We are extremely happy and proud to have earned such outstanding reviews for our SSAE 16 and SOC 2 audit services, as we pride ourselves in our responsiveness to our clients and in our streamlined audit methodology.
Orange, CA (PRWEB) March 12, 2013
With a focus on client service, industry expertise and value, SSAE 16 Professionals, LLP consistently receives the highest client satisfaction survey ratings after each audit. The firm is proud to announce they received a perfect 5 out of 5 Star Client Satisfaction Survey results, which means SSAE 16 Professionals has consistently exceeded client expectations by providing “best in class” service and value in every SSAE 16 and SOC 2 engagement performed over the course of 2012.
“Our Client Satisfaction Surveys provide important feedback from our clients regarding their experience with our firm” commented SSAE 16 Professionals’ Managing Partner Jim Jimenez. “We are extremely happy and proud to have earned such outstanding reviews for our SSAE 16 and SOC 2 audit services, as we pride ourselves in our responsiveness to our clients and in our streamlined audit methodology”, says Mr. Jimenez.
A “Five Star” rating system is employed to receive valuable feedback from our clients. Client responses and comments gauge the effectiveness, efficiency, and professionalism of the engagement team in several areas including: performance, delivery schedule, collaborative efforts with the client, industry expertise, and understanding of the client’s business and objectives.
As anticipated, SSAE 16 Professionals consistently achieved their goal of a “Five Star” service and performance rating throughout 2012. “This is proof and reassurance that our unique approach to each engagement is a difference maker for our clients” commented Partner and SSAE 16 Practice Leader, Tim Roncevich.
SSAE 16 (SOC 1) & SOC 2 Overview
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) requires publicly-traded companies to perform an annual financial statement audit, which includes key processes that may impact the company’s financial statements. If these public companies outsource one of these key processes to a service organization, they will need to undergo an SSAE16 audit. The SSAE 16 (also known as a SOC 1 audit, will be prepared in accordance with Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) No. 16, Reporting on Controls at a Service Organization. SSAE 16 reports provide a means of reporting on the system of internal control for purposes of complying with internal control over financial reporting.
An SSAE 16 audit can no longer be used for any other purpose except for reporting on the system of internal controls relating to internal control over financial reporting. For reports that are not specifically focused on internal controls over financial reporting, the AICPA has issued an interpretation under AT Section 101 permitting service auditors to issue reports. These reports will now be considered SOC 2 or SOC 3 reports and focus on controls at a service organization relevant to the following principles:
- Security: The system is protected against unauthorized access (both physical and logical).
- Availability: The system is available for operation and use as committed or agreed.
- Processing Integrity: System processing is complete, accurate, timely, and authorized.
- Confidentiality: Information designated as confidential is protected as committed or agreed.
- Privacy: Personal information is collected, used, retained, disclosed, and destroyed in conformity with the commitments in the entity’s privacy notice and with criteria set forth in generally accepted privacy principles issued by the AICPA and CICA.
About SSAE 16 Professionals
SSAE 16 Professionals, LLP is a leading provider that specializes solely in SSAE 16 readiness reviews, SSAE 16 Type I Reports, SSAE 16 Type II Reports, and other IT audit and compliance reports. Each of our professionals has over 10 years of relevant experience at “Big 4” and other large international or regional accounting firms. Each professional is certified as a CPA (Certified Public Accountant), CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor), CIA (Certified Internal Auditor), CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional), CRISC (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control) and/or MBA (Master of Business Administration). For more information, please visit http://www.SSAE16Professionals.com.