Matt Cochran, CPA, Named Audit Manager at Lucas Horsfall

first_img 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Matt Cochran, CPA, was named an audit manager of Lucas Horsfall, it was announced today by Mike Amerio, managing partner.Cochran works with private middle market companies and nonprofit organizations. His industry focus is in manufacturing and distribution, professional services, retail and franchise, and media and entertainment. In addition to providing audit and review services, Cochran has also provided consulting services including buy-side due diligence.Cochran holds a bachelor’s degree with concentrations in accounting, finance and marketing from Marquette University. He lives in Sherman Oaks.Lucas Horsfall is a 48-person, 85-year-old firm, and is one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in Southern California. The firm has a special emphasis in the manufacturing, construction, insurance brokerage and not-for-profit fields. Through its international alliances with over 250 accounting and law firms around the world, Lucas Horsfall is capable of providing services globally. Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business Newscenter_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week Company News Briefs Matt Cochran, CPA, Named Audit Manager at Lucas Horsfall From STAFF REPORTS Published on Saturday, January 16, 2016 | 2:07 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

Dream renovation: How to turn a house you hate into a home you love

first_imgThe kitchen in the home at 9 Bond Plc, Carindale, after the renovation.The couple, and their eight-year old twins, lived in the house for most of the renovation, which is why they decided to take their time.“We have built a house before, so I guess we knew what we were in for,” Mr Majid said.“We were conscious of the impact it was going to have and we had to schedule it in, which is why it has taken a while, rather than six months of terrible pain. It worked well for us.“The things that really stop your life are kitchens and bathrooms. That’s what you’ve got to get done before you move in to the property.” UNIT SELLS 10 TIMES ABOVE SUBURB MEDIAN The transformation was a staged process, focused on quality and clean finishings.“We did the bathrooms and kitchen early on, then the flooring, then the light fittings, then rendering, then painting, then the exterior,” Mr Majid said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours ago“It has been very much a labour of love.“We’ve gone; ‘Okay, how can we make it look better from every angle?’” Inside the home at 9 Bond Plc, Carindale, after the renovation. The outside of the home, after the renovation. The front of the home at 9 Bond Plc, Carindale, after the renovation. One of the bedrooms in the home at 9 Bond Plc, Carindale, before the renovation. The kitchen in the home at 9 Bond Plc, Carindale, before the renovation. A bathroom in the home at 9 Bond Plc, Carindale, before the renovation. The front of the home at 9 Bond Plc, Carindale, before the renovation.MUHAMMAD and Sally Majid couldn’t find a home they loved, so they settled for one they didn’t really like.Sounds crazy, right?But the next three years would take the couple on a journey they will forever be proud of — turning a house into a home. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE “We wanted to put in the time and effort to make it ours, and make it look beautiful,” Mr Majid said. It was a compromise they made in 2015 after moving from Sydney to Brisbane and spending six months house hunting. The living area of the home at 9 Bond Plc, Carindale, before the renovation.center_img One of the bathrooms in the home at 9 Bond Plc, Carindale, after the renovation.Mr Majid described the renovation as modern and minimalistic.The low set, four-bedroom, two-bathroom home, on a 531 sqm block, is dressed in neutral tones with oak flooring and clean lines. “We haven’t gone with things that are very ornate,” he said. “We kind of like the fresh style. Even the exterior we’ve kept quite clean and simple — a blue roof and white exterior. “We were conscious that if we were to sell, someone might want to come in and customise it.” ‘TIME CAPSULE’ SELLS FOR MILLIONS The hub of the home is the large, open-plan living area, which is surrounded by floor-to-ceiling glass windows.“It’s the one thing that really attracted me to the property, and we knew we could make it look as good as it does today,” Mr Majid said.“It just means every morning, you lift the curtains up and you get such beautiful sunshine.“It captures the essence of living in Queensland almost. “It’s what we absolutely loved about the house and we thought; ‘Okay, we could set up a lot of the living space around that area’.” The living and dining area of the home, after the renovation.This space extends out to the back patio and fully fenced yard. The new kitchen is sleek and functional, with Caesarstone benchtops, a breakfast bar, soft close drawers, a CHEF oven and gas cooktop. The back of the home, after the renovation.“We were renting initially, but didn’t find anything we really liked,” Mr Majid said.“They were either too expensive or not value for money, etc.“Eventually, we said; ‘Okay, perhaps we find a place we can make into something we absolutely love.“That’s how we ended up buying a property that we didn’t really like.”That property was 9 Bond Plc, Carindale. “We knew there was quite a bit of work to be done,” Mr Majid said.“We liked the (floor) plan, but it needed a bit of love and care.” INSIDE JAWDROPPING $15M UNIT The second bathroom in the home before the renovation. One of the bedrooms in the home after the renovation.The main bedroom has an ensuite with dual vanities, while the other three bedrooms have built-in wardrobes.The property is in a cul-de-sac in the sought-after Mansfield State School catchment, close to parkland. The front of the home at 9 Bond Plc, Carindale, before the renovation. The living room in the home, after the renovation.The Majid’s are reluctantly selling after stumbling across a property that better suits the needs of their growing family — and doesn’t require any work to be done.“The kids have now gotten to an age where they really want a pool,” Mr Majid said.“On the way back from taking the kids to soccer we were discussing putting a pool in and then we saw an open house with a pool in it.”They took one look at it and decided it might be wise to put their renovation days behind them.The property at 9 Bond Plc, Carindale, is for sale through Will Torres of Torres Property – Coorparoo.RENO FACT CHECKTotal spend: $150,000Time taken: 3 years Approx end valuation: Mid $800,000slast_img read more

Jessica leads South West qualifiers for Grand Medal Final

first_img Devon 14-year-old Jessica Francis booked her place in the 2013 England Golf Grand Medal Final when she scored a two-shot win in the South West Region qualifier at Sherborne, Dorset.Jessica, from Churston, had a net score of two-under 72 and leads 10 qualifiers for the Grand Final. She commented: “It’s amazing, I just can’t describe it.”She will be joined at the Grand Medal Final at Northants County Golf Club on June 29 by: Sheelah Ayliffe (Bovey Tracey), Helen Kenworthy (Axe Cliff), Alison Hooper (Henbury), Jean Booth (Burnham & Berrow), Jane Southcombe (Lyme Regis), Donna Saunders (Yeovil), Lesley Pascoe (Stover), Abigail Turner (Okehampton) and Jenny Robins (Tidworth Garrison).The event was contested by the best women club medal players from six counties: Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire. All the regional finalists had returned the best four scores at their club in the England Golf Medals during 2012.Jessica’s round included a gross birdie three on the 17th and will help her cut her 13 handicap. The Brixham College pupil took up golf about four years ago, inspired by her brother who has a one-handicap. This season her target is to follow him into single figures.This was the second of six regional medal finals. The South regional final has already been held and the others are: East on 30 April at Gog Magog, Cambs & Hunts; Midlands South on 3 May at Hazlemere, Buckinghamshire; Midlands North on 22 May at Radcliffe-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire; North on 23 May at Eaton, Cheshire.Qualifying net scoresPar 74 CSS 7872 Jessica Francis (Churston)74 Sheelah Ayliffe (Bovey Tracey)75 Helen Kenworthy (Axe Cliff)76 Alison Hooper (Henbury)77 Jean Booth (Burnham & Berrow)78 Jane Southcombe (Lyme Regis), Donna Saunders (Yeovil), Lesley Pascoe (Stover), Abigail Turner (Okehampton)79 Jenny Robins (Tidworth Garrison) 25 Apr 2013 Jessica leads South West qualifiers for Grand Medal Final last_img read more

Woods says meeting Mandela “inspiring time”

first_imgTiger Woods makes his approach shot on the 18th hole during the first round of the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge golf tournament at Sherwood Country Club, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, in Thousand Oaks, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Tiger Woods said the death of Nelson Mandela was “a sad day for many people,” especially those who had the chance to meet him.That moment was 15 years ago for Woods when he was in South Africa for the Million Dollar Challenge.“It’s sad for everyone who got a chance to not only meet him, but I’ve been influenced by him,” Woods said Thursday after the first round of his World Challenge. “I got a chance to meet him with my father back in ’98. He invited us to his home, and it was one of the inspiring times I’ve ever had in my life.”Woods did not go into details of stories about Mandela that he has told many times over the years.At the British Open this summer, when Mandela’s health was failing, he told of walking into a living room in Mandela’s home and feeling a presence he couldn’t describe.“It still gives me chills to this day, thinking about it,” Woods said in July at Muirfield. “A gentleman asked us to go into this side room over here and, ‘President Mandela will join you in a little bit. And we walked in the room, and my dad and I were just kind of looking around. And I said, ‘Dad, do you feel that? And he says, ‘Yeah, it feels different in this room.“And it was just like a different energy in the room,” Woods said. “We just looked at each other and just shrugged our shoulders and whatever. And maybe, I’m guessing probably 30 seconds later, I heard some movement behind me and it was President Mandela folding up the paper. And it was pretty amazing. The energy that he has, that he exudes, is unlike any person I’ve ever met. And it was an honor to meet him at his home. And that’s an experience that I will never, ever forget.”Woods later paid his respects on Twitter.“Pop & I felt your aura went we met, I feel it today & I will feel it forever. You have done so much for humanity…” said one tweet from Woods. It was followed by, “You will always be in my heart Mr. Mandela.”Woods, the first player of Black heritage to win the Masters in 1997 with a record-breaking performance, was in the middle of overhauling his swing in the fall of 1998. The week after Thanksgiving, he played the Casio World Open in Japan and then made his first trip to South Africa.“I had read all the information about him,” Woods told The Associated Press in a 2003 interview. “If you’re a minority, you’ve read up on what he did. To go through what he did for 27 years and come out and be as humble as he was, and then run the country … how tough a person do you have to be to do that?”Woods returned to South Africa five years later for the Presidents Cup, a time when there was uncertainly whether Americans would travel such a long distance in November for the event. Woods never gave it a second thought, telling the AP he surely would have gotten a phone call from Mandela.“How can you not want to do anything for that man?” he said.Mandela met with Woods, Ernie Els and the rest of the players that week at the Presidents Cup, and he attended the opening ceremony.Woods was informed of Mandela’s death after finishing his round at Sherwood Country Club, and before he spoke to reporters.“He certainly had an impact on my life and certainly my father’s,” Woods said. “When he came out (of prison), the country could have fallen apart. It could have gone a lot of different ways, and he led it to where it’s at now. And the world is going to miss him.”For Mandela to spend 27 years in prison and emerge without hatred is what Woods found difficult to fathom.“I don’t think any of us probably here could have survived that and come out as humble and as dignified as he did,” Woods said. “And to lead an entire nation and to basically love the world when he came out, I think that’s a testament to his will and his spirit and who he was.”last_img read more