AICPA Holds Conference to Help Women Professionals Succeed

More than half of all accounting graduates in the United States are women,” said AICPA Chair Leslie Murphy, speaking in Chicago at the first Women’s Summit, held on October 11 by the AICPA Work/Life & Women’s Initiatives Executive Committee and sponsored by Robert Half International. “So this summit gathered firm managing partners, human resources professionals and female CPAs to share ideas and devise strategies for retaining and advancing women in the profession.”

Conference sessions focused on overcoming barriers to women’s advancement, variations in leadership style, staff recruitment and retention techniques and effective mentoring. For more information, go to .


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.