Val Steed, CPA.CITP, MA, is a shareholder of K2 Enterprises, a national technology training and consulting organization. He has over a decade of experience in public practice and has been involved with information systems and the technology industry for more than 24 years. Val specializes in technology for the accounting profession and is the author and co-author of many related articles and courses. He received the American Institute of CPAs' (AICPA) Outstanding Discussion Leader award three consecutive years, was a four-year member of the AICPA Information Technology Executive Committee and has served five years as a member of the AICPA Microcomputer Conference Planning Committee, chairing the committee in 1995. Accounting Today named Val to their Top 100 Influential Accounting Professionals list in 1997 and 1998.