Why would we ask a professional candidate with a well-crafted resume to complete an employment application? While many might think that a resume and an employment application are redundant, not all the information requested on an employment application is included on a resume. It is typically a best practice to simply let the candidate know … Read more
CPAs are often so busy that they don’t recognize or acknowledge a potential claim as it is developing. This can be particularly devastating when the damages claimed are significant and are not covered because of late reporting. It’s important to pay attention to potential issues and to report them as soon as there may be … Read more
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
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.