Phillips Harvey Group provides a wide range of services to individuals and businesses in a variety of industries. At Phillips Harvey Group, we strive to meet each client's specific needs in planning for the future and achieving their goals in an ever-changing financial and regulatory environment.
Our professional services include:
PHG’s Assurance Services provide independent audit, attestation and transaction advisory services to companies in a wide variety of industries. PHG is a member of the Private Companies Practice Section of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Businesses need auditors and advisors who quickly gain understanding of their industry, their strategic goals and objectives as well as any risks that need to be mitigate and managed. Businesses need PHG who can interject this business acumen into the audit process.
Our Assurance Services can help organizations see further and deeper into their businesses. We work closely with our clients to maximize our understanding of their systems and operations. PHG auditors use our broad experience, skill and knowledge to generate high quality audits with independence, integrity, objectivity along with professional skepticism. In every audit, we use data analytics software and/or other various technology tools to support our auditors to focus on the most significant audit risk areas and to quickly assess potential misstatements affecting your company. Quick feedback allows companies to reset and make appropriate decisions to strengthen its overall operations and financial position. Such outcomes bring lasting long-term value creation, impactful insights and enhancements. Our approach enables us to evaluate the overall effectiveness of the company. We want our clients to see us as business partners with whom they can discuss, in confidence, their business issues and strategies. An audit is the most comprehensive examination of your company’s financial statements. We provide reasonable assurance that financial statements are free from material misstatements whether caused by fraud or error.
We are committed to excellence execution and consistently delivering quality audits, powered by technology and the strong skill set of our people. Combined, these attributes enable us to respond timely with our clients and provide upmost excellence in Assurance Services and is led by our people who have a driven desire and skills to make a difference. Discover how we service you better and differently. Our caring and pursuit of excellence without limits is what sets our firm apart from the rest.
Audit quality is key and will always be essential; it is our highest priority. Quality is centered in every aspect of our Firm, from strategy to delivery, and guides every step we take to support, train and develop our professionals. Our pursuit of audit quality is a part of our core values and we are committed to ensure it is achieved in every stage of our client services. We constantly focus on steps to further enhance audit quality, the investments we make to transform the audit, and our steadfastness to embracing a bold new mindset as we modified and adapt to the future of the audit profession.
Your audit should give added insights that facilitate your adaptation to change and alignments in your business. With experienced professionals, a cutting-edge methodology, and strong technology, you will be led to great insights and/or gain advantages in your marketplace.
From enhancing trust in companies, we audit to assist organizations in meeting the assurance demands outlined in regulations and standards, and help them function with greater confidence. An audit is more than an obligation—it’s a powerful lens for illuminating the current state of an enterprise, providing insight that can inform future aspirations.
For the PHG audit process, we start with a “top down" view and assessment which includes:
PHG’s philosophy and practice is to blend its core value in every audit engagement with the technical, common-sense and business approach in the execution of each audit engagement. The audit is undertaken and driven to meet management expectations and our people are committed to achieve such pivotal benchmarks. These commitments are linked and convene throughout every aspect of the audit engagement.
Our audit approach always includes an analysis of business performance against management expectations and related objectives with industry trends and benchmarks, including an evaluation of business processes, business risks and their related tangible and intangible impacts. PHG focuses on understanding all aspects of a client’s organization, including areas such as:
PHG offers attestation services in accordance with the standards of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
Attestation services we provide are listed below:
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PHG has developed and tailored the auditing role into an efficient and innovative process that quickly tackles our client’s needs to make changes to gain the competitive edge in the marketplace. PHG recognizes that clients expect more than just the required work product. They want our knowledge and wisdom to give valuable insight and suggestions to improve and impact their organization for the good and the future.
Many may want to know what the difference is between a review and a compilation in accordance with Statements on Standards for Accounting and Review Services. If an audit is not required, a review or compilation may meet your needs. These are less in scope and result in lower fees than an audit.
A review can be an alternative source than an audit to meet the requirements of third-party agencies (such as bonding companies, lenders). When performing a review, PHG can provide limited assurance as a basis for reporting about whether we are aware if a client’s financial statements need material modifications to be in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
In doing so, we apply a variety of diagnostic tools, including analytical procedures, inquiries of management and various general ledger analyses which may present unusual or misaligned information compared to applicable industry benchmark amounts and requires further explanations.
A compilation involves applying accounting and financial reporting expertise to assist clients in assembling data from their records and presenting such information in an appropriate financial statement format. We are not required to make inquiries and perform other procedures to verify the accuracy or completeness of the information provided by the client. For certain businesses, this service and related work product may be sufficient enough to meet their needs as well as those of third party agencies.
Choosing and administering benefit plans for your employees is often a complex process. PHG can help you develop, implement, and administer your benefit, retirement, and profit-sharing plans with an eye toward rewarding your employees and reaching your company's financial and business goals. We can also help maximize tax advantages in implementing these plans. As your business grows, you and your employees will be rewarded for the hard work that contributed to the success of your operations.
PHG performs assurance services for a wide variety of benefit plans that fall under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). Raffa – PHG’s dedicated professionals possess the necessary specialized knowledge and experience to help ensure compliance with the appropriate standards and regulation changes that may impact your company’s employee benefit plan and audit.
We utilize a highly effective audit approach combined with up-to-date knowledge of the changes and updates governed by ERISA, the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Social Security Administration. By keeping current with government-imposed rules and regulations through interactive training and national organizations education programs, our ERISA team at PHG are able to identify issues and exposures that would concern a plan administrator and instill a significant comfort level in our clients in the face of ever-changing fiduciary responsibilities.
PHG specializes in audits of all types of Employee Benefit Plans including:
Competitive employee benefits packages are key for attracting new employees but also for retaining quality employees given costs of benefit packages in the marketplace.
We are here to help you wisely navigate and strategically assess you benefit plan, and you find ways to contain or even cut costs while still offering competitive benefits.
In addition, we provide comprehensive solutions for many clients in the areas of the evaluation of employee benefit programs, benchmarking, executive compensation and benefits, salary surveys, deferred compensation benefits, regulatory filings, compliance requirements and plan administration.
Our broad experience in the employee benefit plan arena gives us suitable insight to interpret the technical aspects of relevant accounting pronouncements and regulatory requirements.
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