Silicon Valley's Fastest Growing Companies Choose Armanino

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SAN RAMON, Calif., Nov. 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ArmaninoLLP (, the largest independent accounting and business consulting firm in California and the 29th largest firm in the United States, provides IPO Readiness, SOX compliance and a variety of financial and tax consulting services to 9 of the last 18 Silicon Valley companies to file for IPO or go public.

"Rocket Fuel relies on Armanino for everything from IT project management, accounting and tax consulting. Their experienced consultants walked us through the complexities with Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) laws and prepared us prior to going public," said Peter Bardwick, CFO of Rocket Fuel, which provides a real-time digital advertising platform.

Fast-growing companies have multiple, high-priority reporting and financial operations needs and Armanino's consultants have real world experience as former CFOs in public companies.

"Leading, growth-oriented companies continue to pick Armanino because our consultants know how to guide them through the demands that go along with an IPO," says Tom Mescall, Partner-in-Charge of Consulting for Armanino. "We are a trusted business partner to CFOs, CEOs and Board Members that want to ensure the IPO preparedness process goes smoothly."

Armanino provides a broad range of consulting services, including IPO preparedness, S-1 preparation, SOX compliance, business continuity planning, equity accounting, valuations, SEC reporting, outsourced accounting, implementation of ERP, CRM, business intelligence, budgeting and forecasting, and portal solutions, and tax consulting.

"As a recently public company, Marketo will need to bring its systems and internal controls into SOX compliance for fiscal 2014 and we chose Armanino to partner with us on this critical business process," said Brian Kinion, VP of Finance at Marketo, Inc., which began trading on Nasdaq in May 2013. Marketo provides cloud-based marketing software platform that enables organizations to engage in modern relationship marketing.

About Armanino's Consulting Practice

Armanino consultants provide comprehensive services to the CFO organizations of fast-growing companies, including CFO Advisory, Microsoft Dynamics Implementation and Outsourcing services. The firm's CFO Advisory Services practice brings leading technology solutions to the strategic challenges faced by CFOs. Armanino's CFO Advisory Services include business intelligence; cloud financials; budgeting, forecasting and planning; governance, risk & compliance; valuation services; fraud and forensic accounting; equity management solutions; technical accounting; and executive search. This deep bench of services provided by Armanino's business leaders who have served as CFOs, controllers and FP&A directors helps finance teams to minimize time spent on low-value accounting processes and increase time spent on strategic decision-making.

About ArmaninoLLP

Armanino LLP ( is the largest independent accounting and business consulting firm in California and the 29th largest firm in the United States. Armanino provides an integrated set of audit, tax, consulting and technology solutions to companies in the U.S. and globally. The firm helps clients adapt and change in every stage of business from start-up through rapid growth to the sale of a company. Armanino emphasizes smart technology; leading a cloud revolution of financial, operational, sales and compliance tools that are transforming the way companies do business. Armanino extends its global services to more than 100 countries through its membership in Moore Stephens International Limited – one of the world's major accounting and consulting membership organizations. In addition to its core consulting and accounting practices, Armanino operates two other divisions – AMF Media Group ( and Financial Horizons (

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