Maintaining a Strong Financial Foundation
Reliable financial information is critical to building and growing your business. Fischer Cunnane understands the importance of providing our clients with a clear and customized outlook of their financial position, which allows them to make informed, proactive decisions.
Because of the continuity of staff and active involvement of a Fischer Cunnane partner from the early stages of the engagement, we are able to deliver a deep level of knowledge of your business and best practices to improve financial and operational processes.
We also benchmark your key business metrics against others in your industry—so you know exactly how you compare, and what you can change to help grow your business.
- Audits, reviews and compilations
Employee Benefit Plan Audits
An annual 401(k) audit or pension plan audit does not have to be a costly, disruptive event. We work with you to prepare for and schedule the audit in a way that is convenient and nonintrusive, while upholding your fiduciary responsibility to protect your plan participants.
Our efficiency is a byproduct of our extensive experience in performing audits for plan sponsors in industries such as pharmaceutical, health services, transportation, distribution, manufacturing, financial and professional services. Our team performs annual audits for more than 50 employee benefit plans, ranging in size from 100 to more than 10,000 participants, for both privately held and publicly traded sponsors.
Fischer Cunnane has been a member of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) since its inception, and has a deficiency-free record with that agency. Combined with our client-focused, flexible approach to auditing, that experience makes us the right alternative for publicly traded companies that are required to file Form 11-K with the SEC.
As members of the AICPA’s Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center (EBPAQC), our employee benefit plan audit team members participate in rigorous training to maintain the high standards of our firm and our profession.
With Fischer Cunnane, you know your employee benefit plan audit will be done right, on time and with minimal hassle for you. We audit the following types of employee benefit plans:
- Defined contribution plans
- Plans required to file Form 11-K
- 401(k) plans
- 403(b) plans
- Defined benefit plans
Custody Rule Surprise Examinations
Sometimes, regulatory compliance is simpler than you thought.
SEC Rule 206(4)-2 under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 requires investment advisors that have custody of client funds or securities to undergo an annual surprise examination by an independent public accounting firm that is registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB).
From the time the custody rule was amended in 2010, Fischer Cunnane worked closely with regulatory authorities to thoroughly understand its implications for RIAs. As a result, we have developed an intuitive, cost-effective approach for performing surprise examinations quickly and with minimal intrusion on your operations.
Because the custody rule allows certain exemptions, many RIAs are not sure whether they need to comply. Not only can Fischer Cunnane guide you through the process of making that determination, we also have experience working with the SEC to steer RIAs into compliance with the custody rule.
A member of the PCAOB since its inception, Fischer Cunnane is proud of our history of deficiency-free ratings. To view our most recent report, visit http://pcaobus.org and click “registered firms.”
- Internal audit
- SSAE 18 engagements
SOC1 and 2 Reporting
If your company provides services to other companies, then you are likely already familiar with SOC 1 and SOC 2 Reports. Essentially, SOC reports provide assurance to your customers’ auditors that the controls surrounding your services are designed effectively and, in certain cases, operating effectively. The demand for greater assurance has been fueled in recent times by “hacking” of sensitive information, thereby raising concerns about security, privacy and confidentiality.
You’ll encounter major differences between SOC 1 and SOC 2, and Fischer Cunnane can help determine which type of examination is the right fit for your company. We can also help you get ready for your SOC audit by conducting a readiness assessment to identify “gaps” in critical processes and controls so they can be remediated in a transparent, cost-effective manner.
- Compliance audits
- Uniform Guidance audits
- Agreed-upon procedures
- Assistance in adopting special purpose framework reporting
Fischer Cunnane offers full-service finance and accounting outsourcing services to help you increase profitability, control costs and make decisions based on data.
Examples of outsourcing solutions can include the following:
- Interim or part-time Controller, CFO, CIO
- Outsourced corporate tax department
- Outsourced internal audit department
- Outsourced accounting department or accounting functions, such as
- Accounts payable
- Billing/accounts receivable
- Financial statements
- General ledger
- Cash/credit card reconciliation
- Fixed asset reporting
Whether you require us to leverage your existing system or create a customized approach for your business needs, our goal is to provide seamless accounting services that lower costs and reduce errors.
- Projections and forecasts
- Financial statement preparation
- Internal control studies and procedure development
- Break-even analysis and performance measurement
- Implementation of new accounting standards