Audit Committee Article Recognized By NYSSCPA

T he New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants in May
awarded the Journal of Accountancy an Excellence in Financial Journalism Award for its article “ Eight Habits of Highly Effective Audit Committees ” (Sept. 07, page 46). The award recognizes articles in the national and local press that contribute to a better understanding of business topics.

The article, written by John F. Morrow and Joan Pastor, and edited by Matthew G. Lamoreaux, offered eight time-tested best practices for improving numerous aspects of audit committee performance. It was selected by judges from the NYSSCPA and the New York Financial Writers Association. Other award recipients this year include Newsweek , Money , Bloomberg News, Dow Jones, USA Today , The Associated Press, Financial Week and The Financial Times .


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.