• We are your partner in delivering solutions to accounting challenges and meeting your fiduciary responsibilities.

  • We are equal parts technical and consultative, working to report all the transactions within a trust, estate or conservatorship and understanding the nuances of each case to present a narrative that will be understood by all.

  • Our proven methodology will transform details and clarify complex transactions, resulting in a fiduciary accounting that provides you with confidence in your role as trustee, executor or conservator.

  • We have a unique and focused approach to meet the specialized accounting needs of trusts, estates and conservatorships. Fiduciary accounting is all we do… that’s it.

WHO WE ARE

WHO WE ARE

We are your partner in delivering solutions to accounting challenges and meeting your fiduciary responsibilities

 

Fiduciary Accounting Services, LLC (FAS) is a specialized accounting firm that partners with trustees, attorneys, financial institutions and others with fiduciary accounting needs. Our singular objective is to be the premier provider of accounting for trusts, estates, and conservatorships in California.

 

Since our inception in 2007, we’ve been meeting the challenge of tracking and documenting complicated financial transactions into a simple, straightforward process – providing you with actionable information. Regardless of your situation, our final reporting will fulfill all legal requirements and fiduciary responsibilities.


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What We Do

We are equal parts technical and consultative, working to
report all the transactions within a trust, estate or
conservatorship and understanding the nuances of each case
to present a narrative that will be understood by all.

 
 

A fiduciary accounting is a comprehensive report of the activity within a trust, estate, or conservatorship that is prepared in accordance with the California Probate Code. Our clients, which include attorneys, bank trust departments, individual trustees, and court-appointed administrators, look to FAS to fulfill the following duties:

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

How We Work

Our proven methodology will transform details and clarify complex transactions, resulting in a fiduciary accounting that provides you with confidence in your role as trustee, executor or conservator.

 

Our process begins with a review of the case, including an understanding of the assets, the trustee or executor’s role to date, and the reason for preparing the accountings. We then proceed to a deeper understanding of each individual asset, including title, institution and activity level allowing FAS to identify the documentation and research that will be required to complete the fiduciary accounting. Our experience allows us to move through the documentation quickly and effectively to identify any missing information and complete the schedules. Finally, we will present a draft of the fiduciary accounting for your review including suggested footnotes or supplemental schedules.

 

  • For the Trustee / Executor / Conservator

    We understand this can be a stressful and potentially overwhelming process. FAS will work with you to seamlessly navigate this process, ensuring that all required information is gathered and ultimately presented in a full and accurate account of the activity under your responsibility for discussion with your counsel or other third parties.

  • For the Lawyer

    We will work directly with your client, freeing you and your staff to work on other aspects of the case, while maintaining close communication with your office should any legal issues arises. Alternatively, we will work directly for you and your office to maintain the attorney/client privilege.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The FAS Advantage

We have a unique and focused approach to meet the specialized accounting needs of trusts, estates and conservatorships. Fiduciary accounting is all we do… that’s it.

 

The reasons for a fiduciary accounting are many: An estate is in probate. There is a dispute among beneficiaries. A trustee is facing legal action. But each client’s needs are the same regardless of the details that distinguish the case.

 

Diligence:

Many advisors lack the time, resources, and experience to prepare fiduciary accountings that meet the standards of probate court. By focusing exclusively on this niche component of accounting, FAS has mastered the skills required to satisfy even the most stringent of court requirements.

Transparency:

We are impartial arbiters, retained to clarify complex financial records for all affected parties.

Precision:

FAS has prepared fiduciary accountings that include all types of assets—from cash and securities to real estate and family-owned businesses. Our report may encompass months to decades of transactions in pursuit of a comprehensive financial picture.

Expediency:

Since much of our work is time-sensitive, we review documents and draft responses quickly. This helps ensure that our clients meet their deadlines for filing, litigation, and/or mediation review.

Confidentiality:

We understand and respect the confidential nature of the information we are managing on your behalf.

Efficiency:

Our experience and understanding of the specialized process of fiduciary accounting allows us to deliver information clearly, thoroughly, and effectively.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Resources

Our experience gives us a unique perspective on the challenges associated with fiduciary accounting. Here are some of our favorite resources:

 


 

The Fiduciary Accounting Handbook

The Fiduciary Accounting Handbook, co-authored by Managing Principal of Fiduciary Accounting Services, Heather Hamilton, the only complete guide to preparing accountings acceptable to the court.

 

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Getting Started Checklist

This checklist is intended as a guide for collecting the required information to ensure your accounting is complete and accurate.
 

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Reviewing a Fiduciary Accounting

When reviewing a fiduciary accounting, there are a few key points to look for to ensure the report you are reviewing is complete and balanced.
 

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Our Team

The best teams complement each other and result in accurate and seamless delivery. That is how we have built our team.

 

FAS is made up of people who have the analytical skill, attention to detail and desire to produce the highest quality work. We bring our whole team to each and every case. This provides our clients with the benefit of our expertise and the efficiency of a cohesive team working on their behalf.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Contact Us

To learn more about the services available from Fiduciary Accounting Services, please contact us. We look forward to working with you.

 

 

(925) 247-5970

 

info@fasllc.com
 

1620 School Street, Suite #103, Moraga, CA 94556