Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sample Social Networking Policy

IT Business Edge published a social media and social networking policy on its website. Your company may want to consider adding a policy to your employee handbook.

1.Personal blogs should have clear disclaimers that the views expressed by the author in the blog is the author’s alone and do not represent the views of the company. Be clear and write in first person. Make your writing clear that you are speaking for yourself and not on behalf of the company.

2.Information published on your blog(s) should comply with the company’s confidentiality and disclosure of proprietary data policies. This also applies to comments posted on other blogs, forums, and social networking sites.

3.Be respectful to the company, other employees, customers, partners, and competitors.

4.Social media activities should not interfere with work commitments. Refer to IT resource usage policies.

5.Your online presence reflects the company. Be aware that your actions captured via images, posts, or comments can reflect that of our company.

6.Do not reference or site company clients, partners, or customers without their express consent. In all cases, do not publish any information regarding a client during the engagement.

7.Respect copyright laws, and reference or cite sources appropriately. Plagiarism applies online as well.

8.Company logos and trademarks may not be used without written consent.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Need Assistance During Upcoming Tax Season?

If your firm needs part-time help during the upcoming tax season, place your opportunities for FREE on the MSCPA Career Center! Your postings will be promoted to MSCPA’s nearly 9,000 CPA members throughout Missouri. Interested applicants will then apply directly to your postings online.

To post your FREE part-time opportunity, scroll down to the last package:

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

New! Digital Version of The ASSET

MSCPA is proud to announce that every other month, we will publish our normal print magazine AND a new interactive, digital version!

The new digital ASSET offers a number of enhanced tools, including:
• Easy navigation and readability
• Keyword search capability
• Forward to a friend or through your social media network
• Desktop shortcut

Check it out at:

MSCPA members will continue to receive both the printed and online versions of the ASSET.

If members are feeling a bit frugal (what CPA doesn't?) and wants to save a tree, they can choose to receive the digital version only.

To subscribe to the digital version ONLY, click below. (You will be unsubscribed from the printed version)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Welcome Message From MSCPA Chair

MSCPA Chair Ed Scavone took the leadership reigns of MSCPA on July 1. Recently, he sat down and took a few minutes to welcome the members of the society to the new year, talk about the centennial, and the importance of unifying as a profession going forward.

Check out the video:
(3 minutes)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Are You In Compliance With Missouri's Data Breach Laws!

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon recently signed House Bill 62, which enacts data breach notification laws for Missouri businesses (businesses in Missouri as well as those which do business with Missouri residents).

Attorneys at Husch Blackwell Sanders have summarized the provisions of this law. Their summary can be found at:

The bill became effective on August 28.

The relevant sections of the House Bill 62 can be found at: