Since the launch of the KROST PPP Loan Forgiveness Application Review Service, almost one-third of our clients that received PPP loans have already signed up. If you’re interested, our services are intended to aid both borrowers and lenders by taking on the burden of calculating forgiveness values, checking that expenses conform to the SBA forgiveness rules, and ensuring that the underlying documentation verifies those expenses.

The PPP Forgiveness Review Service for borrowers includes reviewing the actual expenses incurred by the borrower during the covered period, calculating the forgiveness amount taking into account all the rules, reviewing and assembling the necessary backup documentation that is required, and creating an electronic binder that can be sent to the lender. The PPP Forgiveness Review Service for lenders includes, independently reviewing the actual expenses claimed by the borrower during the covered period, independently calculating the forgiveness amount, ensuring the documentation substantiates the claimed expenses, and reporting any errors or omissions.

Paren Knadjian, who leads the firm’s M&A and Capital Markets practice and has a background in debt financing, and as a fractional CFO, has taken the lead on the KROST PPP Services.

“While the PPP loan program has been hugely successful at injecting capital into businesses suffering from the consequences of COVID-19, the rules and regulations surrounding forgiveness can be complex and burdensome.  The KROST PPP Loan Forgiveness Review Service is aimed at assisting both borrowers and lenders to complete the forgiveness application process in an accurate, timely, and stress-free manner.” – Paren Knadjian

In addition to the PPP Forgiveness Services, the firm has also developed a COVID-19 Resource Center as a hub for businesses and individuals to access the latest tax, accounting, and HR news on the Coronavirus. Learn more:


Established in 1939 in Pasadena, California, KROST is a full-service certified public accounting and consulting firm serving clients across various industries in the areas of tax, accounting, consulting, assurance and advisory, M&A and capital markets, corporate tax incentives, and wealth management.

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About the Author

Paren Knadjian, Practice LeaderParen Knadjian
Mergers & Acquisitions, Technology, PPP Forgiveness
Paren is the practice leader of the M&A and Capital Markets group at KROST. He comes with over 20 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions as well as equity and debt financings. In that time, Paren successfully completed over 200 M&A and Capital Markets transactions worth over $1 billion, acting as both a buy-side and sell-side advisor. » Full Bio