AFFILIATESBDO Alliance USA
We are an independent member of the BDO Alliance USA, a nationwide association of independently owned local and regional accounting, consulting and service firms with similar client service goals. The BDO Alliance USA presents an opportunity for firms to expand services to clients without jeopardizing our existing relationships or our autonomy by accessing the resources of BDO USA, LLP and other Alliance members. The BDO Alliance USA was developed to provide Member firms with an alternative strategy for gaining competitive advantage in the face of a changing business landscape. The Alliance represents an opportunity for BDO to enhance relationships with reputable firms that share a mutual business understanding. The BDO Alliance USA is a subsidiary of BDO USA, LLP, a Delaware limited liability partnership.
At Bert Smith & Co., our firm is a regional accounting tradition — and one that also offers national reach and capabilities. Thanks to our membership in the BDO Alliance USA, we can deliver the same level of accounting expertise and service for your offices in Washington, DC as we can in Spokane, Washington (or any place in between).
Bert Smith & Co.'s membership in the Alliance allows us to deploy the resources of a nationwide association of independently owned local and regional accounting firms with similar client service goals. As a result, the Alliance enables us to expand our services to meet your organization’s needs, no matter where you operate. Please contact us to learn more.American Institute of CPAs
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, founded in 1887, is the world's largest association representing the accounting profession, with nearly 377,000 members in 128 countries. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting; membership is also available to accounting students and CPA candidates. The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for audits of private companies, non-profit organizations and federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination.
The Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center is a firm-based voluntary membership Center designed to help CPAs meet the challenges of performing quality ERISA audits. Membership in the Center allows Bert Smith to access the most current guidance, literature and training tools that are required in the rapidly changing audit and compliance environments.
The Governmental Audit Quality Center (GAQC) promotes the importance of performing quality governmental assurance engagements, provides valuable guidance and assist firms in enhancing the value of audits for the users of governmental financial statements. GAQC is a voluntary membership center for CPA firms and state audit organizations that perform governmental engagements.
The PCPS Firm Practice Section provides a venue for CPA firms to implement best practices in serving their clients and managing their firms. PCPS—the AICPA Private Companies Practice Section—provides a rich array of valuable information and resources for firms of all sizes in the area of practice management.
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