As an independent member in DFK International, an association of over 200 accounting firms representing 412 offices in 92 countries worldwide, we have the ability to serve our clients throughout the United States and the world. DFK International is one of the world’s major international associations of independent accounting firms and business advisors. Membership in DFK International is representative of Bernard Robinson & Company’s unceasing commitment to the highest levels of quality. Membership within DFK International must be approved by the DFK Board of Directors, and only after a carefully performed quality review.
Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center
The increasing complexity of employee benefit plan auditing and increased scrutiny by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) have resulted in a significant number of changes and issues for auditing firms and CPAs in general. Employee benefit plan audits include pension, health and welfare, 401(k) and 403(b) plans subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) under the regulatory authority of the DOL. To help CPAs meet the challenges of performing quality audits in this unique and complex area and to promote the quality of employee benefit plan audits, the AICPA has established the Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center (EBPAQC), a firm-based voluntary membership center for firms that audit employee benefit plans.
Governmental Audit Quality Center
Each year, the government awards billions of dollars in grants, loans, loan guarantees, property, cooperative agreements, interest subsidies, insurance, food commodities, and direct appropriations and federal cost reimbursements that are subject to audit requirements. Governmental audits are very diverse and include all audits and attestation engagements performed under Government Auditing Standards. Governmental audits include audits performed under the Single Audit Act Amendments of 1996 and OMB Circular A-133, Audits of States, Local Governments and Non-Profit Organizations (referred to as single audits), program specific audits as defined under OMB Circular A-133, and other compliance audits and attestation engagements performed as required by federal, state, or local laws and regulations. To help CPAs meet the challenges of performing quality audits in this unique and complex area, the AICPA has established the Governmental Audit Quality Center (GAQC), a firm-based voluntary membership center for firms that perform governmental audits.
Private Companies Practice Section (PCPS)
The PCPS Firm Practice Center provides a venue for CPA firms to harness business opportunities and overcome challenges in their firms. PCPS provides a rich array of valuable information and resources for firms of all sizes in the area of practice management. PCPS is a community of CPA firms committed to making practicing CPAs and their firms successful through education and advocacy. Through PCPS, firms can reach out to ensure that their interests are taken into account by the profession, its regulators, and standards setters. Membership in PCPS provides firms with practical guidance and quick access to critical information on issues that affect quality, professionalism, and profitability.
LeadingAge North Carolina
LeadingAge North Carolina has 63 member communities statewide that include continuing care retirement communities, assisted living communities, skilled nursing facilities, and affordable housing providers. Their members employ 14,000 mission-oriented staff serving more than 20,000 North Carolinians. In addition, LeadingAge North Carolina has 73 corporate members who provide services, products, and trusted advice to our members. The Association offers education, advocacy, networking, and shared services and is a state affiliate for LeadingAge in Washington, DC.
Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)
MGMA helps physician practices succeed. MGMA is committed to continually advancing leaders and their practices. As the leading association for medical practice administrators and healthcare executives for nearly 90 years, MGMA provides the essential education, legislative information, and data and career resources to help improve patient services and operational efficiencies.
Through their national membership and 50 state affiliates, MGMA represents more than 33,000 administrators and executives in 18,000 healthcare organizations in which 385,000 physicians practice.