Sunday, October 26, 2014

Credence Independent Auditors and Advisors: Career

Surrounded by a world of change, one of your best bets to supplement your livelihood is to continuously learn and grow. CAA, offers the opportunity to help you progress in your career: professionally and personally.

Inside our firm, the collaborative, people-focused culture encourages mutual respect, open communications and ongoing learning. Broaden your career path and your mind through our various corporate training programs, education initiatives, performance management programs, mentoring programs and regular performance feedback. Outside of work, you’ll have time for the people you care about most – family and friends.

Our leadership team is very cognizant that the broader our employees’ backgrounds, experiences and education becomes the more diverse their views and insights evolve. CAA fosters forward thinking, innovation, diversity, ethics and integrity to strengthen our organization and our people, and to respond to our clients’ needs. The result is a collaborative environment that respects individual needs and promotes ongoing development.

If you are interested in becoming a future member of the Credence Independent Auditors and Advisors Team contact us:

Address: 5th Floor, Mirwais Plaza,
Near Etisalat Building,
Haji Yaqoob Square, Shahre Naw,
Kabul, Afghanistan.
Phone: + 93 (0) 202 21 24 28
+ 93 (0) 783 89 44 99
+ 93 (0) 700 26 25 21
Email: info@credenceaa.com

Friday, October 24, 2014

Credence Independent Auditors and Advisors: Human Resource Management

Establishing an effective human resource management system will improve employee morale and allow you to redeploy human capital to more critical business functions. Our human resource management solutions include:

·         Outsourced human resources
·         Training classes
·         Talent outsourcing
·         HR compliance management
·         Salary histories
·         Benefits histories

Our solution also includes a human resource management system (HRMS) to help you:

·         Manage reviews that are due
·         Offer open enrollment for benefits
·         Manage retirement benefits

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Credence Independent Auditors and Advisors: Workforce Management

Credence Auditors & Advisors offers a total workforce management solution. From hire to retire, CAA can help you manage, pay and get the most out of your most valuable investment, your people.


Do you wish a better predictor existed as to whether a candidate is a good match for your current job opening? Are resumes and interviews by themselves no longer dependable methods for hiring? What about your current work force – do you wish you had a method for understanding where their skills line up with the career path and training goals you have planned for them?

If the answer is ‘yes’ to any of these questions, consider implementing employee assessment solutions in your hiring and development processes. We can help. CAA has VAST experience helping our clients administer profile assessments for both new hires and current staff. This has resulted in better job fits, higher productivity and lower turnover. The return on investment continues to multiply for these clients. Here’s how:

With job candidates, you will:

·         Understand who they are and will be
·         Identify their work ethic, interests and critical thinking skills
·         Discover if they are a good match for the job opening
·         Recognize if they will fit into your overall company culture
·         Know if they were candid in their profile answers

With your current staff, you can:

·         Recognize if your employees are currently in the best matched position
·         Determine if any of your current staff members are a match for an internal promotion
·         Design training and development programs for areas identified as needing improvement
·         Better understand your employees’ work methods which helps improve communication
·         Use as a tool in performance reviews and the creation of job descriptions

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Taxation Services of Credence Independent Auditors and Advisors



Tax laws change constantly. Keeping abreast of those changes and the ramifications requires a great deal of time and knowledge. We can help you. Credence Auditors & Advisors makes it our business to persistently monitor changes and to accurately interpret tax law. We then can detail the steps individuals and businesses can take to comply with those changes and mitigate their impact. Our level of knowledge sets us apart. We are professionals who possess a thorough, on-going knowledge of tax law.

It is tempting to only consider taxes during “tax season,” yet proper planning year round can minimize the stress of this season and may actually reduce your overall tax burden. Put our professionals to work developing a tax strategy to enable you to best capitalize on local and federal tax laws. You will receive the personal attention of a tax manager with years of experience in tax practice, plus access to our complete team of tax specialists capable of solving virtually any tax problem.

Services available:

·         Tax planning
·         Tax preparation
·         Tax research & consulting
·         Tax representation
·         BRT calculations
·         Preparation of Annual Income Tax returns
·         Filing of Income Tax Returns with State, etc.


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Corporate Training Programs of Credence Independent Auditors and Advisors

Keeping your workforce well-trained and up-to-speed on technical and soft skills is crucial to stay competitive and attract the best employees. To meet our clients’ ever-growing needs in the training and development area, CAA offers corporate training services and training courses.

Reasons an organization should consider implementing a training program:

·         An organized approach to learning rather than a scattered, reactive approach
·         Increased accountability among employees on performing their jobs to the best of their abilities
·         Better use of company time with knowledge at your fingertips
·         Training on-demand and customized to your group or individual needs
·         Better appreciation of each other’s jobs, departments and locations
·         Narrowing the gap between management and staff
·         Less expensive than traveling to training
·         Tracking and monitoring of all learning received by employees
·         Gaining a reputation as employee-friendly and progressive company

Your employees will enjoy these benefits:

·         Increased knowledge and expertise to apply immediately on the job
·         Ability to perform their jobs more effectively
·         Learn how to lead meetings and their own training sessions
·         Personalized assistance and training
·         Immediate access to training support
·         Increased job satisfaction with a progressive company that invests in employees
·         Time savings with in-house training support
·         Availability of both refresher courses and advanced content
·         A variety of learning styles to ensure learning is well-received

Types of training programs available include:
Technical:

·         Microsoft® tools
·         Internal audit
·         Afghanistan Income Tax Law
·         International Financial Reporting Standards
·         International Standards on Auditing

Soft skills:

·         Accountability
·         Time management
·         Organization
·         Presentation skills
·         Generations
·         Emotional intelligence

Train the trainer:

·         Adult learning
·         Facilitating tips
·         Icebreakers
·         Coaching (One-on-one)

Program development:

·         New hire orientations
·         Customer service curriculum
·         Manager curriculum
·         Multi-modal training programs
·         And more!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Talent Outsourcing Services of Credence Independent Auditors and Advisors

Employers hire experience because it saves them time and money. However, finding the right person for the job can be a daunting task. Credence Auditors & Advisors’ (CAA) talent outsourcing services connects you with the experience you need to get the job done right without the hassle of searching for, screening, hiring and training a new employee. Or if you are looking to hire, use CAA talent to keep your business operations running smoothly in the meantime.

Up-to-speed up-front

CAA gives you the peace of mind that your CAA talent is already familiar with the work requirements and your goals. You don’t have to spend more time and resources training a new employee from scratch. Filling a skilled position can often take more than eight weeks. Partner with CAA’s talent outsourcing services and get started on the work that matters right away.

CAA has professionals and specialists in a myriad of niche areas that can meet your needs on the first day, including:

·         Accounts payable & accounts receivable
·         Payroll, payroll taxes, credit collections
·         Accounting, general ledger, trial balance & accruals
·         Information systems & computer operations
·         Data entry, spreadsheets & statistics
·         Administration
·         Marketing
·         Human resources
·         Software solutions/QuickBooks
·         And much more!


A partnership with CAA saves you money and reduces employee turnover. Rather than hiring and paying the salary and benefits for a full-time employee, use our talent as a part-time, pay-by-the-hour resource only when you need help. No more paying for more time than the work requires. Using CAA’s talent is a low-risk, high-reward way to solve your staffing needs.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Credence Independent Auditors and Advisors: Risk Advisory

·         Compliance Services
·         Construction Audit Services
·         Fraud & Forensics
·         Internal Audit
·         ID Theft Protection
·         IT Risk Services
·         Compliance Services

Industry-Driven Federal and State Regulatory Compliance

Compliance programs are under increasingly strict scrutiny from federal and state regulators

Governing bodies set forth regulations that strive to keep the industries they examine running smoothly. But with so many regulations to comply with and governing bodies to report to, regulatory compliance can be confusing, overwhelming and very costly. Credence Auditors & Advisors has dedicated professionals who specialize in the unique and complex compliance needs of large private and publicly-traded clients. We can help you navigate today’s most challenging requirements and best practices, while striving to provide valuable insights about how you may be able to streamline your compliance programs to avoid costly inefficiencies.

Our compliance services team provides services for the following regulated industries:

·         Government agencies
·         Publicly-traded companies
·         Health care organizations
·         Financial institutions
·         Financial services
·         Insurance

Construction Audit Services

Construction projects are generally among the largest, most complex financial expenditures undertaken by an organization. For this reason, it’s important that your organization have adequate project management and appropriate internal controls designed for your specific type of construction agreement in place during the entire project life cycle. Strong internal controls are necessary to:

·         Ensure procedures are in place to identify and manage risks
·         Prevent overpayments and protect against irregularities
·         Establish supporting financial reporting processes
·         Avoid unnecessary litigation

Credence Auditors & Advisors helps you strengthen the financial and operational controls over the construction process, ensuring compliance with the contract and adherence to industry standards and best practices. Our experienced teams provide assurance that contractual terms are being adhered to by validating critical contractor compliance and costs. In our experience, potential identified overcharges are typically 5 to 10 times greater than the fee for our services.

Our specialized team of construction professionals will also provide you with “root cause analysis” and process improvement recommendations, resulting in a more efficient and effective construction program.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Credence Independent Auditors and Advisors: Business expansion

Services to help you develop & grow your company:

·         Strategic planning
·         Marketing consulting
·         Due diligence assistance
·         Initial public offerings assistance
·         Financing assistance (forecasts & projections and feasibility studies)

Entrepreneur, franchisee or established business owner assistance

Whether you are an entrepreneur just forming your company, franchisee and/or an established business owner, there are a myriad of challenges and opportunities you encounter during the journey, including:

·         What business entity structure is best for us?
·         We are interested in purchasing a business. Can you help us through the process of due diligence to integration?
·         How do we handle on boarding employees and payroll and benefits administration?
·         What options exist for us to finance the purchase of a building?
·         We want to strengthen management of the company using performance goals such as cost and profitability measures, ratios and industry benchmarking. How can we access this data?
·         Can you recommend a banker? An attorney?
·         We are looking to source products overseas. Do you have any contacts who can help us?

Credence Auditors & Advisors can provide solutions to your questions.


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Business Advisory Services of Credence Independent Auditors and Advisors

Services:
·         Business Consulting
·         Business Valuations
·         Litigation Support
·         Marketing Consulting
·         Mergers & Acquisitions
·         Strategic Planning
·         Succession Planning

Business Consulting Services

At Credence Auditors & Advisors, our business consultants are motivated by understanding that the services they provide must deliver results if they are to make a difference in your organization.

Our business consultants have industry specific knowledge, we take pride in the overall skills, depth/breadth of our Credence Auditors & Advisors consulting team. In addition, we have consultants with functional specialties such as marketing, technology, human resources and employee benefits that apply to all types of businesses. All of our business consultants are innovators, troubleshooters and problem solvers, ready and willing to help your business manage change and find solutions for success.

Included below are a few of the functional consulting services we can apply to your business needs and objectives.

Business process improvement

Credence Auditors & Advisors provides recommendations and strategies to facilitate greater efficiency, cost control and effective management for our clients:

·         Operations reviews
·         Strategic planning
·         Benchmarking
·         Business structure & reorganization planning
·         Inventory evaluation
·         Cash-flow management

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Credence Independent Auditors and Advisors: Not-for-Profit Services

Our not-for-profit practice team members have in depth knowledge of issues and challenges facing not-for-profit. We have completed number of engagements for dozens of clients encompassing a broad range of related services including, but not limited to the following:

·         Cost recovery consulting reviews
·         Financial and operational management consulting
·         Internal audit and IT audit co-sourcing and outsourcing
·         Specialized quality assurance and advisory services
·         Assessment compliance and risk management
·         Business performance and process improvement reviews (stakeholder service effectiveness and organizational and operational effectiveness assessments)
·         Technology risk initiatives (IT governance and technology risk management services and security, controls and data privacy)

Monday, October 13, 2014

Accounting Services by Credence Independent Auditors and Advisors

Keeping accurate and timely financial records is key to your business’ success. We can help. We are helping businesses with all of their accounting needs.

Why consider us for accounting services? Our current clients tell us, “it’s your people.” At CAA, you will receive personalized attention from our highly skilled qualified staff. So you can make informed business decisions, our staff will be proactive in their work for you. They will check in with you often and know your name when you walk in the front door.

Here’s how we can help you with accounting services:

Monthly financial statements

Financial statements present your balance sheet and income and cash-flow statements giving you a snapshot of your company’s financial position during a specific time period. Your CAA staff will walk you through the information on your financial statement so you understand what it means and how you can use it.

Financial statements offer many tools to help you make informed decisions for your business:

·         General ledger reports give you the details you’re looking for on all of the accounts for the month including your company’s assets, liabilities, owner’s equity and revenue and expenses.
·         Comparative financial statements give you the ability to compare where you are this year compared to last year at this time.
·         Trend reports show you how you have been performing for the last 12 months.
·         Ratio analysis translates your company’s numbers into ratios that can be compared to both last year’s ratios and industry averages. This helps you more thoroughly understand which areas of your financial situation are on target and which areas need more attention.
·         Break-even analysis shows how much of your revenue goes to cover fixed costs and how much is left for variable costs. It also tells you how much of your product/service you need to sell in order to break-even.

Accounting outsourcing

Business owners turn to us to outsource their accounting. Either the current staff is overworked or the business owner is looking to reallocate resources. But no matter the reason, outsourcing your accounting duties to us will make your job easier:

·         You will consistently receive your financial information in a timely, accurate manner helping you make better business decisions.
·         You will have no tax surprises at the end of the year because we will help you with tax planning throughout the entire year.
·         You will be doing business with a firm that has depth of knowledge, experience and the resources to handle all of your financial needs.
·         Your time and the time of your staff can be freed up and reallocated to other projects. With our second set of eyes on your books, we can see where you can improve and make recommendations.
·         You can turn to us to work with third parties, such as bankers, for any financial needs you may have.

The risk of internal fraud or embezzlement may be reduced with an outside firm handling your finances.

Other accounting services:

Preparation of budgets and forecasts offer an estimate of future costs and/or revenues and provide an anticipated financial position.

Accounts payable and accounts receivable services free up your time and resources.The burden of filing and paying payroll taxes is lifted when you turn those duties over to us.

Income tax planning is entrusted to us by many businesses and individuals. We have a tax department that is responsible for keeping up-to-date on the extremely complicated and ever-changing tax laws and ensuring our clients are benefiting the most they can from the laws.


Sunday, October 12, 2014

Credence Independent Auditors and Advisors: Audit Services

Think all audits are the same? Not true. While many firms are capable of conducting audits, relatively few have the capabilities of advancing beyond this process in order to benefit you. During an audit conducted by Credence Auditors & Advisors, we go beyond the numbers. We seek out ways to help you improve the operational and financial practices of your organization. You will receive these recommendations as part of your audit’s normal service.

Another difference is our first-rate audit staff, which consists of experienced and qualified professionals. Our team members utilize their specialized training by designing audit and review programs to meet your organization’s specific needs. Your audit is assigned to the staff member whose knowledge and experience is best suited to your organization. Many times, you will work with the same auditor each year, saving you the time it requires to work with someone new.

There are several areas in which our experienced and knowledgeable auditors can help you:

Audits and Reviews

Our audit services are designed to provide you with accurate financial information to enhance your business performance. Audits and reviews, long viewed as the auditing profession’s core products, are a necessary part of operating a successful business and are beneficial to you and your company. We will conduct an efficient, professional audit. Also, every audit will have recommended improvements based on the information identified during each engagement.

Compilations

Compilations offer you a snapshot of your financial position. You provide us with your information, and we will return to you useful financial statements.


Saturday, October 11, 2014

Credence Independent Auditors and Advisors: About Us

Our Vision

To be the most reputed audit and advisory services firm in Afghanistan and having a global footprint.

Our Mission

To serve our clients to their utmost satisfaction while at the same time performing our work to the highest standards of professional integrity and ethics.

Our Core Values

Credence’s Core Values define how we treat our clients and each other. They set key parameters within which individual and team performance is measured and rewarded. They are embedded in the way we operate and in the value we create for our clients and communities.

Integrity:

We do what is right, not what is easiest. We are true to ourselves and others. We are transparent, honest, and consistent. We take pride in our work and act with professionalism.

Respect:

We listen and communicate directly and openly. We value diversity among people, ideas and points of view. We are natural partners with our clients, colleagues, and our community, and we are at our best when working as a team.

Teamwork:

We will continue to build a collaborative work environment by providing opportunities for growth through delegating responsibilities, sharing information and experience, relying on each other’s expertise, keeping commitments and trusting each other.

Commitment:

We are passionate about solving complex business problems and helping to shape the next generation of financial services. We are intensely focused on serving our clients and helping them achieve their business objectives. We do what we say we are going to do: we create value.

Client service:

We anticipate our clients’ needs, advance their business priorities and, wherever possible, exceed their expectations.

Professional excellence:

We challenge ourselves to execute flawlessly and to consistently deliver the highest quality of service to our clients. We seek the best talent and promote personal and professional development. We aim to always exceed our financial goals and the expectations of our clients, our colleagues and our shareholders.


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Credence Independent Auditors and Advisors

CREDENCE Auditors & Advisors is an audit and advisory firm based in Kabul, Afghanistan and registered with Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA).

CREDENCE has an International Association and is a representative office of CENTRICSOL Consulting International in Afghanistan for SAP B 1 and QuickBooks services which is a member firm of GMN International, an association of independent accounting, auditing and consulting firms which is one of the world’s largest groups of accountants and management consultants working in 45 countries all over the world. We have a bunch of more than 45 professionally trained people in our team. Services we offer include:

- Audit
- Advisory
- Taxation

CREDENCE plans to emerge as a prominent firm of accountants and auditors offering a wide range of services to national and international clients in Afghanistan.