FYI


FYI
The PCAOB announced new appointments to its Standing Advisory Group for 2008.
The appointees begin two-year terms this month. They are:

Elizabeth A. Fender, corporate governance adviser, Governance for Owners

Margaret M. Foran, senior vice president, corporate governance, associate general counsel and corporate secretary, Pfizer Inc.

Elizabeth S. Gantnier, director of quality control, Stegman & Co.

Patricia J. Harned, president, Ethics Resource Center

Gregory J. Jonas, managing director, Moody’s Investors Service

Gary R. Kabureck, vice president and chief accounting officer, Xerox Corp.

Jeffrey P. Mahoney, general counsel, Council of Institutional Investors

Warren E. Malmquist, vice president, global internal audit and ethics, Molson Coors Brewing Co.

William P. Miller II, senior investment officer, fund management, Ohio Public Employees Retirement System

Lawrence J. Salva, senior vice president, chief accounting officer and controller, Comcast Corp.

Kurt N. Schacht, executive director, Centre for Financial Market Integrity, Chartered Financial Analysts Institute

The complete list of the Standing Advisory Group members is available at www.pcaobus.org/Standards/Standing_Advisory_Group/2008_SAG_Member_List.aspx.

SPONSORED REPORT

Tax reform complicates year-end tax planning

Get your clients ready for tax season with these year-end tax planning strategies, which address how to make the most of recent tax law changes, such as the new deduction for qualified business income and the cap on the deductibility of state and local taxes.

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.