PCPS Publications Recognized for Excellence

Over the last year, publications from the AICPA’s Private Companies Practice Section received 10 awards in five national and international communications competitions. The publications honored are:

Seasonality Success—Award of Excellence in the 2008 Apex Awards for Publication Excellence

Small Firm Solutions—Gold award in the 2008 Hermes Creative Awards and an Award of Distinction in the 2008 Communicator Awards

■ “The PCPS Top Talent Study” booklet—Platinum award in the 2007 MarCom Awards

■ Small Firm Advantage Brochures—Two Gold awards for the Small Firm Advantage marketing and recruitment brochures in the 2007 MarCom Awards; Silver award for the pair of PCPS Small Firm Advantage marketing and recruiting brochures in the 2007 Spotlight Awards; and a Bronze award for the Small Firm Advantage recruiting brochure in the 2008 Summit International Awards.

The TIC Alert—Award of Distinction in the 2008 Communicator Awards and an Honorable Mention in the 2007 MarCom Awards.

PCPS is a community of CPA firms dedicated to helping practicing CPAs and their firms become more successful by providing practice management resources and voicing the concerns of the issues facing the profession.


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.