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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Top 100 Most Influential People in Tax and Accounting

Accounting_today_2007_2 I am honored (and surprised) to be included on the list of Accounting Today's Top 100 Most Influential People for the second year in a row. The magazine contains one-sentence explanations of why each of the folks made the list; here is mine:

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I am honored to be on the list with such high-powered people in the tax and accounting worlds, including:

Politicans:

  • Sen. Max Baucus (Chair, Senate Finance Committee)
  • Sen. Charles Grassley (Ranking Member, Senate Finance Committee)

Government and Industry Group Officials:

  • Robert Attmore (Chair, GASB)
  • Christopher Cox (Chair, SEC)
  • Mark Everson (Commissioner, IRS)
  • Randy Fletchall (Chair, AICPA)
  • J. Russell George (Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration)
  • Robert Herz (Chair, FASB)
  • Conrad Hewitt (Chief Accountant, SEC)
  • Barry Melanconi (AICPA)
  • Mark Olson (Chair, PCAOB)
  • Nina Olson (National Taxpayer Advocate, IRS)
  • Henry Paulson (Secretary of the Treasury)
  • David Walker (U.S. Comptroller General)
  • Michael Young (Partner, Wilkie Farr & Gallagher)

CEOs of Major Accounting Firms:

  • Samuel DiPiazza (PriceWaterhouseCoopers)
  • Timothy Flynn (KPMG)
  • Edward Nusbaum (Grant Thornton)
  • Barry Salzberg (Deloitte & Touche))
  • James Turley (Ernst & Young)
  • Jack Weisbaum (BDO Seidman)

CEOs of Tax & Accounting Companies & Publishers:

  • Steve Bennett (Intuit)
  • Mark Ernst (H&R Block)
  • Michael Lister (Jackson Hewitt)
  • Roy Martin Jr. (Thomson Tax & Accounting)
  • Kevin Robert (Wolters Kluwer)

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