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Financial Statement Audit

Navigating changing regulations

How changing regulations affect your business image
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Why auto suppliers need war game thinking on NAFTA
Auto suppliers are wondering what to do amid the possibility of a renegotiation of NAFTA. While a reboot of the agreement could take months or years, Daron Gifford urges auto executives to analyze business scenarios today.
Daron Gifford
Article April 25, 2017 2 min read

Plante Moran audit quality and transparency report

Revenue recognition roadmap

Revenue recognition Theres more than meets the eye image
1 min read
Will policy changes affect revenue recognition implementation?
Revenue recognition will happen as planned in 2018 for public companies and 2019 for private companies.
David Grubb
Article March 06, 2017 1 min read
Revenue recognition: The longer you wait, the less you know
Scott Purtill
Webinar November 10, 2016 1 hour and 16 min watch
With the new revenue recognition standard, it pays to be proactive
Shelly Gower
Article October 25, 2016 2 min read

Managing risk

Managing risk: Protecting people and data
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Cybersecurity is like a sponge: Five ways to safeguard your data
Despite good intentions, IT infrastructure often seems more like a porous sponge than impenetrable vault. Hacks of all types are increasingly common, but these straightforward steps can help prevent them.
Article June 14, 2017 4 min read

Financial Statement Audit Thought Leadership

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We believe the audit should function as more than a historical compliance activity — it should provide ideas and suggestions to improve accounting procedures and internal controls. Our process includes discussions with you to review your financial statements and the insights they contain – all to help you balance risk, value, and cost.

When we audit your organization’s financial statement, you benefit from our thoroughness and professionalism as well as our focus on client service. Our reputation, and our respected audit opinions help you assure stakeholders, as well as tax authorities, banks, regulators, suppliers, customers, and employees that your financial statement accurately represents the state of your organization.

Our team of specialists knows the challenges and business risks facing your industry and takes the time to listen to your organization's unique concerns. Depending on the needs you've identified, we also offer clients other attest services, including reviews and compilation. We can also assist with performing specified procedures, limited use reports, and procedures in relation to parent company reporting packages.

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Our clients say

Plante Moran accountants always provide us with useful and innovative recommendations. They have gone beyond just validating our financial records by suggesting ways to contain our transportation costs and better manage risk. They offered us successful approaches to our complicated tax issues and served as trusted advisors during an ownership change. We have learned to depend on them for expertise to enhance the value of our companies.

Gary Houtz CFO, The Columbus Serum Companies

Our Team

Our audit specialists are committed to streamlining the audit process to minimize disruption in your offices. We utilize proven tools, a structured methodology and effective technology to streamline the audit process to provide a smooth, efficient audit. Our low staff turnover means you’ll see many of the same faces on your audit year after year, and you won’t have to spend time answering lots of questions.

We view our role as one of advisor as well as auditor, working with you throughout the year to address technical matters and challenges. Our audit professionals will understand key indicators on your financial statement, and are able to benchmark your operation against others in the same industry and suggest opportunities for efficiencies and savings. They also suggest ways to improve controls to ensure the quality of the information your accounting system generates and that you depend on to make important day-to-day decisions. And they will help you interpret the financial information which is so important as you develop plans for the future.

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Frank Audia CPA, Group Managing Partner, Assurance and Tax Services, Chief Risk Officer
Beth Bialy Group Managing Partner, Nonprofit & Public Sector Industries
Brad Virkus CPA, Group Managing Partner, Commercial Industries