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Quality Internal Controls and SOX Compliance

At HIGHBORN CPA, we specialize in establishing and maintaining internal controls and ensuring SOX (Sarbanes-Oxley Act) compliance. Our team helps safeguard your assets, ensure regulatory compliance, and enhance the accuracy of your financial reporting.

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STRATEGIC FINANCIAL LEADERSHIP

What We Offer:

  • We design and implement high-quality internal control systems tailored to your business’s needs. This includes identifying key control areas, developing control procedures, training your staff on best practices, and integrating these controls into your daily operations to ensure the safeguarding of assets and accuracy of financial reporting. We also continuously monitor and update these controls to adapt to any changes in your business environment.

  • We ensure your business complies with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, focusing on internal controls over financial reporting (ICFR). Our services include comprehensive risk assessments to identify potential areas of non-compliance, designing and testing controls to ensure their effectiveness, and thorough documentation to support compliance efforts. We also provide ongoing support to maintain compliance, including periodic reviews and updates to your control systems.

  • Conducting thorough risk assessments to identify and mitigate potential threats to your financial operations. We analyze your business processes to identify vulnerabilities, prioritize risks based on their potential impact, and implement controls to address these risks effectively. Our assessments include both operational and financial risks, ensuring a comprehensive approach to risk management.

  • Performing regular internal audits to evaluate the effectiveness of your internal controls. Our audits identify areas for improvement, ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, and provide actionable recommendations to strengthen your control environment. We also assist in implementing these recommendations and monitoring their effectiveness over time.

  • Providing comprehensive internal audit services to support your business. This includes evaluating the design and operational effectiveness of internal controls, ensuring compliance with industry regulations, and recommending improvements to enhance operational efficiency and effectiveness. Our outsourced audit function allows you to benefit from expert audit services without the overhead of maintaining an in-house audit team. We also offer customized audit plans to meet your specific business needs and objectives.

WHO WE ARE

Why choose HIGHBORN CPA

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Quality

We pride ourselves on delivering high-quality work led by Colin Ghira, a former KPMG Audit Manager with extensive experience auditing Estee Lauder’s SOX function. Colin also managed the SOX function for 1-800-Flowers.com (FLWS) for 10 years. Our team of experienced CPAs and internal control specialists bring this wealth of knowledge and practical expertise to every task, ensuring that your internal controls are effective and reliable.

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Partnership

We are deeply invested in your success and view ourselves as partners in your business journey. If we notice something that needs attention, even if it’s unrelated to our task, we will let you know and provide practical solutions to enhance your internal control environment.

03

Availability

We understand that business needs can arise at any time, including emergencies and weekends. That’s why we ensure that you can reach our partners and staff without having to wait for weeks. We are here for you whenever you need us.

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Holistic Approach

Our holistic approach means we don’t just implement internal controls. We also develop comprehensive strategies to help you optimize operations, enhance compliance, and reduce risk. By integrating all aspects of your internal control environment, we provide a complete solution that supports your business growth and stability.

  • What industries do you serve?
    We have a vast array of expertise and serve multiple industries, including, but not limited to: Real Estate, AEC, Energy, Manufacturing, Retail, Non-Profit, Franchises.
  • How do you support Business Owners?
    We provide a comprehensive suite of services, with the same team and familiar faces. We provide Bookkeeping, Tax Return Filing, Financial Statement Preparation, Tax Strategies, but also Business Registration, DBA, Compliance Filing, Virtual Mail & Office. You ask and we can provide or recommend someone who can provide better. Most times we advise you on additional services needed.
  • What is your process beginning to end?
    We complete the Bookkeeping for all your business on a monthly basis, which flow into your Tax Returns, which we file timely with the IRS. We then prepare and file your individual Tax Returns. Once we have a good understanding of all your affairs, we develop Tax Strategies to ensure minimum payment to Uncle Sam. We also advise you on the intricacies of these strategies. Usually, more aggressive strategies imply added risk, so we gauge your appetite for potential IRS audits, combining time and $ spent on compliance.

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