HA&W’s ComplianceSuccess Program Partners with WFG as Trusted Partner for ALTA Best Practices Certification

October 5, 2016

HA&W’s ComplianceSuccess Program offers WFG agents comprehensive testing and reporting across all seven ALTA Best Practices pillars

October 5, 2015- HA&W, LLP, the largest Georgia-headquartered tax, accounting and business consulting firm, announced today that, through its ComplianceSuccess Program, the firm has been named a trusted partner by WFG, offering cost-effective ALTA Best Practices benchmarking, testing and reporting options to WFG title agents.

Through its ComplianceSuccess Program, HA&W was the first CPA firm in the nation to perform ALTA Best Practices compliance benchmarking, readiness and reporting services across all seven ALTA Best Practices pillars. The program provides certification through independent third-party attestation using CPA professional standards, which provide the greatest level of assurance available to banks. Banks have historically looked to CPA attestation to mitigate business risk, which can be applied to independent title agents to ensure compliance with ALTA Best Practices.

Due to the variety of WFG’s agents, the underwriter requires a partner that understands how to best execute compliance testing for both large title agents with complex operations as well as smaller agents with less complex operations. HA&W has tailored its testing and reporting options to suit the compliance needs and requirements of both large and small title agents. Today, the firm works with over 275 title agencies across the nation.

“As a company, WFG is embracing the relationship with HA&W’s ComplianceSuccess Program. We want to ensure that our title agents have the education and resources they need to become compliant with ALTA Best Practices,” said Charles Cain, executive vice president at WFG. “We are confident that HA&W’s ComplianceSuccess Program will provide our agents with the most up-to-date industry insights, a high level of client service and an approach that fosters minimum business disruption while providing the highest levels of assurance throughout the process.”

“HA&W has been at the forefront of ALTA Best Practices compliance since its inception nearly two years ago. We keep our fingers on the pulse of the industry through deep ties with ALTA, the AICPA, our underwriter partners and most important, our clients,” said Lee Fields, managing director of HA&W’s ComplianceSuccess Program. “This partnership demonstrates that WFG understands the importance of receiving an ALTA Best Practices certification from an independent third party, backed by CPA standards, and the value HA&W’s industry experience brings to their agents.”

WFG title agents can get compliant with confidence knowing that HA&W is the only CPA firm that is both an ALTA Elite Provider and sits on the ALTA Best Practices Task Force. In addition, the ComplianceSuccess Program pledges to charge for only the incremental work necessary to reissue a report if ALTA changes its Best Practices Assessment Procedures within six months of the issuance of a HA&W report.


Working with hundreds of companies nationwide on ALTA Best Practices testing and reporting, HA&W, LLP is the leading CPA firm in the nation to provide ALTA Best Practices compliance benchmarking, readiness and certification reporting through its ComplianceSuccess Program. The program provides independent third-party assurance using CPA professional standards on attestation reporting, trusted by banking and financial institutions. Our fast track approach will assess your current level of compliance and provide you with a remediation plan in five business days. Our process delivers the best price point to achieve compliance, offering complete compliance benchmarking and reporting across all seven ALTA Best Practices Pillars. To ensure our ComplianceSuccess Program is in lock step with industry standards and requirements, HA&W is actively involved at the highest level with ALTA, the AICPA, underwriters and most important, our clients.

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