Award-Winning Women

In recognition of their professional achievements, five St. Louis CPAs won the second Women to Watch Award, presented by the AICPA’s Work/Life and Women’s Initiatives Executive Committee and this time the Missouri Society of CPAs and cosponsored by Accountemps and Robert Half Finance & Accounting. AICPA Chair Leslie Murphy (left) gave out the 2006 awards at the Missouri Society’s Women’s Retreat in August in St. Louis. Winners were Darlene M. Davis, principal, Davis Associates CPAs; Diann D. Gross, partner, Ernst & Young LLC; Tina L. Klocke, chief financial “bear,” treasurer and secretary, Build-a-Bear Workshop Inc.; Constance L. Ochs, director, RSM McGladrey Inc. The Emerging Leader was Jamie C. Jabouri, audit manager, Schowalter & Jabouri PC.

Accountemps and Robert Half Finance & Accounting will present a scholarship in each winner’s name to the Missouri scholarship fund. For information on the winners, visit .


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.