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How corporate directors can improve cyber readiness
Cybersecurity threats and regulations are evolving rapidly, and executives and corporate boards must work to keep up with the ever-changing business challenge that cyber risk poses. For many of these leaders, keeping up in the coming year might...
Tax Security 101: Security Summit outlines ‘Security Six’ basic safeguards for tax professionals’ computers and email
The Internal Revenue Service and the Security Summit partners outlined critical steps for tax professionals to protect their computers and email as well as safeguarding sensitive taxpayer data. The “Security Six” protections fall...
Connecticut CPA Magazine Feature - Today’s Sophisticated Spear Phishing Attempts Are Personally Targeting Finance Professionals
Unfortunately, as we become smarter about cybersecurity, the bad guys do, too. That’s where spear phishing comes in.
Digital Transformation Joins List of Challenges Finance Leaders Face
Digital transformation emerged prominently in 2017 as a critical business focus, according to the Benchmarking Accounting and Finance Functions: 2018 report from Financial Executives Research Foundation (FERF) and global staffing firm Robert Half.
National Taxpayer Advocate identifies priority areas in mid year report to Congress; focuses on customer service
National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson today released her statutorily mandated mid-year report to Congress that presents a review of the 2018 filing season, identifies the priority issues the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) will address during...
Shifting habits, technology, stagnant economy diminish CT's financial-services jobs
Connecticut's financial-services sector, covering banks, investment firms and insurers, continues to shed jobs as providers try to keep pace with consumers who prefer to remotely bank or file claims using smartphones and other digital...
How Accountants Can Get Ahead in the Automation Age
ccountants, it’s time to keep up or fall way behind. Better yet, learn how to get and stay ahead. Because, while change has been a constant for decades – thank you, Bob Dylan – it’s reaching warp speed. That’s the overarching message of a new...
IRS Message to the Tax Professional Community
The IRS continues to review its procedures to better protect sensitive taxpayer data. As part of this effort, the IRS will request additional information from tax professionals who contact us through the Practitioner Priority Service or any...
Tech, people skills are key as accountants face changing demands
Accounting and finance professionals are finding that they must continually learn, unlearn, and relearn to maintain their highly trusted position in a rapidly changing business environment. Accountants need to understand emerging technologies...
Connecticut Works To Fend Off Cybersecurity Attacks On Election
Two days after President Donald Trump eliminated the position of cybersecurity coordinator on the National Security Council, Secretary of the State Denise Merrill convened the second meeting of the Elections Cybersecurity Task Force....