We help public companies comply with Section 404 of Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.
Our detailed internal controls methodology covers all aspects of a SOX engagement, including scope and risk assessment, segregation of duties analysis, sample size, walkthrough and test of controls, aggregation of deficiencies analysis and remediation testing. At FinAcco, we have successfully guided companies through the initial implementation of Section 404 as well as assisted in continuing compliance after implementation, supporting external auditor attestation.
FinAcco can customize a solution depending on your specific internal audit needs and expectations.
Our operational service offering also includes interim controllership support and bookkeeping services.
The termination or unexpected departure of the controller creates a gap in the leadership team. If unaddressed, this gap can lead to team morale issues and downstream turnover, late production of critical financial reporting and issues in adherence to GAAP. Our interim controllers can help mitigate compliance issues and provide a clear context for a full-time replacement.
Our AD-HOC project supports includes:
· IPO process
FinAcco partners with you to help your company successfully navigate through the IPO process. Our IPO services include IPO readiness assessment, assessment of accounting policies, helping prepare SEC compliant financial statements, assist with the preparation of other parts of SEC filings such as forms S-1, S-3, S-4 & F-1. As part of our IPO services, we can help determine desirable IPO structure (traditional, direct listing, Up-C or SPAC merger), determine filers status (Foreign private issuers (FPIs), Emerging Growth Company (EGC), Smaller reporting company (SRC), etc.) and address relevant accounting issues.
· Audit Readiness
As part of audit readiness, we support management with the audit process, assist in creating supporting documentation while navigating through the audit. We have established relationships with the Big 4 as well as other local and national audit firms, allowing for a smoother and efficient audit support.
· IFRS — U.S. GAAP conversion
Our experienced professionals will assist in converting U.S. GAAP financials to IFRS or vice versa, identifying relevant accounting differences, calculating conversion adjustments and preparing necessary schedules. We can also assist with analyzing foreign accounting standards and reporting requirements.
· Financial Due Diligence
Our team draws on our extensive knowledge and expertise as we help buyers evaluate the unique risks and opportunities associated with acquiring a target company. We work collaboratively with acquirors and acquirees to understand relevant financial issues. We then document the issues in the form of a due diligence report. A typical due diligence report will cover the following areas: company overview, financial performance overview, key observations, balance sheet walkthrough, Income statement walkthrough, quality of earnings, accounting policy observations. Please note that FinAcco does not perform tax due diligence.