Technical Accounting Advisory
AAFCPAs provides financial management assistance on complex technical accounting issues, bringing deep, functional expertise with a holistic approach. We have significant experience advising clients on new or complex applications of accounting pronouncements from the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB). Since 1973, we have been helping our clients efficiently and effectively maintain compliance with accounting, financial, and regulatory changes.
AAFCPAs TECHNICAL ACCOUNTING ADVISORY SOLUTIONS INCLUDE:
IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW ACCOUNTING STANDARDS:
Understanding and implementing accounting standards can be complex, time-consuming, and often require requisite skills and expertise not found on your internal finance team. AAFCPAs provides financial management assistance on complex technical accounting issues, allowing clients to confidently apply the standards with greater efficiency and ease.
- Lease Accounting Standard Implementation Solutions: Implementing the new lease standard is not just a one-time exercise. It requires changes to accounting processes and financial reporting controls. Accounting policy elections and practical expedients will affect the overall process and timeline—so be sure to assess them early. Effective implementation requires a thorough evaluation of resources and your organization should identify someone to take the lead for this work. Learn more and download AAFCPAs Lease ASU Implementation Checklist >>
- Revenue Recognition: ASU 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606). All entities that have not yet issued financial statements or made financial statements available for issuance as of June 3, 2020 is required to apply these standards for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2019 for non-public companies. Early adoption is permitted. AAFCPAs provides guidance on the implementation of this complex standard, including recommendations related to interpretation and situational judgments. AAFCPAs’ Revenue Recognition Task Force includes senior level professionals, who have been devoted to understanding and interpreting this ASU 2014-09 since the FASB announced the project. Learn more about how AAFCPAs can help you implement the Revenue Recognition Standard.
- Business Process Improvement: Implementation of many of these new accounting standards requires changes to business processes combined with analyses of systems capabilities. AAFCPAs’ integrated Business Process & IT Consulting practice has a stellar record of implementing incremental value-added change, with the ability to track results and measure success, and to align with business goals and process performance objectives. Our approach to business process improvement is focused on efficiency, effectiveness, and internal control within the context of a company’s information system capabilities.
ASSISTANCE WITH TRANSACTIONS
AAFCPAs assist clients with operational and financial reporting needs for business mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, IPOs, and debt or equity raising.
- Accounting for business combinations and purchase price allocations
- Business valuations
- Financial due diligence or agreed upon procedures
- IT and operations due diligence
- Evaluating tax exposures
- Working capital calculations
- Designing controls and GAP analysis
CONVERSION OF US GAAP FINANCIAL STATEMENTS TO IFRS
Converting US GAAP Financial Statements to IFRS can be a significant finance transformational event for a company, and AAFCPAs provides guidance on the aspects executives need to address when converting.
- Identification of accounting differences
- Application of IFRS 1, first-time adoption of IFRS
AAFCPAs serves as an extension of your finance team, providing hands-on assistance in preparing for your financial statement and employee benefit plan audits, and interacting with your auditor throughout the process as needed. AAFCPAs’ Managed Accounting Solutions practice provides audit prep services delivered by senior-level CPA firm auditors, as well as CFOs and Controllers in Residence who understand your perspective. Solutions may include:
- Audit readiness review
- Selection of audit firm
- Communication and planning with the audit firm
- Account reconciliation
- Preparation of audit schedules
- Technical research, and writing technical memos
- Preparation of checklists
- Financial statement preparation
- Preparation of financial sections of SEC filings
- Interfacing with the auditors
AAFCPAs works in tandem with your current CPA firm as needed to ensure auditor independence and objectivity, as well as adequate risk management, internal controls, and sound governance.
Consistent delivery of the highest levels of quality assurance, tax and other professional services demands discipline and a commitment to continuous learning. Our people combine technical competence with their commitment to obtaining the requisite knowledge and skills to continue to anticipate the ongoing and evolving needs of our clients.
At the end of the day, it is our expertise that clients value the most. We understand the nuances of the industries we serve because we have been committed to providing sound advice to clients for over 40 years.