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About Us

Barbacane, Thornton & Company LLP Offers . . .

Full Service Audit and Accounting Assistance

Our firm is a regional certified public accounting and consulting firm specializing in auditing and tax services for government agencies and nonprofits.

We provide services to clients throughout Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey and help clients achieve their goals by delivering timely, accurate and innovative professional services. For more than a quarter of a century,  we have met and exceeded the expectations of our clients and our communities with integrity and enthusiasm.  Our office is located in Wilmington, Delaware.

Our partners are members of the American and Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Delaware Society of Certified Public Accountants.  From our inception we have served as instructors for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants for a variety of accounting, auditing and tax topics.

Barbacane, Thornton & Company is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Governmental Audit Quality Center.  The Governmental Audit Quality Center (GAQC) promotes the importance of quality governmental audits and the value of such audits to purchasers of governmental audit services. GAQC is a voluntary membership center for CPA firms and state audit organizations that performs governmental audits and assures compliance in maintaining quality of auditing standards application in member firms.  We underwent and successfully completed our Peer Review in May 2017.

Quality Control

Barbacane, Thornton & Company maintains strict control over the quality of all client services to ensure our work meets the auditing standards of the profession as well as the firm’s own standards of technical excellence and professionalism.

We use advanced auditing concepts, approaches and techniques to meet quality auditing standards in conducting audits.  Our review of the system of internal control is designed to identify potential weaknesses in an organization’s accounting system.  Our audit program for transactions specifies the audit procedures and detailed tests that are needed.

Professional and Community Leadership

The professionals of Barbacane, Thornton & Company assume leadership roles both within the profession and the community.

The firm is a founding member of CPAsNet, a consortium of independent accounting firms. CPAsNet members collectively provide services to over 500 not-for-profit and governmental organizations. Member firms represent more than 100 partners, 300 professional associates and 500 employees located in major metropolitan areas throughout the United States. This collaborative association provides the firm with additional resources to bring cutting-edge insight to the management of our clients.