An Excellent Learning Tool


I enjoyed “ Push-Button Spreadsheets ” ( JofA , Sep.02, page 35). The authors did a fantastic job with the lesson, which I’ve just completed.

I would recommend the article to any spreadsheet users, even those who are wizards. Here is a realistic situation that shows how to prepare the type of spreadsheet that nonspreadsheet people can easily use for day-to-day business.

Russ Erickson
Vice-President, Finance and Administration
LignoTech USA
Rothschild, Wisconsin


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.