A-lign™ CPAs Announces the Winner of Their First Crazy ‘SOC’ Run Contest

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Managing Director of A-lign™, Scott Price, announced today the winner of its first Crazy ‘SOC’ Run, a nationwide 5k team relay with a grand prize of $3,000 to be donated to a charitable organization.

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We would like to thank all participants who joined us in our first race. We see this as a way to further partner with businesses, potential clients and current customers while we encourage fitness through a friendly competition.

The fastest aggregate time of 81:25 was turned in by NorthStar Financial Services Group, LLC (NorthStar), parent company to Orion Advisor Services, LLC (Orion), http://www.orionadvisor.com. Based in Omaha Nebraska, Orion provides a web based portfolio accounting system to investment advisors, servicing over $60 Billion of assets. As a result, A-lign™ will donate $3,000 to a charity of their choice.
The Crazy ‘SOC’ Run is based upon the recent release of the AICPA’s new Service Organization Controls (SOC) reports forms and is a competition without borders; businesses were invited to participate over the summer and to finish their individual races any time and any place within the timeframe given for the competition.
Second place goes to Asset Allocation & Management Company, LLC (AAM), based in Chicago, IL, who turned in a team score of 93:51. AAM specializes in the management of insurance company portfolios and offers a comprehensive investment management service that incorporates an array of value added services, including Schedule D Investment Accounting, Dynamic Tax Analysis, and Dynamic Asset/Liability Modeling. http://www.aamcompany.com.
Each qualifying company who participated and fulfilled the terms of the competition will receive a $500 discount toward their next audit performed by A-lign™.
In making the announcement today, Mr. Price commented: “We would like to thank all participants who joined us in our first race. We see this as a way to further partner with businesses, potential clients and current customers while we encourage fitness through a friendly competition. We look forward to making this event an annual occurrence, and for those teams who did not place this year, we encourage you to participate again in 2012. "

About A-lign™ About A-lign™ : A-lign™ CPAs is national CPA firm specializing in providing auditing services and business guidance to companies with regulatory or customer compliance needs, such as:

  • Statement on Auditing Standard (SAS) 70 Audit Services
  • Statement on Standards of Attestation Engagements (SSAE) 16 Services
  • ISAE 3402 Services
  • WebTrust/SysTrust Services
  • Payment Card Industry (PCI) Readiness Assessments
  • International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 27002 Benchmark Services
  • Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) Assessments
  • Internal Audit and Sarbanes Oxley Compliance
  • Healthcare Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

A-lign’s team has provided services to companies in a multitude of industries, such as Application Service Providers, Banking and Financial Services, Communications, Data Center Providers, Energy and Utilities, Government, Insurance, Managed Services and Technology, Non- Profit, Professional Services and SaaS. A-lign’s executive team has extensive experience in the accounting and auditing field, has held key positions with Big 4 accounting firms and holds numerous certifications including Certified Public Accountant, Certified in Financial Forensics, Certified Information Systems Auditor and Certified Internal Auditor.

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