Risk Management

Diversifying Revenue for CPA Firms: Strategic Alliances with Investment Advisor Services

In this episode of Risky Records, John Pastore from Integrated Partners and I discussed the benefits of accounting firms partnering with advisors for investment advisory services. John emphasized clear communication, transparency, ongoing dialogue, and adapting to the evolving accounting industry. Read to the end to find my recommended album for this week’s episode. Changes to […]

Understanding the FTC Non-Compete Ban

Non-compete agreements have long been used to bar employees from working for competitors or using sensitive information to kickstart competing organizations. A new ruling from the Federal Trade Commission has banned these agreements nationwide. The ruling will go into effect in late August, preventing companies from enforcing existing agreements with the vast majority of workers. […]

4 Steps to Prevent Corporate Credit Card Fraud

Business fraud costs organizations billions of dollars every year. While employees are often at the heart of these losses due to cybercrime schemes such as phishing and identity theft, 17% of all business fraud is due to expense reimbursements. Many large corporations give commercial credit cards to their employees to allow them to make purchases […]

Technology Risk Management for Accounting Firms and CPAs

In this episode of Risky Records, I spoke with the Editor-in-Chief of Accounting Today, Dan Hood, to get his perspective on the technology risk environment that accountants work in today. (Read to the end to see Dan’s album recommendation. Emerging technology risks for accountants The technological breakthroughs of the past few years, including remote work […]

Beneficial Ownership Information Reporting: How to Stay Compliant

What the Corporate Transparency Act and its Recent Legal Developments Mean for Your Business What is the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA)? The Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) was a part of a much larger raft of bills that became law in 2021. As of January 1st, 2024, a vital component of the CTA became active, the […]

The Basics of Zero Trust Implementation

What is Zero Trust? Zero Trust is a cybersecurity model that keeps organizations’ data safe by requiring users to continuously verify and authenticate their identities. Analyst John Kindervag, formerly of technology research firm Forrester, first coined the term in 2010. But the concept also has roots in the “black core” architecture theory of the U.S. […]

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Best Practices of Client Advisory Services

What are client advisory services? Accounting professionals are adapting to clients’ changing needs, which demand greater insight and value from their advisors. For many, managing a growing business can be daunting. Making wise financial decisions to help their companies grow requires understanding various investment options, tax laws, market trends, and cybersecurity.  CPAs providing advisory and […]

Combatting sexual assault in the workplace

Combating Sexual Assault in the Workplace

Research shows more than eight in ten women experience assault in the workplace within their lifetimes. The recent #MeToo movement has only made the issue more evident for employees and their employers, causing a spike in sexual harassment claims filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). With new cases being filed every year, […]

Cryptocurrency and Accounting: What Do You Need to Know?

Cryptocurrency has become a worldwide phenomenon since the first Bitcoin transaction in 2009. Today’s market is valued at more than $2 trillion, with recent advancements in crypto expanding how digital assets can be created, used, and transferred. However, the ever-changing scope of digital assets and introductions of new applications—such as the recent wave of NFTs—has […]

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A Comprehensive Cyber Insurance Overview

According to a report from IBM and the Ponemon Institute, the average data breach cost for businesses with fewer than 500 employees is $2.98 million. The popular idea that cyberattacks target only large businesses has resulted in small to medium-sized companies across the globe being frequently at risk of a potentially crippling digital security breach. […]

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