Mat Young has been appointed as American
Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) vice
president of state regulatory and legislative affairs.

Young, who succeeds Sheri Bango Cavaney, led
the Institute’s efforts to have Congress ban tax strategy patents
so taxpayers have equal access to legal methods of complying with
the tax laws.

“Mat has also worked closely with the state
CPA societies and AICPA members on federal legislative efforts that
are critical to the CPA professions”, AICPA senior vice president
of public practice and global alliances Susan Coffey said.

AICPA added Young’s work with state CPA
societies resulted in similar patent reform bills passing the US
Senate in March and the US House of Representatives in June.

Young previously worked in a team to ensure
stronger protections for public company investors during the
Dodd-Frank bill consideration. Additionally, AICPA claim Young’s
team provided flexibility for the Public Company Accounting
Oversight Board’s regulation of auditors of broker-dealers.