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A Conversation With...Barry Melancon

More than two years after federal law changed the way accounting firms conduct business, the head of the profession's advocacy says significant challenges remain.

A Conversation With...Adam Feld

Adam Feld has carved out an unusual yet profitable niche for the Barnes Dennig accounting firm in Cincinnati. Feld, who came aboard the locally based firm in 1991, leads its profit improvement practice and concentrates on audits and management advisory services for manufacturers, distributors and service companies.
Education & Careers

A Conversation With...Eva Lang

Recently, AccountingWEB had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Eva M. Lang, CPA/ABV. ASA.executive director of the Financial Consulting Group, the largest alliance of business valuation and consulting firm in the United States. Ms. Lang is a nationally recognized teacher, speaker and author. In 2004, she was named to AICPA Business Valuation Hall of Fame for her contributions to the advancement of the business valuation profession.
Community News

Vital Records Management: Don't Get Distracted by SOX

When it comes to data management, executives must develop a strategic approach – thinking in both in terms of the “big picture” vision and the details of storage, Van Carlisle, CEO of Fire King, a security and records management group, told the ABA Banking Journal in an interview published in March 2005. Carlisle points out that not all records have the same value to a firm. To be distinguished as “vital,” a record must contain information that is essential to the organization in the event of a disaster.
Community News

AccountingWEB Interviews ... Tracy Crevar Warren, Veteran Director and Incoming President of AAM

As part of a series of interviews with prominent members of the profession, AccountingWEB sits down with Tracy Crevar Warren, veteran CPA firm marketing director and Incoming President of the Association for Accounting Marketing, which meets this week in Boston. We asked Tracy to share some of her insights as a pioneer of the accounting marketing profession, and to get her perspective on the ever changing role of marketing in public accounting firms.

AccountingWEB Interviews ... Ron Baker - Author, Consultant and Crusader

As part of a series of interviews with prominent members of the profession, AccountingWEB sits down with Ron Baker, author, speaker, and self-proclaimed crusader against the billable hour, to get his perspective on what's happening in the profession. AccountingWEB (AW): You have spoken to many professionals over the past few years regarding changing the way they value their services.

AccountingWEB Interviews... Barry Melancon, AICPA President

Supporters and critics of AICPA President Barry Melancon agree on one thing - as the head of a profession in the midst of unparalleled change, Mr. Melancon has been in a truly unique position as a leader, and has experienced a leadership perspective not often experienced by many others.
Practice Management

AccountingWEB Interviews: David Maister, Practice Management Consultant

As part of a series of interviews with prominent members of the profession, AccountingWEB sits down with David Maister, acclaimed professional services firm expert and author, to get his perspective on what's happening in the profession. AccountingWEB (AW): Over the years you have offered many of the best suggestions for professional services firms to be more successful.

AccountingWEB Interviews: Gary Bolinger - Indiana CPA Society

As part of a series of interviews with prominent members of the profession, AccountingWEB sits down with Gary Bolinger, President and CEO of the Indiana CPA Society, to get his perspective on what's happening in the profession. AccountingWEB (AW) This past year has been a truly historic one for the accounting profession. What are you hearing from your members? What are their main concerns?
Community News

Perspectives of a Life Member of The AICPA

Spotlight on Edward Zollars

AccountingWEB SpotlightEdward Zollars, CPATax and Technology partnerHenricks, Martin, Thomas & Zollars, Ltd.Curiosity in trends helps keep your practice vitalMost days find Edward Zollars in his firm's office occasionally chatting online with fellow cyber-travelers … but don't think he's wasting valuable work time.Zollars of Phoenix, Ariz., is an early entrant and major enthusiast of participating in accounting discussion forums over the Internet.

KC Truby

KC Truby,"The Lonesome Cowboy", workshop presenterTuesday, December 12Workshop Topic: How to add $8,000 a month to your practice in 90 days by providing Internet-based CFO & Outsourced Bookkeeping servicesFrom deep in the heart of The American West and the great state of Wyoming comes KC Truby, "The Lonesome Cowboy." A cowboy because all sales people and business owners are cowboys of a sort.

Spotlight on Allan Boress

AccountingWEB SpotlightAllan Boress, CPA, CFEPresidentAllan Boress & AssociatesThe job is incomplete without ongoing sales and marketing efforts!The deficit that Allan Boress saw in his own skill set — early in his career as a CPA — so motivated him to enhance his abilities, that he now teaches others the same principles of good business.A practicing CPA and CFE, Boress has provided expert counsel to some 500 medium- to large-sized firms since becoming a business development consultant in 1980.

Michael Platt

Michael Platt, President and CEOAccountingWEB, Inc.Recently named as one of the "Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting," Michael has been an integral part of the US accounting scene for the last fifteen years. He has worked with many of the top CPA firms in the country through his tenure at Associated Accounting Firms International, and Moore Stephens North America, two of the largest associations of independent accounting firms in North America.

Tim Lenneman

Tim LennemanGlobal Tax NetworkWorkshop Presenter, Thursday, December 14, 2000Workshop Topic: How to Use Online Tax Organizers in Your Tax PracticeTim Lenneman is a native of Lansing, Michigan and a graduate of Texas Tech University with a degree in Accounting. After graduating he worked for Arthur Andersen LLP in Denver. During his ten years at Andersen, he provided a wide variety of individual, corporate, and partnership tax services.

Tony Cord

Tony Cord1st Global, Inc.Workshop presenter, Tuesday, December 5, 2000Workshop Topic: Wealth Care Success: Key Issues for Multi-Partner CPA Firms to ConsiderTony Cord is an insightful thought leader who is helping to shape the future of the accounting profession. He is one of the handful of visionaries with experience in both the accounting profession and the financial services industry.

Spotlight on Don Scholl

AccountingWEB ProfileDon SchollPresident, D. B. Scholl, Inc.This Consultant Lives by a Simple Motto: "Manage Well Today and Visualize Successes Tomorrow"Few "outsiders" get invited to closed-door meetings with accounting firm owners, what with sensitive and strategic business information in the air. But that's where one outsider -- Don Scholl -- is most often welcomed.While not a CPA or trained in the technical standards or practices of the accounting profession, Scholl, president of D.B. Scholl, Inc.

Brogan Van Kleef

Brogan Van Kleef,Director and Independent Associate with Pre-Paid Legal ServicesWorkshop Presenter: Thursday, November 30, 2000Workshop Topic: Providing Benefits That Can Really Help Your EmployeesBrogan Van Kleef has been on the professional staff of two of Dallas's largest CPA firms as a tax accountant. She has also been the Director of Human Resources for a top Dallas CPA firm.

Spotlight on: Peter Coburn

AccountingWEB ProfilePeter CoburnPresident and OwnerCommercial Logic, Inc. A Story About how a Vision for Simple Excellence Leads to Viable SolutionsPeter Coburn is probably the antithesis of what most people imagine when thinking about a president of one of the major companies dominating the software industry. In fact, his demeanor is so flexible, uncomplicated and peppered with a good sense of humor, that it’s hard to even picture him as head of Commercial Logic, Inc.


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