Many outsiders underestimate what actually goes into creating enterprise value. Many insiders create value and dream big while working towards a public market sale, but underestimate what is required to achieve that IPO. When company leadership commits to the path to IPO they quickly understand that the endeavor is likely the biggest undertaking of their careers.

For IPO seeking clients, ETONIEN offers CFO level consultants and consultants who support client CFOs. Our technical accountants, financial operations and project engagement consultants are skilled at assisting with pre-IPO activities, from S-1 preparation to optimizing the finance and accounting team(s). A successfully executed IPO requires proper planning and precise timing of key events. Timing is everything with an IPO and ETONIEN’s suite of pre-IPO services take clients from the pre-planning stage to the final offering.

ETONIEN IPO Services include:

  • CFO lead and CFO support services
  • Assistance with S-1 preparation
  • Accounting systems and reporting optimization
  • Finance and accounting personnel optimization
  • Management and support with Audit and Tax Issues
  • SEC and SOX Compliance

ETONIEN offer a variety of staff augmentation services:

  • Project Services- ETONIEN consultants are available to work within the current scope of work, and are there to assist your team in executing within budget and on time.
  • Statement of Work (SOW) Services- Often, an SOW is required to begin project work, our CFO will outline the details of staff augmentation to provide increased visibility and end-to-end quality assurance.
  • Interim Financial Services- We’ll provide you professionals to manage essential gap roles, from Accounting Manager and/or VP Finance up to CFO.

ETONIEN provides individual as well as team-based accounting and finance resources to clients seeking technical accounting assistance. Our resources serve a range of companies from start-ups first establishing their financial records to private and public companies looking to enhance their accounting and financial reporting. Extensive operational and deep technical accounting experience means seamlessly assisting departments with projects ranging from busy seasonal demands for quarterly and annual financial report preparation to unique projects requiring highly specialized skills. Additionally, ETONIEN accounting and financial reporting services are used to facilitate the transitioning of private equity portfolio companies and also to assist companies with IPO documentation and related regulatory filings. Specific solution areas:

  • Financial and SEC reporting including 10K’s and 10Q’s
  • GAAP and FASB pronouncements – implementation of new accounting standards
  • IPO readiness projects

Sarbanes-Oxley changed the way the domestic and global business communities operate. The compliance and documentation processes have demanded a more controlled environment across the board and increasing corporate accountability at all levels. Our resources have extensive experience managing SOX programs within the Fortune 1000 environment and can quickly acclimate to your unique business environment. ETONIEN’s SOX consultants take the stress out of implementing and maintaining compliance in both public and private business. Our SOX specialists bring their expertise and skills in-house at our client companies allowing versatility and increased efficiency.

Specific Solution Areas:

  • Staff augmentation
  • Testing, documentation and remediation
  • Process improvement
  • On-going training and in-house education
  • Technology selection and implementation

ETONIEN CFOs understand SEC filing rules and regulations. Form S-1 is an SEC filing used by companies planning an IPO to register their securities with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as the “registration statement by the Securities Act of 1933”. The S-1 contains the basic business and financial information on an issuer with respect to a specific securities offering. Investors may use the prospectus to consider the merits of an offering and make educated investment decisions. A prospectus is one of the main documents used by an investor to research a company prior to an initial public offering (IPO). Other less detailed registration forms, such as Form S-3 may be used for certain registrations.