Heritage Accounting & Tax Services offers audit and assurance services. As a trusted Fort Lauderdale, FL accounting firm with a reputation for integrity, you can be sure that we’ll conduct a fair and objective examination of your finances. We’ll perform a methodical review of financial statements, analyze internal controls and test selected transactions in order to deliver a detailed report documenting our findings.
Audit services provide the highest degree of credibility and assurance regarding the financial status of a business. This process yields individually tailored, cost-effective reports clients use to make business decisions, to obtain capital and to satisfy contractual and regulatory requirements. Additionally, we provide meaningful recommendations for improvement of operations and strengthening internal controls.
Our internal auditing services include:
We also specialize in servicing the tri-county area Home Owner's Associations and Condominiums with audits reviews and compilations.
Call us today at 954-797-5060 and ask for Cristina Rodriguez to discuss your audit and assurance needs or request a free consultation online.
Audit - Highest Level of Assurance
An audit provides the highest level of assurance. An audit is a methodical review and objective examination of the financial statements, including the verification of specific accounting documents and information as determined by the auditor or as established by AICPA professional standards.
Our work includes:
Based on our findings, we issue a report on whether the financial statements are fairly stated and free of material misstatements.
An Audit allows you to:
As part of the procedures we'll typically have written communication with:
You get the highest level of assurance because we go outside your company to obtain and verify information. We also perform physical inspections by observing your inventory counting methods and perform test counts. We document and test each operating cycle, including sales and cash receipts, expenses and cash disbursements, and payroll. Our audit papers include a detailed work program to document the examinations and testing performed, as well as the client's supporting work papers.
Review - Limited Assurance
Less extensive than an audit, but more involved than a compilation, a review engagement consists primarily of analytical procedures we apply to the financial statements, and various inquiries we make of your company's management team. If the financial statements or supporting information appear inconsistent or otherwise questionable, we may need to perform additional procedures.
A review doesn't require us to study and evaluate your company's internal controls or verify data with third parties or physically inspect assets. Rather, a review report expresses limited assurance in the form of the statement: "We are not aware of any material modifications" for the financial statements to be in conformity with the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Reviewed financial statements must include all required footnotes and other disclosures.
Compilation - Lowest Level of Assurance
In compiling financial statements for a client, we present information that is the "representation of management" and expresses no opinion or assurance on the statements. Compilations don't require inquiries of management or analytical procedures. Instead, we rely on our knowledge of accounting principles and a general understanding of your business. Banks often require compilations from an independent CPA as part of their lending covenants.