POB Award to Ralph S. Saul

Charles A. Bowsher, chairman of the Public Oversight Board of the AICPA’s SEC practice section, presented Ralph S. Saul with the 1999 John J. McCloy Award for outstanding contributions to the auditing profession in the United States. Saul, a former president of the American Stock Exchange, currently serves on the POB’s panel on audit effectiveness. He was a member of its 1994 advisory panel on auditor independence and served on the AICPA board of directors from 1986 to 1991.

The award commemorates John J. McCloy, a former POB and Chase Manhattan Bank chairman, who, as U.S. Military Governor and High Commissioner, helped establish a free-market economy in post-war Germany.


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.


News quiz: Retirement planning, tax practice, and fraud risk

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.


Bolster your data defenses

As you weather the dog days of summer, it’s a good time to make sure your cybersecurity structure can stand up to the heat of external and internal threats. Here are six steps to help shore up your systems.