Peer Review

Our Peer Review was performed by May, Cocagne & King, P.C. The following is their opinion letter:


To the Shareholders of J.M. Abbott & Asssociates,Ltd. and the Peer Review Committee of the Illinois CPA Society:


We have reviewed the system of quality control for the accounting and auditing practice of J. M. Abbott & Associates, Ltd. (the firm) in effect for the year ended June 30, 2016. Our peer review was conducted in accordance with the Standards for Performing and Reporting on Peer Reviews established by the Peer Review Board of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. The firm is responsible for designing a system of quality control and complying with it to provide the firm with reasonable assurance of performing and reporting in conformity with applicable professional standards in all material respects. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the design of the system of quality control and the firm's compliance therewith based on our review. The nature, objectives, scope, limitations of, and the procedures performed in a System Review are described in the standards at www.aicpa.org/prsummary.


As required by the standards, engagements selected for review included audits of employee benefit plans and engagements performed under the "Government Auditing Standards".


In our opinion, the sytem of quality control for the accounting and auditing practice of J.M. Abbott & Associates, Ltd. in effect for the year ended June 30, 2016, has been suitably designed and complied with to provide the firm with reasonable assurance of performing and reporting in conformity with applicable professional standards in all material respects. Firms can receive a rating of "pass", "pass with deficiencies" or "fail". J. M. Abbott & Associates, Ltd. has received a peer review rating of "pass".


December 14, 2016