Attest and Compliance Services

At Lawrence J. Beardsley CPA, PLLC, we take pride in our unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional Assurance Services, including Audit, Reviews, and Compilations. Guided by our core values of quality, reliability, and a client-first service approach, we are dedicated to ensuring your financial peace of mind.

Audit Services: At the heart of our Assurance Services lies our Audit expertise. We believe in setting the highest standards of quality. Our seasoned professionals meticulously scrutinize your financial records, ensuring every detail is accounted for. This commitment to quality allows us to provide the most reliable and comprehensive insights, instilling trust with stakeholders and regulators alike.

Audits are frequently a requirement of investors, creditors and financial institutions, ensuring every detail is accounted for, and we are here to make sure your financials statements are presented accurately and in accordance with the latest guidance of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and under AICPA generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS).

Reviews: We understand not every business needs a full-service audit, but that your business still needs to make sure your financial statements are presented fairly and accurately. LJB CPA knows that reliability is paramount when it comes to financial assessments. Our reviews service offers a balanced approach, providing limited assurance while maintaining the same unwavering commitment to quality.
We conduct our review services according to the Statements on Standards for Accounting and Review Services (SSARS). A review does not normally inspect and focus on your internal control assessments, but our experts are here and will bring attention to any discrepancy that is noticed.

Compilations: LJB CPA’s Compilations service combines our dedication to quality and reliability with a focus on simplicity. We organize your financial statements with precision, ensuring clarity and accessibility for your team and external stakeholders. It’s the perfect choice for organizations seeking a dependable financial snapshot to guide their decisions.

Why Choose LJB CPA Assurance Services?

Quality Above All: Our services are synonymous with competency and excellence. Quality is not just a promise;it’s our ethos.
Reliability You Can Count On: We provide the assurance you need, consistently delivering accurate and
trustworthy financial assessments.

Client-First Approach: Our clients’ needs always come first. We tailor our services to meet your unique
requirements, ensuring your utmost satisfaction.

Financial Peace of Mind: With LJB CPA Assurance Services, you can trust that your financial matters arein expert hands.

Experience the difference that our core values of quality, reliability, and client-first service can make in your financial journey. Let us be your trusted partner in achieving your financial goals. Contact us today to discuss how our Audit, Reviews, and Compilations services can elevate your organization’s financial confidence.

Serving our clients for over 30 years in dozens of industries LJB CPA is well-equipped to address all your company’s assurance requirements. Your organization may not necessitate a comprehensive audit, but you might still need to assess specific aspects of your business, and this is where LJB CPA can help. We can execute agreed-upon procedures to be tailored to your precise demands. We will collaborate with you upfront to determine the nature and scope of these procedures.

Let LJB CPA handle your AUP needs for:

Unparalleled Expertise: Our seasoned professionals possess a deep understanding ofAUP methodologies, industry regulations, and emerging trends.

Customized Solutions: We customize our procedures to address your specific concerns, providing targeted insights and recommendations.

Transparent Reporting: Our detailed reports offer clear, actionable findings,empowering you to make informed decisions.

Compliance Confidence: We help you meet regulatory requirements, assuringstakeholders of your commitment to transparency and integrity.

Whether you need a thorough review of financial statements, data validation, or risk assessment, LJB CPA is your trusted partner for Agreed Upon Procedures services. Contact us today to harness the power of precision and trust in your financial processes.

In today’s interconnected business world, trust is paramount. LJB CPA is your partner in securing and enhancing that trust through our specialized SOC Audit services. Understanding the nuances of SOC audits and the different types of SOC reports is crucial in today’s compliance-driven landscape.

A System and Organization Control (SOC) audit provides transparency about your internal control environment and assurance that the controls in place are designed and operating effectively.

SOC Readiness

SOC reports enable service organizations to streamline the assessment process by reducing the need for multiple auditors to evaluate a shared set of procedures. This ensures successful adherence to the examination standards employed by external auditors for compliance, customer requests, or general purposes. For service organizations seeking to generate a SOC report, our readiness assessment will lead you through the necessary stages to prepare for a SOC examination. Our approach centers on the identification, design, and documentation of crucial processes, mapping controls to meet required control objectives (SOC 1) or Trust Services Criteria (SOC 2 / 3), and creating the report template. We tailor our efforts to specific aspects of your service and the relevant control objectives or criteria.

SOC 1, SOC 2, and SOC 3 Audits Explained:

SOC 1 Audit: This assessment focuses on the controls relevant to financial reporting. It’s a critical tool for organizations that provide services impacting their clients’ financial statements, such as data centers, payment processors, and payroll providers. The audience for a SOC 1 report are the financial auditors and user entities for outsourced services.

SOC 2 Audit: The SOC 2 audit delves into the controls related to security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy. It is particularly valuable for technology and cloud service providers, healthcare organizations, and any business that handles sensitive data. The audience for a SOC 2 report is broader and encompasses user entities for internal audit, regulators, vendors, and due diligence compliance.

SOC 3 Audit: The SOC 3 audit, like SOC 2, assesses controls over security, availability, processing integrity,confidentiality, and privacy. However, SOC 3 reports are designed for public consumption. They provide a high-levelsummary of the audit findings and can be freely distributed as a seal of trust to assure clients and partners of yourorganization’s commitment to security and compliance. A SOC 3 report is considered a general use report and as such it is unrestricted. We encourage our clients to publish their SOC report on their company’s website to take credit for their endeavor.

We understand that preparing for a SOC audit may appear to be a daunting task, but we’re here to simplify the process. Our Readiness Assessment is designed to help your organization get ahead of the curve by evaluating your existing controls and identifying any potential gaps or weaknesses. By addressing these issues before the audit, we can save you time, resources, and potential compliance pitfalls down the road.

With LJB CPA’s Readiness Assessment, you can approach your SOC audit with confidence, knowing that your controls are robust and compliant and are ready for either your Type 1 or Type 2 report.

Different Types of SOC Reports:

Type I: Type I reports evaluate controls at a specific point in time

Type II: Type II reports assess controls over a specified period (typically six months or longer but can be a fewweeks to up to about 18-months). All SOC examinations must be performed in accordance with Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE), which includes multiple unique reporting channels, each tailored to provide insight on your internal control environment.

At LJB CPA, we specialize in SOC audits and are well-equipped to guide your organization through the complexities of SOC 1, SOC 2, and SOC 3 assessments. We are able to approach your SOC audit on what works for your organization. Our experienced team is committed to ensuring your organization’s controls meet the highest standards of security, compliance, and trust.

Discover how LJB CPA’s Assurance SOC Audit services can enhance your organization’s security and trustworthiness. Contact us today to discuss your specific SOC audit needs and to take the first step toward a more secure and trusted future.

If your organization currently serves as a Microsoft vendor or aspires to do so, you likely have encountered the Microsoft Supplier Security and Privacy Assurance (SSPA) program, formerly known as the Vendor Privacy Assurance Program. You may be seeking insights into how this requirement impacts your business and what to anticipate during a Microsoft Data Protection Requirements (MSDPR) assessment.

Before undergoing the attestation process, review the Data Protection Requirements (DPR) and make any necessary adjustments to align with the specified criteria. Your auditor will request evidence demonstrating compliance with these requirements, so it’s essential to maintain documentation of your efforts and controls. Following the assessment, you’ll receive a letter of attestation that can be submitted to Microsoft.

Choosing LJB as your assessor offers the advantage of receiving guidance on areas for improvement and identifying weaknesses in your current practices, safeguarding your Microsoft contract. If your organization undergoes various IT audits, consider discussing the possibility of consolidating the Microsoft DPR attestation with other audits or assessments. This can help identify overlaps in testing efforts or documentation, thereby easing the burden of multiple audits.

Drawing on LJB’s comprehensive suite of security and data privacy services, we offer support in navigating the evolving SSPA program. Our services include educating and coaching on security and privacy gaps, optimizing Independent Assessment engagements, and extending assistance beyond SSPA to bolster ongoing data protection initiatives.

Pentesting with LJB

We collaborate with you from the beginning to customize the engagement, ensuring that we appropriately scale it and adapt our testing methodology to align with your objectives. Our aim is to fulfill all testing requirements, whether they stem from board considerations, compliance needs, or governance priorities.

Scoping approach

Accurately defining the scope of an engagement is crucial for meeting requirements rather than falling short. We can provide guidance, considering testing drivers, to ensure that the final deliverable not only satisfies your needs but also advances your objectives. Additionally, we can draw from the compliance perspective to guarantee that the testing aligns with the specific drivers associated with compliance.

Tailored Testing Solutions and Ongoing Support

After determining the appropriate testing scope, we will coordinate the testing window to accommodate your preferences. You can specify the timing to coincide with off-peak loads or when on-peak support staff is available. Following the completion of testing, ongoing support is provided through a comprehensive report, featuring an executive-friendly summary, detailed findings, and remediation advice. We extend our support by conducting re-testing of identified issues and facilitating discussions, if necessary, to delve deeper into any questions with you or your development team.

Right Sizing

You desire a pentest report that aligns with your requirements, and so do we. Our commitment is to tailor our testing to align precisely with your objectives and drivers. We ensure your engagement is appropriately scaled, delivering exactly what you need without exceeding your budget. Our testing adheres to or surpasses industry best practices, comprehensively covering all necessary elements and excluding any unnecessary components.

LJB Pentesters

We maintain a team of experienced pentesters, situated in the United States and poised to fulfill your requirements. Comprising of professionals with extensive experience and multiple certifications, our team ensures adherence to formal methodologies and processes. This framework imparts the legitimacy necessary to meet any compliance or regulatory drivers. Our testers remain accessible for any queries regarding findings or the overall report.

Pentesting Services

Network Testing

We tailor our approach to address diverse scenarios, mirroring the most significant threats to your network. Utilizing a blend of industry-standard and bespoke solutions, we conduct essential reconnaissance, enumeration, scanning, and validation of security threats. Employing tactics akin to malicious actors, we accurately simulate a real attack for comprehensive testing and validation.

Application Testing

Application testing is a critical component of a comprehensive penetration test. Our skilled team of professionals rigorously evaluates the security posture of your applications, identifying vulnerabilities and weaknesses that could be exploited by potential attackers. Through a meticulous process that includes code analysis, penetration testing, and security assessments, we ensure that your applications are robust and resilient against cyber threats. Our goal is not only to uncover potential risks but also to provide actionable insights and recommendations to fortify your applications, enhancing overall cybersecurity defenses. Trust us to go beyond the surface, examining the intricate layers of your applications to deliver thorough and effective testing results.

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