Holder Cited as Outstanding Educator

William W. Holder, CPA, DBA, accepted the AICPA 2003 Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award at the spring council meeting. He has received numerous accolades for his educational and professional achievements, and in 2001 and 2002 Accounting Today named him one of the 100 most influential people in the accounting profession. Holder is the Ernst & Young Professor of Accounting at the University of Southern California’s Leventhal School of Accounting and a member of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board, as well as a former AICPA board member. William F. Ezzell, AICPA chairman, presented the award. Granted each year, the citation recognizes full-time accounting educators for excellence in teaching and national prominence in the accounting profession.


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.