Magazine article The CPA Journal

In This Issue: March 2017

Magazine article The CPA Journal

In This Issue: March 2017

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Cybersecurity has been a key ingredient in recent business and political news. For CPA firms, this means that any effective risk management program must protect against cyber attacks and mitigate the potential damage should they succeed. A pair of feature articles this month describe the risks presented by cybercrime and discuss the cyber insurance coverage options available for CPA firms.

Several department articles this month cover the centrality of ethics to the CPA profession, from a variety of different perspectives: The AICPA recently incorporated its Statements on Standards for Tax Services into the authoritative Code of Professional Conduct; CPAs providing tax services should be aware of its provisions, as well as relevant IRS guidance, such as Circular 230. A new AICPA proposal would largely incorporate the provisions of an international ethics standard on dealing with noncompliance with laws and regulations during an engagement or employment, providing a framework for balancing the duty to act in the public interest with the need to maintain confidentiality. …

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