My brother and I employ 26 people and we issue payroll every other week. Prior to switching our payroll processing to AmCheck (we were formally with a large national company) anytime we had payroll problems the remedy was usually hours on the phone with an "account manager" who did not know our business and who had no vested interest in our satisfaction because they were just collecting an hourly paycheck to answer my calls. The sooner they could get me off the phone the sooner they could go back to surfing the web. I am a local business and I am involved in my business on a daily basis and every customer matters and that is the kind of company with which I want to do business. AmCheck and their staff care about me and my business because that is their business. That is a win win situation. I am staying with AmCheck because when I am buying payroll processing I am really buying service. - Ryan C (Java Jo's)
SSAE 16 TYPE II Complete
- Published on Wed | 05 Apr 2006
AmCheck completes SSAE 16 TYPE II audit compliance for all divisions
Phoenix based AmCheck, national provider of ASO (Administrative Service Organization) and Payroll Services announced today they have completed the rigorous Statement on Auditing Standards (SAS) No. 70.
In today's global economy, service organizations or service providers must demonstrate that they have adequate business controls and safeguards when they host or process data belonging to their customers.
A SSAE 16 TYPE II is an internationally recognized auditing standard developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) because it represents that a service organization has been through an in-depth audit of their business control activities, which generally include controls over information technology and related processes.
SAS No. 70 is the authoritative guidance that allows service organizations like AmCheck to disclose their control activities and processes to their customers and their customers' auditors in a uniform reporting format. A SSAE 16 TYPE II examination signifies that a service organization has had its control objectives and control activities examined by an independent accounting and auditing firm. A formal report including the auditor's opinion ("Service Auditor's Report") is issued to the service organization at the conclusion of a SSAE 16 TYPE II examination.
SAS No. 70 is generally applicable when an auditor ("user auditor") is auditing the financial statements of an entity ("user organization") that obtains services from another organization ("service organization"). Service organizations that provide such services could be application service providers, bank trust departments, claims processing centers, internet data centers, or other data processing service bureaus.
Some of the information above is based on the AICPA’s audit guide entitled “Service Organizations, Applying SAS No. 70, As Amended”. The audit guide is designed to provide guidance to auditors of companies that use service organizations as well as service auditors who perform SSAE 16 TYPE II examinations.
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