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Industry Segments:

M. Vail & Associates, PC (VA) understands that in the complexity of today’s business environment, your CPA needs to have a thorough understanding of your business and the industry in which you operate to provide you with the in depth advice you require. As a firm, VA focuses on specific industries so that you are provided with the help you need to meet the business demands unique to your industry.

We are committed to allowing our professionals the opportunity to focus on delivering services in specific industries, obtain industry-specific education and training, and to immerse themselves within a specific industry group. Our goal is to provide you with dedicated industry-focused professionals providing audit, tax and advisory services in a manner that is highly adaptable to your organization.

Real Estate

Real estate knowledge and insight of experienced professionals responsive to your service needs

M. Vail & Associates, PC (VA) serves many types of real estate clients such as owners, investors, developers, and lenders. VA also caters to engineering and construction firms. Our breadth and depth in the real estate industry provides VA the ability to deliver a broad range of services with industry knowledge and insight that helps our clients succeed in a turbulent and challenging economic environment.

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Government and Public Sector (Municipalities; MUDs; HUD, and schools)

Local governments face ever growing challenges to maintain soundness of fiscal policies

M. Vail & Associates, PC (VA) specializes in providing governmental auditing to local governments, municipal utility districts, schools and governmental audits required by governmental agencies such as Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and State Transportation Authorities, including federal Single Audit Act audits. VA also meets all conditions and requirements of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget to perform Yellow Book Audits, complete with audit compliance and financial statement preparation services.

VA serves more than 20 different clients in the governmental industry group, allowing our professionals to be the best at adding value to improve our clients’ financial operations and fiscal policies; recommend improvements to internal controls and IT processes; as well as meeting governmental compliance requirements.

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Manufacturing

Factory activity increasing (Institute of Supply Management – June 2011)

In today’s environment of strong competition, manufacturing companies must be agile and adapt to take advantages of opportunities as they present themselves while maintaining a sound financial posture. M. Vail & Associates, PC (VA) serves manufacturing clients by providing them with audit and tax services. Our VA methodology and use of audit tools helps us to provide our clients with insight to improve their operations as well as provide financial reporting assurance to address the various needs of stakeholders including management, boards of directors, audit committees and lending institutions.

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Non-profit

Providing transparency on operations, maintaining sufficient reserves and delivering on its mission are key concerns of non-profit organizations

M. Vail & Associates, PC (VA) provides our non-profit clients with audit, tax and advisory services to ensure compliance with accounting and financial requirements and to meet IRS reporting requirements (IRS Tax Form 990). VA specializes in providing not-for-profit entities with experienced professionals to meet the needs of changing landscape for our non-profit clients. Our VA methodology and use of audit tools helps us to provide our not-for-profit clients with insight to improve their operations as well as provide financial reporting assurance to address the various needs of stakeholders including management, boards of directors, audit committees.

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Technology

Technology companies lead economic growth

M. Vail & Associates, PC (VA) specializes in providing audit, tax and advisory services to technology companies including software and third party service providers who utilize a technology platform to deliver their services. We see technology trends that encourage user collaboration (such as peer-to-peer networking, social networks and Web services) as driving the coming economic growth, encouraging companies of the future to develop around these trends.

An example of Web 2.0 trends include (2007 McKinsey Survey of Internet Technologies):

  • Blogs
  • Collective intelligence
  • Mash-ups
  • Peer-to-peer networks
  • Podcasts
  • RSS (Really Simple Syndication)
  • Social networking
  • Web services
  • Wikis

The foundation of our firm was started in the Technology industry, where our leaders either served technology clients (including software, e-commerce and internet companies) as external auditor, CFO of a technology company that was sold, and/or attained an Executive Masters in Engineering in IT Governance and Controls from SMU in 2009. Our commitment to Technology industry is strong and we see the future growth in the economy coming from Technology companies where all industries will either reap benefits from, or be left behind as new trends develop.

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Public Company and SEC Reporting

Experienced professionals providing accounting services to address your technical accounting and SEC reporting needs

M. Vail & Associates, PC (VA) provides external audit services using a customized audit approach designed to address the unique risks and needs of your business. VA adheres to strict standards of quality control and VA, as a firm, is subject to peer review every three years. We are a PCAOB registered firm and can provide either public company audits or assist management with SEC reporting. For those clients who we consult with, we provide SEC reporting advice and/or assistance on technical accounting matters.

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Oil & Gas

VA helping our clients meet the challenges of changing environments

Globally, the petroleum industry is experiencing continued price volatility, significant technology advancements, regulatory changes, and the opening of new exploration areas and new markets. Companies have expanded internationally through production sharing contracts, mergers & acquisitions, and strategic alliances.

What’s more, the industry faces higher spending requirements for compliance with environmental and safety standards. M. Vail & Associates, PC (VA), with more than 17 years of oil and gas accounting, audit, consulting, and tax experience, provides services to assist in these constantly fluctuating market conditions. This focus on the entrepreneurial, emerging, independent, and middle oil & gas markets allows VA to be more flexible and adaptive to the changing environments of clients.

VA has blended a highly technically qualified practice with a strong commitment to servicing small to mid‐size oil & gas companies. Using innovative solutions to improve the audit experience, VA provides audit, tax, and advisory services, including external audit; fraud investigation; and security & technology risk services to oil & gas clients.

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For more detailed information, please contact M. Vail & Associates, PC at 214-660-2000 or visit our contact page.