Two ABVs Honored

Neil J. Beaton, CPA/ABV, and R. James Alerding, CPA/ABV, shared the 2002 AICPA Business Valuation Hall of Fame Award, presented to them in November. Alerding has been a member of the standards task force for this discipline since 2000. Beaton is a current member of the valuation of private equities task force and has served on the business valuation subcommittee. The award recognizes individuals who have “significantly advanced the BV discipline and improved the valuation profession for CPAs.”


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.