Business Advisory Services

Protecting Data Using Encryption Basics
 

Protecting Data Using Encryption Basics

Posted: April 17, 2018
For accountants, nothing is more important than keeping data secure. Multiple methods of protection use encryption to ensure only those authorized to use our data possess the ability to access it.

Putting All the Ducks in a Row: Advising Clients on Selling a Business
 

Putting All the Ducks in a Row: Advising Clients on Selling a Business

Posted: April 9, 2018
Owners with a company in pristine condition are rewarded with a top-dollar offer, while businesses that need improvement or lack a key component are more likely to be passed over, garnering few – if any – offers. Here is some advice to keep sellers on track.

Helping a Client Hire a CFO
 

Helping a Client Hire a CFO

Posted: April 4, 2018
Helping a client hire a CFO is the easy part, but understanding your client’s needs, working with them to develop a well-thought-out job description and offering opinions regarding the type of CFO they hire is the challenging part.



Trust is Not an Internal Control
 

Trust is Not an Internal Control

Posted: February 9, 2018
The three sides of the fraud triangle are incentives/pressures, rationalization and opportunity. Segregation of duties plays a significant role in preventing fraud because collusion is then required in order to perpetrate the fraud.

Skills That Help Accounting Professionals Succeed Alongside AI
 

Skills That Help Accounting Professionals Succeed Alongside AI

Posted: January 30, 2018
There’s some understandable concern these days about the possibility that increased use of artificial intelligence (AI) will lead to job losses among accounting and audit professionals. While accounting and auditing jobs may change as AI use becomes more prevalent, those jobs won’t go away.


Changing Mindsets for Advisory Services
 

Changing Mindsets for Advisory Services

Posted: September 26, 2017
Having first class advisory services requires great leadership, different skills, and new processes. It’s not enough to just follow “best practices.” Read to find out some useful tips.

5 Tips to Better Manage Rapidly Changing Enterprise Risks
 

5 Tips to Better Manage Rapidly Changing Enterprise Risks

Posted: August 30, 2017
Most companies aren’t fully equipped to manage the rapid changes of enterprise risk management (ERM), according to research released by the Enterprise Risk Management Initiative at North Carolina State University’s Poole College of Management and the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants.