Authors Contributing to the March 2011 Issue

  Scenario Planning: Navigating Through Today’s Uncertain World page 22

David A.J. Axson is an author and frequent speaker on business performance management. His most recent book, The Management Mythbuster, was published in January 2010. He is also the author of Best Practices in Planning and Performance Management. He spent 12 years with The Hackett Group, of which he was a co-founder and COO. Prior to moving to the United States in 1991, he held management positions at A.T. Kearney; Deloitte, Haskins & Sells; and Lloyds Bank in London. He has degrees in accounting and computer science from the University of Leeds in England.



  Act 2 for Business Tax Incentives page 28

Douglas M. Sayuk, CPA, is a partner at Clifton Douglas LLP in San Jose, Calif., where he provides tax services to businesses, particularly in accounting for income taxes, federal and state tax compliance, and tax function management. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with highest honors, he worked in the San Jose office of PricewaterhouseCoopers prior to founding Clifton Douglas. He has written articles for accounting and tax publications including in the JofA (with Matthew H. Fricke and Shamen R. Dugger) “2010 Small Business Jobs Act: Good for Big Business” (Dec. 2010, page 30).


Matthew H. Fricke is a partner at Clifton Douglas LLP in San Jose, Calif. He has been involved in the public accounting management of large companies as well as newly formed corporations and startup entities. His business specialties include corporate deferred tax accounting, tax internal control implementation and domestic compliance. Previously, he was a lead tax manager in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ San Jose office. He has written for accounting and tax publications including in the JofA (with Douglas M. Sayuk and Shamen R. Dugger) “2010 Small Business Jobs Act: Good for Big Business” (Dec. 2010, page 30).


Shamen R. Dugger, Esq., CPA, is a director of Clifton Douglas LLP in San Jose, Calif. She has assisted companies in complex income tax issues. She worked previously as a tax director for PricewaterhouseCoopers in San Jose, Calif., focusing on accounting for income taxes, return preparation and special projects. She is licensed to practice law in California and is a licensed CPA in California. Her articles include (with Douglas M. Sayuk and Matthew H. Fricke) “2010 Small Business Jobs Act: Good for Big Business” (JofA, Dec. 2010, page 30).



  How to Land an SBA Loan page 34

Ron Box, CPA/CITP/CFF, CISSP, is the CFO of Birmingham, Ala.-based Joe Money Machinery Co., a heavy construction equipment dealer with five locations in the Southeast. Previously, he worked for one of the largest banks in the United States.



  Corporate Finance Salary Outlook page 38

Connie R. Gentry is a communications consultant and a contributing editor for a number of organizations and publishers. In addition to writing for business publications such as the JofA, she is a corporate communications consultant for a Boston-based global finance firm and a strategic account director for a public relations firm in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park. Additionally, she contributes editorial content to a retail news magazine, covering all aspects of the corporate retail enterprise including finance.



  LinkedIn Tips for CPAs page 44

Robin M. Hensley is a business development coach. She is founder and president of Raising the Bar, a coaching company focused on developing high-achieving lawyers, CPAs and other professional service providers. She is author of Raising the Bar: Legendary Rainmakers Share Their Business Development Secrets. She is a director and the audit committee chair for Superior Uniform Group, a company listed on NASDAQ. She was on the audit and consulting staff with Ernst & Young; and served in marketing and business development positions with the Atlanta law firms Kilpatrick Stockton and Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers.



  Are You Linked In?: An Introduction to the Social Media Tool page 48

Caroline O. Ford, CPA, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of accounting at Baylor University, where she teaches accounting research and communication to undergraduate accounting majors. She specializes in behavioral accounting research with emphasis on auditor judgment and decision making. She has written previously (with C. William Thomas) in the JofA on the FASB Accounting Standards Codification (“Test-Driving the Codification,” Dec. 2008, page 62).


Justin Lim is a master of taxation graduate student at Baylor University. He will intern with UHY Advisors during the spring 2011 tax season and plans to graduate in summer 2011.


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