Professional Issues


The AICPA develops a practice guide to assist members in observing FTC and SEC privacy and disclosure requirements established by the Graham-Leach-Bliley Act ( http://ftp.aicpa.org/public/download/news/ftc.doc ).

The SBA presents outstanding entrepreneurship awards to two CPAs—David A. Cottrell of Anchorage, Alaska, and Margaret A. Johnsson of Chicago—recognized for their personal achievements and contributions to the nation’s economy ( smallbusinesssuccess.sba.gov/ ).

SPONSORED REPORT

Cybersecurity threats proliferating for midsize and smaller businesses

This report details how SMBs can properly protect private information from breaches, design and implement a cybersecurity policy, and create safeguards for training and education.

CHECKLIST

Being responsive to clients

CPAs and their firms have daily pressures and hectic schedules, but being responsive is crucial to client satisfaction. Leaders in the profession offer advice for CPA firms that want to be responsive to clients.

QUIZ

Test yourself on these often confused words

The spelling checker on your word processing program can do only so much to flag problems. Your best insurance is to learn the troublesome words that trip up writers and use them correctly by the standards of formal, written English.