Bookkeeping Non Disclosure Agreement
Another consideration, along with accounting confidentiality, is the use of accounting software and related products. Accountants and managers often interact with the providers of these solutions. In her article „Tech Republic, Should a Technician Follow an Order to Violate a Confidentiality Agreement?“, Becky Roberts draws attention to some issues that may arise. Accounting software providers often require corporate customers to sign NDAs when purchasing software. This prevents competitors from learning proprietary information. This creates an ethical and legal dilemma if the company wants to change suppliers and has to explain the problems with the current solution. In recent years, NDAs have also entered the professional-client relationship in accounting. When potential business partners or a company and a staff member discuss confidential information, NDAs help protect a company`s proprietary information. These agreements have become more common in accounting in order to protect the interests of accountants as well as the clients or companies they represent. This is especially important for small businesses, which often have close relationships with accountants and internal services. When a client proposes the use of a confidentiality agreement, it is worth reminding them that you are bound by the code of ethics and highlighting the restrictions in which you already work.