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Assistance for Firms Impacted by Hurricane Sandy

If Hurricane Sandy has impacted your firm and your office is not functional or accessible, you don't have access to your computer systems, or you just need some general assistance with disaster recovery or with servicing your clients, we may be able to help. We have established a special service team to assist firms in need. The basic service is free and you don't have to be a Trusted Business Advisor customer – only a CPA firm in need. Additionally, we are coordinating with our Trusted Business Advisor Program Partners to provide special programs to help firms get back in full swing. Simply call us at 1.888.777.7077 and we will work with you to assess your current situation and advise you on both immediate and long-term strategies. For firms who have been impacted please call contact us and we will provide as much support as possible which may include help from other firms, technology support leveraging cloud solutions, and information for clients. Our goal is to help you get back to work as soon as possible while also implementing new technologies and business practices to help ease the effect of future natural disasters.

Disaster Recovery: We're Here to Help

CPA2Biz stands ready to assist accounting professionals and their clients as they recover from the devastating damage of Hurricane Sandy. We've put together a special team to help storm-impacted CPA firms assess their current situation and can offer practical guidance on how to get them back up and running. For other firms, we can discuss long-term strategies to mitigate damage from future disasters. Simply call us at 1-888-777-7077 and we'll get working for you.

Our partners in the Trusted Business Advisors Solutions program, a highly regarded lineup of cloud-based technology offerings, are also pitching in to this effort. Initiatives include:

  • Gillware - The data recovery firm will expedite service and has significantly reduced fees for storm-damaged hard drives, with recovery of a single, any size drive capped at $800. Firms will be presented with a list of recovered files and pay only if satisfied. Gillware can also advise on best practices regarding recovery, as well as secure, automatic online backup services to protect firms and their clients from future data losses.
  • CPA.com - We'll provide free service for our award-winning CPA.com Email Solutions through the end of the year to affected firms, and also assist in the restoration of email service to larger firms
  • Intacct - The cloud-based accounting solutions company will provide 90 days of free services for CPA firms who are helping storm-wracked small businesses.
  • Bill.com - The bill management solutions company will offer its complimentary data entry service – meticulously inputting vendor and bill information into a secure, searchable database – for up to six months for affected firms.
  • Paychex - The payroll, benefits, and human resources firm has a robust business continuity plan in place to keep services rolling for storm-damaged firms, and has posted dedicated contact information to speed CPAs to the right resources. You can download a useful resource from Paychex here.
  • XCM Solutions - The tax, audit and practice management workflow firm will offer advice and services to help CPAs manage staff forced to work in remote locations during storm recovery. XCM is also extending free use of XCMessential, a workflow solution targeted to sole practitioners and smaller practices, through the end of the year to help firms caught in Sandy's path.
  • Confirmation.com - The electronic audit confirmation firm has assigned a dedicated client lead to advise and assist firms impacted by the storm.

Our parent organization, AICPA, has also posted a dedicated page with services, updated information and useful links for disaster recovery. A free Nov. 16 webcast "State of Emergency: How the CPA Can Lead During Disastrous Times," will offer tips on guiding clients through planning and rebuilding. And our Dec. 5-7 "Digital CPA: 2012 CPA2Biz Cloud User Conference" will include a disaster recovery panel that features CPA survivors of past calamities.

Please don't hesitate to contact us. Simply call us at 1-888-777-7077 and we'll get working for you.