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Optimize Your IT General Controls

Information Technology General Controls (ITGCs) help organizations guard their systems and operations against IT-related risks in critical business areas like finance, purchasing, and payroll. ITGCs are the foundation for the overall IT control environment as they provide the assurance that systems operate as intended and that output is reliable. (For public companies, these controls support […]

AAFCPAs Helps Clients Prepare a 360 Degree Action Plan for Business Continuity

On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the novel Coronavirus an official global pandemic. Businesses across the globe experienced interruptions, shortages, and other unexpected challenges that impacted multiple aspects of their organizations. Many continue to struggle to adapt. Some industries, like hospitality, are dealing with acute slowdowns in their operations and revenue. Others, […]

Mitigate Risks Associated With Outsourcing Services

If you outsource services such as payroll processing, loan servicing, data center/co-location/IT Managed Services, Software as a Service (SaaS), or medical claims processing, you rely on the service provider to keep your data secure, maintain confidentiality, integrity of processing, availability of services or systems, and/or privacy.  However, AAFCPAs reminds clients that outsourcing may expose your […]

eBook: Best Practices for Reducing IT & Cyber Risks

eBook: Best Practices for Reducing IT & Cyber Risks

Cyber threats are continuously evolving, with new structures and schemes emerging daily. This everchanging landscape of both cyber security and its infiltrators makes it difficult for individuals and corporations alike to know how to protect their Personally Identifiable Information (PII), client records, proprietary information, and other sensitive data.

Overcome Cyber Security Challenges of a Remote Workforce

COVID-19 has challenged businesses to think about operations in a new way, and in many cases, your IT specialists may be supporting students and faculty for the first time ever that were never intended or conceived to be remote or fully remote. With an increased risk of students and faculty falling prey to cyber-attacks, AAFCPAs […]

Overcome Cyber Security Challenges of a Remote Workforce

COVID-19 has challenged businesses to think about operations in a new way, and in many cases, your IT specialists may be supporting employees for the first time ever that were never intended or conceived to be remote or fully remote. With an increased risk of employees falling prey to cyber-attacks, AAFCPAs advises clients to create […]

How to Move Critical Business Processes to the Cloud

How effectively does your organization support remote work?  The current Coronavirus pandemic is testing many businesses’ ability to remain productive and effective while remote. Beyond the social impact, many are experiencing difficulty, slowness, or inability to execute critical business processes in this time of social distancing. What can you do? AAFCPAs advises clients to take […]

Cyberattacks, Foreign Disinformation Campaigns Leverage Coronavirus Theme

AAFCPAs would like to remind clients that cyber criminals and other bad actors are often poised to capitalize on a crisis. In this case, cyber criminals and foreign governments are using the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as a theme to lure individuals into making harmful clicks or actions. AAFCPAs reminds clients and their employees to be […]

Value-Based and Alternative Payment Methodologies Require a New Approach to Data Analysis, Reporting

Value-Based and Alternative Payment Methodologies Require a New Approach to Data Analysis, Reporting

Since the inception of electronic medical records and practice management systems, healthcare facility finance teams have had an overwhelming amount of data at their disposal that has gone largely underutilized. With the emergence of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and other alternative payment methodologies (APMs), providers have been asked to become more patient-focused, implementing care management […]

Membership Organization Revenue Management and Predictive Analytics

With the onset of the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB) Accounting Standard Update (ASU) 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, (ASC Topic 606) membership organizations face a complex accounting exercise when answering: What value are members receiving? The value question proves extremely complex when applying the five-step approach outlined in the new revenue standard—specifically, step […]