Compilations and Reviews
Compilations and reviews are alternatives to audit engagements, designed specifically for smaller businesses. The purpose of these alternatives is to enhance the credibility and reliability of a company’s financial statements when regulators, lenders, suppliers or others request the participation of an external CPA. ATLAS’ Compilation and Review Services are performed in accordance with the Statements on Standards for Accounting and Review Services issued by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Compilations are limited to reading a company’s financial statements, as provided by management, and considering whether they are in an appropriate form and free from obvious errors. Review engagements go a step further, adding inquiries about company personnel and analytical procedures to financial data, as well as limited assurance on the financial data. Both compilation and review engagements are significantly less in scope than an audit performed in accordance with generally accepted audit standards. The limited scope is explained in our report, which accompanies the compiled or reviewed financial statements. ATLAS professionals can help you choose which alternative: compilation, review, or audit is the most appropriate and cost-effective choice for your company and circumstances.