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Internal Controls
Strong internal controls are a good business practice for all organizations, whether or not they are required to comply with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX).  Armanino’s internal control specialists work with a wide range of public and private companies to create more effective internal control structures and improve operations.

Our seasoned team has significant industry, Big Four and professional services experience with public and private companies, including pre-IPO companies.  We offer a range of services to meet the specific risks and needs of your organization.

Operational Audits
Our specialists will review your current internal control structure and provide you with a detailed evaluation, including recommendations for strengthening the internal control system. The audit also gives you an independent evaluation of the efficiency of your current operations.

If your business needs to implement internal controls, our operational audit will typically start with a top-level evaluation of the risks inherent in your operations.  Using this analysis, we provide you with a risk rating, prioritizing the processes, functions and cycles that require an internal control review. Once the review is complete and our recommendations are implemented, we conduct periodic audits to ensure that the internal control procedures are in place and functioning as designed.

Internal Control Evaluations
For small companies, or those that do not need an ongoing internal audit presence, we offer internal control evaluations.  This is an efficient, cost-effective way to analyze specific segments of your operations, such as the:

  • Cash receipts cycle
  • Accounts payable cycle
  • Information systems
  • Cash-handling procedures and controls
  • Relationship between sales, purchases and inventory

Much like an operational audit, we provide you with a comprehensive analysis of the areas reviewed, including recommendations for strengthening and streamlining the internal control system. 

Whatever your needs are, you can rely on Armanino for customized, cost-effective service that helps you optimize your organization’s internal control process.


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