Responsible Business is connected to all of our work at Novogradac - woven through the fabric of how we work with our people and clients, and through the creation and implementation of operational policies and procedures.
Business Ethics and Integrity
- 95% of employees feel management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
- 94% of employees feel they are made aware of firm policies and procedures – and how to comply with them.
- 92% of employees agree that clients would rate the service we deliver as “excellent.”
Quality Control in Accounting
The partner-led audit and tax committees manage policies and procedures in the Novogradac Quality Control Manual to ensure compliance with the requirements of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
The partner-led tax committees also serve as technical resources for the firm and are responsible for the firm’s compliance with IRS and industry standards of practices. They receive news and changes from those sources and disseminate information to the firm, ensuring employees and partners are educated on changes and best practices.
Commitment to Ethics
Novogradac is committed to conducting business in a legal, ethical, and responsible manner, requiring employees and partners comply with the Novogradac Code of Business Ethics and Compliance Reporting Policy. All Novogradac personnel are required to acknowledge and sign the policy annually.
Novogradac recognizes our responsibility in providing clear expectations of our vendors to operate in a legal, ethical and responsible manner. Thus, we require our vendors comply with the Novogradac Code of Business Ethics and Compliance Reporting Policy, which ensures the people and companies with whom we do business are held to the same standards we hold for ourselves.
Customer Confidentiality and Data Security
Novogradac values the trust that our clients have placed in us to safeguard their data, and we take that responsibility seriously. We have implemented security and compliance controls and programs to help protect the continued integrity and confidentiality of our clients’ data and the continuity of our services.
We annually undergo SOC 2 Type II and SOC 3 audits. A copy of our most recently completed SOC 3 report may be found here.
There are multiple Pathways for our colleagues to reach out with work-related questions, concerns or suggestions:
In 2022 we:
- Increased data security with improved VPN software
- Enhanced protection with advanced multi-factor authentication
- Increased employee efficiency with modern single sign on security to software programs throughout the firm