Norwood J. Jackson Jr. was appointed to a five-year term on the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board effective January 1. Jackson, managing vice-president at consulting firm AOC Solutions Inc., has more than 35 years experience in public and government accounting, auditing and advisory services. He previously was deputy controller of the Office of Federal Financial Management at the OMB, deputy auditor of public accounts for the commonwealth of Virginia, and a partner at KPMG LLP. Jackson also is a former member of the AICPA Auditing Standards Board.


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.