Mintegral passes user privacy security assessment performed by internationally recognized accounting firm

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Mintegral, a mobile advertising platform, has announced that its SDK products have completed a user privacy security assessment performed by an internationally recognized accounting firm. The audit report showed that Mintegral has established a complete system to maintain the security of users’ personal information and other sensitive information during the collection and transmission process.

The Mintegral user privacy security assessment was carried out by a top 10 international accounting firm with extensive service experience in data privacy and network security to provide customers with comprehensive solutions and strategies to help improve risk management.

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Chicago-based BDO acquires Miami accounting firm MBAF


Tony Argiz, chairman of MBAF

Miami powerhouse accounting and consulting firm MBAF has been acquired by BDO, one of the largest accounting firms in the country.

“As we were looking at the future of the firm, BDO is what we wanted to be when we grow up,” said Tony Argiz, MBAF’s chairman and CEO. “So why not do it all at once?

“We’ve known the leadership at BDO for some time, and we felt the cultures were a good match. … This is a great organization that we’re joining,” he said.

For BDO, the marriage doubles its existing Florida staff,

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BDO USA, LLP Combines with MBAF, Expanding National Footprint and Becoming the Largest Accounting and Advisory Firm in Florida


BDO USA, LLP, one of the nation’s leading accounting and advisory firms, today announced the addition of 600 professionals from MBAF, a top-ranked national accounting and advisory firm that serves domestic and international clients across a broad range of industries and practices. The combination is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to be completed on January 16, 2021.

“With BDO and MBAF combining, our respective strengths create an unmatched opportunity for two like-minded firms to become a sum much greater than their parts. Together, as the leading accounting and advisory firm in Florida, we

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AICPA promotes Sue Coffey to CEO of public accounting

The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants has promoted longtime AICPA executive Sue Coffey to the new position of CEO of public accounting.

Coffey has been a top leader at the AICPA for many years who has taken on more of a global role after the American Institute of CPAs teamed on a joint venture with the U.K.’s Chartered Institute of Management Accountants to create the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants in 2016.

Association of International Certified Professional Accountants CEO of public accounting Sue Coffey

Sue Barr

Prior to her new role, she was executive vice president of public

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U.K. Watchdog Finds Deloitte, Former Partners Failed to Challenge Autonomy’s Accounting

The Financial Reporting Council, the U.K.’s accounting watchdog, on Wednesday said Deloitte LLP and two former partners were “culpable of serious and serial failures” in their audits of Autonomy Corp., wrapping up a yearslong investigation after findings of misconduct.

Autonomy, an enterprise software business founded in Cambridge, England, was acquired by

Hewlett-Packard Co.

in 2011 for $11.1 billion. A year later, the U.S. company took an $8.8 billion write-down related to the transaction, stating it was duped into overpaying because

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Employers cut 140K jobs in December, but added 2.3K in accounting

Payrolls fell sharply in December, as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday that employment declined by 140,000 jobs amid the continuing economic fallout from the novel coronavirus pandemic. Nevertheless, the accounting and bookkeeping sector added 2,300 jobs last month.

The unemployment rate remained at 6.7 percent despite the job cuts. The BLS revised upward the figures for both October and November, with the October figures going up by 44,000, from a gain of 610,000 jobs to a gain of 654,000. The change for November was revised upward by 91,000 jobs, from a gain of 245,000 jobs to a

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