Tax & Accounting Services for Public Companies

Avisar's Public Company Accounting Group helps public companies reduce overhead expenses by outsourcing the accounting and financial reporting compliance functions when a full time CFO is not required. Our talented team of trusted professional accountants have developed efficient systems to support the needs of public companies by providing accurate, timely and informed financial reporting and management services. We assist private companies in the “going public” process and are experienced with pro forma statement preparation and accounting for mergers and acquisitions. We have cultivated excellent working relationships with our clients’ audit firms which helps streamline the audit process and keeps costs down.

Our services are tailored to meet the needs of our public company clients. We perform a wide range of functions from day-to-day bookkeeping to preparing financial statements in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP), along with other filings such as Management Discussion & Analysis, Management Information Circulars and Annual Information Forms. We liaise with the Company’s auditors during the year-end review process to ensure a smooth audit and timely filing of the Company’s quarterly reports. Avisar provides tax preparation services for Canadian and U.S. filings and our tax experts assist with income tax provision calculations and preparation of deferred income tax financial statement note disclosure in accordance with IFRS and US GAAP.

The expertise of Avisar’s Public Company Group and our flexible structure allows clients to focus on developing and executing their business plans to further enhance their company’s prospects while meeting financial reporting requirements in a professional and cost effective manner. We endeavour to become an integral part of your management team as an effective leader of the finance and accounting function. 

Accounting and Financial Reporting

  • Full cycle bookkeeping for head offices and subsidiaries in Vancouver
  • Corporate controllership and oversight of international accounting staff
  • Preparation of multi-jurisdictional consolidated accounting records
  • Preparation of quarterly and annual Financial Statements and Management Discussion and Analysis
  • Planning and compliance for all tax requirements including preparation of income tax provision and related note disclosure
  • Coordination of and attendance at quarterly Audit Committee meetings
  • Coordination of annual audits by liaising with external auditors and preparing audible working papers
  • Assistance with Management Information Circular and Annual Information Form

Management Services

  • Treasury management
  • Measuring and tracking equity instruments
  • Budget preparation and analytical procedures on budget to actual variances
  • Liaise with the financial institutions, securities regulators, legal counsel, insurance brokers and other advisors
  • Assist the Board of Directors with developing a high level of corporate governance, including design and oversight of effective internal controls and disclosure controls

Special Services

  • Accounting for reverse takeovers and preparation of pro forma financial information
  • Assistance with prospectuses and initial public offering documents
  • Analysis, research and guidance on complex agreements and other technical accounting matters
  • Assistance with financial due diligence on prospective corporate investments, mergers and acquisitions
  • Coordination of corporate secretarial services