SCOPE OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AUDIT SERVICES An audit offers investors reasonable assurance that financial statements reflect a company’s financial position and results of operations in accordance with an established framework of accounting standards. An auditor does not examine every transaction nor provide assurance that all employees are honest and all company dealings have been above boards, but an audit should uncover major discrepancies that might affect the company’s financial picture. Audits are by no means confined to publicly owned corporations. Smaller firms, including those held by individual families, are audited regularly, although the results are not generally issued to the public. Audits provide firms with statements of their assets and liabilities that are usually necessary in applying for bank loans or undertaking a major reorganization of the company. As decision making tools, audits are as important to management as they are to investors. We have a standard of excellence that is reflected, not only in our professionals, but also in the professional services we render to our clients. We go beyond just performing audits. We get to know your business on a personal basis, studying its complexities, its possibilities, and its opportunities. The R. Mendoza & Company, P.C. audit approach focuses on the following broad phase of the audit.Perform General Planning and Identify Areas of Audit SignificanceUnderstand and Evaluate the Significant Sources of InformationPerform Risk AssessmentsDevelop and Evaluate Audit ApproachDraw Overall Audit Conclusions TAX SERVICES R. Mendoza & Company, P.C. performs a full range of tax services. The tax practice, in a broad sense, includes the following professional activities: Tax Compliance ServicesThe firm provides services necessary to determine the client’s tax liabilities and to assist in the compilation and filing of returns with the proper authorities.Tax Consulting ServicesAdvise to clients on the potential tax consequences of proposed and completed transactions, including the selection of the most appropriate method of structuring and reporting transactions. Personal planning, estate planning, valuation engagements, tax shelter consulting, and representations before taxing authorities are examples of tax consultation services.Tax Compliance ServicesR. Mendoza & Company, P.C. prepares returns for all types of taxes as well as necessary information returns for tax-exempt entities. This portion of the tax practice primarily involves preparation of income tax returns for individuals, corporations, partnerships, estates, and trusts. The Firm also prepares U.S. estate tax, state inheritance/estate tax, and gift tax returns for individual clients. Other return filings include reporting for tax-exempt entities, claims for refunds of tax, estimated tax, and other state and local tax returns.Tax Consulting ServicesOne of the most important aspects of our tax practice is tax consultation. Advice is available to ensure that clients obtain all possible advantages under the income, estate and gift tax laws. Through proper planning, a transaction might be arranged so that income that would otherwise be taxable would be tax-free or taxation could be deferred to a future year. Acting as the client’s tax consultants, opportunities to employ favorable tax-planning techniques are identified to provide for tax savings or deferral. MANAGEMENT CONSULTING SERVICES Assisting a business to improve its efficiency and provide maximum use of its resources is another phase of our firms’ services. Management frequently needs objective professional advice from outside in developing sound plans and making knowledgeable decisions. At R. Mendoza & Company, P.C. we get to know our clients very well, and as outside advisors we not only have the time and experience to help solve managerial problems but we also have an inside view of the organization. Nobody knows your business the way you do, but sometimes it is impossible for management to solve its business problems when it does not employ full-time management and financial personnel, or does not have the expertise required. The management consulting services of R. Mendoza & Company, P.C. covers the following major areas – capital expenditures, government cost accounting systems, operations research, budgeting systems, cost accounting analysis, financial planning, methods of financing, cash management, profitability accounting, accounting systems design and review, strategic planning (business and information technology), project management (planning and organization), business process redesign, requirement’s definition, software evaluation and selection, conceptual and detail design, and data conversion. The following are among the industries members of our firm have provided management consulting services: Manufacturing Utilities Telecommunications Governmental Airline Education Non-profit Healthcare Insurance Retail Banking Service/Professional GENERAL ACCOUNTING SERVICES The firm provides general accounting services for small businesses and companies in the start-up phase. During the start-up period, we can help you select the best type of business organization, choose the right accounting system, check if you have implemented a system of basic internal controls, find the financing that is right for you, and help achieve the best tax results. As your company grows we can help in planning for new ventures, financial analyses of working capital needs, cash management, credit and collection procedures, preparation of operating budgets, accounting and management information systems analysis, inventory control, and procedure’s manual. As part of R. Mendoza & Company, P.C.’s commitment to its clients, we maintain a standard software library to ensure that the necessary computer programs and applications are available to accurately and efficiently serve our engagement needs.