Customized assurance services for private companies
Ernst & Young has been committed to serving private companies since the inception of our firm. Privately held companies represent the majority of the companies we audit. Because our focus on this segment of the market is well-established, we understand that the business needs and requirements associated with a private company can be very different than those experienced by a publicly traded company.
In today’s environment, a quality audit can prepare you to better manage the risk associated with a myriad of issues you may encounter such as building and sustaining a strong financial foundation, pursuing various financing options and strategic transaction alternatives, and implementing and sustaining business policies and procedures, to name a few.
The quality of our audit starts with our 62,079 global assurance professionals who have the breadth of experience that comes from serving many of the world’s leading private companies. Our global audit methodology is customized for your needs and eliminates duplication of efforts utilizing technology to maximize both audit effectiveness and efficiency. Our service teams are experienced in determining and executing an audit plan that addresses the differing levels of risk, materiality, disclosure, internal controls and timing associated with private companies.
Three ways we keep our private company clients connected
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. This unique award makes a difference by encouraging entrepreneurial activity among those with potential, and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 140 cities in more than 50 countries.
Among our many private company business investments is our Annual Strategic Growth Forum. Every November, we convene our annual Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum®, the world’s largest gathering of high-growth, market leading companies, where leaders, entrepreneurs and advisors network, share ideas and celebrate success. Forbes.com named Ernst & Young’s Strategic Growth Forum one of its seven “get-ahead executive retreats.”
Americas Private Enterprise Leadership Network for CFOs
The Americas Private Enterprise Leadership Network for CFOs is sponsored by Ernst & Young and convened by McCracken Alliance in association with Kellogg School of Management. The network provides CFOs of multi-billion dollar private enterprises with a forum to collaborate with their peers and leading academia on business issues, trends, thought leadership topics and practical application alternatives impacting private companies.
Ernst & Young refers to the global organization of member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide services to clients.