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NSPA names recipient of 1990 Golden Quill Award.

NSPA Names Recipient of 1990 Golden Quill Award

William J, Donnelly of Sunnyvale, California, has been selected by the NSPA Editorial Review Board as the 1990 recipient of the NSPA Golden Quill Award. The award, which was created to honor and encourage outstanding member-written feature articles in the National Public Accountant, carries with it a $ 250 cash prize and commemorative plaque. Donnelly was selected for his article, "Legal Liability and the Tax Practice," which appeared in the January 1989 issue of the NPA. Co-authored with Gary Miller, associate professor of accounting at San Jose State University, the article detailed the potential legal pitfalls and appropriate practice management techniques which tax practitioners should be aware of.

An active member of NSPA for five years, Donnelly is the sole proprietor of W.J. Donnelly, CPA, a full service tax and accounting firm. He has been in accounting for 15 years, primarily handling the needs of closely-held business and individual clients. He received his bachelors degree from Pennsylvania State University, his MBA from San Diego State University in California, and his PhD from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, California. He has been a CPA for 12 years.

In addition to his accounting practice, Donnelly is an associate professor of accounting at San Jose State University. He writes about four articles a year for publication in various professional journals and strongly encourages other practitioners to experience the pride of authorship. "Practitioners are in the best position to provide fellow accountants with the kind of useful, practical information they need in their day-to-day operations. Unlike some of my academic associates, my articles tend to be more practical in nature because of my background as an independent practitioner."

Donnelly's suggestion to other practitioners who would like to write for publication but may not know where to start is to focus on their area of expertise in their own practice. This is where the "handson" experience will prove to be the most valuable.

The NSPA Board of Governors has approved the Golden Quill Award as an annual recognition of member achievements in the area of writing for publication in the National Public Accountant. Several excellent feature articles written by NSPA members have\ already been scheduled for 1990, but many slots remain open. For more information or authorhs guidelines, contact NSPA's Publications Department, 1010 N. Fairfax St., Alexamdria, Virginia 22314. You just may be the recipient of the next Golden Quill Award.
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Title Annotation:National Society of Public Accountants
Publication:The National Public Accountant
Date:Mar 1, 1990
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