President Barack Obama nominated Joshua Gotbaum to become PBGC director. If the nomination is approved, Gotbaum would replace Acting Director Vince Snowbarger.


Gotbaum, currently an operating partner at Blue Wolf Capital, has for three decades helped manage and advise public, private and nonprofit institutions. In 2001, he was the first CEO of The September 11th Fund, a charity with more than $500 million in assets whose grants helped more than 100,000 people affected by the attacks. During the Clinton administration, he was executive associate director and controller in the Office of Management and Budget; assistant secretary of Treasury for Economic Policy; and assistant secretary of Defense. During the Carter administration, Gotbaum served on the White House staff and in the Department of Energy.


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.