Archive: Aug 2013

A-LIGN will participate in Junior Achievement’s (JA) Pep Rally at the Alley Bowl-A-Thon

A-LIGN will participate in Junior Achievement’s (JA) Pep Rally at the Alley Bowl-A-Thon on November 9, 2013. Junior Achievement’s annual Bowl-A-Thon is a fundraising event to encourage companies to participate and support in the funding of JA’s programs, which focus on mentoring students, K-12th grade, in the areas of work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills. A-LIGN is proud to employ some of the most talented professionals in the industry who also dedicate their skills and talents to our community. Scott Price, A-LIGN’s Managing Partner, has been a dedicated board member of Junior Achievement for the past 11 years.

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Payroll Company Controls: From an Internal and External Perspective

By: Sue Wells, Senior Consultant at A-lign CPAs Internal Controls vs. External Controls – What are we talking about? For a payroll company, many of the controls that are executed on a daily basis are designed to ensure that the payroll company’s client’s financial reports will not be mis-stated, and that the information gathered from and generated on behalf of clients will be “protected” from mis-handling, both electronically and manually.  These controls are considered to be “externally” focused and are primarily designed to benefit the payroll company’s client, and as such, will typically be what you see described and examined in SSAE 16 audits.

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