December 2020 - Whitley Penn

The collection of previous press releases from Whitley Penn.

Robert Pike Selected to Join NUCA Texas Board of Directors

Fort Worth, TX (December 28, 2020) – Whitley Penn Tax Senior Manager, Robert Pike has been selected to join National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) Texas Board of Directors Board of Directors for a 1-year term (2021-2022). Pike has more than 10 years of public accounting experience serving clients in a variety of tax and consulting


December 22, 2020 – Congress Passes Legislative Package that Provides Additional Coronavirus Relief

Late last night, following several days of contentious negotiations, Congress approved the “Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021” (“Act”) which includes a legislative package that provides an additional $900 billion of pandemic relief for American taxpayers. The Act also includes an additional $1.4 trillion of funding for government operations through the end of the 2021 fiscal year. President


Jennifer Johnson, CPA Joins as Oil & Gas Controller

Dallas, TX (December 18, 2020) – Jennifer Johnson, CPA has joined Whitley Penn as an Oil & Gas Consulting Controller in the firm’s Dallas office.    Johnson has spent more than 30 years working in the oil and gas industry in both the public and private sector. She has experience in all areas of accounting


Joni Lui, CIR Named to Fort Worth HR Board of Directors

Fort Worth, TX (December 17, 2020) – Whitley Penn is pleased to announce that Joni Lui, Talent Acquisition Associate, has been named to the Board of Directors for Fort Worth HR (FWHR). Joni will be inaugurated on December 17, 2020. Her term will be effective starting January 1, 2021 and will serve a 2 year.


Whitley Penn Recognized Among Fastest Growing Companies in Fort Worth

Fort Worth, TX – (December 11, 2020) –Whitley Penn is pleased to announce that the firm has been named again to Fort Worth Inc.’s Fastest Growing Companies in Fort Wort list. The list is ranked by three-year revenue growth between 2015 and 2018. Companies were eligible to compete if they’re for-profit; generated revenue by March


Whitley Penn Wins Category in D CEO’s 2020 Excellence in Healthcare Awards

Dallas, TX (December 9, 2020) – Whitley Penn’s health and wellness program, FitWhit, was recently recognized as the winner for the Outstanding Wellness Program category in D CEO’s 2020 Excellence in Healthcare Awards. The awards recognized North Texas individuals, companies, initiatives, and organizations who strive to keep the community healthy. FitWhit is dedicated to improving


November 23, 2020 – IRS Issues Guidance on Deducting Expenses Funded with PPP Loan Proceeds

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act established the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) that provided loan funding for qualifying small businesses. Under the CARES Act, a PPP loan may be forgiven if the borrower uses the proceeds to pay specified expenses (including payroll costs, interest on qualified mortgage indebtedness, rent under a qualified lease


Jeff Howard Earns Accredited Petroleum Accountant® Certification

Dallas, TX – (December 8, 2020) – Oil & Gas Assistant Controller, Jeff Howard, APA®, has earned the Accredited Petroleum Accountant® (APA) Certification. The APA® certification is offered by the Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies, Inc. (COPAS) and equips industry professionals with the knowledge and understanding to excel and perform at the highest level. Howard


Whitley Penn Recognized as a Healthiest Employer in Texas

Fort Worth, TX (December 7, 2020) – Whitley Penn has been recognized as one of the Healthiest Employers of Texas by Healthiest Employers®. This award was created to honor organizations that prioritize the well-being of their employee population, their commitment to workplace wellness, and exceptional health and benefit offerings. The firm was recognized as one

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