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Auditing is more than just verifying numbers. An audit provides unbiased, third-party verification of your results. Audits show where you’ve been and can provide insights to improve accounting and reporting practices. They can reassure investors and other stakeholders regarding your financial reporting practices.

Other assurance services provide lesser degrees of assurance than an audit but may offer the appropriate degree of confidence to the users of your report. Sikich works with organizations across industries and of all sizes to determine what type of assurance services meet your financial reporting needs.

Though we have consolidated financial statements for NACDL and the NACDL Foundation for Criminal Justice, they are two separate entities, and the Sikich team serves both of them. There is a high level of complexity in our operations because we have a vast array of both private and government funding that support both our corporate and foundation initiatives, and the Sikich team is instrumental in making sure all financial and accounting processes of our entities run smoothly.”

Norman L. Reimer, Executive Director

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Audit Services to Meet your Business Needs

Financial Statement Audits

Designed to determine whether an organization’s financial statements are fairly presented, an audit can be useful to any type of entity. We perform financial statement audits in several industries, including for-profit, not-for-profit and government

Single Audits

Generally, Single Audits are performed for not-for-profit organizations and governmental entities that receive and expend federal funds above certain thresholds. The Single Audit complements a financial statement audit by focusing on various federal requirements.

Yellow Book Audits

As with Single Audits, an audit in accordance with Government Auditing Standards (the Yellow Book) is generally performed for not-for-profit organizations and governmental entities when certain requirements have been imposed. Under a Yellow Book audit, we will render an opinion on compliance and internal control over financial reporting using audit procedures as defined by Yellow Book guidelines.


Financial statement reviews are used when organizations need an evaluation of their financial statements for investors or other third parties but do not need the assurance depth and complexity of an audit. Reviews are substantially less in scope than audits, but still provide a degree of assurance to the user of the financial statements.


Compilations are used when organizations need to gather and present financial information but do not need assurance that financial statements are accurate. Sikich offers monthly, quarterly and annual compilation services. Compilations provide assistance in the presentation of financial information but do not provide assurance.

Agreed Upon Procedures

Agreed upon procedures are sought when an organization does not need something as detailed as an audit. Our agreed upon procedures services are used to provide insights on specific information for a specific purpose, such as an evaluation of loan terms or investment returns.

Title IV Audits

Focus on your growth as we help you meet Title IV compliance. All for-profit schools participating in Title IV aid programs must submit compliance and financial audits to the U.S. Department of Education on an annual basis, and our Title IV experts can help.

Expert Audit Solutions From Sikich

Audits are often sought to meet financial reporting requirements, but they provide much more than that. Audit procedures and the process itself can help organizations assess risk, uncover internal management issues, and provide insights and information that can be used to address business challenges and direct future plans.

Sikich’s audit and assurance solutions provide the information you and your stakeholders need. Contact us to learn more about our services and how they can help your business position itself for success.


  • Give your stakeholders a sense of confidence in your business with audited financial statements
  • An audit may uncover areas of inefficiencies or help increase your profit margin by finding line items in your books that just don’t match up
  • Knowing where you stand financially with an audit will ease your prep work when it comes to filing taxes
  • Maintain compliance with certifications that require audits on a regular cadence


Sikich can work with you too determine what type of assurance services meet your organization’s financial reporting needs:

  • Financial Statement Audits
  • Single Audits
  • Yellow Book Audits
  • Reviews
  • Compilations
  • Agreed Upon Procedures
  • Title IV Audits
  • Service Organization Control  (SOC)  Reporting