Public Service Award honors community contributions

Diane Cornwell, founder of StarFish Consulting in Louisville, Ky., received the AICPA’s 2013 Public Service Award for Individuals. 

The annual award honors members who have made significant contributions to their communities.

Cornwell serves as board chair of Sozo International Inc., a Louisville organization that provides humanitarian aid to refugees in Afghanistan. She is a former member of the AICPA Tax Executive Committee and has served on the board and several committees of the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants. She is a prior board chair of The Center for Women and Families and Women 4 Women, both of Louisville, and has served as treasurer and audit committee member for various other organizations.


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.