SOX Expert Karla Sasser Publishes the Definitive Guide to Best Practices for Accounting and IT Projects
“FRIGGIN’ BEANCOUNTERS: Navigating the BS-infested Cubicles of the Accounting Department” is Now Available on Amazon.com
By: KSasser PL
To help the IT department work better with accounting, Sasser has written the essential guide to collaborations that meet the professional, legal and regulatory requirements of companies in today’s global economy. “FRIGGIN’ BEANCOUNTERS:
Sasser begins with an entertaining history of the accounting and IT relationship as it developed from ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt through the Italian renaissance to personal computers to today’s Internet-enabled global economy. She pays particular attention to the evolution of information technology and its role in accounting and corporate governance. Using client case histories, she outlines a practical approach to better communication and cooperation between accountants and IT managers.
Chapter titles include:
Who Makes the Rules?
Every Business Entity Needs to Count Beans
Decision Makers Rely on Bean Counters
We are Not Going to Jail
In “FRIGGIN’ BEANCOUNTERS,”
Understand the regulatory and accounting requirements within the corporation Implement systems and controls that satisfy such crucial regulations as Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and the European Union Data Protection Directive
Improve IT project success rates by ensuring that new applications can be properly controlled and documented Overcome project-killing objections like “We can’t do that, because Sarbanes-Oxley does not allow it.”
Reduce the risk of financial statement fraud by building a solid partnership between the IT and accounting departments.
“I have seen many times how failure to communicate can cause frustration for an organization’
For more information visit www.frigginbeancounters.com.
About the Author
Karla Sasser is an accomplished internal auditor, accountant and author with more than 20 years’ experience in information technology and accounting. Her areas of expertise include Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, corporate governance, enterprise risk services and IT auditing. Karla specializes in helping organizations identify and solve problems involving business processes and controls.
She is a licensed certified public accountant (CPA) in Florida and California, a certified information technology professional (CITP), a certified internal auditor (CIA) and a chartered global management accountant (CGMA). She is currently a senior associate with Aviva Spectrum, Inc. of Los Angeles, the premier provider of internal audit, SOX compliance, and risk management services on the West Coast.
For more information, please visit www.karlasassercpa.com.
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