Be Relevant in a Digital World-Why CPAs Obtain the CITP Credential 

…Brought to you by: AICPA’s CITP Credential Committee and Young CPA Network 

Archived Infocast - Run Date: Thursday, June 7, 2012 @ 2:00 - 3:30pm ET

Unsure of your relevancy in today's digital business environment?

The CITP Credential enables you to provide services in a variety of areas including enterprise risk management, information security, computer fraud, accounting information systems - not to mention using technology to efficiently perform traditional audit and financial management services.

Whether your current employment or career objective includes public accounting, financial management or consulting, information technology (IT) will impact your success. Find out from these three leaders how their CITP Credential and related skills enables them to thrive in today's digital environment.

In this session, participants will:

  • Understand the importance of specializations in one's career
  • Realize the role of technology in today's business environment
  • Recognize the value of the CITP Credential
  • Understand how the CITP Credential could help advance your career and become more relevant in today's digital world

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  About the Presenters: 

Joel Lanz, CPA, P.C.

Joel is the principal of a niche CPA practice specializing in IT audit, information security, risk management and technology governance. Prior to starting his practice in 2001, Joel was a Business Risk Consulting and Assurance Partner at Arthur Andersen and was a Manager at Price Waterhouse. Joel is currently the chair of the AICPA CITP Credential Committee and formerly served on the Institute’s Information Technology Executive Committee. He currently teaches graduate accounting information systems, forensic accounting and advanced assurance courses at State University of New York – College at Old Westbury.


Robert Fisher , CPA/CITP
Kansas City Life Insurance Co.

Rob is the Assistant Vice President/Assistant Controller, Operations for Kansas City Life Insurance. In this role, Rob oversees Investment Accounting, General Ledger Operations, Budget & Forecasting, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Treasury Operations, Sarbanes-Oxley administration and reporting, Compensation & Benefits, and Financial Systems Support. Rob is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Kansas, where he teaches a graduate level course in Risk Assessment and IT Audit. He is currently a member of the AICPA CITP Credential committee, past member of the Information Technology Executive Committee and past co-chair of the Business Intelligence Working Group. In addition, Rob is a former member of the AICPA’s Information Technology Competency Model Committee.

  Jim Boomer, CPA/CITP
Boomer Consulting

Jim is a shareholder and the CIO for Boomer Consulting, Inc. His responsibilities include oversight of The Boomer Technology Circles™ and The Performance3 Management Program™. He also serves as a strategic planning and technology consultant and firm adviser in the areas of performance and risk management. Jim is a member of the AICPA CITP Credential committee, AICPA TECH+ planning committee; and currently leading a new program, The Producer Circle, in collaboration with CPA2Biz.

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