Robert M. Rosen is this year’s recipient of the Arthur J. Dixon Memorial Award, the highest award given by the accounting profession in the area of taxation. The award, given by the Tax Division of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), was presented today at the AICPA’s National Conference on Federal Taxes in Washington, DC.
Rosen, a CPA and an attorney, is a retired partner of Ernst & Young, where he practiced with the firm’s National Tax Office for 28 years. Rosen served at Ernst & Young as an expert in consolidated tax returns, as the National Director of Tax Education and as National Director of Tax Quality Control.
He has an extensive record of service and leadership with the AICPA. Most notably, as a consolidated return specialist, Rosen served as chair of the AICPA Task Force on Consolidated Returns and as chair of the Corporations and Shareholders Committee. Many of Rosen’s other volunteer activities for the AICPA focused on education. He chaired the AICPA Tax Curriculum Task Force, the Tax Education Subcommittee, and the Tax Education Symposia Steering Committee. Rosen also served on the Institute’s Continuing Professional Education Executive Committee and its Curriculum Subcommittee and on the Task Force on Graduate Tax Education. In addition, he served as a member of a Tax Strategic Planning Implementation Task Force. For many years, Rosen was Co-Editor of the “Tax Clinic” column in The Tax Adviser.
Other organizations to which Rosen has generously contributed his time include the American Bar Association’s Section of Taxation, the Federal Bar Association, the National Health Lawyers Association, and the American Taxation Association (ATA). Rosen’s wide-ranging service to the ATA was recognized when he received the organization’s Distinguished Service Award.
Rosen also is a noted author in the area of consolidated tax returns. A sought-after lecturer, he has spoken at numerous tax conferences and has served as an Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown Law Center, where he received the school’s Decennial Medal. Rosen and his wife have two daughters and four grandchildren.
The annual award is in honor of Arthur J. Dixon, a CPA who had an outstanding record of service to the tax profession and to the AICPA Tax Division. Dixon was chairman of the AICPA's Tax Executive Committee from 1977 to 1980 and posthumously won the first award named in his honor. The award was established after his death in 1981 to honor outstanding CPAs in the area of taxes.