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

 
big problem:
Ransomware attack halted a global manufacturer's operations.
big thinking:
Recover and secure the system – fast – save $1 million in ransom.
 
big problem:
High tax burden for family-owned franchisor.
big thinking:
Comprehensive planning for a 15% tax reduction.

our thoughts on

Capital One Data Breach Exposes 100 Million Records to Seattle Hacker
Delay in New FASB Standard Will Impact Financial Services
The Privacy of Consumer Banking Data and the Financial Data Exchange
National Flood Insurance Program Extension

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Pittsburgh

One PPG Place, Suite 1700
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

contactsd@schneiderdowns.com
p:412.261.3644     f:412.261.4876

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Columbus

65 East State Street, Suite 2000
Columbus, OH 43215

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p:614.621.4060     f:614.621.4062

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Washington, D.C.

1660 International Drive, Suite 600
McLean, VA 22102