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Monday, October 28, 2019 Webcast & Roseland

Accounting Firm Best Practices and Cybersecurity Awareness (E1910221)

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM EDT

Registration: 8:00 AM EDT

NJCPA Learning Center

105 Eisenhower Parkway, Suite 300
Roseland, NJ 07068



4.0 CPE Credits in AA
4.0 CPE Credits in CS


The first part of this 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 date 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."

The second part of this course participants will learn the basics of cybersecurity awareness and safeguarding sensitive data, how to address cybersecurity threats within a firm, and how to use AICPA best practices to manage and obtain assurance of cybersecurity risks.


Practitioners in small to medium-sized public accounting firms who desire to build a quality-oriented and successful practice in both attest and/or non-attest professional services.


  • 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
  • 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
  • Provide reasonable assurance related to third-party consultants and cloud providers
  • Educate the firm and clients on cybersecurity basics, risk management and best practices


    Discuss the best practices of:
  • Alternatives and recommendations for providing tax preparation and compliance, including desktop versus cloud controls
  • controls and compliance in SAS, SSARS and SSAE services when providing financial statements and/or financial reporting
  • 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
  • Client acceptance and continuation Learn more about:
  • 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)




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Course materials are distributed electronically and we’ve passed the savings along to you - registrants save $20 on all 8-hour seminar pricing. To access the materials visit My Events. Download to your laptop or tablet prior to the seminar, handouts are added as received.
Help Feed Those in Need
  • The NJCPA Emerging Leaders Council is hosting a Food Drive to benefit the Community FoodBank of New Jersey. Please bring your nonperishable items and canned goods to this event. Peanut butter and tuna fish are always needed.


Salvatore Collemi

Salvatore A. Collemi, CPA

Managing Member & Founder

Collemi Consulting & Advisory Services, LLC

Sal launched Collemi Consulting & Advisory Services, LLC in 2016 to assist individuals, firms and organizations in navigating the complexities of the ever-changing landscape of financial reporting, attest functions and compliance. His firm provides a full range of accounting & auditing consultations, technical reviews of financial statements and workpapers, AICPA Peer Review and PCAOB Inspection preparation, internal inspection, CPE training, independence & ethics consultations and design of quality control systems services. Salvatore is a recognized subject matter expert (SME) and advises on corporate governance and risk management issues facing U.S. public accounting firms. He was a former staff accountant at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and was a technical manager at the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (AICPA) National Peer Review Program.


In-Person Registration

    $279.00 - Member

    $379.00 - Non Member

Webcast: Attend this seminar virtually

    $279.00 - Member

    $379.00 - Non Member

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