Audit and Assurance Services

We apply the experience of more than 50 years in practice to the audit and assurance needs of public and privately held businesses across a wide range of industries, not-for-profit organizations and employee benefit plans.

Our clients confirm that it is our service philosophy that sets us apart from other public accounting firms:

  • Proactive communication, responsiveness and accessibility
  • Risk-based audit approach
  • Extensive executive involvement
  • Exceptional value through a practical approach
  • Expertise resident in our offices
  • All firm resources available for each engagement

Our engagement teams are hand-selected by our shareholders based on skill sets and experience and are available around the clock for consultation. Each attestation engagement is subject to our comprehensive quality control and risk management system, providing an independent review of audit opinions, related financial statements and significant underlying working papers, to ensure that the highest levels of professional standards are met.

Schneider Downs is registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board and is a member of the AICPA’s Center for Public Company Audit Firms, the Private Companies Practice Section, the Governmental Audit Quality Center and the AICPA's Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center.

Our firm's professional standards and compliance with the rules of our profession have been assured by those bodies who are responsible for regulating our industry: Such bodies have conducted evaluations of our practice and system of quality control to ensure our firm’s adherence to the highest standards of the professionWe have earned unmodified reports in all of our peer reviews. The PCAOB issued a report with no findings in 2014.

We are the firm of choice for financial statement audit and providing customized, independent solutions.

case studies

 
Ransomware attack halted a global manufacturer's operations.
big problem:
Ransomware attack halted a global manufacturer's operations.
big thinking:
Recover and secure the system – fast – save $1 million in ransom.
 
High tax burden for family-owned franchisor.
big problem:
High tax burden for family-owned franchisor.
big thinking:
Comprehensive planning for a 15% tax reduction.

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OMB Issues Final 2020 Compliance Supplement

On August 18, the Office of Management and Budget released its final 2020 Compliance Supplement. The release comes five months after the OMB issued a number

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FASB Proposes Changes to the Definitions of Financial Statement Elements

On July 16, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued exposure draft Concepts Statement No. 8, Conceptual Framework for Financial Reporting,

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Schneider Downs’ Construction Practice Ranked Once Again

Last year, Construction Executive (CE) unveiled its inaugural ranking of the Top 50 construction accounting firms. In August, CE released its second annual

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New FISAP Instructions Under the CARES Act

On August 3, 2020, the Fiscal Operations Report for 2019-20 and the Application to Participate for 2021-22 (FISAP) instructions became available. The reporting

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New EBP Auditing Standards Deferred Due to COVID-19

The COVID-19 outbreak may offer one hidden benefit as we enter the Employee Benefit Plan (EBP) audit season: we’ll have plenty of time to learn about

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Map of Pittsburgh Office
Pittsburgh

One PPG Place, Suite 1700
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

contactsd@schneiderdowns.com
p:412.261.3644     f:412.261.4876

Map of Columbus Office
Columbus

65 East State Street, Suite 2000
Columbus, OH 43215

contactsd@schneiderdowns.com
p:614.621.4060     f:614.621.4062

Map of Washington Office
Washington, D.C.

1660 International Drive, Suite 600
McLean, VA 22102