IT Services for Accountants and CPA’s
We know the accounting and CPA firms we talk with don’t have the time or patience to figure out how to comply with all the new FTC Safeguards. They just want their technology to work, serve their clients and avoid making mistakes with their IT that could cost them time and money. All accountants and CPA firms we talk with want to avoid wasting money investing in things they don’t need.
CPA and Accounting IT Specialists
The goal for your CPA firm should be to create a technology environment where you have the ability to focus on your priorities with seamless, secure IT services. In high-stakes working environments, we know how much depends on your technology performing the way it should.
Reliable Technology Support
With a proven process for IT services, and specifically, IT support for accountants and CPA’s, the burden of your technology struggles are shouldered by us. We manage your technology tools for you, as well as integrate your line-of-business applications through white glove support, which allows you to focus on growing your business.
What do Managed IT Services do for you?
For your accounting practice to grow and be profitable, you’ll need the right IT infrastructure. And, if you’re like most of our CPA clients, you’re probably on the fence on what technology is best for your firm and probably aren’t familiar with all of your options, either.
Management and monitoring of all your devices, even your mobile devices. Dedicated techs for when something has gone wrong, your team needs help or has questions.
We’ve seen many accounting packages come and go over the years, but we continue to see several survive in the small to mid-market marketplace. We aren’t accountants, but we know how to make these systems work properly in your environment, with your servers, workstations, and cloud environments.
Is there a business advantage to Managed Services?
We understand that running a business is hard and you have to juggle a lot of job duties. There are a number of advantages to IT Support for Accountants and CPA’s including:
- Freeing up time for you to focus on your core business.
- Improving security and reducing overall risk to your organization.
- Having a team of experienced professionals on hand to offer advice and guidance.
- Eliminating the need for in-house IT staff.
- Increasing efficiency and productivity by proactively managing your technology.
- Reducing IT costs with predictable budgets and planning.
ACCOUNTING IT SUPPORT FAQ
We provide IT Support to Accounting and CPA firms from 10 to ~150. If you have your own IT department, we can support you in a co-managed scenario.
Yes! In many cases it can be more secure, especially if you take legacy systems that are not patched regularly into consideration. Each cloud solution differs, and needs appropriate security applied to it. The nature of some business types require additional security and considerations due to regulatory compliance.
No company can truly offer you a guarantee. There is the human element to take into consideration, as well as zero day exploits. We are confident that you are secure as you can be, while still being able to work efficiently.
Being security focused we have a number of safe guards in place including:
- Automated and regular vulnerability patching
- Security awareness – training people to spot phishing emails.
- Endpoint detection and response
- Security Operations Center that watches for malicious activity on the network and in the cloud.
- Password Management and Policies
- Zero Trust Technology (deny unknown programs by default)
- Data Loss Prevention
- Data Encryption
- And much more…
3rd Element is a very diverse team headquartered in PA, with a satellite office in Houston, TX. Technology enables us to support you wherever you are, but we can come to you as needed. We like to meet face to face at least a few times a year.
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Business starts with a Conversation.
We want to get to know you as people before we get to know you as business partners. So, let’s find some time to sit down and discuss your needs and how we can meet them. We promise not to bring pamphlets, charts, flyers, graphs, USB sticks with sketchy software, or anything else to the meeting.
We want to focus on you and your needs, not ourselves and what we can sell you. If we meet your criteria and you meet ours, we’ll streamline your technology and help your business thrive.
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