New Director for a New Position


M at Young has joined the AICPA as director of Congressional and Political Affairs.

In this newly created position, he will help cover issues including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and tax policy for the Institute. Young reports to Mark Peterson, vice president–Congressional and Political Affairs, in the Washington, D.C., office.

Young previously worked as an independent political consultant and as director of economic policy for Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich.


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.


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.