About Us

Tax Practice News is the sister publication to Insightful Accountant, which offers a website and newsletter of resources specific to the tax professional. Topics covered include practice management, practice development, technology, workflow and other topics that are relevant for today’s tax professional who is focused on growing their business and serving their clients. The newsletter is delivered once per week to tax professionals across the country.

Our team

Gary DeHart

Publisher and Managing Partner

Gary DeHart has worked in media for more than 25 years and has been instrumental in developing new revenue streams and business opportunities for the companies he has worked for.

Prior to launching Insightful Accountant (formerly Intuitive Accountant), Gary was the Associate Publisher of Accounting Today. Prior to working in media serving the public accounting market, he worked in media for employee benefit managers and brokers, automotive design, textile manufacturing and recreational boating.

In addition to being the Publisher and Managing Partner of Insightful Accountant, Gary works with select clients within the accounting market on channel development and growth. He is an Assistant Scoutmaster with the Boy Scouts of America, enjoys fly fishing, time on the beach, cooking on the Big Green Egg and spending time with his family.

Liz Mason

Editor of Tax Practice News

Liz Mason is a serial entrepreneur, a giant nerd, and an involved accounting vanguard. She is CEO and Founder of High Rock Accounting, TheDepartment.Tax, and a few other related brands. Liz speaks on a national stage, guests stars on podcasts, publishes a YouTube show (The Hot Accounts), and writes frequently. To further her passion for the advancement of the accounting profession, Liz currently serves as a Xero National Ambassador and as the Content Strategist for Tax Practice News.

Liz started her career in tax at Grant Thornton (at 20) and automated a portion of her job landing her in the national tax practice. She spent a decade in large public accounting firms working on highly technical tax consulting before branching off on her own. Liz utilizes her creativity and passion at her company to uproot traditional practices and replace them with innovative concepts. She finds joy in efficient technology and her core belief is that everyone and everything can continuously improve (she says "be better" too often).

When Liz isn't planning world domination in accounting, she is a die-hard skier, down for any adventure, plays the ukulele, reads everything, and has a good sense of humor. If you're looking for her, you can find her traveling the world and enjoying new food and cultures with her husband and young son.

Follow Liz and High Rock Accounting on Twitter at @LizzyNorMa and @HighRockCPAs.

Bob Allard

VP of Sales & Business Development and Managing Partner

Bob Allard has 15+ years of experience in sponsorship and content advertising sales and creation, business development, and sales of products and services; specifically, in the small business, accounting technology space with Intuit, Right Networks, and Woodard. Creating and improving our offerings through customer feedback is Bob's top priority. Bob lives in Arizona with his wife and three sons and enjoys running, swimming, and helping his boys train for High School and AAU basketball.

Mollie Macklin

Communications Manager

Mollie Macklin graduated from Auburn University in 2016 and has been with Insightful Accountant for almost two years. She was an intern for Auburn University’s Office of Communications and Marketing while in college, producing content for both student and alumni publications and covering news on campus. Her focus is in brand development and building relationships in business. She handles everything from finding and producing content to social media management. In Mollie’s free time she enjoys going to the beach and attending live music events.

William ‘Murph’ Murphy

Senior Editor and Technical Writer for Insightful Accountant

William (Bill) Murphy, better known as "Murph," is in charge of all things related to content. Murph is an Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor with over 30 years of consulting experience. For many years he was the “anchor” of the National Advisor Network’s online forum and three-time consecutive winner of the NAN Online MVP award. Murph has published articles in numerous industry publications and served as Technical Editor for Business Analysis with QuickBooks by Wiley Publishing. So, if you really want to get to know ‘Murph’ then find out want’s truly on his mind here.