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Manufacturing & Distribution Overview


Our number one priority at RubinBrown is totally satisfied clients. Our dedication to serving you as clients is simple: helping solve problems to improve your financial position. As a manufacturer or distributor, your business faces many challenges including rising costs, international competition, supply chain issues and much more.

RubinBrown's Manufacturing and Distribution Services Group is dedicated to helping you find solutions to these challenges. Team members assigned to your engagement understand the issues facing your business. Whether working on compliance issues or engaged on a special consulting project, our team members are focused on helping your business “build and protect value.”

Lean Accounting Roundtable

Lean is the relentless pursuit of perfection through the elimination of those things that customers do not value.

As companies implement lean, it becomes apparent that traditional financial reporting will not provide the meaningful information required to support continuous improvement and, in many cases, may actually impede a company’s progress on its lean journey. Aligning your financial and operational metrics with your lean strategy is critical to success.

RubinBrown offers lean seminars and roundtables throughout the year to provide a forum for companies to share their experience in continuous improvement in the accounting and finance arenas as well as network with their peers.

Inventory Expertise

RubinBrown’s manufacturing and distribution specialists are able to go beyond traditional accounting and tax services by offering insights into how to more effectively manage your largest asset - inventory.

  • Inventory cost and product pricing review
  • Accounting for lean
  • LIFO inventory costing
  • Inventory carrying costs analysis
  • SKU rationalization analysis;
  • Inventory management controls
  • Performance management systems

Process Improvement & Lean Strategies

We can help you transition the role of your accounting function from transaction processor to a strategic advisor by providing value added financial information and improving overall productivity.

  • Strategic planning
  • Business process reengineering
  • Lean consulting and implementation
  • Process mapping
  • Budget and planning
  • Period-end close and reporting

International Tax

Big or small, all manufacturing and distribution companies face international tax issues. Whether sourcing new business in a foreign country or setting up operations there, it is important to plan for the tax consequences.

  • Structure for international expansion
  • Foreign tax credit planning
  • Debt structure and cash flow planning
  • IC-DISC implementation
  • Transfer pricing
  • VAT tax issues
  • Subpart F planning
  • Expatriate and foreign national income tax consulting

Baker Tilly International provides us with a solid global foundation of international taxation experts.

Assurance Services

RubinBrown offers a full spectrum of traditional accounting and assurance services. As part of our accounting and assurance engagements, we offer a unique report designed for your business. Our ViewPoints Report includes benchmarking information, advice for improving controls, an evaluation of accounting and tax issues, process improvement opportunities and much more.

  • Financial statement assurance services performed by teams with significant industry-specific experience
  • Agreed-upon procedures
  • Benefit plan audits
  • Due diligence for mergers and acquisitions
  • Accounting and transaction consulting

Tax Services

Beyond simply handling your tax compliance needs, RubinBrown will help you capitalize on tax-saving opportunities, giving your business a competitive advantage.

  • Corporate tax
    • Research and development tax credits
    • Domestic manufacturing deduction
    • Cost segregation studies
    • Energy efficiency tax credits
  • State and local tax
    • Multi-state tax “physical”
    • Tax credit and incentive optimization
    • Real estate and property tax assessment/challenges
    • Sales and use tax consulting
  • Family business consulting
    • Succession planning
    • Estate planning
    • Gifting programs

Business Advisory Services

We assist both public and private companies with value added consulting services. Our consultants have experience in a variety of disciplines, including:

  • Business and intangible valuations
  • Forensic accounting
  • Merger and acquisition services
  • Bankruptcy consulting
  • Internal audits
  • Lean and process improvement
  • Enterprise risk management
  • Sarbanes-Oxley compliance
  • Litigation services

12/27/2017

Focus on Manufacturing & Distribution: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act


The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the Act) was signed by President Trump on December 22, 2017. The following are highlights that are pertinent to manufacturing and distribution companies and owners. As with past tax acts, there are likely to be “technical corrections” passed in future legislation. While technical corrections are often minor, occasionally the changes are material.

10/26/2017

Amazon.com: The Biggest Disruptor of All


Over the last decade, regardless of the products you are selling, the internet has certainly revolutionized how you do business and Amazon is a large part of that.

10/26/2017

Cyber Security Remains a Significant Challenge for Manufacturers & Distributors


Modern manufacturing continues to evolve providing incredible enhancements to current processes, in turn exposing the underlying technology and the organization to additional risks.

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