10 Great Investing Tips from the SEC

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton Wed, Dec 28, 2016 @ 11:52 AM

This is a great email alert that came out today from the SEC:

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Tags: Accounting Tip of the Day, Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, Investments

Accounting Tip of the Day: 10 Pointers for Fighting Fraud

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton Fri, Sep 12, 2014 @ 03:49 PM

We just read this great article from Fraud Magazine here is a snippet that we thought we'd share: 

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Tags: Accounting Tip of the Day, audit, fraud prevention, fraud, corporate governance, audit deficiency

COSO 2013 Tips: How your 10-K language will change....

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton Fri, May 16, 2014 @ 02:48 PM

Here's a quick tip on how your 10-K language may need to change to represent your compliance with the new COSO 2013 standards / Sarbanes-Oxley. Remember, this is due by 12/15/2014, it is not optional, and if you directly reference the 1992 guidance like most companies do, you will need to make this edit.

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Tags: Sarbanes-Oxley Articles & Information, Accounting Tip of the Day, Securities and Exchange Commission, Sarbanes-Oxley Training, Sarbanes-Oxley, COSO, COSO 2013, SEC

COSO 2013 Best Practices - What are they?

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton Wed, Apr 30, 2014 @ 09:43 AM


Here is a great story about our customers experience with trying to switch from COSO 1992 to COSO 2013.
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Tags: Sarbanes-Oxley Articles & Information, Accounting Tip of the Day, audit, best practices, internal audit, sox compliance, Sarbanes-Oxley, COSO, COSO 2013, corporate governance

Sarbanes-Oxley & PCI: What is a 'complex' password?

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton Tue, Oct 29, 2013 @ 12:02 PM

I found an interesting article from intuit relating to IT General Computer Controls (ITGCC) and what is the definition of a minimum requirement for a password to be accepted as 'complex.' According to the article from Intuit:

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Tags: Sarbanes-Oxley Articles & Information, Accounting Tip of the Day, ITGCC, Sarbanes-Oxley, Internal Control Education, internal control tips

We are on the radio!

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton Mon, Jul 29, 2013 @ 10:07 AM
Just in case you will miss it, here is an mp3 of our ad that will be broadcasted. RADIO AD
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Tags: Accounting Tip of the Day, Announcements, BATO, accountingtemplates.com, CPE, KJZY, accounting, radio, 97.3

Accounting Tip of the Day! Secure Network Solution

Posted by Alex Roweon Mon, Mar 18, 2013 @ 01:43 PM

Accounting Tip of the Day!

External Network Access Tip:

At times, external users may need to access your secure network (think onsite auditors who may need to use a printer or the like). This presents a Sarbanes-Oxley COBIT compliance problem as well as introducing your network to the potential hazards of a virus or a computer without a firewall. Since it can be very difficult to keep track of internal vs. external devices on your network on a day-to-day basis, we at Vibato and AccountingTemplates.com have come up with a nice solution to help mitigate the risk while providing a solution for companies with limited staff to help manage this problem. 

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Tags: Accounting Tip of the Day, SOX, best-practice, sox compliance, accountingtemplates.com, secure network, external network, Vibato, accounting, firewall

Do organized Accountants get to play more? BATO says YES!

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton Thu, Mar 07, 2013 @ 12:37 PM

Do organized accountants get to play more?

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Tags: Accounting Tip of the Day, BATO, accounting

2 Minute Vlog Accounting Tip: Organizing Internal Control Data

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton Mon, Apr 02, 2012 @ 11:50 AM

2 Minute Vlog Accounting Tip of the Day: How to Organize Internal Control Testing Samples

In less than 2 minutes, learn about how to organize internal controls test samples into binders for easy delivery and review by external auditors and stakeholders.

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Tags: Internal Controls, Sarbanes-Oxley Articles & Information, Accounting Tip of the Day, Process Improvement, Internal Control Education, internal control tips

2 Minute Vlog Accounting Tip of the Day: Month-End Close Checklists

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton Mon, Apr 02, 2012 @ 10:50 AM

2 Minute Vlog Accounting Tip of the Day: Month-End Close Checklists

In less than 2 minutes, learn how and why you should create a period-end close checklist for your organization. Brought to you by Vibato, LLC; simply the best in compliance services.

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Tags: Accounting Tip of the Day, internal control, Internal Control Education, internal control tips, Close Best Practices