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As industry leading SSAE 16 Professionals with years of auditing and regulatory compliance expertise, NDB Accountants & Consultants (NDB) offers comprehensive SOC 1, SOC 2, and SOC 3 reporting for today’s growing service organizations. As compliance experts who began reporting on controls for service organizations under the historical SAS 70 auditing standard, the SSAE 16 professionals at NDB offer industry leading, fixed-fee reporting for SOC 1, SOC 2, and SOC 3 assessments, so call Chris Nickell today at 1-800-277-5415, ext. 706 to learn more.  Learn more about NDB's complimentary SOC 1 Policy Packets and SOC 2 Policy PacketsThey truly make a big difference in helping service organizations save thousands of dollars on SOC compliance

Proven SSAE 16 Professionals at NDB Offering Nationwide Compliance Services
Today’s demanding regulatory compliance mandates are forcing companies to re-asses their entire internal control environment, which includes policies, procedures, and processes from all departments and organizations. From healthcare to manufacturing, SSAE 16 reporting has fast become a way of life for many organizations, thus turning to the SSAE 16 professionals at NDB is a smart move! Some of the biggest challenges for complying with the AICPA Service Organization Control (SOC) framework is finding a proven, trusted, and nationally recognized PCAOB CPA firm capable of offering a wide array of resources for ensuring an efficient, complete, and satisfactory audit process.

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More specifically, it’s about finding a firm that offers clients numerous tools, documentation – such as NDB’s SOC 1 and SOC 2 Policy Packets – and other supporting initiatives. That firm is available, and it’s NDB, North America’s SSAE 16 professionals from coast to coast, so call and speak with Christopher G. Nickell, CPA, today at 1-800-277-5415, ext. 706.
Understanding the Intent of the SSAE 16 Standard.

The previous, and now defunct, one-size fits all SAS 70 reporting standard eventually became misused and misinterpreted in so many ways that changes had to be made. As a result, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) launched the Service Organization Control (SOC) reporting framework consisting of SOC 1, SOC 2 and SOC 3 assessments. Out of this framework was born a specific professional standard known as SSAE 16 aimed at reporting on service organizations who exhibit a true nexus to the concept of Internal Controls over Financial Reporting – simply known as ICFR. It means that the SOC 1 SSAE 16 reporting option should be limited to the broader financial industry, such as banks, third party administrators (TPA), actuaries, and others.

Therefore, if you’re a service organization in the technology space, such as a data center, managed services provider, Software as a Service (SaaS) entity, you’ll be much better served undertaking a SOC 2 assessment and the applicable Trust Services Principles (TSP). The SSAE 16 SOC 1 vs. SOC 2 differences are becoming more clear each day, so it’s important to understand which assessment is a good fit for your business. If you are a bank, credit union, Third Party Administrator (TPA), or some other type of financial organization exhibiting a true nexus with financial controls for your clients, then it’s time to talk to the SSAE 16 professionals at NDB Accountants & Consultants today.

With fixed-fee pricing and complimentary SSAE 16 Policy Packets for our clients, NDB is the firm to call! Saving time and money with the proven and trusted SSAE 16 professionals is as easy as giving us a call today and discussing all your compliance reporting needs, from SOC 1 SSAE 16 to SOC 2, PCI DSS, HIPAA, and any other compliance mandate. Call and speak directly with Christopher G. Nickell directly at 1-800-277-5415, ext. 706 or at cnickell@ndbcpa.com.

SSAE 16 Professionals Offering Policy Packets
As industry leading SSAE 16 professionals offering fixed-fee engagements all throughout North America – and select global regions – it’s important to truly understand the need for high-quality policy and procedural documentation. The SSAE 16 standard, like most compliance mandates these days, is highly dependent upon having well-documented and formalized policies, procedures, and processes in place. Because of the huge need for such policy documents, NDB offers all clients a complimentary SOC 1 SSAE 16 Policy Packet as part of every engagement. Filled with dozens of essential policies and procedures – and more – the SOC 1 SSAE 16 Policy Packet is a must have for SSAE 16 compliance.  Learn more about NDB's complimentary SOC 1 Policy Packets and SOC 2 Policy PacketsThey truly make a big difference in helping service organizations save thousands of dollars on SOC compliance

Whatever your industry is, from banking to healthcare, manufacturing, information security, or any other business segment, the SSAE 16 professionals at NDB are ready to assist with your growing regulatory compliance mandates, specifically those of SOC 1 SSAE 16, SOC 2, and SOC 3 compliance. Additionally, NDB also offers the following additional professional services:

  • HIPAA Compliance
  • Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) Assessments and Reporting
  • FISMA and NIST Compliance
  • GLBA, FFIEC, and ISO 27001 & 27002 Compliance

Some of the biggest challenges for SOC 1 SSAE 16 – and SOC 2 reporting – is understanding engagement scope – what business processes are to be included, physical locations, facilities, personnel, third-party providers, and other relevant information. It can seem incredibly daunting at first to assess scope, but in all reality, working with the SSAE 16 professionals at NDB makes the process very efficient, and easy-to-understand. As proven and trusted SSAE 16 professionals with years of regulatory compliance experience, NDB offers the following SOC 1 – and SOC 2 – roadmap for compliance:

  • Readiness assessment and gap analysis findings
  • Remediation (both technical and policy and procedural based)
  • Actual assessment activities and document collection
  • Administrative Items, ranging from report preparation, closing meetings, and more

NDB Accountants & Consultants are much more than just SSAE 16 Professionals and SOC 2 audit experts, we also provide industry leading PCI DSS reporting in accordance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) mandates as published by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC).

Regulatory compliance is a challenge indeed these days, especially when one considers the time, energy, and costs involved in becoming compliant with the likes of SSAE 16 SOC 1, AT 101 SOC 2, HIPAA, PCI DSS, FIMSA, NIST, and the dozens of other legislative and industry specific mandates. Call the SSAE 16 professionals today at 1-800-277-5415, ext. 706 to learn more about how we can help you survive and thrive in today’s compliance world.

When it comes to searching for SSAE 16 professionals who truly know, understand, and can interpret the AICPA Service Organization Control (SOC) reporting framework in a clear manner, there’s only one (1) name you need to know – NDB Accountants & Consultants. Please call and speak with Christopher G. Nickell directly at 1-800-277-5415, ext. 706 or at cnickell@ndbcpa.com.

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