Houdyshell & Associates LLC (HA) was founded in 2006 to provide SOC 1 (formerly SSAE 16 and SAS 70) services and internal control consulting. We provide our clients with the expertise of a large accounting firm without the corporate hassle and large fee structure. Our mission is stated simply: Provide quality services to our clients using our experience and expertise to exceed their expectations.
Although HA is considered a small firm – it has the experience of a large firm. HA focuses on one area of practice – SOC examinations. HA is led by an experienced SOC (formerly SSAE 16 and SAS 70) auditor who speaks nationally on the subject. Typically, larger firms use less experienced staff to conduct much of the examination, but with our firm the firm leader and most experienced CPA will actually be on-site and do the examination. Larger firms cannot afford to do that – because their methodology is a push down to the lowest level mentality and the partners’ focus is on growth and management.
Curt Houdyshell, CPA is the managing partner and founder of Houdyshell & Associates LLC. Curt has been in the payroll and accounting industry since the early 1990’s. He was previously a Senior Manager with Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C., one of the top seven accounting firms in the United States. He was a founding member of the firm’s SAS 70 Executive Team (the other two members were partners). He was responsible for leading the Midwest Region’s SAS 70 efforts and was instrumental in the development of the firm’s SAS 70 examination methodology, which was used as the blueprint for the PPC guide.
Curt’s accounting career began while attending Southwest Missouri State University. While there he worked at St John’s Regional Health Center in Springfield, Missouri processing payroll for 5,000 employees. During his two years at St John’s, Curt performed all aspects of the payroll function as well gaining experience in Human Resources. He graduated Cum Laude from SMS in 1994 with a BS in Accounting. After graduation, Curt launched his public accounting career at BKD, LLP in Tulsa, Oklahoma and was transferred to their Kansas City office in 1995. In October 2004, Curt joined Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C. to develop their SAS 70 practice and led to the beginning of Houdyshell & Associates in 2006.
His experience in public accounting has allowed him to work with various industries such as manufacturing, wholesale and distribution, healthcare, government , not-for-profit and colleges & universities. Curt’s expertise is in the area of audit and internal controls. With Curt’s tenure in public accounting and his background in payroll processing, he has chosen to specialize in internal control reviews and SOC examinations primarily for payroll service bureaus and other related service organizations.
HA is a member of the AICPA and its Peer Review Program.
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Based out of Kansas City, Missouri
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