Brackens is New Vice-President


The AICPA named James Brackens Jr., CPA, vice-president of firm quality and practice monitoring, reporting to Sue Coffey, senior vice-president of member quality and state regulation.

Brackens will provide support and strategic direction for the AICPA’s peer review programs and for the Employee Benefit Plan and Governmental Audit Quality Centers.

Brackens comes to the position from his own accounting practice, which served closely held businesses and nonprofit organizations in Virginia. He has performed more than 300 peer reviews of small accounting firms since 1990.

SPONSORED REPORT

How to make the most of a negotiation

Negotiators are made, not born. In this sponsored report, we cover strategies and tactics to help you head into 2017 ready to take on business deals, salary discussions and more.

VIDEO

Will the Affordable Care Act be repealed?

The results of the 2016 presidential election are likely to have a big impact on federal tax policy in the coming years. Eddie Adkins, CPA, a partner in the Washington National Tax Office at Grant Thornton, discusses what parts of the ACA might survive the repeal of most of the law.

COLUMN

Deflecting clients’ requests for defense and indemnity

Client requests for defense and indemnity by the CPA firm are on the rise. Requests for such clauses are unnecessary and unfair, and, in some cases, are unenforceable.