Sustained Contribution Award recognizes volunteerism

James L. Brown received the Institute’s Sustained Contribution Award, which recognizes members who have contributed measurably to the AICPA and accounting profession with a long and exemplary record of volunteer service.

Brown, a partner at Crowe Horwath before his retirement in 2009, served on four AICPA senior technical committees, including the Auditing Standards Board, the Accounting Standards Executive Committee, the CPA Examination Board of Examiners, and the SEC Practice Section/Center for Public Company Audit Firms Executive Committee. He has also served on or chaired more than 20 AICPA task forces and subcommittees.

Brown has also served on FASB groups and chaired the Horwath International Accounting and Auditing Committee.


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.