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AAFCPAs to Lead System and Organization Controls (SOC) Reporting Forum for PrimeGlobal, National CPA Firm Association

AAFCPAs’ James Jumes, MBA, M. Ed has been selected to lead the North American System and Organization Controls (SOC) Reporting Special Interest Group (SIG) for PrimeGlobal, an international association of independent accounting firms.

James is uniquely qualified to lead this national SIG, which will serve as a forum for peers to share their interpretations and implementations of these complex attestation standards (Standards for Attestation Engagements No. 18 “SSAEs 18”), as well as provide best practices and new developments related to SOC reporting.

James is highly experienced in IT controls and assurance, SOX 404, and System and Organization Control (SOC) reports: SOC 1 (SSAE 18), SOC 2, SOC 2+, 3, and SOC for Cybersecurity attestation reporting.  James developed a unique methodology for delivering SOC reporting services, and he is an AICPA-approved Peer Review SOC Specialist, assisting peer review teams to review SOC 1, 2, 2+ and 3 engagements.

AAFCPAs is a proud member of PrimeGlobal, the 4th largest association of independent accounting firms in the world, comprised of approximately 300 highly successful independent public accounting firms in over 80 countries.  We are happy to share our expertise with the PrimeGlobal community, and to serve as a SOC resource to our diverse, growing client base.

Who needs a SOC Report?

SOC reports are designed to help service organizations, entities that process information or handle business transactions on behalf of their customers, build trust and confidence in their service delivery and controls over information and data.

AAFCPAs is a premier provider of SOC attestation and security solutions for organizations that must provide assurance about their systems and control environment to users. Liability concerns and the growth in cloud computing have elevated the marketplace demand for assurance regarding effective controls over these outsourced service functions. SOC Reports provide clients with the information they need about controls to help assess and address the risks associated with an outsourced service. Learn more. >>

About the Author

James Jumes
James joined AAFCPAs in 2013 to lead the Business Advisory Services practice. He has more than 25 years of experience working with information technology systems and diverse business operational processes. James is highly experienced in IT controls and assurance, SOX 404, and Service Organization Control (SOC) reports: SOC 1 (SSAE 18), SOC 2, SOC 2+ and 3 attestation reporting.  James developed a unique methodology to delivering SOC reporting services, and he is an AICPA-approved Peer Review SOC Specialist, assisting peer review teams to review SOC 1, 2, 2+ and 3 engagements. He is a HITRUST Certified Common Security Framework (CSF) Practitioner, providing HITRUST CSF self-assessment consulting, or SOC 2 + HITRUST for assessing against the evolving compliance landscape shaped by HITECH, HIPAA, CMS and various other federal, state and business requirements.