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CONTRIBUTING AUTHORS

Authors contributing to the June 2012 issue

 

June 2012

 Jordan D. Amin, CPA, is senior manager in the Tax Department at EisnerAmper LLP. His expertise includes the review of corporate, individual, and partnership tax returns. He is chair of the AICPA’s National CPA Financial Literacy Commission, an 18-member group that works to increase awareness of the importance of financial literacy education, promote financial literacy efforts involving CPAs, and serve as the primary spokespeople for the CPA profession’s financial literacy efforts, 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy and Feed the Pig.
Make Your Community More Financially Literate page 106

 J. Carlton Collins is an author, lecturer, and technology consultant. He has published dozens of books and articles, delivered several thousand lectures, and assisted hundreds of companies with their accounting-system selection and implementation. He also writes the JofA’s monthly Technology Q&A column.
125 Technology Quick Tips page 130

 Jeff Drew is a JofA senior editor. He oversees coverage of practice management and technology. He has nearly 20 years of journalism experience, including a decade in various editorial capacities with American City Business Journals.


 Dale L. Flesher, CPA, Ph.D., CFE, CMA, CFM, CGFM, is the Arthur Andersen Alumni Professor and associate dean in the Patterson School of Accountancy at the University of Mississippi. He is the author of more than 300 journal articles, including nine previous contributions to the JofA, and 47 books in 87 editions. He received the 2011 AICPA Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award. He formerly served on the AICPA Council and on the AICPA Foundation Board of Trustees. He is a member of the Mississippi Society of CPAs, the vice president of the American Accounting Association, and a past president of the Academy of Accounting Historians.
Pioneer Specialists page 34

 Tonya K. Flesher, CPA, Ph.D., is the Arthur Andersen Professor of Accountancy in the Patterson School of Accountancy at the University of Mississippi. She is former dean of the School of Accountancy and a past president of the Academy of Accounting Historians. She also has won the Elsie M. Hood Outstanding Teacher Award, the top teaching award on campus. She has been active in developing the Uniform CPA Examination as chair and member of the Regulation Subcommittee and member of the Content Committee of the AICPA.
Pioneer Specialists page 34

 Jack Hagel is editorial director of the JofA, where he oversees international and management accounting coverage. He has more than a decade of professional journalism experience, including seven years at The News & Observer of Raleigh, N.C., where he worked as a business reporter, columnist, and editor.
CFO Round Table: Managing Uncertainty page 94

 Melora C. Heavey is a senior manager for the AICPA communications team. She manages the CPA profession’s volunteer effort 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy, the award-winning public service campaign Feed the Pig, and the Workplace Leaders in Financial Education Awards. She serves as the staff liaison to the National CPA Financial Literacy Commission, the leadership body and primary spokespeople for 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy. In addition, she develops and implements integrated communications campaigns for AICPA initiatives, such as CPA Horizons 2025.
Make Your Community More Financially Literate page 106

 Edward Mendlowitz, CPA/ABV/PFS/CFF, CGMA, is a partner with WithumSmith+Brown in New Brunswick, N.J. He is the author of Managing Your Tax Season, Second Edition (AICPA 2010). He has written numerous JofA articles. His article “Nine Ways to Make Your Firm More Exciting” (March 2001, page 63) won the Lawler Award for the best JofA article in 2001.
Carousel of Progress page 15

 Mark Murray, J.D., is a New York-based consultant and writer specializing in finance, leadership, and communications. He is the author of five management books and is the former director of worldwide communications at global public relations consultancy Burson-Marsteller. His work has appeared in Money, Inc., BusinessWeek, the Los Angeles Times, the Journal of Commerce, CFO, and The Practical Lawyer, and on abcnews.com.
Pioneer Specialists page 34

 Frank K. Ross, CPA, is director of the Howard University School of Business Center for Accounting Education and a visiting professor of accounting, teaching auditing and ethics.
Best Practices for Promotion of Diversity in the Accounting Profession page 88

 Bill Sheridan, CAE, is chief communications officer for the Maryland Association of CPAs and co-author of the MACPA’s “CPA Success” blog. He has reported on XBRL issues for the association for nearly 10 years.


 Ken Tysiac is a JofA senior editor. He covers breaking news for journalofaccountancy.com and for print. He has more than 20 years of journalism experience, including work with The Charlotte Observer and The News & Observer, of Raleigh, N.C., and has had two books published.


 David M. Walker, CPA, was comptroller general of the United States and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office from 1998 to 2008. He is currently CEO of the Comeback America Initiative, a nonprofit organization that promotes fiscal responsibility and seeks solutions to America’s federal, state, and local fiscal imbalances.
The CPA’s Role in Restoring Fiscal Sanity page 100

 Jean T. Wells, CPA, J.D., is an assistant professor of accounting at the Howard University School of Business in Washington. She is a member of the JofA’s Board of Editorial Advisers and a frequent contributor to the JofA’s Tax Matters column.
Best Practices for Promotion of Diversity in the Accounting Profession page 88

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