Specialized services to help your financial services company thrive.

Finding your way in a rapidly changing environment is challenging. At Warren Averett, our professionals take a practical approach to audit, compliance, and business consulting and tax services. Our Firm is proud to provide accounting and consulting expertise to financial service clients of all sizes across the Southeast.

Warren Averett goes beyond the typical audit, accounting and tax return functions to find unique ways to improve your overall operational efficiencies. Our Industry Practice Group members have dedicated their careers to serving de novo banks, community banks, public banks, credit unions, broker dealers, insurance companies and other financial organizations. We will help your company manage growth and establish a competitive foothold.

We are proud to maintain an active role in the financial services industry, by participating in a number of associations, including Alabama Bankers Association, Community Bankers Association of Georgia, Florida Bankers Association, Tennessee Bankers Association and League of Southeastern Credit Unions. Warren Averett is also registered with the Public Accountancy oversight board and a member of the BDO alliance.

We have extensive experience in serving organizations of all sizes through a wide array of solutions, including:

Audit and compliance services

  • Internal audits
  • External certified financial statement audits
  • Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering audits
  • Regulatory compliance examinations
  • Director and supervisory examinations
  • Employee benefit plan audits
  • HUD compliance filings
  • Information technology examinations
  • Asset/Liability management
  • Loan reviews
  • Automated Clearing House (ACH) compliance audits
  • NACHA examinations
  • Regulatory filing assistance
  • Federal Reserve online reporting
  • Securities and Exchange Commission reporting
  • Statutory financial statement audits
  • Student loan portfolio audits

Tax services

  • Accounting for income taxes
  • Tax research and analysis
  • IRS/State examination assistance
  • Executive tax services
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Subchapter S conversion
  • Tax compliance services
  • Federal, multistate and local tax planning
  • Qualifying statutory trusts

Accounting for banking and consulting services

  • Consent order consulting and assistance
  • Capital enhancement planning
  • Due diligence and merger and acquisition assistance
  • Executive and employee compensation programs
  • Fraud investigations/litigation support
  • Internal control design and implementation
  • Operational performance and efficiency reviews
  • Receivership services
  • Regulatory controls, consulting and examination assistance
  • SOX 404 / FDICIA consulting
  • Stock options and restricted stock analysis

Warren Averett will find ways to help banks, credit unions and other financial institutions save money and plan for the future, while staying compliant with regulatory needs.