Authors contributing to the April 2013 issue


  From “Write-Up” to Right Profitable page 24
  Tech Talk: What CPAs Need to Know page 42
Jeff Drew is a JofA senior editor. He oversees coverage of practice management and technology. He has more than 20 years of journalism experience, including a decade in various editorial capacities with American City Business Journals.


 Microsoft Office 2013 page 32
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.


 A Tour of Five XBRL Tools page 48
Mitchell R. Wenger, CPA, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the E.H. Patterson School of Accountancy at the University of Mississippi. He worked for more than 20 years as a consultant for a variety of firms, focusing on their enterprise financial, data warehousing, and strategic software needs. He has worked with XML technologies since 1999 and began researching XBRL in 2004.

Rick Elam, CPA, Ph.D., is the Reynolds Professor of Accountancy in the E.H. Patterson School of Accountancy at the University of Mississippi. He previously served as dean of the College of Business at Middle Tennessee State University and, from 1989 to 1995, was vice president–Education at the AICPA. He is a member of the Mississippi State Board of Public Accountancy, has written numerous professional articles, and has been a speaker at national and international conferences.

Kelly L. Williams, CPA, is a Ph.D. student in the E.H. Patterson School of Accountancy at the University of Mississippi. She previously worked in both public and private accounting. She is currently conducting research on XBRL and related technologies.


 Conflict Minerals Rule Poses Compliance Challenge page 56
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.


 Tax Considerations When Dividing Property in Divorce page 64
Ray A. Knight, CPA, J.D., is a visiting professor of accountancy at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C. With his wife and co-author of this article, Lee G. Knight, he has published more than 20 articles previously in the JofA, most recently “New Life for Charitable Lids,” Sept. 2010, page 50.

Lee G. Knight, Ph.D., is the Hylton Professor of Accountancy at Wake Forest University. With her husband and coauthor of this article, Ray A. Knight, she has published more than 20 articles previously in the JofA, most recently “New Life for Charitable Lids,” Sept. 2010, page 50.

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TAX NEWS

Return due dates changed in highway funding bill

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PROFESSIONAL ISSUES

Belicia Cespedes: A CPA at 17

Through hard work and determination, Belicia Cespedes earned the credential before she was even eligible to vote.