With hundreds of companies as customers since our founding in 2010 we have gained insight into various cyber-attacks. As a financial advisor/controller/CFO/CPA to your customers or company, the risk management duties tend to fall on your shoulders; cyber security is risk management.
I am a curious person about new technology and how I may utilize it in my personal and professional life. I have heard and read news reports about ChatGPT and decided that I would try it out for the first time. I searched ChatGPT in my Google search and it directed me to openai.com. It asked me to create a login and then under the product tab I selected ChatGPT. I was working on The Kentucky CPA Journal so I decided to ask the question "What is the biggest challenge for CPAs in the United States for 2023?" Read on to see the answer it provided.
A powerful new artificial intelligence (AI) bot, ChatGPT, is causing quite a stir in the business world, including in the accounting profession. Using a wide range of internet data, ChatGPT can help users answer questions, write articles, program code, and engage in in-depth conversations on a substantial range of topics. What makes ChatGPT sensational to some, besides the headlines of it passing the Bar Exam, various medical exams, and MBA exams, is its ability to hold human-like conversations with users. Essentially, AI developers designed neural networks in the technology to function similarly to the human brain. Because language is full of nuances and contextual differences, earlier versions of AI programs had not achieved as much success in this area. This article looks at what the bot does well, and what it does not.
H.B. 8 recently passed in the state legislature and it has big implications, especially for software. What is the big issue with prewritten computer software now? It is prewritten computer software access services, which is one of the services made subject to sales tax by 2022 H.B. 8. Notably, unlike downloaded prewritten computer software which is taxed as tangible personal property, prewritten computer software access services are taxed as services. KRS 139.200(2)(ay).
Put a good idea in the hands of CPAs, and they’ll find innovative ways to make it even better. That’s exactly what’s happening right now with the new .cpa web domain. When .cpa was launched in fall of 2020, there were plenty of good reasons for firms to take notice. For starters, it’s a practical way to enhance client trust – when clients see a firm with a .cpa domain they know it’s a firm they can trust rather than some questionable fly-by-night operation.
Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) really came to the forefront in 2021 as another way to utilize blockchain technology as well as digital currencies. The marketplace for NFTs continues to grow as more and more individuals create digital content to be sold. Additionally, the emergence of celebrities and influencers in the NFT community has helped garner more attention from the everyday individual who otherwise may not be interested in these items.
Deciding on the best audit approach isn’t a cookie-cutter process. While a long-standing relationship with a client or in-depth industry knowledge can give auditors a leg up, defining an effective audit approach requires careful consideration and planning for every engagement.
The one constant of technology is that it’s always changing. Keeping up with emerging technologies and tech lingo can be an overwhelming task. That’s why we pulled together this glossary to help you better understand 12 of the most common and popular tech terms you’ll hear about in the business and CPA world.
CPAs are trained to be methodical. They know how to break down assignments into smaller tasks to complete projects on time and within the established budget. That’s why they are perfect to work on complex projects that involve implementing technologies, especially on an accelerated schedule.
Cybersecurity has been linked to computer use from the first day hackers made an appearance. The coronavirus pandemic has changed the thread of the security conversation like never before. Though remote computing has existed for decades, what was essentially a trickle of workforce participation has turned into a waterfall. With a large workforce operating outside the traditional office, it’s worth reviewing cybersecurity issues from outside the office walls before turning inward.