FYI


  Leslie F. Seidman was named FASB chairman on Dec. 23. She had been acting chairman since the retirement of Robert Herz on Sept. 30 and has been a FASB member since 2003.

 

  The SEC appointed James Doty PCAOB chairman and named Jay Hanson and Lewis Ferguson members of the board. Doty is a Washington-based securities lawyer and a former SEC general counsel. Ferguson, also a Washington securities lawyer, served for more than three years as the PCAOB’s first general counsel. Hanson is a partner and the national director of accounting at McGladrey & Pullen LLP in Bloomington, Minn., with responsibility for leading the firm’s accounting standards group. He is chair of the AICPA’s Financial Reporting Executive Committee and a member of FASB’s Emerging Issues Task Force.

 

More from the JofA:

 

 Find us on Facebook      Follow us on Twitter

 

SPONSORED REPORT

Keeping client information safe in an age of scams and security threats

A look at the Dirty Dozen tax scams and ways to protect taxpayer information.

TAX PRACTICE CORNER

More R&D tax help

"Can I use the R&D credit?" PATH Act enhancements make the credit more attractive to a wider range of taxpayers.

QUIZ

News quiz: Tax-related data breach explained

News about a data breach that affected about 100,000 people, the IRS’s budget for the fiscal year, and the 2018 health spending account limits received attention recently. See how much you know with this short quiz.