Agreed Upon Procedures
Delivering flexibility and factual insights
Agreed Upon Procedures (AUP) are designed to give your business or organization more flexibility in terms of scope, intent, and output than what traditional financial statement audits provide. An AUP is a best practices option if you need factual reporting – without opinions, conclusions, or assurances on findings – for a very specific issue or specific purpose outside of the scope of a review or compilation.
Examples of where you might find an AUP valuable include reporting on findings for:
- Effectiveness of a specific internal control
- Fraud investigations
- Governmental requirements
- Numerous aspects of business, financial, or operational data used in Merger & Acquisition (M&A) due diligence efforts
- Status of any type of federal, state, or local regulatory compliance or reporting obligations
- Status of compliance with requirements of a debt agreement
- Status of compliance with requirements of a lease agreement
- Status of contractual obligations
Privately held, nonprofit, and governmental entities throughout the State of Kansas and the nation look to us to deliver findings in an AUP that can be delivered to a third-party. This is typically a request for facts about an organization’s handling of a specific issue, elements of a financial statement needing more detail or insight, or the status of compliance with regulatory or contractual obligations.
If you are looking for more information about whether you need a full financial statement audit or a simpler AUP, contact Meagan Wellbrock, Audit & Attestation Service Line Leader by using the fillable “Contact Us” form on this page.
Adams Brown provides AUP services for companies or organizations in the following industries:
For more than 20 years we have had a strong, stable relationship with Adams Brown. Their knowledgeable team has a strong understanding of our business and have been great partners. They have been instrumental in improving our business and financial operations over the years. We have never considered changing firms and would recommend them to anyone without reservation.
Walt Hill – High Plains Mental Health Center
The prompt, personal service provided by the Adams Brown team is the best benefit in working with this firm. They offer knowledgeable advice and help my business plan for any eventual scenario. Their guidance and support show their commitment to helping our business succeed. I would recommend them to anyone looking for an accounting firm that has the best interest of the business and its success at heart.
John VonLintel – JROBB, LLC
Par Exsalonce has used Adams Brown for over 10+ years for our payroll needs and have found them to be informative, helpful and accommodating. The salon is quite large and we are constantly adding new employees to the two locations. In addition, they handle insurance, IRA, Aflac and other deductions we throw at them! The entire team is wonderful to deal with – from the receptionist to the accountants that handle our diverse business needs. We could not ask for a more knowledgeable and dependable group of people. Our thanks to them many times over!
Teri Mills – Par Exsalonce
“With Adams Brown, we don’t just get a financial advisor – we get a business partner. Our engagement team does an excellent job serving our needs and continually works with us to develop a plan for long-term success. When we come to them with a question, they go above and beyond to get the answer. Knowing we have that kind of support and dedication from our CPA is important. Our company has been in business a long time, and having a partner like Adams Brown will help keep us on a successful path for many years to come.”
Gary Shorman – CEO, Eagle Communications, INC.
“I own a small business that has been running for over 40 years. I am proud to say we have been with Adams Brown for many of them! I am very pleased with the service they provide and their commitment to helping me grow my business. When I first began working with Adams Brown, I received guidance and a set of guidelines to follow that helped me achieve my business goals. I have full confidence that if I am unable to reach my main contact, I will still receive the best service so that I can stay on track. I highly recommend the team at Adams Brown.”
Dan Woolard – Midway Manufacturing, INC.
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