R&A CPAs to expand service offerings with new IT Audit Division
R&A CPAs, one of southern Arizona’s leading public accounting and business advisory firms, has launched a new line of information technology auditing solutions. The new service line is in response to businesses’ increased dependence on information technology and the ever-growing threat of identity theft and fraud.
“As auditors, it is our job to understand every facet of each company we work with while also holding the unique position of being completely independent,” says Charlie Charvoz, CPA, CRFA, shareholder. “We have seen many companies who do not have the right systems in place to protect their client’s information against malicious cybercrime. This is a serious problem for companies today who need to serve their clients while protecting their private information.”
Nate Hutchings, CASP, Director of Information Systems, will be managing the program under the umbrella of R&A’s Assurance department. “I wanted to find a way to help companies implement the systems they need to protect themselves and their clients without having to worry about us selling them products they don’t need,” says Hutchings. “Because the IT industry is so intimidating for many people, it is easy for someone to buy a product and assume it will protect them against all viruses and cybercrime. That’s why it was important that we offer our services as a third party—completely independent of any other IT products.”
Hutchings has been with the company for over 8 years and has given R&A a competitive edge within the accounting industry with faster and more efficient implementations of secure technology.
With his expertise in security, storage, networking and various operating systems, R&A will be able to offer IT advisory and consulting services that no other firm in Tucson has at this time.
Some of the new IT solutions will include:
· Comprehensive and Custom IT Audits
· Vulnerability assurance
· Penetration Testing
· External security auditing
· Network planning and implementation
· On-site and remote support
· Virus and malware removal, repair and prevention
· Server and desktop troubleshooting
· Backup and Recovery solutions
· Technology consulting (second opinions & quotes)
· Cybercrime awareness training
For nearly 75 years, R&A has been committed to helping our clients achieve their financial goals with comprehensive public accounting and consulting services. R&As trusted advisors serve individuals and businesses with timely auditing, accounting, tax and business advisory solutions. The R&A way: Confident. Experienced. Committed. For more information and a complete list of our services, please visit RandAcpas.com or call us at 520-881-4900.