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Strategic Planning Services for the Trucking and Transportation Industry

Conner Ash currently serves trucking and transportation businesses throughout the Midwest. With several decades of experience in this industry, our trucking professionals understand the many obstacles and changing regulations you contend with.

Whether your operations are national, regional or local in scope, you can count on Conner Ash's trucking accountants to help you minimize costs, improve performance and ultimately boost your bottom line.

Conner Ash currently works with:

  • Common carriers (some with operations in all lower 48 states)
  • Less-than-truckload carriers
  • Owner operators
  • Brokerage and leasing companies
  • Logistics and warehousing providers

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
  • Comprehensive tax services
    • Federal income and excise taxes
    • Multi-state taxation
    • Credits and incentives
  • Compliance
    • Federal, state and local regulations
    • Establish and monitor internal controls
  • 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
    • Lease vs. buy analysis
    • Development of money-saving costing systems
    • Buy-sell agreements
    • Forecasts and projections
    • Banking relationships and financing assistance
    • Benchmarking metrics against other carriers
    • Cost segregation studies
    • Internal control evaluation and fraud prevention
  • Strategic planning
    • Merger and acquisition consultation
    • Business valuation and succession plans

Industry Affiliations & Memberships

  • American Trucking Association
    • Member, National Accounting & Finance Council
  • Missouri Motor Carrier Association

To learn more about the trucking accounting services our experts can provide to you, contact Alicia Brockland at (314) 205-2510.

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