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Could Your Company Be Unknowingly at Risk?

The following are two of many recent cases making the news that demonstrate that it’s not just the corporation that bears liability for corruption ... read more >

Is Your Law Firm Required to Comply with IRS Publication 1075?


By Donald Owens

Title 26 U. S. Code Section 6103(p)(4) requires external agencies and other authorized recipients of federal tax return and return information (FTI) to ... read more >

SSAE 16/SOC 1 and Trust Services Principles - SOC 2/SOC 3 - Both are Valuable Reports to User Entities


By Donald Owens

With the retirement of SAS 70 and the installment of the Service Organization Control (SOC) examinations, the AICPA has established three service organization ... read more >

Complying with the IIA Standards Does Not Always Equate to Statement on Excellence

The day comes, if it hasn’t already, when the audit committee challenges the relevance and value of the internal audit (IA) function to the organization ... read more >

Is Your Dealership Susceptible to Check Fraud?


By Donald Owens

It requires little more than a personal computer, scanner and software to commit check fraud. In an Association of Financial Professionals survey, 71% ... read more >

Would Your Controls Prevent Violations Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act?

Doing business in a global economy has unique risks. One risk is third parties soliciting illegal payments (i.e., bribes) from companies in exchange for brokering entry into new markets.  ... read more >

Quality and Internal Controls Go Hand-In-Hand

Many organizations are stunned when quality issues with their products or services seemingly arise overnight. Most recently, mortgage servicing companies ... read more >