Lutz adds Courtney Smith to Omaha Office

Lutz, a Nebraska-based business solutions firm, welcomes Courtney Smith to the Omaha office as a human resources assistant.

Courtney is primarily responsible for coordinating the orientation and onboarding processes for new employees. In addition, she will assist with employee retention efforts, campus recruiting, and various administrative duties as needed.

Graduating from the University of Nebraska – Omaha, Courtney received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication and is anticipating the completion of her human resources certificate program in the spring of 2019.


Under New Management: PCAOB Outlines Priorities for Coming Year

In early 2018, the leadership of the PCAOB changed hands. This article identifies the PCAOB’s top priorities, including the proposed changes to the audit standards on 1) accounting estimates, 2) the use of specialists, and 3) the supervision of other firms, as well as researching ways to increase use of technology in auditing…

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SEC Proposes Changes to the Whistleblower Program

The SEC is proposing amendments to its guidelines for reviewing whistleblower claims and handing out awards to people who report wrongdoing. This article provides an overview of the SEC whistleblower program and proposed changes to make the program more effective and efficient…

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Identifying Cyberrisks in an Audit

As the frequency and severity of cyberattacks have increased, data security should be a critical part of the audit risk assessment. This article summarizes findings from an ongoing PCAOB inspection of how public company auditors and their firms are responding to mounting cyberrisks…

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