Part II of the IT Governance series gives readers practical and real ways to leverage IT Governance within a CPA firm. As discussed in Part I of this series, IT has become a very vital part of every firm, and people need to not only understand what IT Governance is, they also need to implement it into their firms to stay ahead in the accounting industry.
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The first step in practical IT Governance is establishing executive responsibility. Typically, this is someone who oversees IT Governance for the firm based on a framework of responsibility given to this person by the Executive Committee or owners of the firm, which is often the CEO or managing partner. This person should be a member of the Executive Committee if your firm is structured in this manner.