For Private Companies
Defending Owner's Compensation
Defending Owner's Compensation
Exit & Succession Planning
Exit & Succession Planning
6 Tax Planning Ideas for Business Owners
6 Tax Planning Ideas for Business Owners

Internal Control (SOX, SSAE16)

For many public companies, implementing the requirements of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act has proven to be a daunting, time consuming and expensive task. It requires an evaluation of the risks specific to a company's unique operating environment, and then the implementation of efficient controls designed to leverage management's skills to control those risks.

The need for strong internal controls is not limited to public companies, however. Effective internal controls provide all management teams with repeatable and reliable information tools that allow them to identify, manage, and mitigate risk on an ongoing basis. Designed appropriately, a strong internal control environment supports growth and helps every organization, whether public, private, nonprofit, or government, operate more effectively.

BPM has helped numerous public company clients acquire a thorough understanding of the technical and reporting requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley, allowing them to implement effective internal control environments and achieve successful implementation. We use that experience and knowledge with our private and nonprofit clients as well, providing them with pragmatic, practical applications, scalable to each of their unique operating environments. Organizations that control risk and have reliable information available to them make better decisions and have fewer surprises. The services we provide include:

Assessment (Readiness) Services:

  • Trust Services: WebTrust & SysTrust
  • Sarbanes Oxley (SOX)
  • Payment Card Industry Standard Compliance (PCI)
  • Federal Information Security Management Act Compliance (FISMA)
  • Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)
  • Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery

Attest Services:

  • Trust Services: WebTrust & SysTrust
  • Attest Reporting: AICPA Standards 101-801
    • Agreed Upon Procedures
    • Compliance Reporting
  • Internal Audit (IA)



Financing for Private Companies

Choosing the right financing for your business involves a variety of factors.

6 Ways to Save on Taxes Throughout the Life Cycle of Your Company

You owe it to yourself to consider these tax strategies.

Buy-sell Agreements: A Must-Have

If your business is co-owned, an effective buy-sell agreement is necessary.

Defending Owner's Compensation

The concept of "reasonable compensation" has never been clearly defined.

Exit & Succession Planning

The lessons learned from others' exit strategy plans are invaluable.