Business Compliance is More than Just Complying

In business, there are many rules and regulations with which a company must comply. But complying is just one side of the compliance coin. Analyzing and mitigating your risk of not complying and preventing future risk is just as important. At PBO Advisory Group, we have a team whose sole responsibility is to focus on your financial, business, and technology risks and to work with you on all types of compliance issues.

Our Compliance Services professionals analyze and implement what is required to achieve compliance and mitigate risks that could be hindering your organization’s operations and ability to be competitive. Our experienced risk consultants have strong track records of using proven tools and methodologies to support your organization’s commitment to effective internal controls.

The compliance services we offer include:

SOX Compliance

We are experts in implementing solid SOX strategies that assess risks, design controls and mitigate future risks. Our team utilizes a collaborative approach that leads to a new perspective regarding your internal controls and business overall.

SSAE18 Compliance Audits

Our internal audit group assists CPA firms by providing technical subject matter expertise required in the examination of controls and processes. Our team includes CPA, CITP and CISA professionals with extensive knowledge of AICPA standards. We also provide testing and documentation support in preparing and providing system and organization controls (SOC) reports.

Internal Audit Services

We provide independent, objective assurance, and internal control advisory services to add value and improve business, information technology, and financial operations, and to mitigate overall business and financial risks. Our team acts as an outsourced partner of your internal audit department or provides strategic guidance and assistance to your team.

Forensic Accounting

PBO Advisory Group’s accountants and internal audit groups provide fraud and forensic accounting to help clients identify fraud and the potential for fraud within an organization, ranging from asset misappropriation to financial statement fraud.

Corporate Governance Support

Our team helps companies establish and improve corporate governance structure. Using a scalable approach, we develop the standards and supporting policies for your organization’s behaviors, activities and decisions that guide the ethical management of your company.

Meet John Nickels, the Newest Member of Our Compliance Team

We are pleased to welcome John Nickels, PBO Advisory Group’s newest senior risk & compliance specialist. For over 25 years, John has focused his career on internal controls, internal audits, SOX, and risk management. He believes that it is essential to maintain an effective balance between emerging issues in the financial and IT fields. As a result, John has assisted in a wide range of compliance incentives, including, from a financial perspective – US GAAP/IFRS, FedRAMP, SOX/PCAOB/COSO, SSAE 18 – SAS 70, and SOC – and from an IT perspective – COBIT, ITGC, ISO 27001/2, ITIL, NIST, and Cloud Security structure – and concerns such as PCI-DSS, GDPR, and CCPA.

John earned an MBA from Purdue University and wrote his master’s thesis on Corporate Governance and Profit. His thesis was published and presented at the 57th International Economic Conference in Lisbon, Portugal.

For more information about our compliance services, please contact Randy Barnes.

Randy Barnes, MBA
Director, Compliance Services
(858) 935-4851