The Accounting Hall of Fame announced three inductees for 2004. The honorees are Dennis R. Beresford, E&Y Executive Professor at the University of Georgia, former chairman (1987–1997) of the Financial Accounting Standards Board and writer of professional articles; Gerald A. Feltham, a professor of accounting at the University of British Columbia and accounting researcher; and William J. Vatter, an educator and author whose published works include The Fund Theory of Accounting and Its Implications for Financial Reports. Established in 1950 at Ohio State University, the hall of fame recognizes accountants who make significant contributions to the profession’s advancement.

The Institute is accepting proposals for cases under the 2005 Professor/Practitioner Case Development Program, which promotes collaboration of accounting educators and practitioners to formulate realistic case studies for use in accounting education ( ). Proposals are due December 1.

The AICPA invites state CPA societies and individuals to nominate an accounting educator for the 2005 AICPA Distinguished Achievement in Education Award ( ). The award recognizes full-time college accounting educators for excellence in teaching and national prominence in the accounting profession. Nominations are due February 1.


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.