Public companies

The pressures and challenges involved in managing today’s public companies are vast. Protecting shareholder interests, addressing regulatory change, competing in the international marketplace and protecting corporate reputation are just a few of the challenges management and the board of directors must address. The audit should not interfere with managing your business.

It takes responsive leadership, deep technical acumen, uncompromising quality and recognition of what makes your company unique to achieve a successful audit experience.

RSM's SEC practice combines our resources and experience with a high level of partner attention and customized service delivery. Our clients tell us that the RSM client experience is unparalleled. 

Our engagement partners spend time onsite gaining an understanding of your operations and risk environment. Drawing on this perspective, and relevant experience with other issuer clients, our partners are positioned to properly focus on each audit. Rather than a methodology designed for the world's largest corporations, our integrated audit approach is designed for midsized public companies - utilizing an appropriate balance of tests of details, tests of controls and substantive analytical procedures that are customized to be responsive to each company's risks. 


A Guide to Going Public

This guide will help your stakeholders determine if an IPO is the right path for your company by addressing some basic questions.

2017 in review: Insights for audit committees

In our summary, we highlight a few 2017 accounting and financial reporting developments affecting audit committees.

The real cost of a data breach: Insights for audit committees

Our recent publication includes our insights on the audit committee’s role in cybersecurity and related matters.

The auditor's report: New requirements for 2017

The Center for Audit Quality recently issued an Alert regarding the requirements of the PCAOB’s new auditor reporting standard.

An introduction to the new auditor reporting model

Our brief overview highlights some of the requirements and implications of the new PCAOB auditor reporting standard.

Form AP tool for audit committees

The Center for Audit Quality recently issued a tool to help audit committees understand the Form AP requirements.