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AAFCPAs Earns SOC for Cybersecurity Services Certificate

AAFCPAs Earns SOC for Cybersecurity Services Certificate

AAFCPAs’ Partners James Jumes, MBA, M.Ed. and Robin Kelley, CPA, CITP, CGMA, CSPM, CCSFP have earned the System and Organization Controls (SOC) for Cybersecurity Certificate issued by The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA). SOC for Cybersecurity is a new entity-wide cybersecurity audit that allows organizations to voluntarily report on their cybersecurity management programs to internal and external stakeholders with credibility. Companies are under increasing pressure to manage cybersecurity... continue reading

AAFCPAs’ Business Process & IT Advisory Practice to Present Cyber Security Session at National Housing Partnership Network Meeting

Vassilis Kontoglis, manager in AAFCPAs’ Business Process & IT Advisory practice, will present an educational workshop on Cyber Security at the Housing Partnership Network’s (HPN) 2018 Spring Membership Meeting in Minneapolis, MN scheduled for June 6th – 8th. The Housing Partnership Network is a valued client of AAFCPAs. They are a collaborative network of 100 top-performing, high-capacity nonprofit housing developers, owners, and financial institutions throughout the United States.  AAFCPAs provides audit, tax, and business process... continue reading

AAFCPAs’ Business Process & IT Advisory Practice to Present Cyber Security Session to National Jewish Cemetery Association Members

Vassilis Kontoglis, manager in AAFCPAs’ Business Process & IT Advisory practice, will present an educational workshop at the 10th Annual Jewish Cemetery Association of North America (JCANA) Conference scheduled for June 4th – 10th, 2018.  The theme of this year’s Conference is “Bringing Jewish Cemeteries into the 21st Century,” and this includes managing risks associated with a new generation of IT security threats. We have entered a new era of... continue reading

AAFCPAs Enhances Consulting Expertise in Cybersecurity, IT Systems, Business Process, and Performance Controls

AAFCPAs Enhances Consulting Expertise in Cybersecurity, IT Systems, Business Process, and Performance Controls

Due to growth in client demand, AAFCPAs expands its Business Process & IT Advisory Practice with the addition of two deeply experienced Managers: Dawn Pantano, CPA, CITP, and Mr. Anderson, MCSE, CCNP, CISSP. Dawn and Mr. Anderson are highly regarded for their expertise in IT security, business continuity, and selecting and deploying key business applications and technologies to meet corporate objectives, and drive productivity. These valuable additions present AAFCPAs’ clients... continue reading

People, Processes, and Systems Will Lead CFOs to a Right-Sized Finance Department

People, Processes, and Systems Will Lead CFOs to a Right-Sized Finance Department

A strong economy brings a breadth of opportunities for growing businesses, and there is no doubt that Boston has been enjoying an upward trajectory for some time.  Indeed, the labor market in our region has far outpaced the country’s average year over year employment growth, and is among the top metropolitan areas when it comes to recent gains. It is an exciting environment, but one that presents unique challenges for... continue reading

Are You Ready for GDPR? Broad Reaching User Data Regulations Take Effect May 2018

In 2016, the European Union (EU) approved the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which is effective on May 25, 2018. These regulations are much broader reaching than US CAN-SPAM or the Canadian Anti Spam law, and while many view this legislation as a positive step for consumer protection, GDPR introduces new challenges for organizations who collect and process user data of European residents. AAFCPAs’ Business & IT Advisory Practice advises clients regarding GDPR... continue reading

AAFCPAs Urges Vigilance as Clients Respond to Uptick in Whaling Schemes, Cyber Threats

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware that within the past two weeks, we have received two accounts from clients reporting their executives have been targeted by sophisticated whaling schemes requesting transfers of money. AAFCPAs would like to take this moment to remind you again of the critical importance of taking measures to protect against malicious cyber-attacks. We encourage you to re-read and share now with your team members our... continue reading

Behind Every Thriving Organization is a High-Functioning CFO

Behind Every Thriving Organization is a High-Functioning CFO

AAFCPAs’ inaugural report uncovers key issues for CFOs Boston, Mass. (October 30, 2017) – AAFCPAs, a best-in-class CPA and consulting firm known for assurance, tax, accounting, wealth management, valuation, and business & IT advisory solutions, today announced the results of its inaugural CFO survey. The results are captured in AAFCPAs’ report, “Behind Every Thriving Organization is A High-Functioning CFO.” The report, conducted in collaboration with The Boston Chapter of Financial Executives... continue reading

Data Backup & Recovery Plans Can Protect Your Organization from the Consequences of Ransomware Attacks

Ransomware is one of the most prevalent forms of malicious cyber-attacks facing businesses today. “The advent of new tools that wrap victims’ data with tough encryption technology, hard-to-trace digital currency like Bitcoin, and even online sites that offer to do the data ransoming in return for a piece of the action, have made this method of cybertheft much easier,” reported the NY Times. AAFCPAs advises clients to develop a Data... continue reading