Progressive Auditing Services
At Strategic Direction, Inc. we provide auditing services while keeping three objectives in mind: education, research, and practice. By encompassing these three objectives we are better able to serve the needs of all entities rather than limiting our services to public accounting. Big Four firms traditionally focus on either tax or audit functions, but we serve a broad network of industries that gives us the experience and flexibility to see the big picture. Whatever your needs may be, we have a solution and a way in which you can execute it successfully. Contact Strategic Direction, Inc. to work with a professional, cost-effective auditor today!
Auditing Services We Provide
Audits are not reserved solely for large corporations. They are appropriate and often done in many small to medium sized businesses across the nation. Publicly traded companies are subject to regulatory audits that must be conducted quarterly, but privately held companies can also benefit from annual audits. Going through the auditing process provides businesses with insights that can help managing officers make improvements to operations, tighten internal controls and keep employees honest. Some of the auditing services we provide include:
- Employee benefit plan audits, including 401(k) plan audits
- Regulatory audits
- Sarbanes Oxley compliance testing
- Control testing
- Risk assessment
- Client service performance assessments
- Audit consulting services
Strategic Direction, Inc. uses state-of-the-art tools to provide each client with the quality and accuracy that is requisite in during an audit or review.
Why We Educate Our Clients
Hiring an outside auditing firm to investigate the financial and accounting methods that a company employs can reveal areas that are working well and areas to be improved upon. Unless the auditing firm clearly communicates both areas that are working and areas that need some adjusting, the company cannot fully benefit from the recommendations from the audit. Companies being audited can often benefit from the auditor’s process improvement recommendations, methods to further separate duties, and ways to adopt tighter controls. We educate our clients so they can be the best in their perspective industries, remain competitive and stay in business for years to come.
Research Topics We Routinely Investigate
A successful audit is based on the methods and skills of the auditors who are providing auditing services. In order to stay current on the best practices among accountancy professionals, we routinely take part in continuing education and investigate the following topics:
- Ethical behavior and auditing
- Audit committees and the use of technology
- Strategic direction
- How to respond to significant events
- IA communications
- CBOK study topics
In addition to our commitment to staying current in our education, we also stay abreast with the most up-to-date accountancy and audit methods and technologies.
Getting in Touch with Us
Keep in mind audits can be done for privately held, small to medium sized businesses just as they are done for large, publicly traded corporations. Regardless of company size or entity type, there are substantial advantages to be gained after having a third party review financials and recommend industry best practices. So whether you need one or more employee benefit plan audits, including 401(k) plan audits, or an audit to help you tighten internal controls, we can help. Finding an experienced, yet cost-effective auditor, is a reality with Strategic Direction, Inc.. Call us today to schedule your audit: (818) 937-0888.