AICPA names new SVP

The Institute named Lawson Carmichael senior vice president for strategy, people, and innovation.

Carmichael will lead the AICPA’s strategic planning activities and oversee the Office of Strategy Management and Human Resources team. He will also be responsible for leading market research and product and services innovation. He will work out of the Institute’s Durham, N.C., office.

Previously, Carmichael worked for Deloitte as director of corporate strategy. Prior to working at Deloitte, he was managing director for Proxicom, a global e-business consulting firm, and was the senior director at Premier Inc., an alliance of health care providers delivering strategic consulting and supply chain solutions.


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.