At AgeeFisherBarrett, LLC, we have developed relationships with
a number of important associations and organizations to help in
the development and delivery of our services. Our affiliations include:
AgeeFisherBarrett is proud to be a member
of the AICPA
To help CPAs meet the challenges of performing quality audits in
this unique and complex area, the AICPA has established the Employee
Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center, a firm-based voluntary membership
center for firms that audit employee benefit plans. Employee benefit
plan audits include pension, health and welfare, and 401(k) plans
subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) under
the regulatory authority of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).
Learn more about
the AICPA, its mission, benefits, and requirements.
Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants (GSCPA) is the premier
professional organization for CPAs in the state of Georgia. The
purpose of the GSCPA is to promote the study of accountancy and
applicable laws, provide continuing professional education, maintain
high ethical and work standards, and provide information about accounting
issues to the membership and the public. With over 10,000 members
throughout the state, the GSCPA is comprised of professionals in
public practice, industry, government, and education.
Click here for
more information on the GSCPA.
Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) was created by
the Sarbanes-Oxley act of 2002, to oversee the auditors of public
companies in order to protect the interests of investors and further
the public interest in the preparation of informative, fair, and
independent audit reports.
This new body is required by Federal law to set the standards that
guide the audits of publicly traded companies and to establish and
implement the funding structure that supports its activities.
In addition, a publicly traded Company’s outside auditors
can no longer perform certain services for them.
These services include, but not limited to:
- Section 404 Internal Controls
- Internal Audits
- SAS 70 Audits
- Information Technology Services
AgeeFisherBarrett, LLC is a registered accounting firm with the
Public Company Oversight Accounting Board and can perform audits
and opinions on the financial statement of publicly traded companies
as well as other services on publicly traded companies where we
are not the outside auditors.
For more info,
visit the PCAOB website.
LLC is a proud member of LISA (Life Insurance Settlement Association).
Founded in 1995, LISA is America's oldest, largest and most widely
recognized trade association in the life settlement industry, participating
in legislative and regulatory matters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico
Comprised of over 170 member companies in North America, Europe
and Australia, their diversity provides LISA with the broadest and
most authoritative voice in the life settlement industry.
LISA to learn more.
ISACA got its start in 1967, when a small group of individuals
with similar jobs—auditing controls in the computer systems
that were becoming increasingly critical to the operations of their
organizations—sat down to discuss the need for a centralized
source of information and guidance in the field. In 1969, the group
formalized, incorporating as the EDP Auditors Association. In 1976
the association formed an education foundation to undertake large-scale
research efforts to expand the knowledge and value of the IT governance
and control field.
ISACA’s membership—more than 86,000 strong worldwide—is
characterized by its diversity. Members live and work in more than
160 countries and cover a variety of professional IT-related positions—to
name just a few, IS auditor, consultant, educator, IS security professional,
regulator, chief information officer and internal auditor. Some
are new to the field, others are at middle management levels and
still others are in the most senior ranks. They work in nearly all
industry categories, including financial and banking, public accounting,
government and the public sector, utilities and manufacturing. This
diversity enables members to learn from each other, and exchange
widely divergent viewpoints on a variety of professional topics.
It has long been considered one of ISACA’s strengths. Previously
known as the Information Systems Audit and Control Association,
ISACA now goes by its acronym only, to reflect the broad range of
IT governance professionals it serves.
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The Society of Financial Examiners is a professional society for
examiners of insurance companies, banks, savings and loans, and
credit unions. With a membership of over 1,600 representing 50 states,
District of Columbia, Canada, Aruba and Netherlands Antilles. SOFE
is the one organization where financial examiners of insurance companies,
banks, savings and loans, and credit unions come together for training
and to share and exchange information on a formal and informal level.
Visit SOFE for more
The Insurance Accounting & Systems Association, Incorporated (IASA) is a non-profit, education association that strives to enhance the knowledge of insurance professionals, and participants from similar organizations closely allied with the insurance industry by facilitating the exchange of ideas and information. IASA is one of the insurance industry's largest, and most well represented trade association. IASA membership includes insurance companies of all types (Property & Casualty, Life, Health, Fraternal, HMO and others) as members, as well as companies serving the insurance industry, regulators and also organizations more broadly representative of the financial services industry, including banks and investment brokerage firms.
Visit IASA for more
American Society of Cost Segregation Professionals (ASCSP) has been
established as a non-profit corporation in response to the growing
need for credentials, technical standards and a Code of Ethics within
the cost segregation industry.
ASCSP will establish, monitor and upgrade (as needed) these standards
for the industry through the implementation of its certification
and training programs for member firms and individuals. Additionally,
ASCSP will openly solicit and accept input from the Internal Revenue
Service in order to establish the standards by which cost segregation
reports will meet the “Principal Elements of a Quality Cost
Segregation Study and Report” as delineated in the Audit Techniques
Guide for Cost Segregation Studies promulgated by the Internal Revenue
For more information,
please visit ASCSP.
TIAG® (The International Accounting Group), founded in January
2003, is an international network of high-quality accounting firms.
The network has established a global presence and now has a membership
of more than 100 firms in over 60 countries.
more information on TIAG, click here.