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AICPA Appoints McGladreys Bob Adams to IRS Practice Procedures Committee


WASHINGTON, DC – Bob Adams, managing director – Washington National Tax for RSM McGladrey, one of the country's leading providers of tax and consulting services under the McGladrey brand, was recently appointed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) as a member of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Practice & Procedures Committee for the 2011-2012 volunteer service year beginning in October.

The IRS Practices and Procedures Committee acts as the AICPA's primary liaison with the IRS to improve the current tax administration system for the benefit of members, clients, the public and the government through ongoing communications and information sharing with the IRS, monitoring of relevant legislative and regulatory developments, reviewing of tax forms and recommending improvements and by developing products and services to assist members.

"At RSM McGladrey, we understand the importance of truly understanding – our clients and the industry," said Neal Weber, managing director-in-charge – Washington National Tax for RSM McGladrey. "Bob has more than 40 years of tax and regulatory experience, so he understands the complexities that CPAs face every day. We are confident that his appointment to this important committee will result in true value for the AICPA's 377,000 members, while simultaneously strengthening the "gateway of connectivity' for our clients with policy makers influencing the tax world."

"It is an honor to be appointed to the IRS Practice & Procedures Committee," said Adams. "I'm looking forward to contributing to the profession in this new role, while learning from industry experts from across the nation."

Adams joined RSM McGladrey in November 2010 after spending nine years with the IRS, the last five in Washington, D.C. where he served as senior advisor to the Commissioner and Deputy Commissioners of the Large Business and International division (formerly Large and Mid-Size Business division). Before that, he was senior industry advisor to the Director of Heavy Manufacturing & Transportation. He has also held a number of leadership positions for various national and international corporations.

Adams holds a J.D. from Tulane University and a B.S.B.A. in accounting from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette, where he graduated Cum Laude. He is a frequent speaker at tax conferences, as well as domestic and international tax seminars.

About the AIPCA
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) is the world's largest association representing the accounting profession, with 377,000 members in 138 countries. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting; membership is also available to accounting students and CPB candidates. The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for audits of private companies, nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination.

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