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.

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.

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.

What PCAOB inspectors are looking for

PCAOB inspectors will focus on several key areas during 2017, including compliance with new audit transparency rules and preparation for new accounting standards.


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.


How tax reform will impact individual taxpayers

Amy Wang, a CPA who is a senior technical manager for tax advocacy at the AICPA, answers to some of the most common questions on how the new tax reform law will impact individual taxpayers.