Acilon was a key partner to us throughout the deSPAC process, serving as our technical accounting advisor and augmenting the Joby team to support bookkeeping, audit questions and SEC filings. Our Acilon support team acted as an extension of our in-house accounting team to work through complicated issues tirelessly and constructively, and they were available to consult on issues at all hours. The knowledge, experience, work ethic, partnership and professionalism demonstrated by the Acilon team was exemplary.
ChargePoint made a very quick decision to go public via a SPAC merger and we had little time to prepare for it. To succeed in that we had to assemble the best team possible in the short time. We decided between one BIG4 firm and, based on a recommendation, Acilon and Acilon turned out to be our best decision: They have no long independence process: We started with them within 24 hours. Acilon has very deep expertise in all IPO-related matters. Acilon ‘owns’ the solution by working directly and self-reliantly with the auditor. Their onshore/offshore team allows for quick turn-around by working on topics essentially 24/7. And lastly Acilon scores also high on collaboration and low staff turn-over to make the customer experience as if it is ‘your’ team.
Chief Accounting Officer
Acilon was a key technical accounting advisor to our team and an important player in our IPO process. Acilon team members helped us to solve number of issues including M&A, revenue, leasing and other miscellaneous accounting and reporting topics. Acilon’s strong dedication to client service, combined with a high degree of professional integrity and experience, contributed to selecting Acilon as a trusted advisor for both operational and complex accounting projects. We expect to continue working with Acilon on a variety of accounting and financial reporting matters and I would certainly recommend their services to other high-growth companies considering or in the process of a liquidity event.
The Acilon team provided their technical accounting expertise during the ramp up of our IPO process. They played an integral role in assisting with technical memorandums around complex accounting issues and the drafting of our S-1 document. The Acilon team acted as the technical reporting function for the Company as I built out the accounting team. Acilon has strong relationships and ties with Big 4 auditors which allows them to anticipate and resolve accounting matters before they become an item of dispute. I have built a relationship with their team over the last several years, choosing the Acilon team over their larger competitors, as I am confident they provide higher quality work at a competitive fee. I expect to continue to lean on this relationship when future complex technical accounting matters arise that can’t be handled internally.
Andres Ruiz Briseno
IDEAYA Biosciences, Inc.
Acilon was an integral player during our IPO. Acilon provided deep technical insight on complex accounting matters and his team helped draft our S-1 document and the subsequent amendments. Acilon team was hard working, dedicated and always available throughout the process and felt like an extension to our own finance team. We have and will continue our relationship with Acilon due to the quality of the work and dedication displayed during the IPO.
Director of Finance
Kodiak Sciences Inc.
It was a great experience to work with Acilon. They were super efficient working with us on our IPO, providing key technical accounting expertise along with timely and accurate S-1 preparation. I have used resources from Acilon's team on two IPOs now, and both were very successful, executed under tremendously tight timelines while also being fee competitive. Karo has personally helped us with revenue recognition memos, including assistance with our ASC 606 implementation. They have vast experience across many industries and clients and operate with a professional, thoughtful, and responsive style while being very technically proficient. I would not hesitate to use them again.
VP Finance & Corporate Controller
Arcus Biosciences, Inc.
Acilon was a key player in our IPO. It was a tough choice between Acilon and their larger competitor, and we are very happy with our decision to go with Acilon. Acilon team members were highly knowledgeable and helped proactively solve many complex issues related to revenue from non-recurring complex arrangements and financial instruments. The team was very responsive, including to the unplanned requests, and did a great job in working closely with our auditors and other external advisors (attorneys, bankers, printers, etc.). We have retained Acilon’s services for other projects and I would certainly recommend their services.
Quantenna Communications, Inc.
We have a great experience working with Acilon, including working on our IPO, several complex collaboration agreements and financial instruments. The team is extremely knowledgeable and diligent about collecting information before delivering high quality results. The team is exceptionally responsive and did a great job in working closely with us and our auditors. I would highly recommend Acilon to anyone looking for top notch services.
CytomX Therapeutics, Inc.
It was a great experience to work with Acilon. Acilon team demonstrated deep technical expertise and high professionalism. I highly value them working with us as one team, working closely with our auditors, providing timely responses, and willing to go extra miles about our last minute unplanned requests. I am very happy with Acilon’s services, will definitely use for future projects and recommend to others.
Pluribus Networks, Inc.
Acilon was critical to our success in completing our audit on time. Acilon provided technical accounting expertise and other expert accounting assistance that got us to the finish line, despite a tight timeline and a demanding Big Four Audit firm. I have already recommended them to several of my friends in the CFO community.
Chief Financial Officer
Acilon came highly recommended by a trusted business partner and exceeded our high expectations. Our Acilon team provided deep technical knowledge, including our auditors’ internal accounting guidance and industry experience. They quickly learned our business and developed practical solutions to meet our needs. Throughout the project the team was very responsive and worked closely with us and our auditor to resolve all issues quickly and efficiently. We would not have been able to achieve our aggressive deadline without Acilon's help and guidance. I will use Acilon in future and confidently recommend their services.
Vice President of Finance and Administration
Karo and his team did an outstanding job on our project. Karo has excellent technical knowledge, is very responsive and provided deep expertise in many complex areas such as financial instruments and variable interest entities. Key to success was to work closely with our team and external auditors to make the process smooth and efficient. I look forward to other opportunities to work with Karo and his team and would highly recommend them to everyone.
George de Urioste
Member of Board of Directors
Acilon always delivers beyond expectations, with a team consistently demonstrating exceptional customer focus and top-notch expertise in the most technical accounting topics. In particular, Karo has a unique ability to clearly articulate complex revenue recognition principles, intelligently connecting guidance to practical applications; besides, he is great to work with, highly responsive, trustworthy and friendly. I strongly recommend working with Acilon for complex accounting projects.
It was a great experience to work with Karo and team. They are very knowledgeable and true professionals. The work was done very efficiently and response time was super short. Working closely with our finance team, auditors and their National office was important to make sure things are moving forward and that everyone is on the same page. I would not hesitate to use them again and highly recommend for any technical accounting project.
VP, Corporate Controller
BrightSource Energy, Inc.
It was a pleasure working with Karo – he was very helpful and did excellent work. He was efficient, timely and very responsive – turnaround time on all of our requests, including unplanned ones was pleasantly quick. Outstanding technical knowledge and most importantly experience and expertise of practical application of the rules and guidance. Will certainly recommend to anyone looking for high quality services.
Karo and his team did excellent work on our project. Their technical knowledge was vital to our integration of multiple acquisitions including harmonization of complex revenue recognition models. Karo also has been a great “on-call” resource as technical issues arise during deal negotiations. I will definitely use them in the future and recommend them for any complex accounting project.