Consolidating a global audit for an electric power systems provider

Our client’s need

S&C Electric Company is a global provider of equipment and services for electric power systems. Founded in 1911, the Chicago-based company designs and manufactures switching and protection products for electric power transmission and distribution.

With operations throughout the US and Europe as well as in Canada, Brazil, China, and Mexico, S&C Electric was looking to further consolidate their global audit in order to ensure high quality audits were being carried out worldwide.

Baker Tilly solution

By marshalling the resources available in the Baker Tilly International network, Baker Tilly successfully transitioned the audits of S&C Electric’s Brazil and China entities into the consolidated audit already being performed by Baker Tilly in the US. Baker Tilly’s close working relationship with Baker Tilly China and Baker Tilly Brazil made this a seamless transition.

Results achieved

While improving the confidence of S&C’s management and board of directors, the added benefit of this effective global coordination was an increase in overall audit efficiency and a deeper understanding of the worldwide entity. This transparency led to greater awareness of potential control weaknesses and/or areas of concern before they become problematic.

Baker Tilly International’s network of independent member firms was everywhere we needed to be. Baker Tilly’s leadership at home and constant attention to the overall relationship, orchestrating like-minded auditors around the world, provides us with both the needed compliance and one integrated view of our financial results.

– Sue Keyes, Vice President and CFO, S&C Electric Company