Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) September 16, 2014
The Information Technology Alliance (ITA), an independent professional association of accounting firms, technology consultants and technology vendors to the profession, announced today that Stan Mork, ITA president, was named one of Accounting Today’s 2014 Top 100 Most Influential People in the Accounting Profession. Mork joins the list of 2014 Top 100 ITA member honorees from AICPA, Arxis Technology, Avalara, CCH, CPA.com, Crowe Horwath, Grant Thornton, Intacct, Intuit, McGladrey, NetSuite, Sage, Thomson Reuters and Wolters Kluwer.
Other ITA members included on Accounting Today’s exclusive 2014 Top 100 list include Barry Melancon, president and CEO at AICPA; Mark Koziel, vice president of Firm Services & Global Alliances at AICPA; David Cieslak, principal at Arxis Technology; Pascal Van Dooren, chief revenue officer at Avalara; Teresa Mackintosh, CEO at Wolters Kluwer, CCH; Jason Marx, president at CCH Small Firm Services; Chuck Allen, CEO at Crowe Horwath; Erik Asgeirsson, CEO of CPA.com; Stephen Chipman, CEO at Grant Thornton; Taylor Macdonald, vice president of Channels at Intacct; Brad Smith, CEO and Jim McGinnis, vice president, Accountant & Advisor Group at Intuit; Joe Adams, managing partner and CEO at McGladrey; Zach Nelson, president & CEO at NetSuite; Pascal Houillon, president and CEO at Sage North America; Jennifer Warawa, vice president and general manager at Sage Accountant Solutions, Sage North America; Jon Baron, managing director, Professional Segment, Thomson Reuters Tax and Accounting; and Brian Peccarelli, president, Tax and Accounting business of Thomson Reuters.
The Accounting Today Top 100 Most Influential People list was created to recognize leaders who bring an extraordinary level of experience and authority to advance the accounting profession. To be considered for selection, the publication's editorial staff reviews a broad list of candidates from a diverse array of areas that affect the CPA profession. Those areas include practitioners, vendors, lawmakers, regulators, association heads, marketers, consultants and academics.
Accounting Today editor-in-chief Dan Hood said, “As membership continues to expand, Mork aims to realign the ITA’s growth with its strategic needs, introducing a CIO Academy to give chief information officers a place to learn, build community and share best practices, with workshops and tactical roundtables to discuss trends and best practices; and launching the more informal GenNow initiative to build the group’s thus-far exclusive next generation membership.”
The ITA is an independent, not for profit, professional association of leading CPA firms, consulting firms and technology vendors whose purpose is to share information and build relationships that improve the way its member firms, and their clients, do business. Because the ITA membership roster consists of some of the most highly regarded mid-market technology professionals, consultants, and product/service providers, ITA often employs its collective influence to act as an authoritative voice for the IT profession. The ITA membership shares the common goal of providing products and/or services to the small and mid-sized business community. For more information on ITA, go to http://www.italliance.com.
About Accounting Today's Top 100 Most Influential People
For over a decade, Accounting Today has developed the annual "Top 100 Most Influential People" list, which includes CPAs, attorneys, regulators, educators and vendors who exemplify leadership and influence in the accounting field. To be considered for selection, the publication's editorial staff reviews a broad list of candidates from a diverse array of areas that affect the CPA profession including: practitioners, lawmakers, regulators, association heads, marketers, consultants and academics. Based on both editorial staff decisions and outside nominations, the candidates are whittled down to the top 100 people who exemplify thought leadership in the accounting industry.