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Focus on what matters most
Because we know how important audited financial statements are to your agency and constituents, our approach is to first understand your operations and the risks you face, and then to focus efforts where they matter most. We also provide financial management consulting for audit readiness and compliance, and insights and analysis of an entity's prior period results and current operations. In addition, we continually inform you about accounting, financial and regulatory developments that may affect your agency and accomplishment of your mission.
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Creating efficiencies for specified-party users of Grant Thornton reports. Our professionals execute agreed-upon procedures for federal entities under AICPA Statement on Standards for Attestation and GAO Government Auditing Standards or "Yellow Book" standards, as well as for commercial entities.
Beyond audits
Improving financial information so that federal executives can make more informed decisions about operations. Insights and analysis about an entity's prior period results, as well as current operations, can produce increased efficiencies through the utilization of risk-based approaches to focus on key processes and controls; strengthened understanding of internal controls; improved documentation of processes, controls and documentation required for audit; and formal reports to management, articulating results and recommendations.
Examinations
Conducting examinations under AICPA Statement on Standards for Attestation (SSAE) and GAO Government Auditing Standards or "Yellow Book" standards in support of audit readiness requirements set forth in the Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness Guidance.
Financial statement audits
Focusing on audits of federal executive departments and agencies subject to the Chief Financial Officers (CFO) Act and executive agencies subject to the Accountability of Tax Dollars Act conducted under AICPA Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS) and GAO Government Auditing Standards or "Yellow Book" standards.
Performance and compliance audits
Conducting performance audits under GAO Government Auditing Standards or "Yellow Book" standards over operations and compliance, such as effectiveness under the Federal Information Security Management Act as well as a wide variety of reports focused on internal control and IT audit objectives.
Service provider audits
Applying best practices in performing Statement on Standards for Attestation No. 18 (SSAE 18) Reports with federal and commercial entities under AICPA and GAO standards through leveraging a robust System and Organization Controls (SOC) practice.