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Spotlight On: Freed Maxick

Who is Freed Maxick CPAs P.C. and what do we do?

Freed Maxick CPAs is a Top 100 Accounting Firm in the United States and advises public and private companies in Western New York on ways to enhance profitability, save taxes, improve accountability and preserve wealth. With over 300 professional and administrative personnel, we specialize in helping our clients discover and achieve their bottom-line potential and provide sound business advice based upon our vast experience in a broad array of industry groups. Though we maintain relationships with external resources nationwide, we continue to maintain our independence and the ability to make decisions locally, and that’s something, as a firm, that we pride ourselves on.

At Freed, we have a dedicated risk management practice that provides enterprise risk management, internal audit, SOX compliance, SOC reporting, IT auditing, and cybersecurity services. As the business and not-for-profit world continue to face an accelerating rate of rapid change, boards and management are constantly facing new risks that threaten their success and causes them to require  significant improvement in their security and risk management processes. There are increasing pressures to manage and control these risks to assure that the organization achieves its mission and objectives. Our risk management consultants tailor a customized, flexible approach for each client that’s based on the needs of the business; combining in-depth industry knowledge and a longstanding commitment to growing companies.

Our risk management team assists in the organization’s control deficiencies and other threats to their business goals, and then work together to remediate problems by focusing resources on critical areas of operations. Because we’re committed to helping companies succeed, we take a value-added approach to risk management – looking for opportunities to improve the organization’s productivity and performance, and suggesting improvements where appropriate.

What’s new?

We continue to grow our cybersecurity practice, along with our team of IT security professionals, who help organizations with cybersecurity issues by performing assessments on information security programs including current state readiness to combat against external and internal cybersecurity threats. This includes robust network vulnerability and penetration testing, which identifies existing vulnerabilities that may be exploited by cyber criminals. We also provide information technology compliance and assurance services including Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance, ISO 27001 compliance, HIPAA compliance, Service Organization Control reporting assurance and other cybersecurity-related services.

We know that the most effective way to defend against cyber-attacks, requires the establishment of a comprehensive information security program that is supported by well-designed internal controls. This includes mechanisms and processes to prevent, detect, and continuously monitor threats. We are proud to have a well-qualified team in place at Freed Maxick to assist clients in this arena.

Freed Maxick CPAs P.C.

100 Meridian Centre Blvd, Suite 310

Rochester, NY 14618


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Spotlight On: Ain Center for Entrepreneurship

Join the University of Rochester Ain Center for Entrepreneurship in celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week. On Wednesday, November 15th from 4:45 to 5:45 PM in Schlegel Hall, Room 207, the Ain Center will host its Entrepreneurship Lecture Series. The featured speaker is Jeannine Shao Collins, CEO and Co-Founder of Girl Starter, a multimedia empowerment company that features a television series on TLC.

University of Rochester students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the greater Rochester community are invited to learn about Jeannine’s innovative background and foray into entrepreneurship. Jeannine is an alumna of the University of Rochester, graduating with a degree in Economics in 1986.

A “meet-and-greet” reception will follow the talk. This event is free and open to the University community and the general public. Attendees must register online or call (585) 276-3500 to RSVP. Those who register in advance will receive a complimentary River Campus parking pass. Please contact with any questions.

ROCGirlHacks Powered by AT&T

Corporate member AT&T has paired up with iCanCode and Women in Computing at RIT to bring Rochester its first all-girl youth hackathon. This event was put together to encourage Rochester-area girls to enter the field of technology, specifically coding.

Coding is becoming one of the most sought after job skills in today’s economy and the coding industry is currently male-dominant. The <ROCGirlHacks> Powered by AT&T event will show girls that coding is a possible career option by giving them the opportunity to develop skills in computer science.

At this event, 80 girls as young as eight years old, will be building apps, games, websites, animations, and interactive stories about cyberbullying and and Internet safety. In the end, each team will be judged by a panel of local experts on their teamwork, creativity, and execution.

80 female students can participate in this event for free, just apply for this event by visiting this page: