Audit Services

Our firm's experts will ensure your Bank’s financial audit and directors’ exam are accurate and prompt. You are connected directly with a shareholder, who is responsible for working with your Bank year after year.

We don’t believe in adding unnecessary separation between your tax and audit operations—all work is performed by the same shareholder to give you the most cost-effective audit service:

  • On-site planning
  • On-site risk assessment
  • Regular review and recommendations
  • Written reports—on your timeline

What about internal audit?

You can customize which risk identification and internal audit services are required to best meet your Bank’s specific needs. 

  • Complete Internal Audit services, including all operational areas
  • Risk Assessments
  • Interest Rate Risk Model Reviews
  • Liquidity Stress Testing and Liquidity Management Reviews
  • Internal Control Reviews
  • Quality Assurance Reviews of Internal Audit Departments

How about mergers and acquisitions?

We strive to ensure you’re making the right M&A decisions for your Bank. With our considerable banking expertise, we evaluate your deal from every perspective:Analysis of merger transactions including cash, stock or a combination of both

  • Analysis of merger transactions including cash, stock or a combination of both
  • Income tax analysis
  • Review of vendor contracts and compensation plans
  • Assistance with regulatory application
  • Due diligence reviews
  • Assistance with transactions structure
  • Assistance with purchase accounting entries
  • Analysis of post-merger effects
  • Analysis of S-Corporation versus C-Corporation structure 

Compliance Management Services Review

Your engagement partner will provide customized Compliance Management System (CMS) Reviews to ensure your Bank meets regulatory standards. 

  • Review of Board and Management oversight
  • Review of policies and procedures including operational manuals
  • Review of internal risk assessments
  • Review of internal compliance audit workpapers for regulatory standards
  • Review of compliance training schedules
  • Review of compliance related internal controls
  • Review of complaint management process Review of audit findings mitigation and resolution tracking

Why Fortner Bayens, P.C?

The Fortner Bayens experience is unmatched—here’s why:

  • Specialized expertise in the banking and finance industry
  • 20+ years average experience among shareholders
  • Ongoingone-to-one engagement
  • Consistency and accountability
  • No hidden charges—just sensible financial advice

GET TO KNOW Fortner Bayens, P.C

Have a specific question?

Contact our subject-matter expert, Charles J. Garrison, CPA, and he will answer all your questions relating to our audit services.


Explore other services we offer:

Loan Review and Asset Management

Examination of your loan and asset portfolios—from cash-flow analysis to loan-grading verification.


Tax Services

Investigating your tax offerings—from regulatory compliance to planning to maximize savings.


IT Risk Management

Profiling your level of IT and security systems—from vulnerability assessments to cybersecurity controls.


Regulatory Compliance

Monitoring of your regulatory needs—from annual  ACH reviews to BSA/AML model validation.