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Accounting & Compliance International believes that complying with regulatory requirements should be business enhancing, not business hindering. By developing tailored programs for our clients that ...

Accounting & Compliance International believes that complying with regulatory requirements should be business enhancing, not business hindering. By developing tailored programs for our clients that account for hte individual risks of the firm relating to size, strategy, strucutre, and business practices, ACI is able to create and maintain cost effective business and regulatory programs that will withstand the scrutiny of regulators, auditors, and investors.

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  • comPlYing With regulAtorY requirements shoulD Be Business enhAncing, not hinDering Accounting, FinoP & comPliAnce services AccountABilitY is the neW gloBAl stAnDArD. Accounting & compliance international Your Passport to security www.acisecure.com
  • comPAnY overvieW Accounting, FinoP & BookkeePing Broker DeAler comPliAnce heDge FunD & riA comPliAnce contAct us theY’re looking At You through A mAgniFYing glAss. Are You PrePAreD? Accounting & compliance international • 40 Wall st, 34th Floor • new York, nY 10005 • 212-668-8700 •info@acisecure.com
  • comPAnY overvieW Aci comPAnY overvieW Aci believes that complying with regulatory requirements should be business enhancing, not business hindering. By developing tailored programs for our clients that account for the individual risks of the firm relating to size, strategy, structure, and business practices, Aci is able to create and maintain cost effective business and regulatory programs that will withstand the scrutiny of regulators, auditors, and investors. Aci’s consulting programs are supported by more than 25 years of expertise within the financial industry. Design and maintain your compliance and accounting programs with Aci. our clients incluDe •Broker Dealers •investment Advisers •hedge Funds corPorAte heADquArters 40 Wall st, 34th Floor, new York nY 10005 regional representatives throughout the usA AreAs oF exPertise Accounting, BookkeePing & FinoP comPliAnce services Accounting services: registration • Bank reconciliations •new membership Applications • Bookkeeping •continuing membership Applications • Brokerage statement Analysis •1017 Additional lines of Business/material change • Financial statement Preparation •membership Withdrawals • net capital computations •u4 / u5 Filings • Focus reporting •Form ADv Part i and ii • FinoP outsourcing compliance Documents & infrastructure • FinrA examination support •compliance manuals/code of ethics/Privacy Policy • entity/Personal taxation •Business continuity Plans • Accounting Due Diligence •Aml Procedures Audits & reviews Aci specializes in Broker Dealer Accounting, but additional •Aml Audits capabilities include corporate accounting for small to •supervisory controls review & ceo certification medium sized businesses such as law firms, corporate •Advertising and marketing reviews real estate companies, architectural firms, and high •Brokerage statement reviews •email reviews net-worth individuals. •Due Diligence •Annual compliance meeting •internal inspections •osJ and Branch office examinations •mock sec/FinrA Audits consulting support •onsite and telephone consulting •exam Preparation and checklists •onsite exam management •regulatory comment letters & inquiries •Arbitration and litigation support •sec Filings Accounting & compliance international • 40 Wall st, 34th Floor • new York, nY 10005 • 212-668-8700 •info@acisecure.com Page 1
  • Accounting, BookkeePing & FinoP services BAnk reconciliAtions Accounting outsourcing Aci exercises care in reconciling bank accounts on a monthly basis. Access to online bank statements ensures that Aci can reconcile bank accounts early in the month and provide Aci has over 25 years of experience handling accurate bank balances to the client at all times. the full range of accounting services for financial industry clients. While specializing in BookkeePing broker dealer accounting, Aci also works with Aci provides full-scale bookkeeping services. each client is other small to medium sized businesses to assigned a primary and secondary bookkeeper to record all provide accounting and bookkeeping services. receivables, analyze and record invoices into accounts payable, cut checks and process payroll. We provide oversight and accurate reporting BrokerAge stAtement AnAlYsis for our clients regarding all accounting matters. introducing broker dealer firms that are unable to clear their own trades often opt to clear their trades through larger firms. Accounting outsourcing services Aci is familiar with the statements generated by most clearing • Bank reconciliations firms and is trained to accurately analyze & reconcile these • Bookkeeping accounts. • Brokerage statement Analysis FinAnciAl stAtement PrePArAtion • Financial statement Preparation Aci produces accurate and timely financial statements for all • net capital computations end users, inclusive of a balance sheet, income statement and • Focus reporting general ledger detailing all monthly activity. reports are • FinoP outsourcing provided to the client within 17 business days of month end, • FinrA examination support as required by FinrA. • entity/Personal taxation net cAPitAl comPutAtions • Accounting Due Diligence Aci prepares monthly net capital computations and provides guidance as to whether or not to infuse additional capital to avoid regulatory violations. net capital computations can be performed during the month if net capital deficiencies are anticipated. Focus rePorting/FinoP sec rule 17a-5 requires all broker dealers to file monthly/ quarterly Focus reports. Aci has earned a reputation as the premier provider of Focus reporting for new York stock exchange member firms. Aci employees can also serve in the FinoP capacity, often saving clients a significant cost burden. Accounting You cAn A Financial operations Principal is required for all direct access broker dealer firms regulated by FinrA. count on to Be AccurAte. FinrA exAminAtion suPPort FinrA conducts an annual review of each member firm to ensure the accuracy & fairness of the financial statements being reported. As the provider of accounting services, Aci prepares all documents required to perform the review and works with the examiners to answer any financial questions. entitY/PersonAl tAxAtion Aci prepares and files federal, state, and city entity tax returns for our accounting clients to ensure precision and accuracy in tax planning. We also file hundreds of individual returns for both owners and employees of the clients we service. Accounting Due Diligence Aci will review the accounting history and records for potential broker dealer purchases to ensure the firm has previously maintained compliance with FinrA regulations. Page 2 Accounting & compliance international • 40 Wall st, 34th Floor • new York, nY 10005 • 212-668-8700 •info@acisecure.com
  • Broker DeAler comPliAnce Broker DeAler comPliAnce registrAtions & WithDrAWAls Aci provides consulting support to determine the best course of action when looking to start or close a broker Aci provides compliance consulting services for dealer firm. We can work with your firm to execute on a broker dealers to ensure that they are compliant new membership Application, 1017 change in ownership with applicable rules and regulations of FinrA, the Application, or Withdrawal sec, or any other regulatory body that governs Application. Aci also assists with filing u4 and u5 forms their business. for registered representatives. Broker Dealer compliance consulting services comPliAnce Documents & inFrAstructure registrations & Withdrawals Aci works with clients to tailor the firm’s written •new membership Applications supervisory procedures, code of ethics, privacy policy, •continuing membership Applications business continuity plans and Aml procedures to create •1017 Additional lines of Business/material change a supervisory structure that accounts for each unique •membership Withdrawals business model. Aci can develop this infrastructure with •u4 / u5 Filings your firm as well as provide maintenance if and when the compliance Documents & infrastructure infrastructure has been established. •compliance manuals/code of ethics/Privacy Policy •Business continuity Plans AuDits AnD revieWs •Aml Procedures Aci’s compliance professionals guide your firm through the Audits & reviews appropriate compliance review program to identify and •Aml Audits improve weaknesses and deficiencies. At the end of a •supervisory controls review & ceo certification review, Aci provides the client with a verbal summary of •Advertising and marketing reviews findings as well as a written report with recommendations. •Brokerage statement reviews these reviews include: •email reviews Aml AuDit •Due Diligence Aci writes Aml prevention procedures to detect •Best execution suspicious securities transactions and conducts the Aml •Annual compliance meeting / continuing education audit. •internal inspections •osJs and Branch office exams suPervisorY controls revieW •mock sec/FinrA Audits Aci conducts a gAP Analysis of the written supervisory procedures against firm practices and provides consulting support recommendations on areas that would be enhanced by •onsite and telephone consulting updates. •exam Preparation and checklists •onsite exam management ADvertising & mArketing revieWs •regulatory comment letters & inquiries Aci reviews materials and consults on required changes. •Arbitration and litigation support •sec Filings Due Diligence Aci oversees due diligence reviews for our clients. AnnuAl comPliAnce meeting /continuing eDucAtion Aci can assist your firm with holding the annual compliance meeting and developing and implementing other continuing education programs. internAl insPections/ osJ AnD BrAnch oFFice exAms Aci conducts inspections of the broker dealer’s home office and branch office exams to fulfill the inspection requirement. Aci also conducts mock exams to get your firm ready for upcoming sec or FinrA Audits. consulting suPPort is comPliAnce hinDering Aci can provide monthly compliance and consulting to keep your firm informed of the latest regulations and Your Business? answer any compliance questions or concerns that may arise within your firm. this could include quarterly onsite visits, telephone support, assistance with sec filings and pre/post exam support. Accounting & compliance international • 40 Wall st, 34th Floor • new York, nY 10005 • 212-668-8700 •info@acisecure.com Page 3
  • heDge FunD & riA comPliAnce investment ADvisor registrAtion heDge FunD services sec registration •Preliminary Business consult to advise the client •Preparation and filing of Form ADv Part i Aci remains cutting edge with the latest •Preparation of iArD entitlement forms for electronic filing regulatory changes and develops speciality •Development (or review) of programs that meet those regulations while o Policies and Procedures keeping your firm competitive and focused on o code of ethics business growth. o Privacy Policy o schedule F hedge Fund and riA compliance Programs • Preparation Form ADv Part ii/the Brochure • investment Advisor registration: sec/state state registration(s) • compliance infrastructure Development •customized based on Blue sky laws for each state o Aml procedures comPliAnce inFrAstructure DeveloPment o Business continuity Plan Aci assists your firm to develop a streamlined compliance o code of ethics program that makes the best use of both internal and external o Policies and Procedures resources. services may include: o Privacy Policy • Development of integral compliance documents: • Documented compliance reviews & Audits o Aml Procedures • compliance continuity checks o Business continuity Plan o Pre/Post exam services o code of ethics • compliance outsourcing o Policies and Procedures o ongoing compliance o Privacy Policy o quarterly compliance • Development of an implementation plan o Annual compliance • Development of an annual compliance calendar • compliance training • quarterly onsite visits and telephone access to an Aci consultant for consulting support DocumenteD comPliAnce revieWs AnD AuDits Aci recognizes the pressure placed on funds by investors who are seeking consistent messaging and greater transparency. Aci works with your firm to conduct a series of reviews and reports to share with your investors. • Advertising & marketing reviews • Annual review / quarterly reviews • code of ethics reviews • Due Diligence reviews • Form ADv review and Annual update • mock sec exam + Findings report comPliAnce continuitY checks • Aci can conduct a risk Assessment of your existing compliance program to discover and rectify gaps and inconsistencies between procedures and practices in key risk areas. We can also update procedures to develop processes that will minimize operational risks • sec exam Preparation including provision of document Are You AheAD oF the request lists and checklists • mock sec exams to familiarize your firm with the lAtest regulAtions? examination process •Post-sec exam support to respond to comment letters Page 4 Accounting & compliance international • 40 Wall st, 34th Floor • new York, nY 10005 • 212-668-8700 •info@acisecure.com
  • contAct us heDge FunD & riA comPliAnce outsourcing Welcome to the neW WorlD Aci can work with the cco to oversee the implementation of your oF regulAtion compliance program. maintaining a compliance program can be a daunting task for a cco or even a team of compliance professionals. For ongoing support in maintaining your existing compliance program, Aci can assist in the following areas: ongoing support • telephone support for the firm’s cco and staff • Assist client in setting up an automated personal trading platform, if deemed necessary based on size and trade volume, for automated pre-clearance • review of employee emails • review of advertising & marketing materials as needed • Development of an annual compliance calendar (based on firm policies with reminders to conduct tasks) quarterly on-site reviews • quarterly on-site review of the compliance program contAct us • training programs for compliance staff, management and employees to facilitate compliance implementation • review and update of code of ethics, privacy policy and policies and procedures Annual requirements and updates • Assist with Form ADv Part i and ii updates • Assist with sec Filings • Due Diligence review of investors, service providers and related Aci - Accounting & comPliAnce companies internAtionAl • review of offering documents, disclosures and applicable 40 WAll street, 34th Floor schedules neW York, nY 10005 • Aml Audit (if Aml procedures in place) FAx: 917 591-1440 • Annual review Phone: 212-668-8700 emAil: inFo@Acisecure.com Accounting & compliance international • 40 Wall st, 34th Floor • new York, nY 10005 • 212-668-8700 •info@acisecure.com Page 5
  • contAct Accounting & comPliAnce internAtionAl 40 WAll street, 34th Floor neW York, nY 10005 FAx: 917 591-1440 Phone: 212-668-8700 emAil: inFo@Acisecure.com Accounting outsourcing services comPliAnce outsourcing services • Bank reconciliations registration • Bookkeeping •new membership Applications • Brokerage statement Analysis •continuing membership Applications • Financial statement Preparation •1017 Additional lines of Business/material change • net capital computations •membership Withdrawals • Focus reporting •u4 / u5 Filings • FinoP •Form ADv Part i and ii • FinrA examination support • entity/Personal taxation compliance Documents & infrastructure • Accounting Due Diligence •compliance manuals/code of ethics/Privacy Policy •Business continuity Plans •Aml Procedures Audits & reviews •Aml Audits •supervisory controls review & ceo certification •Advertising and marketing reviews •Brokerage statement reviews •email reviews •Due Diligence •Annual compliance meeting •internal inspections •osJ and Branch office examinations •mock sec/FinrA Audits consulting support •onsites and telephone consulting •exam Preparation and checklists •onsite exam management •regulatory comment letters & inquiries •Arbitration and litigation support •sec Filings WWW.Acisecure.com