Paul L. Caron

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Top 100 Most Influential People in Tax and Accounting

Visionaries_1I am honored (and surprised) to be included on the list of Accounting Today's Top 100 Most Influential People.  The magazine contains one-sentence explanations of why each of the folks made the list; here is mine:

"Launched in 2004, Caron's blog has since become a valuable hub for academics and practitioners."

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


  • Sen. Max Baucus
  • Sen. Charles Grassley

Government and Industry Group Officials:

  • Robert Attmore (Chair, GASB)
  • Christopher Cox (Chair, SEC)
  • Mark Everson (Commissioner, IRS)
  • J. Russell George (Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration)
  • Robert Herz (Chair, FASB)
  • Barry lenason (President & CEO, AICPA)
  • Mark Olson (Chair, PCAOB)
  • Nina Olson (National Taxpayer Advocate, IRS)
  • Henry Paulson (Secretary of the Treasury)
  • David Walker (Comptroller General)

CEOs of Major Accounting Firms:

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

CEOs of Tax & Accounting Companies & Publishers

  • Scott Cook (Intuit)
  • Mark Ernst (H&R Block)
  • Michael Lister (Jackson Hewitt)
  • Roy Martin Jr. (Thomson Tax & Accounting)
  • Kevin Robert (CCH)

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