A practical approach to complex accounting and financial reporting issues.

A practical approach to complex accounting and financial reporting issues.

Accounting Advisory

With lean accounting and finance departments and an ever-changing regulatory landscape, companies often struggle with the accounting and financial reporting requirements of non-recurring business activities. Such requirements can be complex and time consuming, whether the matter is the result of a merger, acquisition, divestiture, initial public offering (IPO), significant new contract, or adoption of a newly issued accounting standard.

Our professionals’ large-firm and corporate experience, combined with a hands-on approach, uniquely positions Stout to deliver accounting expertise and horsepower around complex accounting and financial reporting topics. We offer a flexible and practical approach and can assist with projects large and small. Because we are not a CPA firm, Stout is not bound by independence restrictions.

Our Services

Technical Accounting Consulting »

Whether providing informal feedback on complex contracts, or preparing accounting memoranda, journal entries, or financial statement disclosures, our professionals provide expertise across a wide range of technical accounting topics, including but not limited to:

  • Business combinations
  • Complex equity and debt instruments
  • Revenue recognition
  • Derivatives and hedging
  • Stock-based compensation
  • Impairment of goodwill, intangible assets, or fixed assets
  • Consolidation and variable interest entities
  • Leases, including outsourced software optimization
  • Adoption of new accounting standards, including current expected credit losses (ASC 326)
  • Carve-outs and divestitures

Audit Preparation & Support »

Our professionals also support companies with their annual audit and quarterly reviews, including:

  • Cash to accrual conversion
  • IFRS / U.S. GAAP conversion
  • Financial statement preparation and related disclosures
  • Preparation of financial sections for Form 10-K or 10-Q and related support
  • Audit support

Special Situation Accounting »

We can help your team navigate the challenging accounting that comes when a company faces an inflection point, including:

  • Assets held for sale and discontinued operations presentation
  • Reorganization accounting
  • Fresh-start accounting
  • Restructuring

Who We Serve

  • Accounting and finance professionals at public, private, and portfolio companies including:
    • Chief Financial Officers
    • Chief Accounting Officers
    • Corporate Controllers
    • Managers/Directors of Technical Accounting and Financial Reporting
    • Head of Financial Reporting or Tax
  • Private equity sponsors

Client Success Story

Learn how Stout was able to successfully deliver when our client Carisma Therapeutics needed us.

Carisma Therapeutics client success story