SOC Practice Overview


Schneider Downs provides various SOC reporting services to more than 50 organizations annually in 10 states and the District of Columbia.

We have a team of more than 60 multidisciplinary professionals in Pittsburgh, Pa., and Columbus, Ohio, dedicated to providing SOC services.

Our SOC professionals have experience providing audit and attest services, risk advisory services and IT audit services.

Our team has combined experience working on more than 1,000 SOC examinations.

Our SOC professionals have received SOC specific training and, in conjunction with their focus on delivering SOC reporting services, have completed the AICPA's comprehensive training courses.

SOC Industries Served

Our SOC team members are leaders in the profession and recognized speakers on SOC reporting requirements regionally and nationally. The following is a representative list of the industries served by our SOC professionals:

  • Accounts Payable Processing
  • Cafeteria Services Cash Receipts Management
  • Claims Processing Management
  • Cloud Services
  • Corporate Relocation Services
  • Data Center Host Services
  • Database Administration
  • Document Printing Services
  • Donor Fund Management Services
  • Emergency Medical Services Billing Data Hosting and Support
  • Enterprise Mobility Management Services
  • Facilities Maintenance and Vendor Management
  • Interactive Payment Card Services
  • Inventory Management/Logistics Services
  • Managed Healthcare Support Services
  • Managed Information Technology (IT) Services
  • Medical Claims Processing
  • Mortgage, Title, Closing and Appraisal Services
  • Payroll Processing Services
  • Pharmaceutical Return/Recall Processing Services
  • Probate Recovery Services
  • Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • Theater Box Office Services
  • Trust and Investment Services
  • Web Hosting/Colocation Services
  • Workers' Compensation Claims Management

Our approach is designed to produce a report that delivers the value our clients expect from their investment. We work with our clients to develop efficient testing strategies, minimize disruptions to personnel and provide sound advice on how to improve the overall control environment when improvement opportunities are identified.

case studies

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

our thoughts on

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SOC 2 Examinations - Keys to Success

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Five Questions to Assist With Identifying SOC Report Scope

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SOC 2 Reports: Common Control Exceptions and How to Avoid Them

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Map of Pittsburgh Office

One PPG Place, Suite 1700
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
p:412.261.3644     f:412.261.4876

Map of Columbus Office

65 East State Street, Suite 2000
Columbus, OH 43215
p:614.621.4060     f:614.621.4062

Map of Washington Office
Washington, D.C.

1660 International Drive, Suite 600
McLean, VA 22102