It is our (SSAE 16 Professionals) responsibility as a nationally recognized CPA firm to fill this educational need. We firmly believe we owe this service to our clients and client prospects alike.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 23, 2013
SSAE 16 Professionals continues its leadership position within the industry by providing quality educational resources within the marketplace. Increasingly, business owners and executives in variety of industries have recognized the value and competitive edge that an SSAE 16 (SOC 1) or SOC 2 report can offer. While the demand for SSAE 16 (SOC 1) and SOC 2 audits are on the rise, there is still a high level of confusion coupled with a lack of educational resources for the business owner and executives. Jim Jimenez, Managing Partner of SSAE 16 Professionals, states, “it is our responsibility as a nationally recognized CPA firm to recognize this educational gap and to work just as diligently to bridge this gap as we would on winning a new client. We firmly believe we owe this service to our clients and client prospects alike.”
Unlike the past SAS 70’s perceived “one size fits all” approach, the new AICPA SOC framework now provides for multiple reporting options which includes the SSAE 16 (SOC 1) and SOC 2 audits.
“This is where the primary confusion lies,” according to Tim Roncevich, the Firm’s National SSAE 16 and SOC 2 Practice Leader. Tim states: “There’s a lot of confusion and misinformation among service organizations regarding SSAE 16 (SOC 1) and SOC 2. In particular, what’s the difference and which audit is best structured to best serve their needs? This is where we assume the responsibility to educate and provide service organizations with the knowledge and understanding of these audits as well as the positive ROI they can generate for their respective companies.”
SSAE 16 Professionals is a leading national provider of SSAE 16 (SOC 1), SOC 2, and other IT compliance audits. Especially for the many service organizations in a variety of industries considering their first SSAE 16 (SOC 1) or SOC 2 audit, bridging this knowledge gap is critical. SSAE 16 Professionals has responded to this market need with what will be an ongoing series of educational videos. Their SOC 2 Audit Overview video is one of many within their educational video library that is intended to bridge this knowledge gap.
About SSAE 16 Professionals
SSAE 16 Professionals, LLP is a leading PCAOB registered accounting firm that specializes in SSAE 16 (SOC 1) and SOC 2 audits, SSAE 16 (SOC 1) and SOC 2 readiness reviews, and other IT audit and compliance reports. Each of our professionals has over 10 years of relevant experience at “Big 4” and other large international or regional accounting firms. Each professional is certified as a CPA (Certified Public Accountant), CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor), CIA (Certified Internal Auditor), CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional), CRISC (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control) and/or MBA (Master of Business Administration). For more information, please visit http://www.SSAE16Professionals.com.