CAMICO makes available to callers the resources of professional advisors who deal exclusively with the concerns and issues facing CPAs.

Our loss prevention specialists have an average of 15 years experience in risk management and over 20 years of experience in public and private practice. These specialists are professional liability and public accounting professionals with the knowledge, skill and commitment to help CPAs with practice and risk management issues. At CAMICO, we believe in the value of our risk management services and strongly encourage members to take advantage of these free services.


 

General Loss Prevention Hotline

CAMICO has specialists available to help policyholders with a variety of general risk management topics such as Client screening, Disengagement issues, Fraud, Internal control, and much more. We also provide guidance to CPAs engaged in attest services. Areas of advice include statements on auditing standards, statements on standards for accounting and review services, going concern issues, code of professional conduct, independence, conflicts of interest, and quality control standards. Loss Prevention specialists also perform engagement and disengagement letter review services for members.


Tax Advice Hotline

Over 50 percent of the claims CAMICO sees are tax-related, and CAMICO has determined that certain tax areas present greater liability risks. Our tax specialist is on hand to help policyholders gain an understanding of the federal tax issues and potential problems associated with high-risk estate, gift and corporate tax work, which bring about the most severe claims.

CAMICO provides tax hotline service in the following two formats:
  • Cold Review Format: CAMICO will review your firm's fully researched tax treatment of a given complex transaction. After completing this review, CAMICO will confer with you about the proposed treatment, suggest any possible alternate treatments and highlight other tax issues relative to the facts provided.
  • Guidance Format: When you request tax guidance, CAMICO will assist you in determining the tax issues presented by your particular fact pattern. CAMICO will also discuss applicable Internal Revenue Code sections, revenue rulings, cases and other tax research materials that can serve as a springboard for further research by your firm.

  • Accounting and Auditing Advice Hotline

    CAMICO provides guidance regarding a variety of accounting and auditing issues, including statements on auditing standards, statements on standards for accounting and review services, going concern issues, code of professional conduct, independence, conflicts of interest, and quality control standards.