Internal Audits of Financial Controls

Our team has significant experience supporting public companies’ Sarbanes-Oxley 404 (SOX) programs as well as various other engagements that assess financially significant controls.We have a formal methodology that ensures we are on the forefront of the profession as it relates to the assessment of internal controls over financial reporting.

Our overall objective of an audit of financially significant controls is to evaluate the design and test the operating effectiveness of the key controls within the control environment of the institution.We take a top-down risk-based approach to identifying an institution’s significant risks for both internal and external financial reporting, assisting management in putting in place the key controls needed to adequately mitigate risks, conducting walkthroughs of critical functions whereby we validate design effectiveness of the controls and conclude if risks will be mitigated to an acceptable level and planning and executing tests of operating effectiveness for those key controls.

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.

our thoughts on

Fraud Risk Assessments – What your Organization Should Consider
The FFIEC’s Take on Addressing Pandemic Planning within Business Continuity Processes
ERM for Financial Services
Charges Filed Against First American Title Insurance Company For Cybersecurity Lapse
Risks to Consider When Reopening Your Branches

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Map of Pittsburgh Office

One PPG Place, Suite 1700
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
p:412.261.3644     f:412.261.4876

Map of Columbus Office

65 East State Street, Suite 2000
Columbus, OH 43215
p:614.621.4060     f:614.621.4062

Map of Washington Office
Washington, D.C.

1660 International Drive, Suite 600
McLean, VA 22102