Two AICPA Publications Awarded for Excellence

The JofA won bronze in the 2011 EXCEL Awards in “Social Media Strategy—Free Media Tools,” a new category this year.


The awards, given by Association Media & Publishing, recognize the best publishing products of the association industry. The program judges nearly 1,000 association publications, including magazines, newsletters, scholarly journals, electronic publications and websites.


On Facebook and Twitter, the JofA is reporting on professional topics and live events more quickly and frequently than is possible in print. The JofA’s social media sites also allow editors to interact with fans and followers in new ways.


In 2010, the JofA’s social media properties logged more than 7,000 interactions, including Facebook comments, likes and wall posts and Twitter mentions and retweets, giving editors instant feedback about online coverage of breaking news, conferences and popular accounting topics.


Join the conversation at or


Also, the AICPA Insiders—a series of six online newsletters providing information on tax; corporate finance and taxation; wealth management; and careers—received the Internet Advertising Competition award for Best Associations Online Newsletter Campaign.


The awards were created by the Web Marketing Association in 1999 to mark excellence in online advertising. It recognized the AICPA Insiders’ recent redesign, which debuted in October 2010, and enhancements to graphics and content, which substantially improved the experience for the newsletters’ combined audience of 295,000 readers.


More from the JofA:


 Find us on Facebook  |   Follow us on Twitter  |   View JofA videos


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.