Data Analytics for CPAs

As CPAs and the business environments evolve, technology is a strong force and continues to drive many decisions. Read more on big data and data analytics and how it all relates to you.

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Data-Privacy in a Data-Driven World

May 30, 2019 | Pennsylvania CPA Journal
With the introduction of data privacy laws such as the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation and the California Consumer Protection Act, organizations are being told to reduce the risk of misuse of personal data by collecting only the data required for business purposes and then deleting or anonymizing the data when it is no longer needed.

Safeguarding Clients’ Personal Data: Are You Meeting Your Legal Duty?


March 8, 2019 | CPA Now
On Nov. 21, 2018, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued an opinion in the Dittman v. UPMC case, holding that employers have a legal duty to exercise reasonable care in safeguarding their employees’ sensitive personal information stored by the employers on internet-accessible computer systems. 


Turning Data into Action

March 28, 2018 | CPA Now
Cynthia R. Bergvall, of Bee Bergvall & Co. talks about how CPAs can better communicate with decision makers who have not mastered the financial details within the data.  

Data Breach! What Should Be Disclosed?

June 4, 2018 | Pennsylvania CPA Journal
What do Uber, Equifax, and Target have in common? All were subjects of data breaches that compromised corporate records with resulting damage to the companies and account holders. The problems caused by a data breach are often compounded when the breach is not disclosed in a timely fashion.

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Not Just Data: Leverage Cloud Computing for Hiring and Retention

April 15, 2019
Most have long been aware of the benefits cloud computing in the area of data storage. But are you familiar with the positive effect it can have on hiring and retention. To bring these aspects to light, close management software provider FloQast delivered Cloud Technology Advances the Accounting Profession: A Survey of Accounting and Finance Professionals. 

Replicating the Benefits of Data Analytics in Excel

Apr 03, 2017

While data analytics techniques could benefit all accounting practitioners, many of these businesses can be either intimidated by a new way of doing things or limited by resources. Tommy Stephens, of K2 Enterprises, tells us how many of the benefits of data analytics can be harnessed through mastery of Microsoft Excel.