Assurance

Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs can help successful businesses demand more than the traditional audit engagement.

We are an accounting firm that is focused on providing our clients with value-added ideas and knowledge. Our assurance services are designed to meet the specialized needs of our clients. From the compilation of individual financial statements to audits of multi-tier organizations, you can count on us.

Our extensive range of services include:

Service to provide an opinion that the financial statements are presented fairly, in all material aspects, in conformity with the applicable financial reporting framework.
Service to provide a report (not an opinion) stating that the accountant is not aware of any material modifications that should be made to the financial statements for the statements to conform with the applicable financial reporting framework.
Composed of financial statements that are prepared by a company’s outside accountant.
Service to evaluate and test the operational effectiveness and design of the current internal control structure.
An engagement in which a practitioner is engaged by a client to issue a report of findings based on specific procedures performed on the subject matter.
An audit conducted to protect the effectiveness of federal awards given by states, local governments, and not-for-profit entities. This is performed separately from a financial audit and requires experienced professionals to conduct the audit.
Many construction contractors – or their bonding agents – require a financial statement audit. In a financial statement audit, we provide assurance that your company’s financial statements are fairly presented in all material respects in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Our contractor audits are tailored to address the special risks faced by construction companies, including audit procedures targeted at WIP schedules and contract billings.
System and Organization Controls (SOC) is the name of a suite of reports produced during an audit on service organizations. Companies often require proof of a SOC Audit to ensure their information is protected when it’s housed on your server.
Service that provides practical, detailed recommendations that help management establish priorities and develop a road map for procedures, control objectives or criteria, controls, and documentation that should be in place before your formal SOC engagement.
An engagement in which the consultant helps the client create the subject matter.
Utilizes accounting, auditing, and investigative skills to conduct an examination into the finances of an individual or business.
Any professional assistance given to lawyers by non-lawyers during the litigation process.
Service to identify vulnerabilities and implement additional anti-fraud controls before an exposure can turn into a full-blown case of fraud.

Don’t know if you need an audit, a review, or internal controls assessment? Here is a breakdown of the differences between each.

We employ agility to provide meaningful financial analysis and recommendations to our clients. This responsive approach enables THF to deliver services innovatively and effectively. To accomplish this type of approach, we emphasize front-end planning and communication with our clients’ staff, close coordination and control by our management team during the assurance service process, and ongoing communication of our progress to clients’ key personnel.

Our dedicated service teams are comprised of individuals specializing in each area of your needs. This, along with our membership in various quality centers organized and regulated by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), such as the Private Companies Practice Section (PCPS), holds us to a higher level of quality control. It’s required that we undergo a peer review process every three years, which ensures our clients that we are following firm and professional standards on our audits for each industry we serve.

We are also a Public Companies Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) registered firm and, as such, subject to inspection performed by the PCAOB. Our Director of Quality Control, Evan Hume, leads our quality control program. In addition to serving many years as a national firm SEC partner, he was the Associate Director of Inspection for the PCAOB. His primary responsibility is to assure that we have processes in place to ensure compliance with not only our firm’s quality control document but the rigorous guidelines established by PCAOB standards.