cybersecurity exemptions for orgs with less than 5,000 clients

you may be off the hook, but not out of the woods.

by donny shimamoto

management consulting company aon described an exemption for some of the ftc requirements for firms that handle the personal identifiable information (pii) of less than 5,000 consumers.[i]

the safeguards rule provides an exception from certain requirements if the covered financial institution maintains customer information concerning fewer than 5,000 consumers. a consumer is defined in section 314.2(b)(1) of the safeguards rule as “an individual who obtains or has obtained a financial product or service from the financial institution that is used primarily for personal, family, or household purposes, or that individual’s legal representative.”

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essentially if you handle less than 5,000 social security numbers, then it would appear that you can take advantage of this exemption. aon went on to report that if you fall under this exemption, then you do not need to address the following requirements:

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how do firm leaders learn?

the four essential pillars for continuous learning

by w. michael hsu, cpa

as a firm leader, you know that you need new software, services, processes, and tactics…something that is going to take your firm to the next level. but how do you get there?

more w. michael hsu: seven principles to work less and achieve morehow do firm leaders learn?why your approach to cas and cfo services is wrongwhen it comes to pricing, it’s about ‘can’t afford not to’your client base is global |

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the tools and processes you use to get you to the next level have to come from or are signed off by you. so, who is teaching you? if you took the leap into a new service area and don’t know where you will land, you can’t turn to staff. they are looking to you for the answers.

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in “aiccountants,” hitendra patil demystifies artificial intelligence for accountants

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how to make artificial intelligence work in the real world.

by 卡塔尔世界杯常规比赛时间 research

卡塔尔世界杯常规比赛时间 senior advisor and best-selling author hitendra patil is launching his latest book, “rise of the aiccountants™ – accountants augmented by artificial intelligence (ai) | the what, why, and how of artificial intelligence for accountants,now available in paperback or kindle editions here.

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one of the accounting profession’s top 100 most influential, patil is a weekly columnist at 卡塔尔世界杯常规比赛时间, and author of “client accounting services: the definitive success guide,” available here, and “accountaneur,” here.

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16 steps to creating a partnership path

bonuses: 12 questions to ask staff about the future. advancing from staff to senior to manager.

by marc rosenberg
how to bring in new partners

“i think nothing is more important than what a firm does to create partners. i mean from day 1 of someone’s career. or maybe when a person is identified as a star. it’s critical what the firm does to nurture that person so that they become a partner someday.” – harry steindler, partner, michaelsilver (chicago)

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here is what the best firms do to create a path to partnership. these practices are not ranked strictly, but items at the top of the list are more common and effective than those toward the bottom. however, all the items are important.
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five ways to increase audit efficiency

keep your financial statement audit off the naughty list.

by sarah timmons


sarah timmons is a chief auditor with, which provides on-demand audit and assurance review support for work papers, financial statements and engagement quality control reviews, as well as quality control and training services, and more to audit departments of cpa firms of all sizes.

as december flies by and busy season quickly approaches, it’s time to reflect on the successes and shortcomings of the past to plan for the first quarter of the new year.

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effective and efficient audits are the result of proper planning and, most of all, communications – with your staff, your client and, sometimes, your therapist.

here is a checklist of some simple tasks to help make the audit season a bit less stressful:

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