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Financial Statement Audit
Plante Moran approaches your financial statement audit as more than a routine, historical, compliance activity. Our auditors are aware of the challenges and risks professional service firms face, but they'll also listen to your specific concerns, because they understand every organization is unique.

Financial Statement Audit

You can depend on our auditors for more than verifying numbers

The leaders of professional services firms rely on our auditors to ensure the accuracy of the information they use for decision making and share with their stakeholders.

Whether they need a review or financial statement auditing, professional services firms depend on our business advisors to stay on top of the latest accounting pronouncements and explain what those pronouncements mean to them. 

A culture of service

Staying on top of accounting changes and interpreting them for clients is one way our auditors stay true to the Plante Moran culture that stresses service and has a firm philosophy of putting client success first.

To us that means allocating substantial partner and manager time to your financial statement audit or review and making sure there is consistency in the staff that serves you. We can promise you will see most of the same faces from one year to the next because our firm has the best staff retention rate in the industry. 

Staffing consistency is good for a relationship

That consistency means that you won’t have to explain the issues important to you. The financial statement audit team won’t have to bother you with unnecessary questions because they know your organization and they will come ready to work. 

You will benefit from our industry knowledge

Because we offer audit services to 400 professional services providers, including law firms, physician practices, and architectural and engineering firms, you can also depend on our advisors to stay up to date on the legislation, regulations, and other issues important to licensed professionals.

That means our audit team serving professional services firms understands the complexities of revenue recognition. They understand how important it is for you to be able to accurately account for your long-term projects and contractural agreements with clients.

They also know professional services firms are often looking for new compensation arrangements to motivate their staff members. Therefore, our professional services team knows all about deferred compensation plans and equity compensation arrangements.

And when needed, our auditors can collaborate with their colleagues in the firm that specialize in tax services and employee benefits consulting. Our firm culture encourages collaboration so that we can provide exceptional thinking and problem-solving. 

We recognize you don’t like surprises . . . neither do we

That’s why we take a “no surprise” approach to financial statement audits and reviews. Our partners and managers are involved in planning and review in the field to ensure that issues are identified early in the process. You will also appreciate their responsiveness. We hear from our clients that responsiveness is important to them, so our professional services team makes communication a priority. 

We care

You will appreciate their friendliness, attention, and thoroughness. It’s all a part of Plante Moran’s philosophy of investing in the success of our clients.

Plante Moran has served as auditors, tax advisors and more for FEV North America, Inc. ("FEV") for many years. The service level has been exemplary and the demonstrated expertise over a wide range of business topics has been impressive. While maintaining the requisite independence in judgment and action, Plante Moran has been a trusted partner in helping FEV find answers to its financial reporting, tax, and business issues. The entire staff at Plante Moran have excellent technical skills and, even more important, are focused on client service.

Richard Appleman, Executive Vice President and CFO
FEV North America Inc