Institute Names Becton Chief Press Officer

In October the AICPA appointed Robert J. Becton its vice-president of media relations. As the Institute’s external communications strategist, he will develop and implement plans to communicate the organization’s themes on a consistent and timely basis to local, national and international news media. Becton and his staff will be responsible for media relations, financial and crisis communications and issues management. He has more than 20 years’ experience in public relations with companies such as Burson-Marsteller and, for most of his career, has represented financial services institutions including Moody’s Investors Service, HSBC Group and J.P. Morgan & Co.


6 key areas of change for accountants and auditors

New accounting standards on revenue recognition, leases, and credit losses present implementation challenges. This independently-written report identifies the hurdles that accounting professionals face and provides tips for overcoming the challenges.


How tax reform will impact individual taxpayers

Amy Wang, a CPA who is a senior technical manager for tax advocacy at the AICPA, answers to some of the most common questions on how the new tax reform law will impact individual taxpayers.