New position to focus on AICPA’s management accounting relationships

Ashok Noah joined the AICPA as vice president–External Relations, Management Accounting.  

The new position will play a critical role in the AICPA’s joint venture with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). Noah will work closely with CIMA and with CFOs and CEOs of Fortune 1000 companies and other significant organizations, acting as a liaison between those companies and the AICPA.

Noah has held CFO and other senior management positions in several countries. He served as CFO in Europe, Asia Pacific, Americas, Middle East, and Africa business units at TNT, a global express shipping company. While at TNT, he worked with CIMA to help build the finance competencies within TNT. 

“Ash is a wonderful addition to our staff,” said Arleen Thomas, AICPA senior vice president–Management Accounting & Global Markets. “His passion for CGMA and CPAs in business is second to none. His experience in passing the CIMA examinations and from working around the globe are invaluable assets to the AICPA.”


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.