Paul L. Caron

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Top 100 Most Influential People in Tax and Accounting

Accounting Today Top 100 Cover

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:


  • Sen. Max Baucus (Chair, Senate Finance Committee)
  • Rep. Barney Frank (Chair, House Financial Services Committee)
  • Sen. Chuck Grassley (Ranking Member, Senate Finance Committee)
  • President Barack Obama
  • Rep. Charles Rangel (Chair, House Ways & Means Committee)

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)

For more, see Accounting Today's List of Top 100 People Is Kinda Predictable.

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Congratulations! A well-deserved honor indeed.

Posted by: Monica | Oct 3, 2009 6:42:59 PM

Well deserved. Congrats Paul!

Posted by: GC | Oct 1, 2009 11:19:10 AM

Is this recognition = taxable income?

Posted by: Mike | Oct 1, 2009 7:34:39 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 5:24:50 AM

Congratulations, Paul.

Posted by: peter | Oct 1, 2009 4:30:12 AM

Don't take any personal tax advice from Rangel.

Posted by: Jack Bogdanski | Sep 30, 2009 8:18:14 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 7:00:58 PM

Very, very well deserved. Congrats, Paul!!

Posted by: Ann Murphy | Sep 30, 2009 5:30:55 PM

The good news is you'll probably stay on it longer than Baucus, Grassley, or Obama.

Posted by: mike livingston | Sep 30, 2009 3:34:05 PM

Very well deserved. Congrats!

Posted by: Kay | Sep 30, 2009 1:56:58 PM


Posted by: Justin | Sep 30, 2009 1:03:55 PM