Alan R. Einhorn, CPA, received the 2012 Arthur J. Dixon Memorial Award, the highest award given by the accounting profession in the area of taxation. The award, bestowed by the AICPA Tax Division, was presented Nov. 6 at the AICPA Fall Tax Division Meeting in Washington, D.C., by Edward S. Karl, CPA, vice president–Taxation for the AICPA.
Einhorn is the chief quality officer for Deloitte Tax LLP. He works with the tax practice in a number of areas including ethics and professional standards, taxpayer and preparer responsibilities, and coordination of the firm’s tax quality assurance reviews. He also provides firm guidance in the tax quality assurance area. He frequently represents the firm in many regulatory and legislative tax matters. He currently serves as the vice chairman of the board for Deloitte Tax LLP and is a member of the Deloitte Tax LLP Operating Committee.
Einhorn has been a dedicated volunteer leader for the AICPA for more than 25 years. He has chaired the Tax Forms Committee, Circular 230 Education Task Force, Preparer Penalty Task Force, and Tax Executive Committee. He currently chairs the Relations With the Bar Committee. He has also served on the Task Force on IRS Restructuring Issues, Tax Practice Management Committee, Penalty and Interest Reform Task Force, SRTP Enforceability Task Force, Circular 230 Task Force, and Tax Practice Responsibilities Committee.
Einhorn has been an active volunteer with the Greater Washington Society of CPAs, has served on the IRS Commissioner’s Advisory Group, and is a past recipient of the AICPA Tax Division’s Distinguished Service Award. He received his B.S. in accounting from the University of Maryland and his J.D. from George Washington University.
The annual award honors the memory of Arthur J. Dixon, a CPA who had an outstanding record of service to the tax profession and to the AICPA Tax Division. The award was established after his death in 1981 to honor outstanding CPAs in the area of taxes.