September 30, 2009
Top 100 Most Influential People in Tax and Accounting
I am honored to be included on the list of Accounting Today's Top 100 Most Influential People for the fourth year in a row. The magazine contains one-sentence explanations of why each of the folks made the list; here is mine:
Caron has built the leading tax blog on the Internet, with over 10 million page views since he created it in 2004.
I am flattered to be on the list with such high-powered people in the tax and accounting worlds, including:
Government and Industry Group Officials:
- Robert Attmore (Chair, GASB)
- Ben Bernanke (Chair, Federal Reserve System)
- Timothy Geithner (Secretary of the Treasury)
- J. Russell George (Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration)
- Robert Harris (Incoming Chair, AICPA)
- Karen Hawkins (Director, IRS Office of Professional Responsibility)
- Robert Herz (Chair, FASB)
- James Kroeker (Chief Accountant, SEC)
- Barry Melancon (President & CEO, AICPA)
- Nina Olson (National Taxpayer Advocate, IRS)
- Thomas Sadler (Chair, NASBA)
- Mary Schapiro (Chair, SEC)
- Douglas Shulman (Commissioner, IRS)
- David Tweedie (Chair, IASB)
- Edward Yingling (Chair, ABA)
CEOs of Major Accounting Firms:
- Timothy Flynn & John Veihmeyer (KPMG)
- Robert Moritz & Dennis Nally (PriceWaterhouseCoopers)
- Edward Nusbaum (Grant Thornton)
- James Quigley & Barry Salzberg (Deloitte)
- James Turley (Ernst & Young)
CEOs of Tax & Accounting Companies & Publishers:
- Jonathan Baron (Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting)
- Kevin Robert (Wolters Kluwer)
- Mike Sabbatis (CCH)
- Brad Smith (Intuit)
- Russ Smyth (H&R Block)
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Posted by: Justin | Sep 30, 2009 4:03:55 PM
Very well deserved. Congrats!
Posted by: Kay | Sep 30, 2009 4:56:58 PM
The good news is you'll probably stay on it longer than Baucus, Grassley, or Obama.
Posted by: mike livingston | Sep 30, 2009 6:34:05 PM
Very, very well deserved. Congrats, Paul!!
Posted by: Ann Murphy | Sep 30, 2009 8:30:55 PM
Congratulations, Paul! You deserve it. Unfortunately, for the twentieth year in a row, I'm left off of the list. Could it be because I use Google for tax research?
Posted by: Woody | Sep 30, 2009 10:00:58 PM
Don't take any personal tax advice from Rangel.
Posted by: Jack Bogdanski | Sep 30, 2009 11:18:14 PM
Posted by: peter | Oct 1, 2009 7:30:12 AM
Congrats on this deserved recognition, though I would't be too proud to be listed with CHARLIE RANGEL!!
Posted by: len | Oct 1, 2009 8:24:50 AM
Is this recognition = taxable income?
Posted by: Mike | Oct 1, 2009 10:34:39 AM
Well deserved. Congrats Paul!
Posted by: GC | Oct 1, 2009 2:19:10 PM
Congratulations! A well-deserved honor indeed.
Posted by: Monica | Oct 3, 2009 9:42:59 PM