A Principle to Live By


Several times during the past few months, JofA articles and editorials about ethics caused me to pause and thank my mother for teaching me a simple rule: When you are stumped about what to do, pretend that your peers will know about your actions. Will you be embarrassed or proud?

A simple but effective rule to follow in even the most complex transactions.

Laura Steenwyk, CPA, MST
Grand Rapids, Michigan


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.