After more than 31 years of malpractice claims experience, CAMICO has developed a wealth of information about what causes disputes between CPAs and their clients, what leads to litigation, and how to avoid or minimize the damages from such conflicts. There are basic risk management steps that every firm can take to lower their exposures to risk, such as client and engagement screening, due diligence, documentation, due care, exercising skepticism, and being aware of the public standards for CPA services.
All significant client meetings should be documented with a written description of the subjects discussed at the meeting. This will help ensure that both you and the client are proceeding with the same expectations and assumptions.
The IRS issued a warning this month in response to a scam that began with data stolen from tax professionals’ computers. The IRS also recommends steps that practitioners should consider to secure their data. Also included are CAMICO risk management tips.