The SEC selected Mark W. Olson to be chairman of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board until 2010. At the time of his appointment, he was a governor of the Federal Reserve Board. Although not a CPA, Olson also was a partner of Ernst & Young and its predecessor, Arthur Young & Company, from 1988 to 1999. Olson succeeds Acting Chairman William Gradison.

Following his nomination as Secretary of the Treasury by President George W. Bush, Henry M. Paulson Jr. was confirmed by the Senate and sworn into office by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. He succeeds John W. Snow.


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.