FBI Exec Named Best Government CPA

Grant D. Ashley, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) executive assistant director and CPA, right, accepts the 2005 AICPA Outstanding CPA in Government Award from William F. Ezzell, a Deloitte & Touche partner and former AICPA chairman, at the Institutes 22nd annual National Governmental Accounting and Auditing Update Conference in Washington, D.C., in August. Ashley, the FBIs highest-ranking CPA, has enhanced its financial management operations, forged a collaborative relationship with the AICPAespecially with respect to financial fraud detection and preventionand increased the bureaus recruitment of 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.