Private Equity and Private Office

Knowledge and Experience Set Us Apart

In today’s complex regulatory environment, it is increasingly important for fund managers to go above and beyond the services traditionally offered to investors, while at the same time gaining efficiencies in compulsory compliance areas. Meaden & Moore can help.
 
We have assembled a dynamic team of professionals who are committed to the Private Equity and Private Office industry and who are experts in the topics presented here. Meaden & Moore has been working with firms like yours for almost 100 years, and we are acutely aware of the breadth of issues facing your industry.
 

ASSURANCE AND TAX SERVICES

MEETING THE REQUIREMENTS
 
ASSURANCE AND TAX SERVICES FOR FUNDS, PRIVATE OFFICES AND PORTFOLIO COMPANIES
It is vital to meet the numerous assurance and tax requirements at all levels of your firm. Our team can painlessly keep you compliant. Our geographic diversity can cover all of the potential locations that your funds and portfolio companies might occupy.
 
Our services include:
• Attest services; including financial statement audits, reviews and agreed upon procedures
• Tax returns
• Tax minimization assessments
• Surprise custody examinations
 

COMMITMENT TO QUALITY

As members of The Center for Public Company Audit Firms and Private Companies Practice Sections of the AICPA, we participate in an extensive peer review program every three years.
 
This program is dedicated to ensuring that participating firms have quality control systems in place over practices. Through this program, Meaden & Moore has had nine peer reviews and received nine unqualified opinions – our profession’s highest recognition. Our registration with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) gives us the ability to work with SEC filers and perform surprise custody examinations.
 

FUND SUPPORT SERVICES

DOING MORE WITH LESS
 
PORTFOLIO COMPANY VALUATION SERVICES
Our team is keenly aware of the financial issues that can impact value.
These services include:
• Portfolio company valuation model review
• Formal portfolio company valuations
 
POST-ACQUISITION PORTFOLIO COMPANY INTEGRATION SERVICES
Our team can provide timely on-site assistance after an acquisition in order to quickly assess:
• The existing accounting systems
• Personnel
• Financial processes and procedures
• Internal controls
• Inventory management
 
TRANSACTION SERVICES
Our capabilities include:
• Beginning balance sheet setup
• Quality of earnings analysis
• Working capital audits
• Due diligence
• Entity organization analysis, including tax minimization strategies
 
RISK ASSESSMENT SERVICES
Our team includes investigative accountants who can perform a comprehensive review of your fund’s entity structure, operations and internal controls, including:
• Entity assessment to identify assurance and tax requirements
• Internal control assessment
• Risk assessment
 
BACK-OFFICE SUPPORT FUNCTIONS
Our capabilities include:
• General ledger management
• Cash receipts and disbursements
• Capital account maintenance
• Capital call letter preparation
• Quarterly investor report preparation
• Rate of return analysis
• Internal financial statement preparation
 

INVESTOR SERVICES

INCREASING TRANSPARENCY AND ALIGNMENT OF INTERESTS
We are committed to educating your investors about their investment in your fund through the following offerings: 
 
Prepare you for and participate in investor meetings to summarize and explain the tax implications of:
• Investment in your fund, including the flow through effects
• Realized and unrealized gains and losses
• Carried interest
• Portfolio company purchases and sales
 
Prepare you for and participate in investor meetings to summarize and explain:
• Interim and annual financial statements
• Interim and annual portfolio company valuations
 
Act as a professional resource for your investors by:
• Communicating with investors or their advisors to explain their K-1 and capital account
• Providing tax planning and wealth management services for your investors
 

FRAUD EXAMINATIONS

It is critical for fund management to respond rapidly when there is suspicion of fraud. Fraud can occur in many areas within the fund, the management company, at a portfolio company, or elsewhere.
 
Our investigative accounting experts will:
• Examine transactions
• Review supporting documentation
• Identify areas where fraudulent activity has occurred
 
Our experts are Certified Fraud Examiners and Certified in Financial Forensics. We provide expert testimony in depositions and at trial. We also use supporting details to accurately evaluate and document the amount of damages and identify opportunities to strengthen internal controls.
 
To learn how Meaden & Moore’s advisory services can help you get a better return for your investors, contact us today.

 

 

 

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