New D.C. director of media relations

Jay Hyde was appointed director of media relations in the AICPA’s Washington office.

In his new position, Hyde is responsible for communicating the Institute’s views on legislative and regulatory issues of importance to the accounting profession.

He previously served as the Institute’s director of communications for the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ), also based in Washington. In this position, he devised and implemented a communications program to heighten the CAQ’s public profile and policy agenda through media outreach, development of publications and online content, event publicity, and coordination of a speakers bureau.


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.