Technical Accounting Consulting

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, carve-out/divestiture, initial public offering, or significant new contract. 

Our professionals’ large-firm technical knowledge combined with a practical, hands-on approach uniquely positions Stout to deliver accounting horsepower and expertise around esoteric accounting topics. Because we are not a CPA firm, Stout is not bound by the independence rules of a typical accounting practice.  

Our professionals provide expertise across a wide range of accounting topics, including: 

  • Business combinations:
    • purchase accounting and opening balance sheet
    • push-down accounting
    • common control transactions
    • goodwill and intangible impairment
    • SEC filing requirements
  • Complex securities:
    • derivatives and hedging
    • stock-based compensation
    • complex debt and equity securities
  • Consolidations
  • Revenue recognition
  • Lease accounting

We offer a flexible and practical approach and can assist with projects large and small, including:

  • Feedback on accounting implications of complex contracts
  • Preparation of accounting memoranda and policies
  • Determination of appropriate journal entries
  • Guidance on filing requirements and preparation of financial statement disclosures
  • Preparation of supporting schedules and other audit support
  • Support in discussions with auditors

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