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Why Accounting Firms Are Now The Number 1 Target For Scammers w/ Tyler Otto

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Roger Knecht

President of Universal Accounting Center

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Overview: Why Accounting Firms Are Now The Number 1 Target For Scammers w/ Tyler Otto

This week, we see the return of Specialty Bookkeeping, LLC owner Tyler Otto as he and Roger talk about why accounting firms are now among the top targets of scammers.

Having hired a professional cybersecurity firm himself, Tyler shares his experience and why he decided to hire professionals to guarantee his security and his remote working employees.

Tyler also shares a case study of a popular cashier’s cheque fraud as well as some tell-tale signs that you are being scammed.

They also discuss 2-step factor authentication and other top security measures to protect yourself and why it is important to have standard operating procedures for yourself and employees to protect your client information.


Your Host: Roger Knecht, president of Universal Accounting Center

Guest Name: Tyler Otto

About Our Guest: Tyler Otto

Tyler Otto along with his wife Karen are the owners of Specialty Bookkeeping, LLC, where he has developed a winning formula for an innovative, virtually based accounting and tax firm. His company leverages technology to simplify clients’ financial processes, creating greater visibility into their financials and driving profit. He has extensive experience in the finance side of the hotel and tourism industry, where he has also served as the Corporate Director of Finance with Imprint Hospitality in 2020. His primary focuses include database architecture, Visual Basic scripting, forecasting, budgeting, and data mining. His recent activities include performing large financial system migrations for several companies spanning the hospitality to the construction industry.

Tyler has a passion for team development and promoting fun and collaborative cultures. He believes that a dedication to continuous improvement and learning is the backbone of any successful venture. He loves helping clients make more money. His career has been focused on serving as a financial analyst and business partner, helping business managers make strategic decisions that will grow their businesses for years to come.

Tyler is a fanatic about making new relationships and collaborating with others on large projects. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with his wife Karen and two children. When he’s not geeking out in Visual Basic, he’s found in the woodshop doing any number of woodworking projects or on his road bike.



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