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Success and risk are flip sides of the same coin. Transforming a business magnifies both.

The Vasquez & Company LLP Consulting Team is composed of professionals with extensive experience who have held a variety of management positions both in corporate and government organizations. From running businesses to running government agencies, we understand the processes in effective decision making and recognize the critical nature of thoroughly evaluating and assessing all key factors. Customized and proprietary consulting expertise for your business and family, Vasquez offers the following specialized consulting and financial advisory services to organizations and individuals:

MANAGEMENT ADVISORY

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Corporate and Personal Financing Arrangements
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Financial Forecasting
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Purchase or Lease Analysis
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Business Purchase/Sale Negotiation
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Business Forecasting/Budgeting
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Business Plans and Valuations

ESTATE PLANNING

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Revocable and Irrevocable Living Trusts
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Choice of Entity Issues
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Family Limited Partnerships
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Life Insurance
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Charitable Giving Strategies/Lifetime Giving
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Probate Avoidance
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Retirement Benefits on Estate Planning
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Estate Determination

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

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Selection and Formation of Business Entities
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Financial Management
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Income Collection and Disbursements
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Banking Arrangements
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Budgeting
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Investment Analysis
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Insurance
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Personal Management
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Compensation and Benefit Planning

HIGH TECHNOLOGY

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Computer and accounting system design and implementation
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Data processing feasibility studies, implementation, training, and support
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Information security
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Internal audit and assurance
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Sarbanes-Oxley readiness
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Bank regulatory compliance
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Third party assurance (SAS 70)
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Emerging technology consulting
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Healthcare and renewable energy

Tax Services

Our focus is to align​ your financial goals with your tax compliance.

Vasquez provides comprehensive and specialized tax services for businesses with multiple industry specific expertise for Corporations and Pass-through entities, (i.e. S-Corps and LLCs), Nonprofit Organizations, Private Foundations, Trusts & Estates, Individuals (including high net worth individuals, expats & inpats):

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Federal and Multi-state income tax Compliance, Planning and Consulting
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Liaison and representation and before regulatory bodies such as the IRS, and multi-state tax authorities resolving complex tax issues
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Managing global tax compliance for expatriates and foreign nationals to meet regulatory requirements from a US perspective with regards to the foreign earned income exclusion, foreign tax credit and foreign bank reporting compliance.
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Applicable tax credits
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Merger and acquisition consulting

Highly specialized tax consulting expertise in the following industries:

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Nonprofit Organizations
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Private Businesses
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Legal Professionals
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Medical Professionals

“​A CFO/Controller outsourced from Vasquez brings an independent, objective, high-level visionary team member to assist with strategic management consulting decisions affecting both short-term & long-term growth and profitability.”

Forensic Services

Forensic Accounting, Litigation Support & Fraud Investigations

As it is often told, the role of an auditor is not to uncover fraud. We agree. This is the role of the forensic accountant.

With specialized training, techniques for uncovering fraud and an ability to explain findings to a court of law, Vasquez’s forensic accounting and investigative professionals have the experience and skills to examine and document issues from the board room to the courtroom.

We deal with such lawsuits to uncover fraud, bribes and kickbacks, corporate malfeasance, poor governance, and embezzlement. Our team provides analytical and investigative services to law firms, governmental entities, corporate counsel and executive management. Team members include data mining and computer forensic specialists, fraud examiners, CPAs and others you may need to document the facts of your situation.

Every case is different and covers a wide range of assignments. However, using our forensic accountant’s highly specialized skillset of investigative techniques to interview employees and witnesses for facts and statements; to review financial statements and accounting records; and to analyze individual transactions, we can ascertain the correctness of statements and the true effect of the transactions entered into.  Frequently, our investigations form part of lawsuits often aimed at verifying certain facts and figures of transactions, accounting entries and commercial arrangements, securing reimbursement of losses arising from the fraud we uncovered. We have experience in lawsuits to present and justify our findings in support of such court proceedings.

We can help with investigations and lawsuits in the following areas:

Financial Statement Frauds, Including:

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Inaccurate, Incomplete and even Misleading Capital Verification Reports
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Improper Asset Valuation
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Over / Understatement of Assets / Receivables
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Concealment of Liabilities/Expenses
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Fictitious Revenues
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Improper Disclosure

Non-Financial Statement Frauds including:

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Falsification of Internal / External Documents
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Letters of Credit

Misappropriation of Cash and Other Liquid Assets including:

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Asset tracing, misappropriation, waste and embezzlement
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Construction-related
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Financial fraud, including misrepresentation and financial statement fraud
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Regulatory-related investigations
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Fund Flow Circulations and Fund Tracing
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Misappropriation of Sales Proceeds from Scrap Materials
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Unauthorized Write-offs of Receivables
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Understated / Unrecorded Sales
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Fraudulent Disbursement Claims
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Purchase Orders and Delivery Notes
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Sales and Shipping Documents
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Falsification of Shipping Documents

Bribery and corruption, including

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Conflict of Interest
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Purchases / Sales Schemes
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Invoice Kickbacks
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Anti-Money Laundering

Additional services:

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Background investigations/due diligence
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Data mining and computer forensics
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Management fees and related-party transactions

“​A CFO/Controller outsourced from Vasquez brings an independent, objective, high-level visionary team member to assist with strategic management consulting decisions affecting both short-term & long-term growth and profitability.”

IT Risk & Advisory Services

Technology risk is business risk.  But it's the risk of not unleashing the power and value of your information technology that most matters.

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Information Systems Assurance

Properly investing in information technology is a critical component of maximizing operational efficiency and minimizing risk. By identifying and implementing IT systems that are aligned with broader organizational and business strategies, companies can effectively leverage critical information, and make effective decisions.

We can perform a wide range of IT services, including:

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IT controls assessment
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Internal controls assessment
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Controls optimization
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Sarbanes-Oxley Guidance
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SOC Reports
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Regulatory compliance
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Disaster recovery and business continuity
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Security and vulnerability assessments
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Internal audit Support
The Path to Prosperity Report

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Cyber Risk Services

We can help organizations prevent cyber attacks and protect valuable assets. We believe in not only by looking at how to prevent and respond to attacks, but at how to manage cyber risk in a way that allows the client to unleash new opportunities. Embed cyber risk at the start of strategy development for more effective management of information and technology risks.

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We help executives develop a cyber risk program in line with the strategic objectives and risk appetite of the organization
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We focus on establishing effective controls around the organization’s most sensitive assets and balancing the need to reduce risk, while enabling productivity, business growth, and cost optimization objectives
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We integrate threat data, IT data, and business data to equip security teams with context-rich intelligence to proactively detect and manage cyber threats and respond more effectively to cyber incidents.
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We combine proven proactive and reactive incident management processes and technologies to rapidly adapt and respond to cyber disruptions whether from internal or external forces.

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IT Advisory Services: Technology Strategy & Architecture

Business and technology innovation are inextricably linked and the demand for technology-enabled business transformation services is rapidly growing. We can help clients resolve their most critical information and technology challenges.

We can advise CIO’s and other CxO’s in developing and executing technology strategies that drive exceptional business value. We can help transform the IT Function by examining the “Business of IT” and implementing new operating models, processes, talent disciplines, and solutions to make IT more effective and efficient. This includes services and solutions related to innovation, outsourcing, architecture, cloud, service management, IT financial management, mobile, infrastructure management, governance, application and data management.

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​IT Management Services

Today’s information technology landscape is more complex than ever, and the cost to maintain it continues to climb. We can help companies overcome these challenges to improve IT performance and achieve better business results. We can provide a flexible structure that enables businesses to fine tune IT management services to their business objectives. We can offer a full range of industry-leading services, including digital, enterprise resource planning, information management, and systems integration. This capability can be underpinned by our managed service advisory function that can support our clients to select the optimum managed service model and successfully transition to the target state.

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Analytics & Information Management Services

In recent years, the explosion of data has created new, unprecedented business challenges, including increased risk and cost. Holistic information governance programs allow an organization to manage data and information in a top-down approach – from executives to the staff – while safeguarding its use and ensuring compliance.

​We can help clients uncover and unlock the value buried deep inside vast amounts of data. We can provide strategic guidance and implementation services to help companies manage data from disparate sources and convert it into accurate, actionable information that can support fact-driven decision-making and drive competitive advantage. This service addresses the continuum of opportunities in business intelligence, data management, technology, and next-generation analytics and technologies, including big data, cloud, and machine learning. We can be technology agnostic in our advice, but we can be able to implement solutions for all technologies. We can work with the client in exploring off-the-shelf solutions completely tailored to their industry and business lines.

“​A CFO/Controller outsourced from Vasquez brings an independent, objective, high-level visionary team member to assist with strategic management consulting decisions affecting both short-term & long-term growth and profitability.”

Audit Support Services

Our outsourced Audit Support Team is based in Manila and is comprised of audit managers and senior auditors who are trained from the “Big Four” firms.  Our team can perform audits remotely and provides audit support services to the audit team (from planning to completion phase).

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Review of prior years’ reported findings; and
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Consideration of the extent of continuing or new personnel assigned to administer each major federal program.

Expertise

Our expertise includes audits performed in accordance with:

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Auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America
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Government auditing standards, issued by the Comptroller General of the United States
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Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Compliance Supplement
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Title 2 U.S. Code of Federal Regulations Part 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance)
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Department of Labor’s Rules and Regulations for Reporting and Disclosures under the Employee Retirement Act of 1974
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Standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board
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Compliance procedures prescribed by Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 31.
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California Department of Education Audit Guide
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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Consolidated Audit Guide
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National Transit Database Uniform System of Accounts
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Attestation standards established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
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Statement on Standards for Accounting and Review Services
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Standard Practices for Investigative and Forensic Accounting Engagements

Office Hourly Rates

$45

MANAGER

$30

SUPERVISOR

$25

SENIOR

“​A CFO/Controller outsourced from Vasquez brings an independent, objective, high-level visionary team member to assist with strategic management consulting decisions affecting both short-term & long-term growth and profitability.”

FAR Consulting

Are you maximizing your profits from federally funded contracts?

Your overhead costs must be calculated in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) requirements if you hope to qualify for federally funded contracts. Otherwise, you may find that anticipated profits go unrealized after adjustments are made for overhead.

Vasquez helps steer the course

Our experts focus on identifying ways to improve your profit margins with government contracts. This includes determining whether allowable costs are proven and verifiable.

Avoid potential problems that could delay your payments

Our vast experience performing FAR audits for government agencies, as well as for architectural and engineering firms, enables us to understand this work from both the agency and contractor perspectives. Our services include:

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Overhead Rate Audit Certification
Avoid time-consuming government audits by engaging Vasquez to audit and certify your overhead rates under FAR Part 31 and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Audit and Accounting Guide.
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Accounting Systems and Controls Evaluation
Vasquez assists your firm in meeting the necessary requirements for a government contract award.
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Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) Audit Assistance
Look to us to help you prepare for DCAA audits. We’ll identify supporting costs claimed under government contracts.
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Project Accounting Outsourcing
We provide skilled project accounting personnel to handle your short-term or long-term project accounting management and invoicing needs.

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