At AgeeFisherBarrett, LLC, we have developed relationships with a number of important associations and organizations to help in the development and delivery of our services. Our affiliations include:
AgeeFisherBarrett is proud to be a member of the AICPA
To help CPAs meet the challenges of performing quality audits in this unique and complex area, the AICPA has established the Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center, a firm-based voluntary membership center for firms that audit employee benefit plans. Employee benefit plan audits include pension, health and welfare, and 401(k) plans subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) under the regulatory authority of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).
The Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants (GSCPA) is the premier professional organization for CPAs in the state of Georgia. The purpose of the GSCPA is to promote the study of accountancy and applicable laws, provide continuing professional education, maintain high ethical and work standards, and provide information about accounting issues to the membership and the public. With over 10,000 members throughout the state, the GSCPA is comprised of professionals in public practice, industry, government, and education.
The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) was created by the Sarbanes-Oxley act of 2002, to oversee the auditors of public companies in order to protect the interests of investors and further the public interest in the preparation of informative, fair, and independent audit reports.
This new body is required by Federal law to set the standards that guide the audits of publicly traded companies and to establish and implement the funding structure that supports its activities.
In addition, a publicly traded Company’s outside auditors can no longer perform certain services for them.
These services include, but not limited to:
- Section 404 Internal Controls
- Internal Audits
- SAS 70 Audits
- Information Technology Services
AgeeFisherBarrett, LLC is a registered accounting firm with the Public Company Oversight Accounting Board and can perform audits and opinions on the financial statement of publicly traded companies as well as other services on publicly traded companies where we are not the outside auditors.
AgeeFisherBarrett, LLC is a proud member of LISA (Life Insurance Settlement Association).
Founded in 1995, LISA is America's oldest, largest and most widely recognized trade association in the life settlement industry, participating in legislative and regulatory matters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Canada.
Comprised of over 170 member companies in North America, Europe and Australia, their diversity provides LISA with the broadest and most authoritative voice in the life settlement industry.
ISACA got its start in 1967, when a small group of individuals with similar jobs—auditing controls in the computer systems that were becoming increasingly critical to the operations of their organizations—sat down to discuss the need for a centralized source of information and guidance in the field. In 1969, the group formalized, incorporating as the EDP Auditors Association. In 1976 the association formed an education foundation to undertake large-scale research efforts to expand the knowledge and value of the IT governance and control field.
Today, ISACA’s membership—more than 86,000 strong worldwide—is characterized by its diversity. Members live and work in more than 160 countries and cover a variety of professional IT-related positions—to name just a few, IS auditor, consultant, educator, IS security professional, regulator, chief information officer and internal auditor. Some are new to the field, others are at middle management levels and still others are in the most senior ranks. They work in nearly all industry categories, including financial and banking, public accounting, government and the public sector, utilities and manufacturing. This diversity enables members to learn from each other, and exchange widely divergent viewpoints on a variety of professional topics. It has long been considered one of ISACA’s strengths. Previously known as the Information Systems Audit and Control Association, ISACA now goes by its acronym only, to reflect the broad range of IT governance professionals it serves.
The Society of Financial Examiners is a professional society for examiners of insurance companies, banks, savings and loans, and credit unions. With a membership of over 1,600 representing 50 states, District of Columbia, Canada, Aruba and Netherlands Antilles. SOFE is the one organization where financial examiners of insurance companies, banks, savings and loans, and credit unions come together for training and to share and exchange information on a formal and informal level.
The Insurance Accounting & Systems Association, Incorporated (IASA) is a non-profit, education association that strives to enhance the knowledge of insurance professionals, and participants from similar organizations closely allied with the insurance industry by facilitating the exchange of ideas and information. IASA is one of the insurance industry's largest, and most well represented trade association. IASA membership includes insurance companies of all types (Property & Casualty, Life, Health, Fraternal, HMO and others) as members, as well as companies serving the insurance industry, regulators and also organizations more broadly representative of the financial services industry, including banks and investment brokerage firms.
The American Society of Cost Segregation Professionals (ASCSP) has been established as a non-profit corporation in response to the growing need for credentials, technical standards and a Code of Ethics within the cost segregation industry.
ASCSP will establish, monitor and upgrade (as needed) these standards for the industry through the implementation of its certification and training programs for member firms and individuals. Additionally, ASCSP will openly solicit and accept input from the Internal Revenue Service in order to establish the standards by which cost segregation reports will meet the “Principal Elements of a Quality Cost Segregation Study and Report” as delineated in the Audit Techniques Guide for Cost Segregation Studies promulgated by the Internal Revenue Service.
TIAG® (The International Accounting Group), founded in January 2003, is an international alliance of high-quality accounting firms. The alliance has established a global presence and now has a membership of more than 100 firms in over 60 countries.