ACCOUNTING ADVISORY SERVICES
Accounting for complex transactions is a hurdle for every company and most today look to outside advisors for expert assistance. Whether your company is dealing with a business combination, impairment tests, carve-outs, divestitures, revenue recognition issues or any of a host of other common non-recurring transactions we have the expertise and methodologies to help you meet your objectives.
Public and private companies alike often need or prefer to rely on outside service providers to prepare external financial reports including financial statements, annual and quarterly reports, registration statements, proxy statements, confidential information memoranda, private placement memoranda, and business plans. We have decades of experience preparing such reports and are able to work closely with executive and finance leadership to quickly prepare the necessary documents within your timeline.
Revenue recognition is one of the most challenging accounting issues faced by most companies. Adoption of ASC 606 will only make the issue more confounding. Whether your company is dealing with a pressing issue under the existing rules or developing a plan to adopt the new standard, no one is more experienced or is better positioned to help you deal with complex revenue recognition challenges.
IPO and TRANSACTION READINESS
Nothing can derail an initial public offering or sale as quickly as bad accounting. Whether your company is preparing for an IPO, a sale or pursuing both on a dual-track, it pays to prepare for such transactions to make certain the house is in order before outsiders start asking questions. We can provide a plan for assessing your accounting to ensure that it will withstand scrutiny and document transactions and issues that will be subject to further discussions.
Sander’s twenty-five years of experience in accounting and financial leadership roles include IPOs, audits, SEC reporting, financial reporting, project management, mergers and acquisitions, carve-outs, financial restatements, revenue recognition and due diligence. He has significant experience with both public and private companies across a variety of industries including technology, automotive, real estate, manufacturing, consumer products and financial services.
Head technical reviewer for a Top-50 US accounting firm
PwC, LLP: Director, Transaction and Accounting Advisory Services
Audit partner for a local accounting firm
Primis, Inc.: Vice President of Finance
MAPICS, Inc.: Director of Finance
Key contributor to the development and implementation of audit practice policies and procedures for an Atlanta based assurance, accounting, tax and advisory services firm.
Directed all financial reporting processes and oversaw the treasury function for a national provider of real estate valuation services including completion of the IPO registration process.
Oversaw global accounting and finance functions for an international software vendor including managing a staff of 40, acting as CFO for a pan-European group, and leading due diligence and merger integration for the company’s most significant acquisition.
Master of Business Administration – Emory University
Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting – Harding University
Certified Public Accountant (State of Georgia)
The growing complexity of accounting and financial reporting are hurdles successful companies must overcome. Fortune 500 companies and small private companies alike struggle to hire, develop and retain accounting and finance personnel with the expertise to handle complex and non-recurring transactions that are critical to executing management's strategic plan. An accounting and finance department that uses highly qualified outside experts is better equipped to add value to the organization and reduce threats to the effective execution of the executive team's strategic plan.
Sander Abernathy provides accounting and financial reporting advisory services that fill these needs. Clients benefit from his 25 years of experience that include audit, national office and accounting advisory services experience with a Big 4 firm as well as experience in financial executive roles and deep transaction experience. Services are tailored to each client's specific needs with a constant focus on meeting deadlines and expectations while controlling costs. The goal of every client interaction and project is to establish a long-term relationship that will be a source of lasting value to the client.