CPA Exam Top Scorers

The AICPA announced the winners of the 2004 Elijah Watt Sells Awards, which are presented annually to the candidates earning the highest cumulative scores on the four sections of the Uniform CPA Exam. They are (in alphabetical order) Michael J. Becker, a candidate from Florida; David Eads, Texas; Eric Daniel Hessler, Virginia; Laura Ann McClure, Texas; Katie Eileen McDermott, Illinois; Christopher Rohrich, North Dakota; Olya Stuber, Iowa; and Xin Amanda Yuan and Yan Zhang, both from Illinois. The winners must have completed testing during the previous calendar year and passed each exam section on their first attempt. The awards were created in 1923 to honor Sells, who was among the nations first CPAs and active in establishing the AICPA.


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.