Originally published in Accounting Today Simply put, SSAE No 18 is the standard which recodifies all the previous attestation standards. It is the culmination of the efforts to clarify the various standards for performing attestation engagements, which includes among many others, SOC 1 (commonly referred to as SSAE No. 16) and SOC 2 and SOC 3 (AT Section 101), into a single set of standards for the auditors.
Think of your auditing firm like you would a long-term business partner. They are someone you will work with year after year, and they will be an integral part of setting the stage for your organization’s success. As such, the act of selecting the appropriate assessor shouldn’t be taken lightly. Here are several key qualities your organization should look for when choosing an auditing firm:
Source - Workforce Management Channel Today’s business environment is compliance heavy, under continuous scrutiny and intertwined with customer and legislative requirements. However, companies must still ensure compliance with the myriad of standards, requirements, laws, and regulations, such as SSAE 16 Examination (SOC 1), SOC 2/3 Examination, ISO Certification, FedRAMP Assessment, and hundreds more, across all areas of governance and programs.