A frequently asked question by CAMICO policyholders is, “What should our policy limit be?” This is not an easy question to answer, which may explain why it is asked often. The answer to the question requires a careful consideration of a variety of factors that run the gamut from the relatively well defined, such as … Read more
By Suzanne M. Holl, CPA Engagement and disengagement letters are two of the fundamental building blocks … Read more
Many clients look to CPAs as the natural choice to fulfill the trustee role, manage the assets, and carry out client wishes. For CPAs good at managing and minimizing the unique risk attributes of a trustee role, trustee work can be satisfying and rewarding. On the other hand, if a CPA underestimates trusteeship risk, what … Read more
Conflicts of interest have long been a major factor in professional liability claims against CPAs. Part of the problem is that potential conflicts of interest are hard to recognize or identify until something goes wrong. When clients are satisfied, they tend to perceive the CPA as a competent advisor who has their best interests at heart. It’s not until clients become disappointed that their perception of the CPA begins to change.
Even when covered by insurance, claims can have a significant impact on your practice in terms of time, money, professional reputation, and peace of mind. By knowing the warning signs of a claim, and calling your risk advisor early on, you can help minimize the impact of lost billable hours, revenue and sleep. What are … Read more