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  • Which SOC Fits Me?

    SOC audits have only been available since mid-2011. Prior to that, the audit standard that was available for service organizations was SAS 70. The business process and information technology outsourcing landscape has changed significantly since SAS 70 was developed. The SOC standards now allow for different reports for different purposes.
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  • Fraud Interviewing – Not Always Comfortable, But Necessary

    Interviewing key members of management and those charged with governance about their organizational fraud risk assessment is outside the comfort zone of many CPAs. It is the auditor’s responsibility to address fraud risk while not expanding the scope of the audit. The key is knowing what questions to ask and why.
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PICPA Initiatives

  • Cyber Threats Are Real and Can Be Devastating: Are You Prepared?

    Now is a good time to take stock of all of the personally identifiable information in your firm’s possession and focus on addressing the risks posed by a potential cybersecurity breach. To help ease the burden of dealing with these complex areas, the PICPA has developed a cybersecurity threat management program.
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  • Round Out Our Top 10 List

    PICPA’s April 20 Council meeting provided opportunities to discuss the topics that will have a direct impact on your profession. Want to see our short list?
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