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COSO’s Updated Framework: Now what?
By Jeanne Metz

Business has changed drastically since the 1992 COSO framework was issued. Drivers of the 2013 updated framework included:…Read More

Q&A: The latest updates on HIPAA Final Rule
By Jeanne Metz

David Roe, Director of Risk Services at Bridgepoint Consulting LLC, weighs in on the new HIPAA regulations and what companies should do to address these requirements.

Read more about the “Final Rules” and how they may affect your business….Read More

Are you affected by the pending retirement of Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003?
By Jeanne Metz

As a Microsoft Certified Partner, Bridgepoint reminds its customers that Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003 will go out of support on April 8, 2014. Microsoft has alerted its partners of the following:…Read More

Bridgepoint Co-hosts Corporate Luncheon Series
By Jeanne Metz

Bridgepoint co-hosted the Corporate Luncheon Series today along with Comerica Bank and Winstead PC at the Hilton Austin Downtown. Evan Smith, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of The Texas Tribune presented some great post-legislative insights to a crowd of 100+ local executives and business professionals. He discussed several of the outcomes of this past session as they relate to education, water and transportation issues. He also gave his predictions about the upcoming state and national elections. Lively conversation and interesting too!
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Bridgepoint Hosts Event to Share ACA Updates
By Jeanne Metz

The Affordable Care Act deadline seems to be a moving target with many unanswered questions. Bridgepoint recently hosted a group of CFOs at Hanger Orthopedics to discuss the latest updates, pending implications and what they really mean. Todd Panter and Darryl Simchak, Managing Directors at Wortham Insurance & Risk Management, were on hand to lead the discussion. …Read More

Bridgepoint summarizes NASDAQ’s Proposed Internal Audit Requirement
By Jeanne Metz

The NASDAQ Stock Market recently filed a proposed rule change with the SEC requiring all NASDAQ-traded companies to have an internal audit function. If approved, it would require companies listed on NASDAQ to have an internal audit function established no later than December 31, 2013. This article highlights more details, as well as the pros and cons of the proposed rule….Read More

JOBS Act and SOX: Balancing economic growth and investor protection
By Jeanne Metz

The Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act was signed into law April 5, 2012. The JOBS Act is intended to bolster economic growth by providing private companies with greater access to capital and certain regulatory exemptions to go public. Critics of the legislation have concerns that company reporting and fiduciary responsibilities to investor protection may be compromised. We have highlighted a few of the key items in the JOBS Act and commented……Read More

SOX for Emerging Growth Companies
By Jeanne Metz

Bridgepoint partnered with Ernst & Young on March 28, 2012 to provide a comprehensive update and overview of SOX-related information to Central Texas companies that are poised for continued growth and potential IPOs….Read More