AccountantsWorld by IRIS Achieves SOC 2 Type II Compliance

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Posted: 4th May 2022

Certification is testament to IRIS’ ongoing AccountantsWorld investment to ensure data security and privacy for customers.

May 2nd, 2022: IRIS Software Group (IRIS), a global software provider of accountancy, payroll, finance and other critical business solutions, is today announcing that its AccountantsWorld Payroll Relief solution achieved System and Organization Controls (SOC) 2 Type II compliance. The third-party certification underscores IRIS’ dedication to providing enterprise level security to protect vital customer data within its business-critical payroll offerings.

The American Institute of Public Accountants (AICPA) designed SOC 2 compliance assessments to ensure businesses display adequate practices that safeguard data with proper security processes. The Type II certification affirms that a company has demonstrated all required controls over a minimum six-month period. To achieve compliance, organizations must prove to an independent third-party it is compliant with strict security policies and procedures.

James Dunham, President and General Manager of IRIS Americas says:

“AccountantsWorld’s SOC 2 Type II compliance is a great example of IRIS’ commitment to data security and privacy, which are  critical for our customers.

“This certification gives our customers the confidence that we continue investing in our technology to safeguard their critical data and exceed the highest level of security and compliance. IRIS is committed to continuing our investments in the Americas market and providing secure, best-of-breed tools to help our customers focus on value-added services and drive growth.”

John P. Magaletti, Partner, SwiftChecks Payroll Services comments:

“SwiftChecks has used the AccountantsWorld Payroll Relief platform for nearly 14 years to process over 1,000 small business payroll accounts. Our clients expect that each bit of data we process is protected and secure, and this expectation must extend to every one of our vendors and partnerships.

“AccountantsWorld’s SOC II certification demonstrates their commitment to delivering the secure cloud-based environment our clients’ require to manage their payrolls. By partnering with AccountantsWorld, we can offer a payroll service that combines the protection and peace of mind of a large national payroll service.”

AccountantsWorld, which was acquired by IRIS last year, provides payroll to more than 750,000 employees and processes over $6B payments annually. AccountantsWorld Payroll Relief is the latest IRIS offering to achieve SOC compliance following the certification of IRIS Practice Engine and IRIS Star Practice Management. This announcement follows a stellar period for IRIS as the company has continued to supercharge its North American operations. Over the last 12 months, IRIS has made strategic market acquisitions including Doc.IT, Conarc and AccountantsWorld and increased investment in its existing CPA offerings such as Star Practice Management, Innervision, FMP, PSI, Senta and Practice Engine.