Accounting Educator Steps Up for Olympic Ceremony

James Don Edwards, CPA, had the honor of running in his son’s footsteps this summer. As part of a worldwide relay commemorating the 2004 Olympic Games, Edwards carried the symbolic torch through the streets of Atlanta. Edwards’ son, recovering from a serious illness, was a torchbearer when the games were held in that city in 1996. A prominent accounting educator, Edwards is a member of the Accounting Hall of Fame, retired J.M. Tull Professor of Accounting at the University of Georgia, author of A History of Public Accounting in the United States, a former member of the AICPA board of directors and a recipient of the Gold Medal Award, the Institute’s highest honor.


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.