Definition of caliber

Accounting

Agreed-Upon Procedures

Agreed-upon procedures are engagements in which we perform specified procedures and report findings to management.  Agreed-upon procedures can also enhance the credibility of the information you provide to third parties, such as banks, regulatory agencies, prospective investors, or prospective purchasers.

Audits of Employee Benefit Plans

We understand the complexity of performing employee benefit plan audits, including 401(k) and Profit Sharing Plans, and that's why we have a dedicated team of auditors that possess the specialized knowledge and experience to help ensure compliance with the appropriate standards and changes in regulations that may impact your Plan's audit.

Audits, Reviews and Compilations

We view our role in the financial reporting process as an opportunity to provide constructive solutions for maximizing your company's profitability and efficiency. Financial statements help owners and managers make operating decisions, allow creditors to evaluate lending decisions, and provide valuable information to investors.  We provide financial reporting on all three levels of assurance:

  • Audit - an intensive examination with the highest level of assurance
  • Review - some analytical procedures conducted with limited assurance
  • Compilation - based upon client information provided and used primarily for internal use.

For non-attest clients, we also provide audit preparation assistance, including preparation of audit work paper schedules, tax provisions, and stock option fair value calculations.

Bookkeeping/Write-Up

Meaningful, well-organized financial records ensure that your business operations will run more efficiently on a daily basis and are the foundation of a successful business. Our qualified staff can assist you with the day-to-day tasks associated with bookkeeping.

Financial Forecasts & Projections

Forecasting is a necessity when trying to effectively manage and lead a business to profitability. From simple projections to complex financial modeling, our experienced staff can assist you in achieving your company's financial goals.

Financial Statements

We can assist you in the preparation of your financial statements in accordance with professional standards, but express no opinion or any other form of assurance on the underlying information included in them. The financial statements produced can be a useful tool for management for making financial decisions.

Forensic Accounting

We use accounting and auditing skills to provide an analysis of financial records in conjunction with dispute resolutions, as well as fraud and theft investigation. Our damage measurement methods can determine the extent of financial loss and illegal accounting practices.

Internal Control Review

Effective internal controls can improve operating efficiency, increase the reliability of financial reporting, and mitigate the risk of fraud.  We can review your company's current procedures and suggest areas to improve and strengthen your company's system of internal controls, as well as assist with implementation of those suggestions.

Peer Review Services

We perform System Reviews and Engagement Reviews under the AICPA Peer Review Program for other CPA firms.  Peer Review is now mandatory for all firms with accounting and auditing practices in the State of California.  We have the expertise and knowledge to ensure firm compliance with all applicable professional standards.

Fees for Services

Our fees are based on the experience and knowledge level of our professional staff working on each engagement.  Our current hourly rates are as follows:

Partners – $230 - $285
Managers – $160 - $227
Supervisors – $140 - $156
Senior Accountants – $107 - $158
Staff Accountants – $97 - $110

  • AICPA: EBPAQC Member
  • AICPA: PCPS Member
  • AICPA: NFP Section Member
  • AICPA: Not-For-Profit: Certificate 1
  • AICPA: Not-For-Profit: Certificate 2