SOC 1 audit reports will be prepared in accordance with Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) No. 18. SOC 1 reports primarily focus on business process and IT general computer controls which may impact internal control over financial reporting. SOC 1 reports are restricted use reports, which mean use of the reports is restricted to:


  • Management of the service organization (the company who has the SOC 1 audit performed),
  • User entities of the service organization (service organization’s clients), and
  • The user entities’ financial auditors (user auditor).

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For reports that are not specifically focused internal controls over financial reporting, SOC 2 audits are more appropriate. SOC 2 audits and focus on controls at a service organization relevant to security, availability, processing integrity confidentiality, or privacy.


Readiness Assessment

Many first time clients first choose to perform a Readiness Assessment prior to undergoing the SOC 1 audits. For more information regarding our Readiness Assessment services, please click here .

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