Recent experience tells us that audit costs tend to increase regardless of the economic conditions.
The ultimate responsibility for financial statements, AND audit efficiency lies with the Company’s management. Unless proactively managed audit costs tend to increase over time.
Based on real experiences as both auditors and clients, SVA has developed a course that brings together years of best practices related to managing external audits as processes and thus managing for more effective audits.
The external audit process has unique characteristics. As a crucial process which is in theory managed by independent auditors, the impact of an inefficient external audit process nevertheless falls disproportionately on the Company being audited.
Learning Objectives Include:
Please note: In response to feedback received from you, we have modified the format of this session to include an additional hour and provide for an extended discussion on SOX.
Founding Principal, Silicon Valley Accountants
Gabe Zubizarreta’s experience working with accounting and finance teams includes Audit & Acquisitions management experience at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and SEC Reporting and Finance Director roles at both public and private companies. At SVA, Gabe has directed clients in process improvement related to managing external audits, achieving SOX compliance, and led several acquisition integration and financial close streamlining efforts. Since founding Silicon Valley Accountants, Gabe helped design and has successfully implemented a financial process optimization software solution for public and non-public clients. He is a CPA and educator in Revenue Recognition and other current accounting topics as well as process optimization.
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