The Benefits of SOC 1, 2 & 3 Reports

  By: Mark A. Welp, CPA, CFE You have decided the time is right to begin working towards having a SOC Report completed for your organization. Whether you start the process by having us perform some consulting work with you in order to prepare you for the report or you are ready to jump right … Continued

Harvesting the Fruits of an Internal Audit

How the demands of evaluation have changed & how the SOC audit meets the new-found need Internal auditing is more important now than ever before. And it isn’t just about protecting the bottom line anymore. Stakeholders and employees, alike, value a stronger sense of transparency with the organizations they represent. Without proof of examination, your … Continued

Preventing the Leaks

How Obtaining SOC Certification Can Minimize Risk of a Data Breach We are living in an era of information vulnerability. News of data breaches dominate headlines and consumer trust is as fragile as ever, which is why protecting your sensitive data is more important now than it has ever been. Not only are hackers becoming … Continued

So you do need a SOC Report: Where to begin

So you do need a SOC Report: Where to begin By: Pete Rife, CISA One of the most frequent calls we receive is from service organizations that have come to the realization that they need a SOC report to satisfy an important client.    Understanding what to expect as you engage in your first SOC audit … Continued

SOC Audits to Detect Organizational Pitfalls

Prioritizing the Biggest Threats to Your Organization Often times, clients will approach us with a simple question: What does an SOC audit find? We could respond with a bloated comeback, discussing how a service organization control audit yields a comprehensive, actionable analysis of the controls and procedures of an operation, while examining areas of potential … Continued

Understanding a SOC Audit

Establishing the Fundamental Differences Between a Control & a Procedure As an organization prepares for its first comprehensive Service Organization Controls (SOC) audit, the board of directors and other personnel involved will undoubtedly want to approach the situation with a firm understanding of the entire process and all the terminology associated with it. An organization … Continued

Holbrook & Manter Registers with the PCAOB

Holbrook & Manter Registers with the PCAOB Holbrook & Manter, CPAs is proud to have become a registered firm with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). As stated on their website: The PCAOB is a nonprofit corporation established by Congress to oversee the audits of public companies in order to protect investors and the … Continued

Would a visual help?

Would a visual help?  We are often asked, “What Service Organization Control (SOC) Report is right for my organization?” We are always happy to meet with any type of business to answer this question in great detail. However, most folks like to know the basics before that first initial meeting. Our friends at the American … Continued

H&M Nominated Again for “Best of Business Award”

The entire Holbrook & Manter team is proud to share that we are a finalist for a Columbus CEO Magazine 2016 “Best of Business” award. We are nominated in the “Best Accounting Firm” category (less than 20 CPAs) this is category #22 on the ballot. We were honored to be named the winner in this category last year. … Continued

Ensure Information Safety with SSAE 16 & SOC 2

In-Depth SOC Audits Protect Your Organization from Data Safety Pitfalls If your organization manages financial, medical or personal data, information safety should be at the forefront of your business plan. A single data breach could sideline an organization for months – or even knock them out of the game altogether. Holbrook & Manter’s team of … Continued