2018 Arthur J. Dixon Memorial Award

Annette Nellen and Gerard H. Schreiber Jr.
Annette Nellen and Gerard H. Schreiber Jr.

Gerard H. Schreiber Jr., CPA, received the 2018 Arthur J. Dixon Memorial Award, the highest honor bestowed by the accounting profession in the area of taxation. The award, given by the Tax Division of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), was presented Nov. 14 at the AICPA Fall Tax Division Meeting in Washington, D.C., by Annette Nellen, Esq., CPA, CGMA, chair of the AICPA Tax Executive Committee and director of the Master of Science in Taxation program at San José State University.

Schreiber is a partner in the Louisiana accounting firm of Schreiber & Schreiber, with expertise in accounting, tax, and consulting matters of individuals and small businesses. His years of helping tax practitioners and state CPA societies in the aftermath of disasters — a skill he honed helping his home state after Hurricane Katrina — have earned him the nickname "CPA master of disaster."

Schreiber also received the AICPA Tax Division 2016 Distinguished Service Award, the Society of Louisiana CPAs (SLCPA) 2017 Outstanding CPE Discussion Leader Award, and the SLCPA Life Membership Award.

Schreiber has served on numerous AICPA volunteer groups and currently is a member of the IRS Advocacy & Relations Committee. He has also served on the IRS Practice and Procedures Committee, the Tax Practice Responsibilities Committee, the Statements on Standards for Tax Services (SSTS) Guidance Task Force, the SSTS Revision Task Force, the Tax Forms Committee, the Tax Forms and Education Task Force, and the Circular 230 Education Task Force. He is a frequent contributor to The Tax Adviser.

Schreiber received his BBA from Loyola University and is a member of the AICPA, SLCPA, and the New Orleans Estate Planning Council.

The AICPA's annual award is in honor 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.

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