Giving Back to Your Profession


The AICPA offers its members the opportunity to support the profession and the public it serves through the programs and services of the AICPA Foundation, AICPA Benevolent Fund and AICPA Political Action Committee (PAC). The Benevolent Fund ( www.aicpa.org/members/ ) helps members and their families through difficult financial times. The Foundation ( www.aicpa.org/members/ ) was formed to advance the science of accountancy and accounting education. The PAC ensures that contributing members of the accounting profession have a strong voice in our nation’s capitol. (Contact Vicki Simmons at 202-434-9223 or vsimmons@aicpa.org for more information on the PAC.) Members are under no obligation to make financial contributions, but it is through their generosity that these programs thrive.

SPONSORED REPORT

Keeping client information safe in an age of scams and security threats

A look at the Dirty Dozen tax scams and ways to protect taxpayer information.

TECHNOLOGY Q&A

How to create maps in Excel 2016

Microsoft Excel 2016 has two new mapping capabilities. J. Carlton Collins, CPA, demonstrates how to make masterful 2D and 3D maps in Excel 2016.

QUIZ

News quiz: IRS enforcement, a hot job, and audit value

The IRS’s 2016 Data Book, a “hot job” of particular interest at this time of year, and insight into how executive and audit committees view the insights from financial statement audits received attention recently. See how much you know with this short quiz.