FYI


The SEC selected Mark W. Olson to be chairman of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board until 2010. At the time of his appointment, he was a governor of the Federal Reserve Board. Although not a CPA, Olson also was a partner of Ernst & Young and its predecessor, Arthur Young & Company, from 1988 to 1999. Olson succeeds Acting Chairman William Gradison.

Following his nomination as Secretary of the Treasury by President George W. Bush, Henry M. Paulson Jr. was confirmed by the Senate and sworn into office by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. He succeeds John W. Snow.

PODCAST

What’s next for potential CPA licensure changes

A new model proposed by NASBA and the AICPA is designed with an eye on the future for newly licensed CPAs. The AICPA's Carl Mayes, CPA, provides background on the project and a look ahead to 2020.

VIDEO

What RPA is and how it works

Robotic process automation is like an Excel macro that can work on multiple applications, says Danielle Supkis Cheek, CPA. RPA can complete routine, repetitive tasks such as data entry, freeing up employee time from lower-level chores.