CPA Attest Services

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LBA Haynes Strand's attest services provide you and your company with third party assurance and certification according to Statements on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) 16 (formerly SAS 70) standards.

The SSAE 16 engagements typically are required where service organizations provide services to user entities/companies where the controls at the service organization will, most likely, be relevant at the user entities’ internal control over financial reporting.  As service organizations typically provide services to many user entities, third party validation reports on the effectiveness of the internal controls provided by auditors are relevant to the user entities and their auditors.

SSAE 16 lists various service organization control reports including but not limited to:

  • SOC 1: SSAE No. 16, Reporting on Controls at a Service Organization
  • SOC 2: AICPA Guide Reporting on Controls at a Service Organization Relevant to Security, Availability, Processing Integrity, Confidentiality, or Privacy.
SSAE 16 defines two report types:

Type 1: The service organization prepares a description of it’s system.  The service auditor expresses an opinion on whether the description accurately describes the system, typically for a single date in time such as March 30, 2017.

Type 2:  The service organization also prepares a description of its system.   The service auditor expresses an opinion on whether the description accurately describes the system but also includes an opinion on the operating effectiveness of the controls.  The operating effectiveness of controls is examined over a period of time such as January 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017.

LBA Haynes Strand provides the following attest services:

•    SOC 1, Type 1 and 2
•    SOC 2, Type 1 and 2
•    Agreed-upon procedures
•    Management’s Discussion and Analysis reviews
•    Financial forecasts and projection reviews

LBA Haynes Strand's depth of knowledge and experience enable us to offer cost effective attest services.  At LBA Haynes Strand, our partnership promise ensures we get to know all aspects of your unique organization, allowing us to provide you high-quality services with great efficiency and speed.  To learn more, click the button below!

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