Cybersecurity Essentials for Tax Preparer

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ADDITIONAL DATES

Nov 13, 2020 | 12:30 PM EDT Register

Course Description

The IRS has recently updated its guidelines for data and cyber security placing new responsibility for the security of taxpayer’s personal information on tax preparers. This course is designed for tax professionals who collect and store client’s personal information, who would like to obtain an understanding of data and cyber-security. You have probably heard of some of the more common types of cyber crimes such as ransomware, spyware, computer viruses, phishing, vishing, spoofing, data breaches, denial of service attacks, hacking, etc.

This course is designed to familiarize tax professionals who are not information technology (IT) experts on data breach and cyber-security risks and internal controls. We will review the IRS recommendations for securing taxpayer information. We will cover the material in a plain language, nontechnical manner. We will cover what you need to know, but not how to write the computer programs or code.

Major Topics Covered

  • Basic understanding of cyber-security
  • Familiarize tax professionals who are not information technology (IT) experts on cyber-security risks and internal controls
  • IRS recommendations for securing taxpayer information
  • What you need to know, but not how to write the computer programs or code

This course would be appropriate for CPAs, CFEs, CMA, CIAs, CFFs, MAFF, CGMAs, CFOs, CEOs, EAs, and others who prepare taxes or obtain and manage taxpayer information.

Learning objectives

  • Identify how criminals commit acts of cyber fraud
  • Identify cybersecurity internal controls that will protect your company from cyber criminals
  • Identify the IRS cybersecurity recommendations for tax professionals

About Presenter

Dr. Robert Minniti

President, Minniti CPA LLC

minniti.cpa@cox.net

Dr. Minniti is the President and Owner of Minniti CPA, LLC. Dr. Minniti is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Forensic Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Valuation Analyst, Certified in Financial Forensics, Master Analyst in Financial Forensics, Chartered Global Management Accountant, and is a licensed private investigator in the state of Arizona. Dr. Minniti received his doctoral degree in business administration from Walden University, received his MBA degree and Graduate Certificate in Accounting from DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management, and received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix. Dr. Minniti taught graduate and undergraduate courses in forensic accounting at DeVry University, Grand Canyon University, Kaplan University, Northwestern University, and the University of Phoenix.

He designed graduate and undergraduate courses for Grand Canyon University, Northwestern University, and Anthem College. He is a writer and public speaker. He has experience in forensic accounting, fraud examinations, financial audits, internal audits, compliance audits, real estate valuations, business valuations, internal control development, business continuation planning, risk management, financial forecasting, and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance work. Dr. Minniti is an instructor teaching continuing professional education classes for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Compliance Online, CPE Link/CCH . AccountingEd, Global Compliance Panel, Clear Law Institute, CPE Solutions, Canopy CPE, The Institute of Management Accountants, the National Association of Valuators and Analysts, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the Institute of Internal Auditors, and various state CPA Societies.

MINNITI CPA LLC is seeking professional, hard-working, licensed CPAs with at least four years of experience.

The Firm demands independence, integrity, objectivity, competence and due care from all of its personnel in the conduct of its engagements. Our Firm is structured to provide leadership in achieving high quality professional performance while maintaining the concept of individual responsibility. Policies and procedures have been established providing assurance that professional engagements are properly planned and executed. Decisions are based on the substance of issues, not on form.

Our policies and procedures designate Partners of the Firm for consultation on significant ethical, technical and industry questions. The policies and procedures are designed to assure that clients receive the best professional services we can provide. We continually keep in mind the public interest. We expect our Partners and Associates to identify and resolve all important engagement issues.

The job requires high level tax preparation skills, superior tax research and problem solving abilities, broad software knowledge, and excellent written and oral communication skills. We have a team approach to provide high quality client service for tax compliance, planning, financial statements, and general business consulting.

FAQ

  • To receive CPE credit for the event, you must register for the webcast prior to the start of each program.
  • CPE is available to all eligible participants within 24 hours of each webinar.
  • You must attend complete webinar and respond to all polling questions asked during the webinar. CPE is issued on 50 minute credit hour basis.
  • This event may be a recorded rebroadcast of a live event done in past and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during/after the webinar.
  • If you are Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) many of our courses qualifies for your verifiable CPD requirements you will get your certificate for the program. You can check a tab of “Webinar Qualifies for” for the same.However please do verify with respective regulatory body about the eligibility for the same.
  • Many of our courses are approved by “CFP Board” for CE credits of certified financial Planner(CFP). Please check a tab of “Webinar Qualifies for” to verify whether webinar qualifies for CE credits for CFP or not.

Refund/Cancellation Policy

For more information regarding refund, complaint and program cancellation policies, please contact our offices at 646-688-5128

In case any of the course or live webinars gets cancelled we would be refunding you the entire amount (if paid).

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  • Cost $20
  • CPE Credits 2
  • CE Credits 2
  • IRS Course ID GEHNZ-T-00281-20-O
  • Subject Area Taxes
  • Course Level Basic
  • Instructional Method group internet based
  • Prerequisites None
  • Advanced Preparation None
  • Who should attend? Tax Attorney Tax Practitioners Accountant CPA - Small Firm CPA - Mid Size Firm Accounting Firm Tax Pros CPA (Industry) Tax Firm Young CPA CPA in Business Entrepreneurial CPA Tax Accountant (Industry) Tax Director (Industry) Tax Managers Tax Preparer Staff of Accounting Firm
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upcoming Live CPE Webinars

QBO Running reports - Information, Analysis & Better Decision
Monday, October 26, 2020 | 09:00 AM EDT View Details/Register
Understanding Fraud, The Basics
Monday, October 26, 2020 | 09:00 AM EDT View Details/Register
Payroll Fraud Information and Discussion
Monday, October 26, 2020 | 09:00 AM EDT View Details/Register
BASIS CALCULATIONS & DISTRIBUTIONS FOR PASS-THRU ENTITY OWNERS SCHEDULE K-1 ANALYSIS (LATEST)
Monday, October 26, 2020 | 10:00 AM EDT View Details/Register
Corporate External Financial Reporting Decisions
Monday, October 26, 2020 | 10:00 AM EDT View Details/Register
Passive Activity Loss Limitations: Working with the Complex PAL Rules & Real Estate Tax Issues.
Monday, October 26, 2020 | 08:00 AM PDT View Details/Register
Best Overview on Individual Tax Updates 2020 (Basic)
Monday, October 26, 2020 | 08:00 AM PDT View Details/Register
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Monday, October 26, 2020 | 11:00 AM EDT View Details/Register
Mastering QBO For Accountants - Techniques,Tips & Tricks, Advance Learning
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Advance IRS Learning: Multiyear Non-Filing, Criminal Investigation, Voluntary Disclosure, Whistleblower Claims etc.
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