About the Author
Roman H. Kepczyk, CPA.CITP, CGMA, LSS BB is Director of Consulting for Xcentric. His primary focus is helping firms throughout North America effectively use information technology by implementing digital best practices and directing them towards today’s “less paper” or Digital CPA firm. He has spent the past seventeen years consulting exclusively with CPA firms and prior to that, ten years with the CPA firm of Henry & Horne, (Arizona’s largest regional firm) where he was the partner in charge of the firm's Management Advisory Services and Microcomputer Consulting practices. Roman also served as the firm’s Administrative partner where he oversaw Internal Accounting, Marketing, Human Resources, and was responsible for the creation and implementation of the firm's technology plan and budget. He is a past member of the AICPA PCPS Executive Committee and past Chairman of the AICPA's Information Technology Executive Committee. He has served as a member of other AICPA initiatives including the Special Committee on Enhanced Business Reporting, eBusiness Task Force, IT Best Practices, IT Research, IT Practices Committees, and Group of 100 projects. In addition he is past Chairman of the AICPA Top Technologies Task Force. Roman was named by INSIDE Public Accounting as one of the profession’s Most Recommended Consultants for each of the years from 2004 through 2013, and Accounting Today’s Most Influential People for the years 2013, 2011 and 2000 through 2005. Roman is also an Advisory Board Member to the Association for Accounting Administration and has served on the Board of Directors of the Arizona Society of CPAs. He has been a featured National and Regional speaker to thousands of CPA firms on information technology. Recently he authored “Quantum of Paperless: Partners Guide to CPA Firm Optimization which outlines 32 key best practices (available on Amazon.com). On a technical level, Roman is an AICPA Certified Information Technology Professional and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. He authored technology chapters for the PPC MAP Handbook, PPC Guide to Paperless Engagements, and sections of the AICPA MAP Handbook, as well as co-authored the 2003 AICPA Top Technologies Guide and 2004 AICPA Guide to Understanding and Controlling Spam. He also authored the AAA Guide to CPA Firm Intranets as well as coauthored their 2003 Guide to Paperless CPA Firm Administration.