SSPA Compliance

Thinking about becoming a supplier for Microsoft? Then you’ll need a Supplier Security and Privacy Assurance (SSPA) certification.

Microsoft requires strict security protocols from its suppliers to protect information it defines as Confidential Data and Personal Data. Their SSPA program is designed to drive adoption of these rigorous security standards through an ongoing annual compliance cycle. Enrolling in the program means reviewing up to 53 Data Protection Requirements (DPR) and achieving compliance with each requirement applicable to your business.

For those working through an SSPA certification, the process can be daunting. Clark Nuber’s professionals will help you navigate the process by:

  • Interpreting the intent of each requirement and the practical application for your business
  • Guiding you through the DPR and the necessary documentation using our custom tools
  • Consulting with you on improving cybersecurity protocols
  • Understanding the deadlines and options for extensions of time

At a minimum,

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Quality of Earnings Report

Whether you are acquiring a business or selling your own, Clark Nuber’s Quality of Earnings (QoE) Group will help you ensure you’re not leaving any money on the table.

Supporting You as a Buyer

As part of the due diligence process during an acquisition, Clark Nuber will provide you with a comprehensive QoE report, which provides a detailed analysis of a target company’s performance and trends across a variety of areas.

Our QoE report typically includes a review of EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization), which is often used as a basis for determining the value of privately held companies.

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Not-for-Profit Compensation Analysis

Unlike most private companies, foundations and charities must be ready to prove to the IRS that they are not overpaying their employees. If your organization uses a documented process to determine whether compensation is reasonable, it will be more difficult for the IRS or anyone else to challenge it. As a bonus for public charities and certain other types of exempt organizations, such documentation puts the burden of proving the compensation is unreasonable on the IRS.

However, if you do not document that process, the IRS is in the driver’s seat—and you might not like where they take you. They can levy stiff penalties against an officer or director who received the compensation and the managers,

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Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

Blockchain and associated technologies are evolving at lightning speed—faster than regulations can keep up. If your business is among the early adopters, you face uncertainty where investors, regulators, and customers demand clarity. Developing consistent, defensible controls and governance is business critical.

Clark Nuber has the experience to help you navigate the tax, audit, accounting, and strategic implications of blockchain in your business, whether you’re taking bitcoin like cash or building a new platform from the ground up. With our expertise at your side, you can keep your focus on innovation.

  • Valuing cryptocurrency for financial reporting and income and operating tax returns
  • Foreign bank account and other anti-corruption regulations
  • Cryptocurrency investment policies
  • Strategic consulting and advocacy
  • Governance and internal controls
  • Referrals to experienced legal and technology partners

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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act:
Tax Reform Information and Resources

Wondering how Tax Reform will affect you? Our tax professionals can help. Find information that’s relevant to you by expanding the categories below.



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