New Director for a New Position


M at Young has joined the AICPA as director of Congressional and Political Affairs.

In this newly created position, he will help cover issues including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and tax policy for the Institute. Young reports to Mark Peterson, vice president–Congressional and Political Affairs, in the Washington, D.C., office.

Young previously worked as an independent political consultant and as director of economic policy for Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich.


Cybersecurity threats proliferating for midsize and smaller businesses

This report details how SMBs can properly protect private information from breaches, design and implement a cybersecurity policy, and create safeguards for training and education.


Being responsive to clients

CPAs and their firms have daily pressures and hectic schedules, but being responsive is crucial to client satisfaction. Leaders in the profession offer advice for CPA firms that want to be responsive to clients.


Test yourself on these often confused words

The spelling checker on your word processing program can do only so much to flag problems. Your best insurance is to learn the troublesome words that trip up writers and use them correctly by the standards of formal, written English.