New members named by FAF trustees, IASB


Two prominent standard-setting positions were filled when the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF) announced additions Thursday.

Terry Warfield, Ph.D., chair of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Accounting & Information Systems department, was named to the Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF) board of trustees.

Warfield served as the academic accounting fellow in the SEC’s Office of the Chief Accountant from 1995 to 1996, and has been a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council (FASAC), the principal advisory body to FASB.

“His extensive academic, banking, and accounting background will add significant value to the trustees as we work to support the FASB and GASB in establishing and improving financial accounting standards,” FAF Chairman Jeffrey Diermeier said in a news release.

Lloyd takes on new IASB role

Sue Lloyd, a former member of the Australian Accounting Standards Board, has been appointed to serve as a member of the IASB.

Lloyd currently serves as senior director of technical activities at the IASB. She is responsible for leading the technical staff in the development of new IFRS, and previously served as the IASB’s director of capital markets, with responsibility for the board’s work to reform accounting for financial instruments.

Originally from New Zealand, Lloyd will serve an initial five-year term, renewable for three additional years, beginning Jan. 1, 2014. Her appointment follows board member Prabhakar Kalavacherla’s notification that he will retire Dec. 31 at the end of his five-year term.

“This is an excellent appointment,” IASB Chairman Hans Hoogervorst said in a news release. “Sue has led our work to reform financial instruments accounting, championed efforts to enhance technical outreach around the world, and strengthened our cooperation with other international organizations.”

Ken Tysiac ( ) is a JofA senior editor.


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.