on her promotion to Manager and Brittany Bechtel on her promotion to Senior Consultant. Nicole Acosta joined THF in June 2018 and has over six years of experience providing disaster recovery, procurement, and consulting services. She works in the government services department in the Tallahassee office. Nicole received her bachelor of […]

Read More…

THF Promotes Chandler Russell, Phil Focaracci, and Tim Icardi to Manager

THF congratulates Chandler Russell, Phil Focaracci, and Tim Icardi on their promotion to Manager. Chandler Russell joined THF in October 2015 and has over five years of experience in public accounting providing assurance services.  She works in the assurance services department in the Tallahassee office. She received her Bachelor of Science in accounting and Masters […]

Read More…

FEMA Public Assistance Guidance Release

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released its updated Public Assistance Guidance for COVID-19 reimbursable expenditures under the Public Assistance Program.  The guidance is meant to clarify these parameters, particularly in relation to emergency protective measures. As of September 15, FEMA may provide assistance only for the following emergency protective measures in response to […]

Read More…

THF Named One of the 2020 Best of the Best Accounting Firms and the 105th Largest Accounting Firm in the Nation by Inside Public Accounting

THF has been named one of the 2020 Best of the Best Accounting Firms and the 105th largest accounting firm in the nation by INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA). The IPA 400, recognizing the top U.S. based accounting firms, is the most comprehensive list of North American public accounting firms available. IPA annually ranks the largest […]

Read More…

Modifications to the Main Street Lending Program Expands Eligibility to Not-For-Profits

On Friday, July 24th, the Federal Reserve Board released modifications to the Main Street Lending Program that will provide greater access to credit for not-for-profit organizations.  The Board approved two new loan options to provide support to a broad set of not-for-profit organizations that were in sound financial condition prior to the pandemic.  The Board […]

Read More…

CARES Act Funding Overview Webinar

Our very own Steve Stevens had the opportunity to speak on the overview of the CARES Act Funding.  Check out the full webinar here, or you can read some of the notes from the session below. CARES Act Local Government Program Process for counties to receive CARES funding Counties accessed disbursement using the DEM Grants Management […]

Read More…

The CARES Act’s Impact on Retirement Plans

Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic (CARES) Act on March 27, 2020.  The CARES Act includes provisions that impact retirement plans of all types.  Continue reading to learn more about the key CARES Act provisions passed. Coronavirus-Related Distribution This is a new distribution category that may be added to existing plans. Plans may […]

Read More…

FEMA Reimbursement for COVID-19 Expenses for Private Non-Profits Webinar

In case you missed the webinar today on FEMA Reimbursement for COVID-19 Expenses, we have included information below that was discussed.  In the webinar, we also spoke about the CARES Act and the Employee Retention Credit. You can access the FEMA Reimbursement for COVID-19 Expenses for Private Non-Profits presentation at the link below. FEMA Reimbursement […]

Read More…

THF Congratulates Andrea Medley on Being Accepted into Leadership Tallahassee Class 38

THF congratulates Andrea Medley on being accepted into Leadership Tallahassee Class 38. Leadership Tallahassee, a division of the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, is a year-long program that educates and encourages participants to actively seek positive and constructive changes in the community through leadership roles. The selection process is competitive and qualified applicants must have […]

Read More…

How Does the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (PPPFA) Impact My Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan?

Recently, the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (PPPFA), was signed into law.  This gives borrowers additional time and flexibility to use Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan proceeds. The PPPFA is intended to serve as an additional boost for small businesses trying to muscle through this pandemic-induced economic crisis. Continue reading to see how your business […]

Read More…

Effective Dates Delayed for Some Accounting Standards Updates

In response to uncertainties surrounding COVID-19, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) voted on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, to extend the effective date for certain Accounting Standards Updates (ASU). Following is a summary of the FASB’s actions from that meeting. Revenue Recognition ASU The effective date of the FASB revenue recognition ASU has been extended […]

Read More…

What Costs May Be Reimbursable By FEMA for COVID-19?

What Costs May Be Reimbursable By FEMA for COVID-19? All major disasters can lead to some form of political, social, and economic consequence. Normally these events are confined to a region of the country and regions within the respective states impacted. COVID-19 is not normal and has impacted all sectors of the economy including governments […]

Read More…