At the QuickBooks Connect user conference, Rightworks, a cloud service provider for accounting firms and professionals, announced on Tuesday that it has acquired Tech 4 Accountants, a security-focused managed service provider for accounting firms and small and medium-sized businesses. The acquisition adds WISP consulting and supplementary managed security services to Rightworks’ offerings.
Rightworks also showcased its OneSpace for QuickBooks Users, which provides leading technology security capabilities, enabling firms and their clients to manage and access their QuickBooks solutions and critical business applications safely and securely.
“Running a successful accounting firm and small business has never been more challenging as security and compliance needs escalate, staffing challenges grow, and the proliferation of technology overwhelms businesses,” said Joel Hughes, CEO of Rightworks. “We are thrilled to welcome the Tech 4 Accountants team and their security and data compliance solutions to our OneSpace platform. Their expertise in creating and executing a WISP offers incredible value to the profession.”
Tech 4 Accountants was founded in 2014 by Andrew Lassise, and provides WISP templates for accounting firms—fulfilling IRS requirements implemented in 2019 and new FTC requirements implemented in 2023. The company also provides managed security services and remote technical support for its customers.
“We’re excited to provide our WISP solutions with the OneSpace platform and join the Rightworks team, a like-minded company that’s dedicated to advancing the accounting profession,” said Andrew Lassise, CEO and founder of Tech 4 Accountants. “Given clients’ trust in accounting firms, protecting their data is paramount. This acquisition will make it easier for accounting firms and professionals to get all the security and data compliance tools they need from a single, trusted and experienced vendor.”
- Protects sensitive data with the most up-to-date security protocols.
- Gives users the freedom of secure remote work.
- Keeps the familiar, full functionality of QuickBooks Desktop.
- Allows for effortless integration of QuickBooks Desktop, QuickBooks Online and other vital accounting apps
- Provides peace of mind with data backup and recovery.
- Eliminates the need for costly on-premises technology.