FRA’s market leading regulatory and audit advisory services team offers expert guidance to companies, executives and public accounting firms ranging in size from sole proprietorships to global network firms. We leverage decades of combined experience of our professionals and forensic accounting, data analytics and investigations experts to help clients address their most complex accounting, auditing and regulatory issues, and respond to white collar criminal defense matters, litigation and regulators’ actions. Our team includes a deep bench of former US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) officials, and certified public accountants with “Big Four” audit experience, including former audit partners and National Office leaders. Our global presence, cross-border experience, and multilingual team, allow us to take our expertise world-wide.
We provide a range of services, including forensic accounting and investigations and technical accounting, internal controls, auditing and regulatory advice to help financial executives and accounting industry clients around the world to respond to litigation and regulatory action, and to mitigate and resolve risk. Our professionals have extensive experience evaluating compliance with reporting in accordance with the books-and-records and internal controls provisions of the US federal securities laws and in assisting clients with financial restatements. We are highly skilled, independent consultants with proven experience successfully working alongside stakeholders at all levels, as well as with the regulators themselves, to provide independent, credible analysis of a range of accounting and auditing issues.
We are uniquely positioned to provide services as a monitor or independent consultant, where we apply proven methodologies derived from hands-on experiences such as serving as the co-monitor for a Big Four international affiliate’s remediation of its quality control system and other areas in response to a PCAOB sanction. We review and evaluate compliance with regulatory requirements, required undertakings and remedial measures, and can serve as a consulting resource to other third party monitors or independent consultants. Because our team includes former regulators, we are able to offer unparalleled insight into how to effectively address SEC, DOJ, PCAOB and other regulatory and government inquiries.
Our seasoned team includes experienced testifying and consulting expert witnesses, who regularly consult, prepare and submit expert reports, and provide testimony on topics including technical accounting and financial statement disclosure; and technical auditing standards and independence rules and standards.