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Kim Stone-Vilim, CPA

Kim Stone-Vilim, CPA
Kim Stone-Vilim, CPA, is Accountants Program Manager at All Risks, Ltd. in Chicago, IL. She can be reached at kstone@allrisks.com.

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Trustee Services Can Be Risky

Posted by Kim Stone-Vilim, CPA on Nov 15, 2018 9:39:18 AM

The following article was written by Kim Stone-Vilim, CPA. Kim is the Accountants Program Manager at All Risks, Ltd. in Geneva IL. She can be reached at kstone@allrisks.com.

You receive a message from a client: “Hey Mr./Ms. CPA, you’ve been my accountant for several years, and I’m finally getting around to putting my estate together.  Would you serve as my trustee?”

This seems like an innocent enough question and a way to earn some pretty easy fees.  Who wouldn’t say ‘yes’?  Well, not so fast!

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Tags: National Programs, professional liability

Good Preparation Can Be the Best Defense

Posted by Kim Stone-Vilim, CPA on Jul 27, 2018 2:50:37 PM

The following article was written by Kim Stone-Vilim, CPA. Kim is the Accountants Program Manager at All Risks, Ltd. in Geneva IL. She can be reached at kstone@allrisks.com.

With all the changes that regularly occur in the accounting profession, CPAs often find it difficult to both keep up with all the changes and continue to manage the day-to-day workload. During these times, the temptation to cut corners or do the minimum may be too great for some. Procedures and guidelines, therefore, are critical to your business’s risk management efforts. These guidelines must be communicated to and followed by all to help protect your firm from future legal problems.

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Tags: professional liability

There’s Nothing Magic about Preventing Cybercrime

Posted by Kim Stone-Vilim, CPA on Sep 15, 2017 12:25:49 PM

Every little thing you do is magic, to paraphrase a song by The Police. Well, maybe not exactly magic, but the little things you do sure can save you headaches and maybe even a lawsuit.

Almost daily we hear news of computers and e-mails being hacked, credit card numbers and identities stolen, and all sorts of fraud. CPAs are generally more in tune with this news than perhaps some other professions, and usually take steps to protect themselves and their clients.

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Tags: National Programs

All Risks, Ltd. was formed as an excess and surplus lines facility in 1964. Employing over 875 professionals in 28 locations, we deliver comprehensive commercial and personal insurance solutions exclusively to retail agents and brokers. As brokers or underwriters, we are our agents’ licensed navigators in the specialty insurance market. All Risks provides a full-service platform of brokerage, contract binding and program capability.

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