Accounting News Roundup: AICPA Branding, Tax Reform Headlines and Commuting | 03.31.17

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AICPA branding

Last year around this time, the AICPA was lobbying members on its proposed “evolution of a joint venture” with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. In June of last year, we learned that the members approved the proposal to create a new global association called the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants. And now Dan Hood reports at Accounting Today that this new joint-venture-that’s-definitely-not-a-merger has its own logo:

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I’m no designer, but okay, sure, fine.

AICPA Chair Kimberly Ellison-Taylor and CIMA President and…uh…AICPA Chair Andrew Miskin had some words:

“This new brand signals that we are part of one global family with a shared commitment to public and management accounting as we come together through the Association,” they wrote. “The same logo, colors and other attributes will appear across our brands to represent a consistent beacon of quality and integrity around the world.”

Okay, sure, fine. But are we still not saying this is a merger? I’m just curious as to when we get to stop pretending.

Tax reform

Now that the GOP has squandered the opportunity to pass a healthcare bill, they’re moving on to tax reform. If you’re a tax person looking to impress anxious clients with your  political clairvoyance, I suggest you read this Forbes post from Tony Nitti on headlines you’re sure to read as things play out.

Commuting

For anyone that lives and works in Atlanta and regularly drives on I-85, I’m really sorry:

Gov. Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency Thursday night after fire officials extinguished a massive fire on I-85 in Atlanta that led to the collapse of a bridge on the crowded interstate.

The bridge on I-85 northbound just south of Ga. 400 near Piedmont Road collapsed about 7 p.m., Atlanta fire spokesman Sgt. Cortez Stafford confirmed.

No injuries to motorists or first responders were reported.

Officials said they still don’t know how long it will take to fix the bridge, but they agree there is no underestimating the headache that awaits commuters.

Oh, man. I don’t know what kind of alternative routes there are, but I can’t help but think that some people might quit their jobs over this.

Elsewhere in Georgia: If you publish Georgia’s state laws, you’ll get sued for copyright and lose.

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A Senior Tax Accountant position with Squar Milner in Newport Beach, Calif.

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