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Providing Solutions to Distributors Across the U.S.

Distributors often find themselves caught in the middle of the complex issues facing the manufacturing and retail industries. Rapid changes such as industry consolidation and overseas outsourcing are putting pressure on distributors to proactively adjust operations in order to keep the pace.

At Conner Ash, our distribution accounting experts help distribution companies stay on top of their game by developing strategies to ensure sustainability. We provide solutions which increase cash flow, engage efficiency-boosting technology, reduce costs and increase productivity.

Our services in this industry include:

  • Audit, review, and compilation of financial statements
    • An audit provides the highest degree of assurance than an organization's financial statements accurately represent its financial position and follow Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
    • A review provides less assurance than an audit; it involves applying analytical procedures to financial data and making inquiries of management
    • With a compilation, a CPA prepares financial statement based solely on the data provided by the client
  • Accounting systems and software consulting
    • Sage 100 (formerly MAS 90 and 200)
    • Sage 50 (formerly Peachtree)
    • QuickBooks
  • Compliance
    • Federal, state and local regulations
    • Business formation and entity selection
  • Comprehensive tax services
    • Income tax planning and return preparation
    • Reduction of tax burden for multi-state operations
    • Sales and use tax consulting
    • Tax credits and incentives
    • Assistance in dealing with the IRS and state agencies
    • Tax planning and consulting
  • Employee benefit plan administration and 401(k) audits
  • Outsourced controllership and accounting services
    • Provide critical functions that are typically no our clients' core competencies
    • Save money over in-house financial and accounting costs
  • Specialty services
    • Forecasts and projections
    • Inventory costing and rate analysis
    • Cost segregation studies
    • Internal control evaluation and fraud prevention
    • Banking relationships and financing assistance
  • Strategic planning
    • Merger and acquisition consultation
    • Business valuation and succession planning
    • Executive compensation planning
    • Succession planning

To learn more about the distribution accounting services our experts can provide to you, contact Jim Gentry at (314) 205-2510.

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