Internal Controls



The recently formed Center for Audit Quality (www.thecaq.org) issued comments on SEC and PCAOB proposals related to section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX 404). The Center supports the proposals, which encourage increased effectiveness and efficiency in implementing the provisions of SOX 404. However, the Center offered technical comments intended to improve the proposals in meeting their overall goal of making implementation of SOX 404 more effective and efficient. The comment letters are available at www.aicpa.org/caq/download/PCAOB_Docket_021_Comment_Letter.pdf and www.aicpa.org/caq/download/SEC_Release_33-8762_Comment_Letter.pdf .

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Cybersecurity threats proliferating for midsize and smaller businesses

This report details how SMBs can properly protect private information from breaches, design and implement a cybersecurity policy, and create safeguards for training and education.

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Being responsive to clients

CPAs and their firms have daily pressures and hectic schedules, but being responsive is crucial to client satisfaction. Leaders in the profession offer advice for CPA firms that want to be responsive to clients.

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Test yourself on these often confused words

The spelling checker on your word processing program can do only so much to flag problems. Your best insurance is to learn the troublesome words that trip up writers and use them correctly by the standards of formal, written English.