Status of Remediation of Material Weaknesses
We have taken numerous steps to address these material weaknesses and believe we have made significant progress toward remediating them, primarily through the hiring of multiple additional full-time accounting and financial personnel. With the addition of these personnel and others, we believe we now have sufficient personnel with an appropriate level of accounting knowledge and experience commensurate with our financial reporting requirements.
Based on our risk assessments and ongoing reviews of our financial statements, we have implemented controls over key financial transaction areas, application of GAAP, SEC reporting and associated disclosures and are in the process of formally documenting our key accounting policies and procedures. We have also performed additional review procedures in areas subject to audit adjustments in prior periods and have identified key controls for our significant processes. In addition, effective January 1, 2017, we have converted to a new enterprise resource planning (“ERP”) financial system to support improved automation and control over our finance and accounting functions, including proper access and segregation of duties. Effective with our IPO, we no longer have complex debt and equity agreements. We have designed and implemented controls and procedures to identify and appropriately account for our share-based compensation awards.
During the remainder of 2017, we intend to continue our remediation efforts by completing the documentation of our key controls and testing the design and operating effectiveness of these controls. We are actively working to implement effective internal control over financial reporting, which includes remediation of these material weaknesses. However, such compliance is not guaranteed, and we cannot provide any assurance that our internal control over financial reporting will be effective as a result of these efforts.
Except as described above, there were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting during the fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2017 that materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.