Authors contributing to the February 2013 issue

February 1, 2013

  How to Develop and Publish a Mobile App page 24
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.


  How to Drive Partner Accountability and Unity page 32
Dom Cingoranelli, CPA, CGMA, MBA, CMC, is a co-founder of Succession Institute LLC, a nationally recognized management consulting firm that specializes in helping CPA firms determine strategy, manage succession, design the infrastructure necessary to better support a one-firm business model, create systems that hold everyone accountable, and more. He develops intellectual property such as books and articles, video webcasts, learning management system courses, competency frameworks, and more to help CPAs.

Jennifer Wilson is a partner and co-founder of ConvergenceCoaching LLC, a nationally recognized leadership and marketing firm that provides coaching and consulting services to leaders. She is an experienced change agent who has worked in both the public accounting and business sectors. She is a frequent speaker, writer, and blogger on leadership and communication within the CPA profession.

Bill Reeb, CPA/CITP, CGMA, is a co-founder of Succession Institute LLC. He is a nationally recognized author, speaker, and consultant. He has been an active volunteer in the profession for the past 30 years, currently serving as a member of the AICPA board of directors. 


  How to Do Business Abroad: A Rising Number of Small and Midsize Companies Go International page 40
Sabine Vollmer is a JofA senior editor. She oversees coverage of international accounting issues. She has more than 20 years of journalism experience, including more than 10 years as a business writer. She has also worked in Germany and Japan.


  Tax Cliff Averted page 46
Paul Bonner is a senior editor for tax-related articles and items for the JofA and The Tax Adviser. He also is an adjunct instructor teaching news writing in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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.


  What Have IASB and FASB Convergence Efforts Achieved? page 50
Paul Pacter, CPA, Ph.D., served as a member of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) from July 2010 through December 2012. Before joining the board, he served concurrently as the IASB’s director of standards for small and medium-sized entities (SMEs), and director in the Global IFRS Office of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu in Hong Kong. He was International Accounting Fellow at the International Accounting Standards Committee from 1996 to 2000, and he has served as executive director of the Financial Accounting Foundation.


  Stopping Tax Identity Theft: Practical Advice for CPAs and Clients page 60
Valrie Chambers, CPA, Ph.D., is a professor of accounting at Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi. She is the editor of the AICPA IRS Practice and Procedures Technical Resource Panel’s quarterly column in The Tax Adviser. The Texas Society of CPAs gave her its Outstanding Educator Award for 2012.
 
Rabih Zeidan, CPA, Ph.D., FHFMA, is an assistant professor of accounting at Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi. He is a member of the American Accounting Association, a fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, and a member of the Relations with Educational Institutions Committee of the Texas Society of CPAs.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: EARLY CAREER

Making manager: The key to accelerating your career

Being promoted to manager is a key development in a young public accountant’s career. Here’s what CPAs need to learn to land that promotion.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: MIDDLE CAREER

Motivation and preparation can pave the path to CFO

CPAs in business and industry face intense competition to land a coveted CFO job. Learn how to best prepare yourself for the role.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: LATE CAREER

Second act: Consulting

CPAs are using experience to carve out late-career niches. Learn how to successfully make a late-career transition to consulting, from CPAs who have done it.