Trust is the most important tool to grow your business, and a SOC 1 report can help differentiate your company from the competition, assuring clients that you have the necessary controls in place to protect the data that could impact their financial reporting.
The goal of a SOC 1 report is to provide an independent third-party opinion of the internal controls that may affect a user entity’s financial reporting. The report is designed to provide comfort to the organization’s users and the users’ auditors regarding the controls in place at the organization.
Completing your SOC 1 report and enforcing strong security procedures doesn’t have to be difficult. Auditwerx has provided more than 2,500 service organization control audits since 2005. Put our industry expertise to work for your organization.
Are you new to the SOC 1 reporting process? Security compliance and requirements might seem overwhelming, but not when you have the right partner to guide you through. Our experienced team, combined with our unique “hands on” preparation method, limits guesswork and helps you to quickly prepare for a successful SOC 1 examination.
“We have been working with Auditwerx for the last 3 years on our SOC audit. Their auditors and team have brought a level of expertise and professionalism that has been unmatched…”
Every examination we perform is completed with your end goals in mind. Our communication protocols provide for frequent contact with you throughout the engagement period in order to facilitate delivery on your expected timeline.
Communication is essential in completing a SOC report and it starts in the planning process. Our planning begins with a kickoff call. The kickoff call is used to make introductions, identify key players, and points of contact. We also begin the process of understanding the services on which we will be providing an opinion. Where a readiness assessment has been requested, we establish the dates for the readiness work (for first-time SOC reporters) and/or fieldwork (for recurring clients). In readiness, we assess the data flow of the services, identify controls, and provide a gap analysis of controls that may need implementation or improvement. The planning and readiness process is critical to creating open communication designed to obtain maximum efficiencies that will be realized in the Type 2 reporting process.
When it comes to compliance certification, service organizations can often find it difficult to balance customer requirements and ROI.
Our goal is to deliver the efficient compliance assessments you need, at a price that makes sense for your business.
Once we have discussed your needs and current environment, there are several factors that impact our cost estimate:
Unlike most firms, Auditwerx is a true fixed fee firm. Our goal is to provide a service that will not only improve your operations, but also, result in a significant ROI.
Very few of our clients experience amendments. When necessary, they are usually the result of a scope expansion.
Our experienced auditors understand what your organization needs from a SOC report, and our low overhead ensures that our pricing is based on your need.
Our handy guide, “Adding it Up: What Type of SOC Report Do I Need?” is a great starting point to determine what kind of SOC report best fits your company’s business and compliance needs.
When you’re ready to speak with an experienced team about your reporting needs, Auditwerx will be here for you.