Initial Public Offering (IPO)

 

IPO … many dream of this, one of the best outcomes for founders, investors and many employees of the company. Final pay-off for long hours of hard work, sleepless nights and missed vacations, Silicon Valley’s most popular way of achieving the American Dream. To get there business should certainly be solid and growing but poor order of accounting and finance delayed or even dashed way too many IPOs. We will work with you proactively to ensure that accounting and financial reporting stays in the background and runs as smooth as possible. It is exciting to assist with IPOs as nothing compares to the joy of helping people to achieve their dreams. We provide full range of finance and accounting related IPO services and have long list of happy clients because we are the best with broad IPO experience, unparalleled technical expertise, industry knowledge, flexibility, and dedication to the client service. Our technical accounting partners have 100+ years of combined experience, most of which with Big4 accounting firms, including Big4 National Office. Our IPO services include:

 

a. Draft the Registration Statement (Form S-1 or F-1), including:

  • MD&A
  • Financial information including F Pages
  • Footnotes and other disclosures
  • Risk factors associated with the offering
  • Business Section
  • Prepare the complete tie-out binder with support for each disclosure and each number

 

b. Prepare quarterly financial statements from annual numbers and perform  appropriate cut-off

 

c. Prepare EPS calculations, using 2-class method, as appropriate

 

d. Manage and coordinate the entire S-1 project, and liaise with independent auditors, bankers, attornies and other stakeholders

 

e. Assist in clean-up of accounting records

 

f. Draft white papers and accounting memos to document the Company’s position on various complex accounting matters that will satisfy the most demanding independent auditors, with special focus on:

i.       Revenue recognition

ii.      Equity accounting and disclosures

iii.      Business combinations

iv.       Variable Interest Entities

v.        Financial instruments

vi.       Goodwill and Intangible Assets

vii.      Impairment analysis

 

g. Pre-audit Support

 

h. Prepare responses to SEC comments and, where needed, discuss with SEC staff and external auditors

 

i. Assist in filing amendments to Registration Statement to reflect SEC comments and to reflect quarterly updates

 

j. Assist with month-end and quarterly closes

 

k. Prepare presentations for Board of Directors and Management

 

l. Provide best practices related to accounting policies and procedures.