SS&G's quality is assured through its participation in the American Institute of CPAs Peer Review Program. We are reviewed every three years for quality and compliance with professional standards. Firms can receive a rating of pass, pass with deficiency(ies), or fail. SS&G's most recent peer review, completed in 2010, reflects a "pass" opinion, verifying our adherence to professional standards.
In addition to the external peer review, we perform an annual internal inspection of our engagements to ensure the quality of our work.
SS&G is a registered member of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board and is subject to the organization's periodic review. In our 2011 PCAOB inspection report, we received a clean opinion (i.e., "no comments") regarding our audit performance or system of quality control.
SS&G also is a member of the AICPA Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center. We demonstrate our commitment to quality by adhering to all membership requirements. In addition, our benefit plan audit practice recently was reviewed by the Department of Labor (DOL), which noted no items that required follow-up.
Furthermore, SS&G is a member of the AICPA Government Audit Quality Center. We adhere to all membership requirements, which include offering training and quality control programs specific to governmental audits; performing annual internal inspection procedures that include a review of the firm's governmental audit practice; and designating an audit partner to have firmwide responsibility for the quality of governmental audits.
Each member of our valued staff strives to provide the highest quality of service, operate with integrity and accountability, and observe the utmost ethical and professional standards, including strict adherence to confidentiality.