Paul L. Caron

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

The 100 Most Influential People In Tax And Accounting

Accounting Today CoverI am honored to be included on the list of Accounting Today's 100 Most Influential People in Tax and Accounting for the eleventh consecutive year:

A prolific blogger, Caron’s widely read site thoroughly covers the latest developments in the field of tax, particularly with his ongoing coverage of the scandal involving IRS employees’ extra scrutiny of tax-exempt applications from conservative groups. Caron also blogs extensively about issues related to academia.

Accounting Today also mentioned tax bloggers in its discussion of Just a Few More ...:

We need to find a way to cram more people into the Top 100, because new and interesting people keep rising up to change the profession. Until we can get 150 or so people into a 100-person list, however, we offer our annual list of Ones to Watch — men and women whose influence is waxing, and whom we’ll be keeping an eye on. ...

While we’ve long noted the influence of tax blogger Paul Caron, many others are now using the blogosphere to share tax information, analysis, insights and, occasionally, humor. This year we’re going to cite two, both of whom appear on WithumSmith+Brown partner Anthony Nitti (who also writes on taxes for many other outlets, and frequently teaches well-received CPE courses), and Kelly Phillips Erb, a tax lawyer whose Tax Girl blog draws lots of eyeballs. And while we’re on the subject of taxes, you might want to keep an eye on Howard Gleckman, a fellow at the Tax Policy Center think tank, whose thoughts on tax policy are often sought after by the mainstream media.

I am honored to be on the Top 100 list with such high-powered people in the tax and accounting worlds, including:

  • Karen Abramson (CEO, Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting)
  • Joe Baron (Managing Director, Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting)
  • Wayne Berson (CEO, BDO)
  • James Doty (Chair, PCAOB)
  • Lynne Doughtie (Chair & CEO, KPMG)
  • Kimberly Ellison-Taylor (Incoming Chair, AICPA)
  • Cathy Engelbert (CEO, Deloitte)
  • George Farrah (Executive Director, Tax & Accounting, Bloomberg BNA)
  • J. Russell George (Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration)
  • Russell Golden (Chair, FASB)
  • Stephen Howe (Managing Partner, EY)
  • Ed Karl (Vice President of Taxation, AICPA)
  • John Koskinen (Commissioner, IRS)
  • J. Michael McGuire (CEO, Grant Thornton)
  • Barry Melanson (President & CEO, AICPA)
  • Nina Olson (National Taxpayer Advocate, IRS)
  • Brian Peccarelli (President, Tax & Accounting, Thomson Reuters)
  • Timothy Ryan (Chair & Senior Partner, PwC)
  • Brad Smith (Chair & CEO, Intuit)
  • Mary Jo White (Chair, SEC)

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Posted by: Old Ruster from JD Junkyard | Sep 6, 2016 11:14:45 PM


Posted by: Jan | Sep 6, 2016 1:35:25 PM

Congratulations! Not that anyone here had any doubt you would make the list...

Posted by: AMTbuff | Sep 6, 2016 1:09:22 PM