October 28, 2016

Three Thomson Reuters Leaders Recognized on List of Most Powerful Women in Accounting

New York – Thomson Reuters leaders Jean Rakich, Liz Taxin, and Anne-Lise Vivier have been named three of the most powerful women in accounting by CPA Practice Advisor for their impact on the profession.

Jean Rakich, MBA, is the director of training, consulting, and implementation services within the Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting business. She is being recognized for the fifth consecutive year by CPA Practice Advisor. Jean has a passion for professional development through innovation. Over the past decade, she has expanded the business’ online offerings, developed new custom training options, and strengthened the focus on customer service and thought leadership, creating countless professional and business growth opportunities for the profession. Jean is an active member of the Customer Excellence (CX) squad that focuses on improving customer interaction at all touchpoints in the organization.

Liz Taxin, MBA, is the managing director of the Global Compliance and Reporting (GCR) business of Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting. GCR offers a comprehensive software solution across the global tax and reporting lifecycle. Prior to leading GCR, she was managing director of the Trust Tax & Information reporting business. Liz joined Thomson Reuters as vice president, Financial & Risk Strategy, to help define the global growth path of the business. Prior to Thomson Reuters she held several management roles in the financial services industry. As an active member of Women@TR business resource group, and co-founder of the Hoboken chapter, Liz is committed to developing and promoting female talent and she is deeply involved in mentoring and sponsoring women across the company.

Anne-Lise Vivier, CPA, is managing editor of accounting publications within the Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting business. In this role, she has authored and edited countless publications explaining standards under US GAAP and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Professionals rely heavily upon her publications to keep abreast of updates and emerging accounting standards that affect both domestic and cross-border financial reporting. In her seven years at Thomson Reuters, she has successfully channeled her past experience in public accounting to create accounting research products that make US and international accounting standards accessible to finance professionals of all levels. Anne-Lise strives to explain the most complex accounting concepts in simple terms and is determined to illustrate the standards as simply as possible.

“An honor such as this is yet a further testament to Thomson Reuters commitment to developing and retaining some of the most talented people in the tax and accounting profession,” said Brian Peccarelli, president of Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting business. “Jean, Liz and Anne-Lise are all worthy recipients, and their colleagues at Thomson Reuters are very proud of their accomplishments and their impact on the profession.”

The annual “Most Powerful Women in Accounting Awards” began in 2012 when CPA Practice Advisor sought to recognize women who have made significant contributions to the accounting profession. The 2016 honorees were selected based on their demonstration of true leadership and commitment and their professional contributions and initiatives, leadership, and community involvement. The awards were announced and presented in San Jose, CA on October 24.

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