Blog Search

Your Audited Financial Statements: 8 Steps to Success

There are various reasons that a client may need an audit. Learn more from Weinstein Spira's Heather Branham, who has 10+ years of experience.
By Heather A. Branham Working on the audit side of public accounting for 10+ years, I have performed audits of countless sets of financial statements. There are various… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2022/06/your-audited-financial-statements-8-steps-success/

Creating Transparency in a Benefit Plan Audit

SAS No. 136 has many new requirements that are intended to increase the transparency of the plan’s financial reporting. Learn more in this blog from Denise Woods.
By Denise Woods  After almost a decade of pressure from the Department of Labor (DOL) requesting more transparent reporting and improved quality for ERISA plan audits, the… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2022/05/creating-transparency-benefit-plan-audit/

New Year, New You—New Audit, New Report!

The AICPA issued several new auditing standards a few years ago, which are effective for the December 31, 2021 audits. Find out how the standards affect what auditors do and how we document our work.
By Brandon Waller and Heather Branham Did you know? The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) issued several new auditing standards a few years ago,… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2022/03/new-year-new-younew-audit-new-report/

Day in the Life of an Audit Supervisor

Busy season is right around the corner! How does a ‘typical’ day play out for an audit supervisor during this time? Mark is sharing an inside look at his schedule.
By Mark Moon As anyone in the accounting profession knows, daily activities vary, and ebb and flow fluctuate based on the season. For field auditors, there is further… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2019/12/day-life-audit-supervisor/

Double Your Fun: Advantages of an Accounting Rotation Program

What’s the right choice for you: tax or audit? In today’s blog post, learn about the advantages of an accounting internship rotation program to start your career on the right foot.
By Joshua Sult Fresh out of college with an accounting degree, armed with an internship and having landed an entry-level job just months ago (both with Weinstein Spira), I… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2019/11/double-your-fun-advantages-accounting-rotation-program/

Why a Quality Audit Matters

Whether you are a private company needing to comply with your bank’s credit agreement or a publicly held company wanting to maintain investor confidence, the accuracy and quality of reported numbers is essential. How do you find a quality auditing firm? D…
From the Weinstein Spira Attest Team These days, financial statements are under more scrutiny and subject to stricter regulations to meet high quality standards in the U.S.… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2019/10/why-quality-audit-matters/

Day in the Life of an Audit Senior

There is never a dull moment as an audit senior! Today, Emily is giving us a glimpse into her packed day.
By Emily Gutierrez There is really no “typical” day to speak of in my experience as an audit senior. I find that every day is different based on the season. My busy season… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2019/07/day-life-audit-senior/

Kyle Hinger Joins Weinstein Spira as Senior Audit Manager

We are eager to welcome back Kyle Hinger as a senior audit manager! Learn more about his journey here.
Weinstein Spira, the mid-market public accounting firm for Houston’s top high net worth individuals and privately held businesses, is pleased to announce that Kyle Hinger has… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2019/04/kyle-hinger-joins-weinstein-spira-senior-audit-manager/

New Year, New Lease Standards

If you’re a private company and haven’t read the new lease standard and started your assessment, now is the time! Andy’s new blog post can help get you started.
By Andy Dube As you may know, the new lease standard, ASU 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842), issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) on February 25, 2016, is now… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2019/01/new-year-new-lease-standards/

Near-term Trends in the Auditing Profession

The auditing profession is facing emerging trends in technology and changing attitudes of people causing us to re-examine and re-invent the role of auditors and how we do our job.
By Brian Franklin Independent, third-party audits have long been viewed as a necessary component of doing business. It’s something that generally must be performed in response… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2018/06/near-term-trends-auditing-profession/

Brandon Waller Joins Weinstein Spira

We are pleased to announce that Brandon Waller has joined the firm as an audit manager.
Weinstein Spira, one of the Houston Chronicle’s Top Workplaces, is pleased to announce that Brandon Waller has joined the firm as an audit manager.  “Brandon’s diverse… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2017/10/brandon-waller-joins-weinstein-spira/

Weinstein Spira Announces New Manager Promotions

Weinstein Spira, the mid-market public accounting firm for Houston’s top high net worth individuals and privately held businesses, has announced three promotions to the firm’s management team.
Weinstein Spira, the mid-market public accounting firm for Houston’s top high net worth individuals and privately held businesses, has announced three promotions to the firm’s… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2017/08/weinstein-spira-announces-new-manager-promotions/

Six Lessons on Improving Business Operations from our Lean Six Sigma Green Belts

Efficiency and productivity, combined with client satisfaction, are major priorities for Weinstein Spira, which is why our team recently began employing the Lean and Six Sigma methodologies. How can you improve your business operations? Read now!
What’s the secret to working efficiently and effectively, while also keeping your paying customers happy? You’ve likely skimmed through dozens of articles surrounding how to be… https://www.weinsteinspira.com/blog/2017/07/six-lessons-improving-business-operations-our-lean-six-sigma-green-belts/