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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."

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

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 experimentation tax credits
    • 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

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


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