Example Consultations

  • Provide a sounding board for the firm's interpretation of the independence rules in a given situation
  • Help evaluate and determine next steps when addressing an inadvertent breach of the independence rules
  • Obtain consensus views of how firms and regulators are interpreting independence rules and regulations that require significant judgment
  • Determine how SEC, PCAOB, AICPA and DOL independence rules apply to audit services performed for an employee benefit plan and/or the plan's sponsor
  • Evaluate a firm's policies and procedures for assessing nonaudit services or business relationships for compliance with SEC independence rules and provide advice on potential improvements
  • Determine how state accountancy board and other relevant professional rules impact a CPA Firm's practice
  • Review the firm's independence policies and suggest improvements