SOC 1 / SSAE 16 / SSAE 18 Report – Report on Controls at a Service Organization Relevant to User Entities’ Internal Control over Financial Reporting
Service Organizations such as payroll providers, collection agencies, or managed services providers whose services / controls directly or indirectly impact the accuracy of their clients’ financial statements, are required to provide independent assurance to their clients with respect to the effectiveness of the design and operations of such services / controls. Our SOC 1 / SSAE 16 / SSAE 18 examination services are intended for such service organizations (user entities) and their CPAs that audit the financial statements (user auditors). There are two types of reports for these examinations:
- Type 1 – report as of a point in time on the fairness of the presentation of management’s description of the service organization’s system and the suitability of the design of the controls.
- Type 2 – report covering a period of time that addresses fairness of the presentation of management’s description of the service organization’s system and the suitability of the design and operating effectiveness of the controls.
Usage of these reports are restricted to the service organization’s management, user entities of the service organization and user auditors.