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Business and Accounting Consulting for Manufacturers and Distributors

Whether competing against giant domestic companies or producers that can take advantage of low foreign labor costs, entrepreneurs of all sizes must be able to rely on a CPA firm that knows how to maximize profits and minimize its tax burden.

Conner Ash currently serves over 80 privately-held manufacturing & distribution businesses throughout the Midwest. As a result, we maintain a deep knowledge of this industry as well as its many complexities.

Dedicated to superior customer service with a keen eye on increasing revenue and decreasing costs, Conner Ash can help you accomplish what matters most.

Our services in this industry include:

  • Audits, reviews and compilations 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 & 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
    • Credits and incentives
    • Assistance in dealing with the IRS and state agencies
  • Employee benefit plan administration, 401(k) audits, Form 5500 preparation and plan design and implementation
  • Outsourced controllership and accounting services
    • Provide critical functions that are typically not 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 manufacturing accounting services our experts can provide to you, contact Jim Gentry at (314) 205-2510.

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