Three Enter Business & Industry Hall of Fame

The AICPA and Ajilon Finance, which provides accounting and financial staffing services, inducted three CPAs into the Institute’s Business & Industry Hall of Fame in October. John Morrow, AICPA vice-president for new finance; award winners Glen M. Elias and Hubert C. Maddy III; and Neil Lebovits, Ajilon president and chief operating officer. (An additional honoree was Keith L. Jones.) The awards recognized the inductees’ insight and vision, understanding of their companies, demonstrated leadership, commitment and strategic ability. Elias led CH2M HILL’s conversion to an innovative global financial system, Maddy directed Summit Financial Group’s growth and financial success and Jones established and developed St. Joe Timberland’s accounting capabilities.


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.