Firm Strengthens Services with Acquisition of SOC Audit Practice

The Florida-based, regional accounting firm Carr, Riggs and Ingram LLC (CRI) has acquired Tampa-based Auditwerx, a CPA firm specializing in performing auditor assurance engagements to meet regulatory or customer compliance needs for service companies. The branch will remain in Tampa.

With a client base of primarily service organization control (SOC) reporting, Auditwerx serves clients in more than 30 states, as well as several foreign countries. Their professionals specialize in SOC reporting for eight different industry types. Combining this expertise and client base with CRI’s resources and operational efficiencies creates an IT audit powerhouse.

“IT audit services, specifically SOC reporting, have been a growth channel for our firm for several years,” stated William H. Carr, chairman and managing partner of CRI. “By combining the expertise and client portfolio of Auditwerx with a top 25 accounting firm like ours, the new Auditwerx division of CRI will deliver the same exemplary SOC reporting quality while leveraging operations processes and resources available from a super-regional firm.”

Auditwerx, a Division of CRI, will retain its current staff and continue its commitment to maximizing quality and value for clients while minimizing disruption to those service organizations. Merging with CRI also offers industry diversity and expanded client service offerings.

With 42 locations throughout Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas, CRI is a super-regional firm positioned to deliver big firm expertise through local relationships.