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Reviews & Compilations

Our Approach

Different stakeholders including creditors or private investors have different levels of risk tolerance, but they don’t always require a complete financial statement audit. When a comprehensive audit isn’t required, we oftentimes suggest for-profit and nonprofit organizations alike consider less complex procedures such as a reviewed financial statement or compilation.


Financial Statement Review
A financial statement review provides limited assurance. Our financial statement review process is less extensive than a full audit, but more extensive than a compilation. They are designed to evaluate whether your accounting principles are in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). During a typical engagement our team will:

  • Analyze and report your financial position and results of operations, including prior year and industry average comparisons and any detectable variations
  • Perform ratio analyses of financial data, such as gross margin analysis and turnover ratios, to improve your ability to forecast financial results and trends, and provide key indicators of your organization’s performance
  • Evaluate your significant accounting policies, including revenue recognition policies to ensure compliance with ASC 606
  • Look for fraud or the potential for fraud and identify controls that can mitigate fraud risks
  • Analyze your debt covenant requirements to provide assurance to lenders that you are operating within agreed-upon financial thresholds for your outstanding loans
  • Evaluate debt, lease and other contractual agreements to identify financial obligations
  • Search for potential enhancements to operating or internal control procedures, to provide assurance that your systems, processes and controls are appropriately designed to increase business effectiveness

Financial Statement Compilations
Compilations provide the lowest level of assurance, and are often used when companies need to obtain a loan from a bank or other financial institution. During a typical engagement our compilation accounting team will:

  • Obtain a general understanding of your organization and its operations
  • Present findings, but issue no opinion or assurance on the statement.



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