By Rickard Jorgensen, FCII, ARM, ACIArb You may recall the blog postings on the subject of client screening which appeared last year. To recap, these postings are: Evaluating Clients – Part One – Why you should evaluate clients? Evaluating Clients – Part Two – Assessing Potential Clients Evaluating Client – Part Three – Using Client […]
What are you really covered for and why a comprehensive definition of professional services is necessary for total firm protection?
by Rickard Jorgensen, FCII, ACIArb., ARM A recent podcast in Accounting Today highlighted the fact that CPA firms aren’t just merging with other CPA firms any more – they are looking to acquire practices in Human Resource, Information Technology, Cyber Security, Web Services, Marketing, Asset Management and financial planning. The interesting presentation by Transition Advisors’ […]
What happens to your exposure for past acts when you cease practicing? Over the past years we have often received inquiries from clients that are considering retirement and are concerned about residual prior acts exposure. No-one wants to have their golden years disturbed by an ugly, uninsured malpractice lawsuit. Before packing the golf clubs or […]
By Rickard Jorgensen, FCII, ACIArb, ARM Extracted from Evaluating Clients – Engagement risk screening for CPA firms. There are solid reasons for screening new clients. Many involve not getting paid, exposure to lawsuits or even the stress related to difficult individuals. Effective client screening can avoid these problems. Implementing a formal screening process is the […]
(How Claims Arise From Following Past Work and not Our Independent Judgment) By Ralph G. Picardi, Esq. “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds….” When Ralph Waldo Emerson penned those words in his essay, Self-Reliance, almost 175 years ago I think it is fair to say he didn’t have accounting risk management in […]
There have been many articles about how to avoid law suits and what you should not do to attract problems with clients. So with a tongue firmly implanted in the cheek, we thought it would be fun to tell you what you should do to get sued. Accept an assignment that is beyond your expertise […]
The prior knowledge limitation wording in a Claims Made professional liability policy means that if a member of your firm fails to notify an insurer of a claim or an incident that might reasonably be believed to give rise to a claim during the period of coverage, then the insurer can deny coverage. Early detection, […]