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Monday, September 17, 2018
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Registration: 8:00 AM

NJCPA Education Center425 Eagle Rock Avenue,
Roseland, NJ 07068

CPE Credits

  • 4.00 CPE Credits in CS
  • 4.00 CPE Credits in MT


  • $279.00 - Member
  • $379.00 - Non Member

Course Developer

Over 9 billion data records have been lost or stolen since 2013. With a frequency of almost 5.5 million records exposed every day, it is no longer a question of whether your firm has been compromised, but more a question of when it will happen. Are you ready? Do you have the cybersecurity knowledge and auditing skills to prevent or mitigate the next big breach? In the first half of the program, you will learn the basics of cybersecurity awareness and safeguarding sensitive data, how to address cybersecurity threats within your firm, and how to use AICPA best practices to manage and obtain assurance of cybersecurity risks. By its conclusion, you will know how to address cybersecurity threats with reasonable assurance in audit engagements. In the second half, the course will help identify best practices and top trends for accounting firms to help establish highly effective, efficient and successful practices. We will explore best practices in various service areas to enable practitioners to provide high value- added services while maintaining client confidentiality and protection of confidential information and data, and development through implementation of procedures and processes to ensure accounting firm practice success. In the words of Albert Einstein, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

Designed For

CPAs within firms that provide audit, tax, financial statement compilation, and/or consulting services. Practitioners in small to medium-sized public accounting firms, as well as CPAs looking to launch/start an accounting practice, and who desire to build a quality- oriented and successful practice in both attest and/ or nonattest professional services.


  • Explain the cybersecurity threat landscape and its economic costs
  • Identify state regulatory and legal rules related to cybersecurity
  • Apply the core principles of cybersecurity awareness to limit cybersecurity risk
  • Describe the AICPA’s cybersecurity risk management framework and CPA responsibilities
  • Understand the requirements to provide reasonable assurance related to third-party consultants and cloud providers
  • Educate the firm and clients on cybersecurity basics, risk management, and best practices
  • Identify potential enhancements to existing practice areas to raise controls, efficiencies and the value of provided professional services
  • Identify potential new practice areas to organically grow and expand valuable client services
  • Identify the complementary practice needs to professionally diversify the practice beyond core compliance services, while ensuring quality controls and due-professional care necessary to ensure greater value-added results for clients


  • Ransomware
  • Identity theft
  • Social engineering attacks
  • Safeguarding taxpayer data
  • Security protections in SOC 3® reports
  • AICPA’s PCPS Cybersecurity Toolkit
  • AICPA Professional Code of Conduct Disclosing Information to a Third-Party Service Provider (1.700.040)
  • Best practice alternatives and recommendations for providing tax preparation and compliance, including desktop versus cloud controls
  • Controls and compliance in SAS, SSARS and SSAE services
  • Establishing and maintaining a system of quality control for a CPA accounting and auditing practice
  • Ideas and recommendations for establishing, providing and maintaining client accounting services
  • Policies and procedures for conducting consulting and advisory services
  • Key concepts in developing service niches and in client acceptance and continuation

Course Level




Advance Preparation


Additional Notes

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James Newhard

James J. Newhard, CPA
Loscalzo Associates, Ltd.

James J. Newhard, CPA, licensed as a CPA in Pennsylvania, is a discussion leader for Loscalzo Associates Ltd. and an established CPA practitioner with 37 years of practice in public accounting. Jim spent over 7 years of public practice with a regional and national CPA firm in their A&A departments. Subsequent to that, Jim established his own firm, James J. Newhard, CPA, in December 1986, committed to a focus on small business entrepreneurs, individuals, and not-for-profit organizations, and providing a variety of tax (preparation, planning, and controversy), accounting (review, compilation, and QuickBooks Pro-Advisor), business analytics and attestations, and advisory services to individuals, small-to-medium sized businesses, not-for-profit entities, estates, and trusts. Jim is a member of the AICPA (including PCPS and Tax Section) and serves on the FRF for SMEs task force. He is also a long-time, very active and involved member of the PICPA, including many years of leadership in the Greater Philadelphia Chapter, including serving as Chapter President (2006–2007). He was the recipient of the Volunteer Service Award (2009) and the Champion Service Award (2012). Jim serves on several PICPA statewide committees, including the Committee on Accounting and Auditing Procedures, CPA Image Enhancement, Member Services, State & Local Taxation (as well as the Act 32 Task Force), and Legislation. At the Philadelphia Chapter level, Jim serves on the Committee on Local Taxation & Legislation Committee, Federal Tax, Member Services, and the Accounting & Assurance Committee. Jim serves as a member of PICPA Council (2015-2017), and serves on the Future of Education task force. Additionally, he now serves as the editor of the Accounting & Auditing column for the Pennsylvania CPA Journal (previously editor for practitioner’s column), has authored several columns and features, and has provided PICPA webinars on both PA local taxation and A&A update. With a career-long focus on practitioner services and the essential client services, Jim serves as discussion leader for Loscalzo Associates in compilation and review, practitioner financial reporting and standards issues and updates (including revenue and leasing), tax matters programs, professional ethics (financial statement and circular 230 tax), Special Purpose Framework Financial Reporting, Financial Reporting Framework for SMEs, FASB and AICPA Update, and workpaper considerations and issues.

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