Ashley Pharo

Ashley M. Pharo

CPA

Partner

+1 (608) 240 2667

Ashley Pharo, assurance Partner at Baker Tilly, has been with the firm since 2007serving diverse array of private and publicly held domestic and multinational companies.

Ash has more than 15 years of accounting and assurance experience with Baker Tilly’s WI commercial audit team and involved with private and public audits. Ash’s professional background includes audited financial statements, SEC reporting, assurance advisory services, technical complex GAAP reporting, agreed-upon procedures, assessment of internal control over financial reporting, and comfort letters.

  • Partner in-charge of financial statement audits and other attest services for companies of all size
  • Extensive experience in GAAP financial statement preparation including related disclosures
  • Deep experience with private equity and ventured capital-backed companies, investor owned, and closely held companies
  • Experience with public companies and filings with the SEC
  • Experience with client management and audit committees on complex and recently issued accounting standards including related reporting requirements
  • – Implementation of generally accepted accounting principles including:
    – Revenue recognition in accordance with ASC 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers
    – Capitalization of software development costs
    – Equity transactions and complex capital raises
    – Stock compensation
    – Business combinations
  • Perform risk assessment procedures on internal controls and provide assistance with improving controls over financial reporting
  • Perform audit readiness assessments for evolving businesses
  • Assist Professional Practice Group with firmwide technical training
  • Experience related to testing controls and process documentation on Sarbanes-Oxley 404 projects
  • Collaborates on each attest engagement to ensure performance of the audit plan is tailored to each specific client to create an effective approach while maintaining open communication
  • Licensed CPA in Wisconsin
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Location

Madison, WI

Education

Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting, management and human resources

University of Wisconsin-Madison