What We Do

Audit & Assurance Solutions

To run a successful business, you need financial data you can rely on. Our commitment to integrity and ethics provides you with quality financial reporting and attestation. Thorough audits are extremely beneficial when making operating decisions, applying for business loans and providing potential investors with critical information.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires audits of entities participating in various HUD programs. HUD requires program-specific audits of for-profit participants (e.g., multifamily housing entities, lenders, etc.) in selected HUD Housing and Ginnie Mae programs under the HUD Consolidated Audit Guide. Not-for-profit and governmental organizations that participate in HUD housing programs fall under the requirements of the Single Audit Act and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Title 2 U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Costs Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance).

Our engagements adhere to Statements on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) when conducting Agreed-Upon Procedure and examination engagements.  Some examples of such AUP and examination engagements that our firm often performs are: payroll compliance testing for a multi-employer benefit plan, payroll tax compliance testing for certified professional employer organizations, medical claims testing for a third-party service provider or a health and welfare plan, cost allocation studies, surprise examinations for registered investment advisors and testing for accuracy of expenses.

Somerset is an experienced investigator in evaluating a company’s assets and verifying that the company is in the best possible position to obtain the financing that they need. Through field examinations, our team of experienced professionals can help to assess the company’s overall performance through inventory turn, cash management, asset turnover, accounts receivable valuation and product trend analysis.

Somerset has a team of over 15 talented individuals that specialize in ERISA audits, and we complete approximately 100 plan audits per year. We are also a member firm of the AICPA Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Control (EBPAQC). As part of EBPAQC, Somerset voluntarily adheres to a higher standard of audit quality in our policies, procedures and training related to the performance of benefit plan audits.

When determining the adequacy of internal controls, we often discover opportunities for productivity, efficiency gains, cross-training and cost savings. Since your operations have a decided financial impact, operational improvements most often lead to financial improvements. We can recommend key accounting policies, principles and procedures for you to put in place.
The purpose of an overhead rate audit includes auditing and reporting on the indirect costs and resultant overhead rates of consultants who perform engineering and engineering-related work for federal, state and local government agencies. The audits are performed to ensure that consultant contract pricing is based on actual costs incurred in compliance. During audit planning and fieldwork, we gain an understanding of your operations, evaluate the reliability of your internal controls and identify any issues that may have audit significance.

A sell-side quality of earnings report is focused on providing potential investors with a deeper understanding of a company. Through our years of experience providing quality of earnings reports, we focus on many key scopes of the quality of earnings analysis.

A smaller scope shouldn’t mean lower quality. When a full audit isn’t necessary, you can still rely on Somerset to fit our financial reporting services to your needs.

Many organizations underestimate the importance of having effective controls to achieve business objectives. In today’s business environment, marked by new regulations and changing landscapes, risk management and operational effectiveness are more important than ever. Our professionals can design efficient and effective processes and controls specific to your company’s unique risk.

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