Accounting & Reporting Advisory

With lean accounting and finance departments and an ever-changing accounting landscape, companies often struggle with the accounting and financial reporting requirements of non-recurring transactions. Such requirements can be complex and time-consuming, whether the matter is the result of a merger or acquisition, divestiture, initial public offering, 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.

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Accounting for Complex Transactions

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:

  • Business combinations
  • Complex equity and debt instruments
  • Derivatives and hedging
  • Stock-based compensation
  • Impairments of goodwill, intangible assets, and fixed assets
  • Consolidations and variable interest entities
  • Carve-outs and divestitures
  • Fresh start accounting

Public Company Readiness

Whether through an initial public offering, a SPAC transaction, or a direct listing, going public is a complex and resource-intensive process. Our professionals have deep experience in going and, perhaps more importantly, being public:

  • Public company readiness assessment
  • Project planning and management
  • Technical accounting and accounting policy support
  • SEC filing preparation and support, including with registration statements, Article 3-05 financial statements, and Article 11 pro forma financial statements

Adoption of New Accounting Standards

From gap assessments to project management, to full-service implementations, we support companies in adopting new accounting pronouncements, including:

  • Revenue recognition (ASC 606)
  • Lease accounting (ASC 842)
  • Current expected credit losses (ASC 326)

Who We Work With

  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Chief Accounting Officers
  • Controllers
  • Managers/Directors of technical accounting and financial reporting
  • Public and private companies
  • Portfolio companies of private equity groups