All SOC examinations are not created equal.
While all companies providing SOC services follow the same AICPA guidance, (SSAE 18 for SOC 1 and TSP 100 Trust Services Criteria) for SOC 2, approaches to conducting the examination can differ significantly.
GRAYCPA works with clients throughout the United States and within multiple industries and technology platforms.
GRAYCPA is one of the few firms in the country specializing in SOC examinations. Our SOC professionals bring over 25 years of Big 4 and regional firm experience to the SOC process.
GRAYCPA is deadline driven with SOC professionals delivering the highest quality reports in the most cost-effective manner.
Our final reports are delivered to clients within 4-6 weeks from the completion of our testing and fieldwork phase. Some firms make this claim but few deliver. We do not miss deadlines!
HOW DO WE DO IT?
GRAYCPA utilizes a customized methodology focused on providing our clients with a seamless process and framework to complete your SOC examination in the most effective and cost-efficient way possible.
The GRAYWAY consists of four phases to complete the SOC examination: 1) Planning, 2) Readiness Assessment, 3) Testing, and 4) Reporting.
While these phases are fairly common among most firms, it is what we do within each phase to facilitate the process that sets GRAYCPA apart from other firms, our secret recipe so to speak.
While SOC examinations are not considered a certification, GRAYCPA provides a specially designed seal to show your company’s compliance with contractual obligations and completion of the SOC examination by a Certified Public Accountant.
While the overall approach does not vary greatly from firm to firm with regards to performing SOC services, you receive personalized attention, enjoy the ease of the readiness assessment process, timely delivery of the report, and the turnaround time from SOC examination beginning to report issuance.
Our number one goal is to provide our clients with a true partnering experience resulting in a quality SOC report that is cost-effective and fully embraced by all client stakeholders.
GRAYCPA’s national expertise is derived from working with clients throughout the United States and within multiple industries and technology platforms.
GRAYCPA provides a team of experts solely dedicated to your needs. We never miss a deadline and we complete our process efficiently with unmatched quality.
GRAYCPA has developed an extensive internal controls database across multiple industries and information system platforms that enables us to streamline our engagements and customize our engagement framework to meet the specific needs of our clients.
At GRAYCPA, we fully appreciate the challenges of managing the increasing costs of doing business, understanding that all SOC costs cannot be passed on to the customer.
We focus on reducing these costs while providing you with opportunities to grow your market.
SOC for CYBERSECURITY
SOC 1/SSAE 18 examinations provide assurance that your business has adequate and effective control objectives and corresponding controls related to processes that impact customers’ financial reporting.
(TSP 100, 2017 Trust Services Criteria for Security, Availability, Processing Integrity, Confidentiality, and Privacy)
SOC 2 examinations address your business’s controls that impact security, availability, confidentiality, processing integrity, and privacy in accordance with AICPA Trust Services Criteria. SOC 2 reports are designed for your customers.