Authors contributing to the November 2012 issue

  Embracing Change: Richard Caturano, the AICPA’s 100th Chairman, Outlines Vision to Grow and Advance the Profession page 26
  Back to Basics: Proposed Framework for SMEs Geared for Reliability and Simplicity page 32
  Applying the Principles: COSO Proposal Relates Framework to External Financial Reporting page 36
Ken Tysiac is a JofA senior editor. He covers breaking news for 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.

  Windows 8: Jump or Wait? page 40
J. Carlton Collins, CPA, 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.

  Facing the Tax Cliff page 48
Alistair M. Nevius, J.D., is the JofA editor-in-chief, tax. He also oversees AICPA coverage of tax issues in The Tax Adviser and Insider e-newsletters. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago and Boston University School of Law and has more than 20 years of experience in tax and legal publishing.

  Schedule UTP: The Early Returns Are In page 54
Anson H. Asbury, J.D., LL.M., is founder of Asbury Law Firm in Atlanta. He has more than 14 years of experience representing corporations, partnerships, and high-net-worth individuals in all stages of tax controversy. He is a former clerk to Judge Joseph Gale of the U.S. Tax Court and is an adjunct professor of tax law at the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School.


News quiz: College debt, stolen identities, and retirement planning

See how much you know about these developments and others in the Journal of Accountancy news quiz.


Preventing and detecting fraud at not-for-profits

Organizations in all industries must deal with the potential for fraud to occur, and design controls to prevent and detect it. Environment, policies, and controls can help organizations steer clear of problems.


The dangers of dabbling

To meet evolving marketplace needs, CPAs often look to diversify their service offerings. Firms can mitigate the risk of experiencing competency-related professional liability claims by implementing these basic steps.