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Feb 15, 2013

Scottsdale, AZ February 15, 2013- Samuel Kerch, Controller, Symmetry Software, has been awarded the Certified Identity Protection Advisor (CIPA) designation from the Identity Management Institute. The CIPA identity theft certification provides identity theft protection training and testing to identify theft management skills of professionals in areas facing consumers, privacy rights, and best identity protection practices.

"I am honored to receive the CIPA designation, and I am delighted to provide additional value to our clients through identity theft management training," Kerch said. "This designation represents a commitment to advanced education and professional development that are critical to protecting personal identities."

Kerch is an Arizona CPA with a background in the technology, tax, accounting, and payroll industries. He is currently the Controller and Director of Tax Compliance at Symmetry Software, a payroll software company in Scottsdale, AZ. He has been quoted in many national newspapers and is also a speaker at payroll meetings around the country. Sam is also the principle for AskCPASam, PLC, an Arizona-based accounting firm offering full-service tax preparation for both individual and small business clients since 2006.

According to, "The Identity Management Institute (IMI) is an international organization established to redefine and promote the identity management field, serve identity management professionals, increase identity risk awareness, and provide identity risk management standards, guidelines, certifications, and education. IMI certified members are professionals with certain identity management responsibilities within various business functions, companies, industries and government agencies. IMI has trained and certified employees of great organizations within a variety of industries including financial services, health care, insurance, consumer products, government agencies and other consumer services."

About Symmetry Software
Founded in 1984, Symmetry Software specializes in payroll and payroll-related withholding tax software applications for the Internet and corporate intranets. Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, Symmetry runs four payroll-related Web sites:
  • Offers employees self-service tools for paycheck management including free personal finance calculators. Individuals can model "what-if" scenarios using wages and other paycheck figures to determine the impact on take-home pay.
  • Online form-preparation process for federal, state, and local withholding forms.
  • A payroll research library for industry professionals, including free paycheck calculators and a paycheck community message board.
  • The latest mapping technologies deliver appropriate tax withholding settings based on the home and work addresses of an employee.
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