Financial Services

Financial services institutions are facing unprecedented challenges in the form of regulation, competition and technological change. To meet these challenges, they need accurate metrics, experienced guidance on controls and best-practice procedures, and reliable assistance with compliance.

Zeifmans’ Financial Services Industry professionals have knowledge and hands-on experience in auditing and advising a multitude of financial services providers. Zeifmans is approved as a panel auditor of Canadian Investment Dealers under IIROC (the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada).

We provide comprehensive tax, audit and business advisory services to a wide range of financial institutions, including:

  • Hedge funds and funds of funds: We perform annual audits of financial statements and reporting under both GAAP and IFRS; provide consultation of partnership agreements, private placement memoranda and other offering documents; Zeifmans (Cayman) is the first mid-sized Canadian CA firm duly authorized to audit Cayman Island hedge funds.
  • Private equity funds: We provide private equity funds with the support they need at each stage of fund development and growth, from partnership agreements, private placement memoranda, and structural and tax advice, to portfolio company audits, due diligence of potential investments and valuation of assets.
  • Broker-Dealers: We provide a wide range of services to introducing brokers operating as third-party marketers, mergers and acquisition firms, mutual fund advisers and distributors, and subsidiaries of foreign parent companies.