Brabo & Carlsen, LLP is a premier Certified Public Accounting firm dedicated to providing trusted support and advisory services – we strengthen our clients through our expertise and planning support, always considering their best interests.
Deep experience across a broad spectrum of privately held companies and non-profit organizations, along with expertise in research distinguishes Brabo & Carlsen, LLP. Clients know they can put their trust in us.
The following list provides the range of expertise our firm provides. Brabo & Carlsen, LLP partners and senior staff hold CPA credentials and additional designations of expertise and extended education.
Many of our service offerings are touched on further with our "INTERACTIVE LINK" found in the "internet links" tab of our site.
If you have questions or would like more information about our services, please feel free to call us at (760) 320-0848. If your questions pertain to a service we do not provide, we are happy to refer you to a qualified professional.
We can assist you in the preparation of your financial statements in accordance with professional standards, but express no opinion or any other form of assurance on the underlying information included in them. The financial statements produced can be a useful tool for management for making financial decisions.
Audits, Reviews and Compilations
We view our role in the financial reporting process as an opportunity to provide constructive solutions for maximizing your company's profitability and efficiency. We provide financial reporting on all three levels of assurance:
*Audit- an intensive examination with the highest level of assurance
*Review - some analytical procedures conducted with limited assurance
*Compilation - based upon client information provided and used primarily for internal use.
Financial Forecasts & Projections
Forecasting is a necessity when trying to effectively manage and lead a business to profitability. From simple projections to complex financial modeling, we can assist you in achieving your company's financial goals.
Cash Flow & Budgeting Analysis
A business can be profitable and still run into trouble due to cash flow issues. We can forecast and evaluate your company's financial condition, estimate financing requirements, and track cash-flow sources and uses.
We use accounting and auditing skills to provide an analysis of financial records in conjunction with dispute resolutions, as well as fraud and theft investigation. Our damage measurement methods can determine the extent of financial loss and illegal accounting practices.
Tax Planning & Preparation
Tax planning and preparation form a winning combination for our successful individual and business clients. Whether you are an individual or a multi-tiered partnership, we can develop tax strategies that take advantage of new tax laws and legislation.
Estate & Trust Tax Preparation
Effective estate and gift planning facilitates the orderly transfer of assets to your beneficiaries, provides security for your surviving spouse, and can reduce or eliminate the tax due on the transfer of your business and other assets. For business owners, providing for business continuity and succession of ownership is essential. We can guide you through the complex process of getting your financial affairs in order.
Consulting Services - Other
We gauge our worth by the personal and business successes of our clients. We can help your business identify areas negatively affecting profitability and growth and develop solutions that are practical and technically sound. In addition to acting as a sounding board for management, we provide comprehensive, flexible strategies that address the issues affecting your business. The following is just a few of the areas in which we provide consulting services:
*Accounting software selection and implementation
*Type of entity selection
*Buying/selling a business
*Financial & retirement decisions
*Estate, trust & gift planning
Fraud Prevention & Detection
We use accounting and auditing skills to provide an analysis of financial records in conjunction with fraud and theft investigation. Our damage measurement methods can determine the extent of financial loss and illegal accounting practices.
Whether you are thinking of buying a new business or in the midst of a difficult divorce, the amount attached to the value of your business is important. We can provide useful and objective analysis to assist you in the valuation of any business in which you have an interest.
Buying & Selling a Business
Structuring the purchase or sale of a business properly is a critical step in the process of buying or selling a business. Our competent staff has experience to guide you through the acquisition/disposition process by addressing such issues as cash flow analysis and tax considerations.
Effective estate planning facilitates the orderly transfer of assets to your beneficiaries, provides security for your surviving spouse, and can reduce or eliminate the tax due on the transfer of your business and other assets. For business owners, providing for business continuity and succession of ownership is essential. We can guide you through the complex process of getting your financial affairs in order.
Business Succession Planning
Effective coordination of the transition of your business to your successors is critical to ensure its continued success once you decide to remove yourself from the company's day to day operations. With a solid background in tax and other financial matters, we are fully qualified to address the complex issues of business continuation and can assist you in developing a strategically sound plan.
Expert Witness Services
Pending or existing litigation can result in the need for a qualified professional to present his/her opinion to support or oppose evidence submitted to the court. Our level of competence allows us the opportunity to function as expert witnesses in such cases.
Litigation support involves the quantification of economic damages pursuant to existing or pending litigation using accounting and auditing techniques. We have experienced competent staff who can compile information efficiently to assist in the calculation and documentation of any potential economic loss or damages.
Asset protection, or wealth preservation, plan makes the enforcement of judgements against protected assets nearly impossible and allows the owner of protected assets to retain substantial control over these assets. Our firm can assist you with an asset protection plan that may include family limited partnerships, or offshore trusts.
Financial & Leadership Outsourcing - CFO Services
We will provide the guidance, resources and tools to assist you with all aspects of your enterprises' financial analysis, reporting, and management requirements. We will also be proactive in helping you set your goals and target your financial objectives. Planning and strategy implementation are key here. The foundation of these services are the completion of timely and accurate monthly financial statements, along with the training and supervision of your accounting department personnel. Our key differentiators are that we work with you hands ons with your people, and with your computers and accounting software (unless you should request otherwise). This simply insures the best possible quality of service available.
Strategic Planning - Management Advisory Services
We can help you determine specifically what you are going to do for your customers (and yourself) to gain competitive advantage in the marketplace. Then we will take this plan and aggressively assist you with implementation, as desired.