Audit Readiness Services
Ready for Audit Season?
At Accordion, we harness our exclusive focus on private equity to support and empower PE-backed finance teams through audit season – and beyond.
Unlike your typical consultants, we don’t just spearhead strategy (though we do that quite well). We’re known for having our sleeves perpetually rolled up – working alongside company management to alleviate the challenges that come with year-end close. By doing the dirty work, we enable finance teams to stay focused on daily operations, sponsor reporting, and other top priorities. Here’s how:
When it comes to audits, our people have been around the block. We’ve served in operational roles (as CFOs, Controllers, etc.) and as auditors – which means we know exactly what it takes to deliver a clean report.
From bank to balance sheet reconciliations (and beyond), we prepare and review it all – while implementing best practices to improve the cash application and reconciliation processes.
Deficiencies identified in last year’s audit? We’ll turn them around. Our team specializes in strengthening the finance function by streamlining processes, optimizing systems, ensuring compliance, and more.
We don’t just close the books; we accelerate the close process. By leveraging automation, reconciling data, and developing tools that increase efficiencies, our team reduces close time to ensure reporting demands are met.
Radically Reducing Close Time with Data Reconciliation
Revamping the Accounting Function and Readying for Audit
Been there, done that.
We’ve worked with more than 150 private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies. Here’s just a sampling of the sponsors whose companies we’ve supported with audit preparation:
Meet (part of) the team.
Meet Pamela: the Head of Accordion’s Financial Accounting Advisory Services Practice. Her experience spans the Big 4, private equity, public and privately held companies.
Meet Larry: a Senior Director with experience leading international finance teams and holding divisional & regional controllership and treasury functions.
Meet Jeff: a Senior Director with experience in both industry and consulting leadership roles, with a focus in operational accounting and treasury.