Your Purpose Is Our Business ...

Copeland, Hild & Trotter, P.C. is a full-service accounting firm of motivated and dedicated CPAs. However, we are a firm of more than just accountants and auditors. We are your business advisors. In today's highly competitive and rapidly changing business environment, we understand you are looking for better ways to run your business. Few of us can afford to simply react to market conditions. We will work with you, not because we have to but because we want to, and we will work hard to design creative, yet practical, strategies that help you get the most out of your efforts, dollars and assets. It takes a commitment to quality to build solid relationships, and we will spare no effort to understand you, your business and your personal needs. Our full range of services in accounting, management consulting and advisory and tax services will help you attain all your business and personal goals.

CPAs are distinguished from other accountants by stringent licensing requirements and are governed by a code of professional conduct that is one of the most exacting of all professions. All CPAs meet the same basic education, training and licensing requirements, but they do not provide the same level or range of services. When selecting a CPA firm, you should analyze your present and future financial and accounting needs. Select a firm that can help you to improve the use of your present resources and allow your company to grow. Work with a firm that you are proud to be associated with.

Copeland, Hild & Trotter, P.C. has the experience, the qualifications and the ability to meet the accounting, auditing and management assistance needs of your organization now and into the future.

Copeland, Hild & Trotter, P.C. has undergone peer review and has received unqualified reports with no side letters of comments.

We Can Help,

WE CAN ... provide audit, review and compilation services that will always exceed your expectations. Financial statements are a vital measure of performance that almost every business must prepare. Different entities have different accounting needs, thus there are different ranges of financial statement services available to private companies. Each level of service offers a different degree of assurance as explained below.

The CPA has traditionally been viewed as an auditor who is responsible for testing the propriety of a company's financial statements. Although the audit function remains a vital part of the profession's role in serving the public interest, Copeland, Hild & Trotter, P.C. takes a lot of pride in performing financial statement services that entail more than just checking your arithmetic. We understand that financial statements are more than just the sum of their parts. We take the time to become familiar with your business, as well as the accounting principles and practices common to your industry, to provide you with valuable information that can be used in your daily management decisions. At Copeland, Hild & Trotter, P.C., your engagement partner will provide leadership at all levels of service, to improve your profitability today and ensure you receive value beyond the traditional reports and financial statements tomorrow.

WE CAN ... provide compilation services. We can compile your financial statements on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis. We will perform your engagement using a "common sense," proactive approach by observing your accounting system and adjusting your accounting records as needed. We will read your compiled financial statements and consider whether they are appropriate in form and free from obvious material errors. We can compile your financial statements with or without footnote disclosures. A compilation is sufficient for many private companies, but a compilation provides no assurance to financial statement users that the financial statements were prepared in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

WE CAN ... provide review services. We can review your financial statements and express limited assurance that your financial statements have been prepared in conformity with GAAP. With respect to reliability and assurance, a review falls between a compilation and the more extensive assurance of an audit. We will make certain inquiries of company management and personnel to gain an understanding of your organization, including your operating procedures, products and services and material transactions with related parties, in an effort to perform your engagement efficiently. We will use analytical procedures designed to identify trends within your organization and highlight areas for profit improvement, as well as to determine that your financial statements are reasonable. Review services are adequate for many entities, even those who are required to report their financial activity to third parties.

WE CAN ... provide audit services. We can audit your financial statements and issue a report that provides the highest level of assurance possible that your financial statements are presented fairly in conformity with GAAP. An audit is required for all publicly held companies, but an audit adds credibility to the financial statements of many small and closely held companies and not-for-profit organizations as well. Auditing is a sophisticated process developed by the accounting profession for the examination of financial statements by CPAs. At Copeland, Hild & Trotter, P.C., we ensure you receive VALUE beyond the audit opinion. We will offer you recommendations for improvements in your control environment, insights into business risk, industry trends and regulatory issues and opportunities for savings throughout the entire organization. We achieve the above objectives through proper auditing planning, constant evaluation of the business environment in which your industry operates and an annual review of all audit procedures to ensure audit efficiency and elimination of non-value added audit work.

Benefit from our experience and our vast knowledge of all industrial undertakings. The wide range of accounting services we provide are summarized as follows:


We have the capability and experience to assist you in all areas. We will spare no effort to understand your needs and to exceed your expectations. We can determine the level of financial statement service that is appropriate for your situation. Call us - you will be glad you did when you see how we improve your organization's efficiency and effectiveness.