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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, […]

Keys to a Successful Accounting Software Implementation

Implementing a new accounting software application requires significant investments in time, energy, and financial resources. A proper implementation plan is key to maximizing the long-term value of your new system. AAFCPAs Provides the Following Best Practice Recommendations to Ensure Clients Get the Most Out of Their New System: Change is Hard AAFCPAs advises clients to […]

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.

Five Internal Control Modifications Needed in Response to the ‘New Normal’

Some organizations’ internal control frameworks and operational processes did not skip a beat when faced with the disruptions caused by COVID-19. Especially those who had already implemented cloud-based systems and remote-enabled processes. Others were forced to “change the tire while driving.” During this pandemic, organizations have been challenged by processes executed with fewer people and […]

Continuous Improvement of the Finance Function: Accept the Things You Cannot Change… But Change the Things You Can!

Listen to Podcasts:   The most thriving nonprofits are those that have a continuous improvement culture. Continuous improvement ensures systems and processes scale with growth; systems integration and integrity is maintained or improved; highly-manual processes and lengthy/overburdened close cycles are eliminated; and meaningful data is available on-demand for decision-making. In this informative session, members of […]

People, Processes and Technology, the Three-Legged Stool: AAFCPAs to Lead MNN Educational Workshop

AAFCPAs’ Partner Janice O’Reilly, CPA, CGMA and Manager Dawn Pantano, CPA, CITP will present a timely, educational workshop at the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network’s 2018 Annual Conference in Framingham, MA on October 10th on the topic of right-sizing the modern finance function. Nonprofit finance departments are often juggling the day-to-day accounting and bookkeeping responsibilities alongside more […]

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 […]

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 […]

Survey Shows CFOs Combat Talent and Data Challenges with Strategic Tech Investments

Survey Shows CFOs Combat Talent and Data Challenges with Strategic Tech Investments

CPA Practice Advisor | One third of CFOs surveyed report human resource (talent) limitations and team bandwidth as the primary challenge in meeting the expectations of their CEO, according to a recent survey of financial executives by AAFCPAs. There is high demand for technical financial expertise, and that demand is only going to increase.