Auditing

Cathy Clarke, CPA

Building trust with members of the firm as well as clients is essential for the success of an audit firm’s quality-control system, according to Cathy Clarke, CPA, chief assurance officer for CliftonLarsonAllen LLP in Minneapolis.

Cybersecurity: A new engagement opportunity

CPAs who possess the appropriate expertise can perform new consulting and attest services for clients under a recently released AICPA framework. Developing expertise in this area is the key.

CAQ suggests changes in 2 PCAOB proposals

While supporting PCAOB proposals for new standards on auditing accounting estimates and using the work of specialists, the Center for Audit Quality submitted suggestions for improving the proposals.

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Why cybercriminals are targeting CPAs

This free report expands on the most commonly found scams, why education and specialized IT knowledge help to lessen security vulnerabilities, and why every firm should plan carefully for how it would respond to a breach.

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How tax reform — and Excel — are changing the CPA Exam

Mike Decker, the vice president of examinations at the AICPA, discusses changes being made to the exam as a result of tax reform — and about how Excel will now be available for use on the test.