Enhance and protect organizational value through risk-based and objective assessment, advice, and insight.

Enhance and protect organizational value through risk-based and objective assessment, advice, and insight.

Risk Advisory

Stout’s Risk Advisory practice is dedicated to helping companies effectively manage risks that threaten their growth and strategic initiatives. We specialize in building robust internal audit and risk management functions that anticipate emerging risks. Our solutions provide a comprehensive understanding of the strategic, operational, reporting, and compliance objectives of IT investments. By leveraging data, technology, and proactive processes, we empower companies to enhance their risk perspective, mitigate risks more confidently, and optimize performance.

Our Services

Internal Controls »

The right advisor can help you utilize Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance processes as an opportunity to help management streamline business functions, identify and address challenges that may impact the bottom line, and make the right decisions around the company’s people, processes, and technology. Stout’s combination of experience and technical expertise can bring value to your organization through:

  • Financial statement risk assessments
  • Design and documentation of SOX-compliant business process and IT controls
  • SOX support for internal controls over financial reporting
  • Assistance with testing the design and operating effectiveness of controls
  • Internal controls gap assessments
  • Significant deficiency / material weakness remediation
  • Internal controls optimization
  • Facilitation of SOX 302 certification
  • Business combination control testing
  • Goodwill impairment control testing

Internal Audit Services »

Enhance compliance, streamline operations, and optimize efficiency with our comprehensive Internal Audit services. Our experienced team of professionals conducts assessments, evaluates internal processes, identifies risks, and provides actionable insights. From one-time audits to ongoing support, we tailor our services to meet your needs. With transparent communication, strict confidentiality, and adherence to industry best practices, we collaborate closely with your team to deliver detailed audit reports that drive informed decision-making. Empower your organization to thrive in a rapidly evolving business environment by partnering with us today. Our professionals can help with:

  • Internal audit transformation
  • Information technology audit
  • Internal audit public company readiness
  • Internal audit automation
  • Internal audit co-sourcing / outsourcing
  • Interim Chief Audit Executive / Audit Director services
  • Quality assurance reviews (QAR)
  • Enterprise risk management (ERM)

Who We Serve

  • Accounting and finance professionals at public, private, and portfolio companies including:
    • Chief Audit Executives / Directors of Internal Audit
    • Chief Financial Officers
    • Chief Accounting Officers
    • Corporate Controllers
  • Private equity sponsors