Information Technology


The AICPA unveiled a Web site for CPAs interested in information technology ( www.aicpa.org/infotech ). It offers resources on system security and reliability; tools and checklists to help CPAs assess organizational practices pertaining to information privacy, e-commerce and similar subjects; and guidance on standards and regulations. In addition to the resources available to all visitors, the site contains special content accessible only by those CPAs who hold the Institute’s Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) credential or belong to the IT Membership Section.

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Keeping client information safe in an age of scams and security threats

A look at the Dirty Dozen tax scams and ways to protect taxpayer information.

TECHNOLOGY Q&A

How to create maps in Excel 2016

Microsoft Excel 2016 has two new mapping capabilities. J. Carlton Collins, CPA, demonstrates how to make masterful 2D and 3D maps in Excel 2016.

QUIZ

News quiz: IRS enforcement, a hot job, and audit value

The IRS’s 2016 Data Book, a “hot job” of particular interest at this time of year, and insight into how executive and audit committees view the insights from financial statement audits received attention recently. See how much you know with this short quiz.