New SEC accounting fellow.

New Accounting Fellow

T he Securities and Exchange Commission Office of the Chief Accountant selected Walter R. Teets for a one-year term as academic accounting fellow. He is a member of the accounting faculty of Gonzaga University's School of Business Administration in Spokane, Washington.

Teets will do research, take part in rule making, act as liaison with professional accounting standard-setting organizations and consult with companies on accounting and financial reporting. He replaced Robert Lipe, who became the KPMG Peat Marwick centennial professor of accounting at the University of Oklahoma.


Year-end tax planning and what’s new for 2016

Practitioners need to consider several tax planning opportunities to review with their clients before the end of the year. This report offers strategies for individuals and businesses, as well as recent federal tax law changes affecting this year’s tax returns.


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Recent reports focused on a survey that gauges the worries about retirement among CPA financial planners’ clients, a suit that affects tax practitioners, and a guide that offers advice on fraud risk. See how much you know with this short quiz.


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