Specializing in Financial Statement Audit, Review, and Compilation Services for Texas Businesses

About Sawyer Assurance

Sawyer Assurance is a Dallas-Fort Worth area CPA firm specializing in financial statement audit, review, and compilation services for Texas businesses in a wide range of industries and sizes.  Our commitment to our clients has enabled the firm continued growth and success at developing and maintaining strong professional relationships. We separate ourselves from our competition by:

• Extensive Partner involvement on each engagement

• Timeliness of communications

• Proactive approach in addressing complex issues early in the engagement

• On-demand availability of partners and managers to clients as a specialized resource

• Professionalism with understanding

We believe our unique combination of technical expertise, combined with our philosophy of total client commitment throughout all phases of the engagement provides our clients the highest quality service available.

Each engagement is staffed by an Associate, a Senior Associate, and a highly involved Partner. Our industry specialization includes not-for-profit, and for-profit entities, and is very diversified. Our typical client has up to $20 million in assets and revenue; although we do have a few clients that exceed those amounts.

Our most recent AICPA peer review was conducted in 2021, and we are pleased to report our firm passed with no deficiencies reported.  See our Peer Review Report. We also pride ourselves on the processes we've developed to perform effective and efficient engagements; to learn more about our processes, see Our Approach page.

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The fundamental purpose of an audit is to provide independent assurance that management has, in its financial statements, presented a “true and fair” view of a company’s financial performance and position. It underpins the trust and obligation of stewardship between those who manage a company and those who own it or otherwise have a need for a clear and objective view. And that list of stakeholders is wide — from the audit committee, shareholders, employees and suppliers, to customers, banks, regulatory bodies and analysts. An audit typically involves planning and risk assessment, understanding/testing internal controls, analytical procedures, substantive testing of source information, and an opinion report. 

A financial statement review is significantly less in scope than an audit and can provide a cost-efficient means for business stakeholders to obtain limited assurance that no material modifications need to be made to the financial statements for them to be in conformity with the applicable reporting framework (e.g., GAAP). A review typically involves analytical procedures, inquiries with management, and investigations of inconsistencies. 

A financial statement compilation is a service to assist the management of a business in presenting its financial statements. This engagement involves no activities to obtain any assurance that there are no material modifications needed for the financial statements to be in conformity with the applicable accounting framework (e.g., GAAP). 

Ryan Sawyer, CPA, CFA
Audit Partner

As an Audit Partner, Ryan has an overall responsibility for the supervision of the engagements to ensure they are performed with high quality. In connection with that, he reviews each engagement's audit plan and works with our team to develop and execute our procedures and works with our clients to resolve any discrepancies. He also helps our clients to prepare their financial statements and issues our audit reports at the conclusion of the engagements. 

Ryan has provided financial statement audit, review, and compilation services to a wide range of clients. He has over ten years of experience and his client base has included Fortune 500 companies, privately held businesses, and non-profit organizations. He holds CPA, Series 65, and Series 79 licenses, and he is a CFA Charterholder.

Catt Miller

Audit Planning Specialist

As an Audit Planning Specialist, Catt meets with our clients to gain an understanding of their organization, accounting policies and controls, and financial position and performance; uses that information to determine where the financial statements might be misstated; and develops a set of procedures for our team to perform in our audits.

Catt has been working in the accounting field for many years, primarily in private industry. She has accounting experience in manufacturing, legal, marketing, and other professional settings. She has been working in an audit environment for the past five years. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a BS in Business Administration and an MBA in Finance/Accounting. She enjoys working with a variety of different companies and assisting them with their auditing/review needs.

Sarah Adkins

Audit Fieldwork Specialist

As an Audit Fieldwork Specialist, Sarah executes our audit plan by requesting audit evidence from the clients, comparing it to the clients' assertions, and determining whether the account balances are recorded correctly.

Sarah is a recent graduate of the University of North Texas with a Master's Degree in Accounting with a concentration in Audit and Assurance. She has experience in real estate and health services and is currently working on completing her CPA license.

Celeste Patrych

Pre/Post Engagement Specialist

As a Pre/Post Engagement Specialist, Celeste works with our clients to help them initiate their engagements with us and become acquainted with our firm and its processes; obtains feedback about their experience with us after our engagements are concluded; and performs other administrative tasks related to onboarding/offboarding our clients' engagements.

Celeste joined Sawyer Assurance in May of 2022. Her prior 10 years experience in insurance as Office Manager has translated excellently into her role here. She enjoys knowing that every client interaction to set apart from the next. Each engagement with our clients are always different and is treated as such.

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