Credentials

Credentialing.  Burt and Associates has the following credentials:

ACA International, the Association of Credit and Collection Professionals, is the comprehensive, knowledge-based resource for success in the credit and collection industry.

Founded in 1939, ACA brings together 5,000 members worldwide, including third-party collection agencies, asset buyers, attorneys, creditors and vendor affiliates. The association establishes ethical standards; produces a wide variety

The Turnaround Management Association (TMA) is the only international non-profit association dedicated to corporate renewal and turnaround management.

Established in 1988, TMA has more than 9,000 members in 49 chapters, including 32 in North America and one each in Australia, Brazil, China (Hong Kong), the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Southern Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan and the United Kingdom, with a chapter in formation in Romania.

TMA members are a professional community of turnaround and corporate renewal professionals who share a common interest in strengthening the economy through the restoration of corporate value.

The Credit Research Foundation is an independent, non-profit, member-run organization, consisting of a dynamic community of like-minded business professionals with a vested interest in improving and fostering the field of business-2-business credit while focusing on the practices and technologies of the discipline. CRF is the premiere industry advocate for the B2B credit community; the bridge in the customer financial relationship.

Members in CRF include a large portion of Fortune 1000 corporations. CRF is able to provide the state-of-the-art practices and technology vital to organizations ranging in scope from the largest corporations to smaller businesses that provide and service accounts receivable (A/R) management functions. CRF provides a variety of member benefits that are designed to provide assistance with the real problems and challenges companies’ credit operations face on a daily basis.

SAS 70 Certified,  Statement on Auditing Standards (SAS) No. 70, Service Organizations, is a widely recognized auditing standard developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). A service auditor’s examination performed in accordance with SAS No. 70 (also commonly referred to as a “SAS 70 Audit”) is widely recognized, because it represents that a service organization has been through an in-depth audit of their control objectives and control activities, which often include controls over information technology and related processes. In today’s global economy, service organizations or service providers must demonstrate that they have adequate controls and safeguards when they host or process data belonging to their customers. In addition, the requirements of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 make SAS 70 audit reports even more important to the process of reporting on the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting.