DHG Celebrates Nathan Clark, Recipient of the Journal of Accountancy’s 2019 Best Article Award

Charlotte, N.C. – Dixon Hughes Goodman, a U.S. top 20 public accounting and advisory firm, is pleased to announce that Nathan Clark, a Partner in the DHG Tax practice, is the recipient of the Journal of Accountancy’s (JofA) Lawler Award for the best article of 2019. Clark’s article, “Relief for Small Business Tax Accounting Methods” explains these provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. In the article, Clark advises on the new provisions which opened simplified accounting methods to a larger universe of small business taxpayers than previously eligible, providing reduced administrative burdens and tax relief. The article generated significant interest and engagement from readers. 

When asked about the honor, Clark noted, “I’m so very thrilled and honored to receive the award. I get a lot out of my interactions with the AICPA and its committees, so I feel like this article was a way to give something back to the tax community that was well received.” 

The annual Lawler Award is voted on by the JofA’s board of editorial advisors and is the highest honor bestowed upon contributors to the JofA. It is named for John Lawler, who was for many years the publication’s chief editor and an AICPA senior vice president. 

Clark has 21 years of public accounting experience. His primary areas of focus include overall methods of accounting, taxable year, capitalization, depreciation and the timing of revenue recognition and deductions. He has published articles for AICPA’s The Tax Adviser, the Journal of Accountancy and numerous other publications. He is also a member of the AICPA Accounting Methods and Period Technical Resource Panel – a group of volunteers that monitor legislative and regulatory developments, identify issues and recommend modifications to simplify and clarify existing laws and regulations related to tax method and period issues, maintaining appropriate relationships with the IRS, Treasury, Congress and other government officials. 

A full list of past Lawler Award winners is available at journalofaccountancy.com/lawler.

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