Desroches Roth Expands Practice to Include Audit Services
Houston-based accounting firm Desroches Roth LLP has expanded their practice to include audit, review and compilation services for privately-held companies. The audit practice complements existing tax services and allows the firm to provide more comprehensive offerings to their client base. Harvin Lawhon has joined the partner group to lead the practice.
Desroches Roth's tailored audit approach gains an in-depth understanding of each client’s business and the industry in which it operates. Engagement teams are structured in a manner to best meet the individual needs of each client and end users of their financial information. The firm places heavy emphasis on proper planning and performance with minimal interruption to the day-to-day business operations, accelerating the overall reporting process.
The audit practice provides the firm the ability to partner with clients in strengthening internal controls, increasing profitability and productivity, and providing timely strategic business advice to make informed decisions. Quality control procedures are put into place to ensure independence, integrity and objectivity on each engagement. Desroches Roth is dedicated in its commitment to the continuing education of its employees and the continual monitoring of changes in accounting principles.
The expansion accompanies the appointment of new partner, Harvin Lawhon, who will oversee the audit practice. Harvin has led audit engagements of companies with annual revenues as high as $600 million serving a variety of industries, with concentrations in manufacturing, distribution, construction, energy and employee benefit plans.
Harvin began his career at Gainer Donnelly and Desroches, LLP, where he became a manager over a ten-year period. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Houston CPA Society, where he serves on various committees.