Jane T. Rubin, CPA, received the 2019 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 AICPA, was presented Nov. 15 at the AICPA fall Tax Division meeting in Washington, D.C., by Jeffrey Porter, CPA, a member of the AICPA board of directors and a past Arthur J. Dixon Award recipient.
Rubin runs Educational Strategies Co. in St. Louis, an international accounting and business accreditation advisory service. She also has nearly 25 years of service to the profession. She has served on numerous AICPA committees and task forces, including the AICPA's Tax Education Committee; Tax Practice Improvement Committee; Tax Division Communications Task Force; Tax Education Task Force; and Model Tax Curriculum Task Force. She served twice on the Tax Executive Committee (TEC). She also chaired both the Tax Education and Tax Practice Improvement committees. Rubin has selflessly given her time advancing tax education through volunteerism and currently serves on the AICPA National Accreditation Commission, highlighting her passion for tax education.
"Jane truly exemplifies what it means to have 'a heart of a volunteer.' She continuously invests her time in something she passionately believes in — advancing the education of the tax profession. Her commitment to the profession and her dedication to tax education are an inspiration. We are pleased to honor her with this well-deserved award," said Porter while presenting the award.
The Arthur J. Dixon Memorial Award is given to the CPA who demonstrates true professionalism in the spirit of Arthur Dixon. Dixon was a recognized leader in the profession, serving on various state society and AICPA committees, with a long record of service to the Tax Division, culminating in his chairmanship of the TEC from 1977-1980. Following his death in 1981, the TEC established the Arthur J. Dixon Memorial Award in his honor.