IPO Readiness

Going public has changed significantly in recent years. Market compression, shifting M&A activity, faltering businesses, closer scrutiny over financials: it’s a new ballgame. Add new requirements like the JOBS Act, and it’s clear that a successful IPO today takes more planning and effort than ever, especially around internal controls, internal audit and other risk and governance functions.

A successful IPO takes significant planning and more effort in today's economic climate than in the past. Hear more about IPO readiness from PwC's Ann Aerts.

PwC can help you achieve a successful IPO. Our internal audit practice has deep internal controls experience, spanning requirements of the JOBS Act, Sarbanes-Oxley, and other issues you’ll face.

We understand that IPO readiness from a SOX or internal audit perspective takes more than just testing the internal controls over your financial reports. You need to know you have strong detective, preventive, and entity-level controls in place. And the IA function must be equipped to review your key risk areas and bring the audit committee an independent point of view.

Drawing on our experience and knowledge of current regulatory requirements, we’ll make sure your company has the right board and audit committee composition, corporate policies and a strong internal audit function in place early in the process.

You’ll be able to navigate regulatory complexities, implement appropriate internal controls, choose the appropriate technology platform, build or enhance your internal audit function, cut time spent preparing for your IPO and avoid overstressing staff. The focus will be where it needs to be: on the business.