The Financial Accounting Foundation, which funds and oversees the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), appointed Thomas J. Linsmeier, CPA, to FASB for a five-year term that began July 1. A nationally respected accounting educator and researcher, he is chairman of the department of accounting and information systems in the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. He succeeded Katherine Schipper.


The URL , cited in “Five Tips for Safe Job Searches” in the July Top Line column (page 13), changed to after press time.

A June 2006 graphic (page 82) incorrectly cited information about tax crimes prosecuted in 2005. The IRS recommended 157 criminal prosecutions for tax crimes committed by return preparers to the Justice Department that year.


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.