Thomas J. Linsmeier was appointed to a second five-year term as a member of FASB, beginning July 1. The reappointment was made by the Financial Accounting Foundation Board of Trustees, which oversees the activities of FASB and GASB.


Linsmeier was appointed to his first term on July 1, 2006. Prior to that, he spent seven years as a member of the accounting faculty at Michigan State University, where he was the Russell E. Palmer Endowed Professor and Chairman of the Department of Accounting and Information Systems in the university’s Eli Broad College of Business.



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.