News/Info – CPA Firms Play Pivotal Roles – May 2015

CPA firms play a pivotal role in helping their small businessHow small businesses can keep data secure

Lack of resources and a false sense of security can make small businesses a target for hackers.
These businesses can, however, take steps to maintain security that is easy on their budget.  Training employees on what to look for in their own systems is an important element. All employees should know how to recognize phishing sites, bogus business e-mails, and be familiar with changing passwords regularly. CPA firms play a pivotal role in helping their small business clients recognize IT shortcomings and advising them on how to maintain better security.  Read more.


CPA firms have moved protection of IT assets to the top of their tech priority listsThe importance of security as a top technology choice for CPAs

Securing the information technology environment is a top priority for U.S. CPA’s according to the Top Technology Survey involving over 3,000 accountants. CPAs have moved protection of IT assets to the top of their tech priority lists. Securing the confidence of clients that their information is safe is a high priority factor because it involves all business types and sizes, from small start ups to global organizations. Read more.


CPA firms anticipatory thinkersNEW WAYS OF THINKING IS VITAL FOR ACCOUNTANTS, BUT SO ARE OLD SCHOOL VALUES.

This article deals with the rapid changes within the accounting field and how CPAs and accountants and accounting specialists must be better anticipatory thinkers to serve organizations and clients in the future. With this in mind, however, accountants must still provide core skills and values such as honesty, integrity, and delivering on promises. Accounting is still a relationships business with a high degree of one-on-one contact and will continue to be an important priority in the field. Read more.

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