Educator/Researcher Lauded for Management Insights

Robert Kaplan earns AAA laurels.

Robert S. Kaplan, PhD., received the 2006 Lifetime Contribution Award from the Management Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association (AAA). The AICPA sponsors the citation, which recognizes individuals who have made a significant mark on management accounting education, research and practice. Kaplan, the Baker Foundation Professor at Harvard Business School, was honored for his work on linking cost and performance management systems to strategy implementation and operational excellence. He is a past recipient of the AAA Outstanding Educator Award and the CIMA Award from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (based in the United Kingdom). The AICPA and the CIMA recently collaborated on “Developments in Management Accounting,” a series of white papers.


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.