Services

Audit & Assurance

We assist our clients with the latest rules and regulations issued by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

SEC Practice

We are registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). We provide annual audits and timely quarterly reviews for our public company registrants.

Tax Services & Consulting

Our tax practice is designed to help companies and wealthy individuals minimize their taxes by utilizing sophisticated tax planning techniques, both domestically and internationally. Our resources in regard to tax research are state of the art.

Audit & Insurance

We are a full-service audit, tax and consulting firm providing a broad base of services to our clients. Our audit partners are former “Big 4 / Big 8” partners (unique to firms of our size) and each brings in excess of 25 years of experience.

We assist our clients with the latest rules and regulations issued by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

Specific services include:

Public Company Audit Services
We provide annual audits and timely quarterly reviews for our public company registrants. While many of our clients have been “smaller reporting companies” as defined by the SEC as companies with public float of less than $75 million, we have experience auditing “accelerated filers”. Accelerated filers are required to have an audit of their internal control over financial reporting, in addition to their financial statements. We have assisted clients in going public through initial public offerings and reverse mergers, as well as, obtaining additional capital through secondary offerings, private placements and debt offerings. Our experience with public companies include filings on the following forms: S-1, Form 10, 10-K, 10-Q, S-8, S-3, 8-K, 11-K, and Form-ADV.
Private Company Audit Services
All organizations, whether public, private, or not-for-profit need to prepare financial statements to provide fiscal accountability and accuracy to their stakeholders and management. Our audit and assurance services to privately held corporations encompass a broad range of industries and company size ranging from start-ups (pre-revenue) to multi-billion dollar businesses. An audit provides the highest level of assurance on a set of financial statements and are relied up by financial institutions and business owners alike. Many banking relationships require their customers to have their books and records audited by a reputable CPA firm, like RJI International. Our audits are performed in accordance with the latest auditing standards and our Firm is subject to “peer review” every third year. Over the years, we have received nine unqualified peer review reports.
Review Engagements
We conduct our review engagements in accordance with Statements on Standards for Accounting and Review Services issued by the AICPA. A review provides limited assurance that there are no material modifications that should be made to a company’s financial statements. This level of assurance is obtained by performing analytical procedures to management’s financial data and making inquiries of company management. A review is less in scope than an audit, the objective of which is the opinion regarding the financial statements as a whole. Many financial institutions require their customers to have their books and records reviewed by a reputable CPA firm, like RJI International.
Compilation Engagements
We conduct our compilation engagements in accordance with Statements on Standards for Accounting and Review Services issued by the AICPA. The objective of a compilation is to assist management in presenting financial information in the form of financial statements without undertaking to obtain or provide any assurance that there are no material modifications that should be made to the financial statements. Many financial institutions require their customers to have their books and records compiled by a reputable CPA firm, like RJI International.
Agreed-Upon Procedures Engagements
We perform agreed-upon procedures engagements and issue reports on the findings which are based on the specific procedures performed. We evaluate the subject matter or assertion based on the specific needs and desires of our clients. The specific procedures to be performed are agreed-upon the by the specific parties, and may vary widely as to the nature, timing and extent. All agreed-upon procedures engagements are specific to each client.
Due Diligence (Mergers and Acquisitions) Engagements
We perform due diligence engagements for both buy-side and sell-side transactions. We have assisted numerous clients to position their company for a sale as part of the exit strategy. Similarly, we have assisted many clients in acquiring businesses. Our services include, but not limited to, financial due diligence, deal structuring, tax planning, financial planning, and consultation.
Internal Audit / Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) 404 Engagements
Our services encompass outsourced or co-sourced internal audit services for both publicly traded and privately held businesses. We provide assistance in internal control documentation, risk assessment, process mapping, internal control testing and reporting. Depending on the nature of the engagement, we can even offer assistance in remediation activities.

SEC Practice

We are registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). We provide annual audits and timely quarterly reviews for our public company registrants. While many of our clients have been “smaller reporting companies” as defined by the SEC as companies with public float of less than $75 million, we have experience auditing “accelerated filers”.

Accelerated filers are required to have an audit of their internal control over financial reporting, in addition to their financial statements. We have assisted clients in going public through initial public offerings and reverse mergers, as well as, obtaining additional capital through secondary offerings. Our experience with public companies include filings on the following forms: S-1, Form 10, 10-K, 10-Q, S-8, S-3, 8-K, 11-K, and Form-ADV.

Tax Services & Consulting

Our tax practice is designed to help companies and wealthy individuals minimize their taxes by utilizing sophisticated tax planning techniques, both domestically and internationally. Our resources in regard to tax research are state of the art. Our professionals are committed to helping our clients pay the minimum tax liability legally possible.

During periods of tax law revision, we develop new strategies to help our clients save money on tax dollars. Staying one step ahead is the key to our unmatched consulting professionalism. We are devoted to income tax planning to minimize income tax obligations offering a variety of services/solutions.

Our international tax team offers innovative international tax-savings ideas that align with your overall business objectives and the way your company operates. We support these creative ideas with fast, well-executed implementations and diligent follow-up. You can trust our international tax team which possess unique combinations of skills, experience, resources and tools.

We can reduce the effective tax rate on international earnings with our leading edge tax strategies. Your planning and restructuring strategies are most effective when they align with your other tax activities, including U.S. Federal and multi-state strategies, and other objectives and operating goals. You can rely on Ramirez Jimenez International CPAs for all your international tax needs.

Embedded in our domestic and international tax services is income tax consulting. Our strategy is to meet with our clients throughout the year and offer potential tax saving and planning ideas. These can range from among other things as , cost segregation services, captive insurance companies, and transfer pricing.

International Tax
The International Tax team of Ramirez Jimenez International CPA’s offers innovative international tax-savings ideas that align with your overall business objectives and the way your company operates. We support these creative ideas with fast, well-executed implementations and diligent follow-up.

You can trust our international tax team which possess unique combinations of skills, experience, resources and tools.

We can reduce the effective tax rate on international earnings with our leading edge tax strategies. Your planning and restructuring strategies are most effective when they align with your other tax activities, including U.S. Federal and multi-state strategies, and other objectives and operating goals. You can rely on RJI CPAs for all your international tax needs.

When it comes to transfer pricing, some tax professionals take the approach of “ignore it and it will go away.” It won’t. Every year, more countries follow the U.S. lead – challenging companies on their transfer pricing strategies and imposing onerous penalties often leading to double taxation. Waiting is not the answer.

Gain a real advantage with the transfer pricing specialists of RJI CPAs. From planning and strategic documentation through defense, our comprehensive services, resources, and technology can lead to tax savings that substantially reduce your global effective tax rate. We can also help you avoid the high costs of defense – both the out-of-pocket expenses for consultants and the amount of management time that successful defense requires.

Transfer pricing issues present many challenges. Added scrutiny by taxing authorities worldwide. Onerous documentation requirements. Inconsistent rules leading to costly, time-consuming and disruptive defense of transfer pricing policies and methodologies. The increasing risk of double taxation. It doesn’t pay to gamble.

So why not secure a five-year stamp of approval with an Advance Pricing Agreement (APA)? With an APA, you virtually eliminate the risk of penalties and double taxation surrounding your transfer pricing strategies. Plus, APAs save money, boost cash flow and mitigate risk.

When it comes to advancing your company’s interests, trust the advisor with the depth of APA knowledge and range of APA experience that can make a true difference: the APA specialists of Ramirez International.

There is much uncertainty surrounding the transition from the Foreign Sales Corporation (FSC) to Extra Territorial Income (ETI) legislative tax incentives. Yet, regardless of what the future holds, U.S. companies that sell abroad can continue to gain millions of dollars in permanent tax savings through FSC and ETI regimes.

How? Your current FSC or ETI election may very well hold hidden opportunities for tax savings. We have years of International Tax experience in pursuing FSC refunds for our clients. Our transactional pricing redeterminations can lead to cash refunds. And we can help you lower the effective tax rate on every single foreign transaction in the future.

Domestic Tax
Our tax practice is designed to help companies and wealthy individuals minimize their taxes by utilizing sophisticated tax planning techniques. Our resources in regard to tax research are state of the art.

Our professionals are committed to helping our clients pay the minimum tax liability legally possible.

During periods of tax law revision, we develop new strategies to help our clients save money on tax dollars. Staying one step ahead is the key to our unmatched consulting professionalism.

We are devoted to income tax planning to minimize income tax obligations offering the following services/solutions:

  • We analyze your tax situation throughout the year.
  • We research tax law precedent from an opportunistic point of view to lower your taxes.
  • We project future tax liabilities in order to effectively minimize and manage them.
  • We assist in the creation of new tax entities.
  • We provide succession planning.
  • We assist in international tax strategies.
  • We assist in your estate planning.

We have significant expertise in tax return preparation for:

  • Individuals
  • Partnerships
  • Sole proprietorships
  • Corporations
  • Trusts
  • Estates
  • Exempt organizations
  • LLC’s
  • Retirement plans
  • Foreign Corporations
High Net Worth Individuals
We provide income tax planning and compliance services to high net worth individuals. These encompass individuals who have accumulated significant wealth over a period of years or through a one-time business transaction, such as a business sale. We work directly with these individuals to ensure they pay the least amount of tax upon a taxable sale transaction or effectively utilize tax planning strategies to minimize the annual tax burden.

Some of our highly effective strategies include, for example, captive insurance companies, structuring primary residence to minimize state income concerns, and cost segregation studies to maximize depreciation on owned real estate.

Management Consulting
As professional CPA’s and consultants, we play a pivotal role in finding solutions to complex organizational issues that arise in the management of our clients’ organizations.

We provide a broad range of consulting services, including:

  • Cost segregation studies
  • Independent contractor studies
  • Feasibility studies
  • Financial forecasting
  • Private placement memoranda
  • Business acquisitions
  • Business valuations

We provide financing assistance, including preparation of loan packages, negotiation preparation, negotiation with lenders and structuring debt reorganization. We provide business planning assistance, including developing and writing business plans, marketing plans and private offering memoranda.

Technical and management assistance to numerous privately owned businesses in the areas of management, marketing, financial and firm operations.

We are also experienced in merger and acquisition transactions, reverse mergers between U.S. and foreign corporations; and of course, we are adept at minimizing the tax impact to the organizations and their owners. We have bi-lingual staff with experience in the planning, implementation and management of American-owned manufacturing plants in Mexico (Maquiladoras).

Litigation Support
We offer litigation support covering various industries, including governmental, real estate, syndications, manufacturing, contracting and financial institutions.

Our staff is experienced in dealing with highly sensitive information, always maintaining the strictest level of confidentiality.

Our litigation practice has provided assistance on a variety of consulting engagements including:

  • Expert witness testimony
  • Audit deficiencies
  • Claims and damage analysis
  • Forensic accounting matters
  • Bankruptcy accounting
  • Marital dissolutions
  • Management reviews
  • Fraud, defalcations and improprieties investigations