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What is a SOC 2 compliance audit?
SOC 2 audits provide assurance to customers, investors, and others that an organization’s controls govern the information security in their environment, and are appropriate for the purpose for which they are intended. SOC 2 certification engagements are performed under the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) SSAE No. 18, Service Organizations AT-C 105 and 205, and the AICPA SOC 2 Audit Guide, Reporting on an Examination of Controls at a Service Organization Relevant to Security, Availability, Processing Integrity, Confidentiality, or Privacy. Each SOC 2 report includes an in-depth review of at least one of the AICPA Trust Services Criteria (TSC), namely security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy.
What is the cost of a SOC 2 audit?
A SOC 2 audit costs, on average, $20,000 to $100,000, depending on a variety of factors that influence the fee associated with the audit. These factors include the scope and type of audit needed, the services provided by the organization, the number of physical locations that need to be visited, the size of the organization, as well as the number of subservice organizations used, among others. We prioritize providing an accurate, specific, and reliable quote before beginning the audit engagement, thereby greatly reducing the risk of increasing fees later on.
Do I need a Type I or Type II SOC 2 Audit?
Our team is well versed in Type I and Type II SOC 2 examinations, so we assist our clients in determining the correct type of audit needed.
- A Type I report includes a description of the organization’s system, as well as a test of the design of the organization’s relevant controls.
- A Type II report includes the same information as a Type I report, and additionally covers the operating effectiveness of key internal controls over a period of time.
- Type I reports are dated as of a particular date.
- Type II reports cover a date range, usually a period of 12 months.
SOC 2 Audit Process
How does a SOC 2 audit engagement begin?
Our qualified auditors consult with management and others to gain a full understanding of the unique needs of each organization. With this information, our auditors will determine which Trust Services Criteria (TSC) are needed for a thorough SOC 2 examination.
When are the fees and timeline presented?
Once we understand the Trust Services Criteria requirements and your organization’s system, we provide an accurate engagement fee estimate and timeline so you know what to expect and when. In this stage, we also deliver a to-do list as well as a risk and controls matrix (RCM) to expedite the auditing process. We make every effort to meet all reporting deadlines.
How does a SOC 2 audit work?
Throughout the audit process, we take the time to understand your service commitments, system requirements, infrastructure, software, data, and support team. Depending on the organization’s needs, our auditors will conduct onsite and/or virtual interviews and examinations.
How will the audit affect our workplace environment?
It is our goal to provide the least amount of disruption to an organization’s productivity, while still gathering the important data needed to provide an accurate and complete SOC 2 examination.
What are the deliverables?
Once we have completed the examination, our auditors create a thorough and professional report of their findings. Reports are delivered to each organization digitally to expedite the process of sharing the report with clients and others. Our auditors also deliver recommendations to the organization for improving their processes and internal controls, if needed, to further solidify their compliance.
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Our highly-experienced auditors simplify complex SOC 2 compliance requirements while delivering professional SOC 2 Audits in an efficient manner.
Why Choose Linford & Company LLP
We Do SOC 2 Reports All Day, Every Day
90% of our work consists of SOC 2 compliance audits. We know exactly how to get you from engagement to SOC 2 compliant quickly and accurately, improving your internal controls along the way.
SOC 2 compliance is a rigorous and challenging process, demanding a deep knowledge of technology and regulation. At Linford & Company, we provide an experienced and responsive team with strong SOC 2 audit and compliance experience.
We take pride in providing a high level of Partner involvement with each audit examination in an effort to further solidify our commitment to quality and efficiency.
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