Yusuf Musaji is the Founder and CEO as well as the Managing Partner with Yusufali & Associates (Y&A). Y&A (www.ya-cpa.com) is an ISC2, HITRUST, PCAOB, AICPA and PCIDSS, registered USA based CPA public accounting firm specializing in Audits and Consulting including SSAE18 and HIPAA Audits and is exclusively dedicated to providing these Services to the small to midsize businesses (SMB) in the United States and Internationally. Its focus remains consistent; proactively helping clients attain superior long-term profitability and growth through well managed and well controlled Technology, Systems and Processes.
Yusufali & Associates (Y&A) is also registered with FINRA and provides Audit Services to Broker Dealers and has a Trusted Advisory Partnership with National Securities Corporation.
Yusuf Musaji has over 20 years’ experience within the IT and Financial industry, including experience developing, testing and analyzing disaster recovery strategies for major corporations especially during the aftermath of 911 attacks. His functional and technical areas of expertise include Financial Audit, Risk Management, IT Security and Privacy, and Financial System development and Implementation. He is widely published in IT, Financial and Security journals regarding IT/User relationships, and has authored two books, Auditing and Security, AS/400, Windows, UNIX, Networks and Disaster Recovery Plans, and Auditing the Implementation and Operation of Payment Application Systems.
Yusuf Musaji also served as an advisor on Audit and Security matters on the Gartner Research Board. He was the President of the New Jersey Society of CPA for the Essex Chapter and the Board Member of the Arc of Essex.
Prior to starting his own company, Yusufali & Associates, LLC, Yusuf Musaji served as an Assembler Programmer for IBM and was their IBM Best Team Member, consultant for SunGard Inc., where he developed and enhanced their Security and Business Continuity strategies, managed the Web Based and E-Commerce Application Development for Toronto Dominion Bank, where he played a strong role in the development of controls and security, Project Team Member for Revenue Canada Taxation where the project team developed the Electronic Tax Filing System, Project Manager for the Royal Bank of Canada where he developed the Electronic Card System, and Chief Auditor for the Hospital for Sick Kids where he implemented a sophisticated Health Care Management System. He was also the Senior Manager of IT at Ernst and Young International, where he led the firms Integrated audit efforts and as Senior Manager of Risk Assessment for KPMG, LLP.
MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, Executive IT Management and Leadership
York University, Toronto, Canada, Bachelor of Computer Science
Ryerson Polytechnic University, Toronto, Canada, Bachelor of Accounting
President – Essex Chapter, New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants
Board Member of the Arc of Essex County, a non profit agency serving persons with developmental disabilites
- CPA – Certified Public Accountant, USA
- CITP – Certified Information Technology Practitioner
- CISSP – Certified Information Systems Security Professional, International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc.
- CISA – Certified Information Systems Auditor
- CGA – Certified General Accountant of Canada
- CGMA – Certified General Management Accountant
- CFF – Certified Financial Forensics
- QSA – Qualified Security Assessor
- PA-QSA – Payment Application – Qualified Security Assessor
- PCIP – Payment Card Industry Professional