Manufacturing & Distribution

Advance your vision of what’s possible

profit-boosting-ideas-for-websiteBeing a part of the manufacturing industry resurgence

Inside every manufacturing business are opportunities for change that can dramatically improve the bottom line. Our job is to help you find those opportunities as quickly as possible. We understand the pressures you are under, and work with a sense of urgency to help you realize new revenue streams quickly.

Starting from a position of mutual trust and respect, we form a client/consultant team that works together to determine what aspects of your business offer the best potential for improvement. With your assistance, we make a thorough, honest assessment of those areas–your customers, products, processes and/or business strategies. After carefully evaluating the information gathered, we present customized recommendations developed with your specific financial goals and objectives in mind.

Summary of Services

At Clark Schaefer Hackett, our Manufacturing and Distribution Group provides services to over 800 manufacturers and distributors, ranging in size from privately-held middle-market businesses to multi-national, multi-million dollar corporations. We understand the unique needs of clients in this industry and are well-equipped to provide proactive advice designed to maximize your financial benefits while meeting your business’ strategic goals.


  • Tax Compliance
  • Tax Planning (includes Tax Depreciation)
  • Research and Development Tax Credits
  • State and Local Tax (includes Identifying State Tax Incentives)
  • Domestic Production Activity Deduction
  • Green Energy Credits
  • Job Creation Tax Incentives
  • Evaluating benefits of LIFO/FIFO


  • Market Analysis
  • Cash Flow Forecasting & Analysis
  • Due Diligence
  • Benchmarking
  • Employee Benefit Plan Audit
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Operations Consulting

Audit and Assurance

  • Financial Statement Audit
  • Internal Audit (Agreed Upon Procedures) & Financial Reporting Systems Reviews

We serve clients in the following sectors:

  • Chemicals and pharmaceuticals
  • Food and beverage
  • Industrial supplies
  • Machinery
  • Metals
  • Packaging materials
  • Plastics
  • Prototypes
  • Printing and publishing
  • Technology and electronics

Savings Opportunities:

Our team stays abreast of the latest savings opportunities for manufacturers and distributors. We work with clients to identify all applicable incentives and credits, which translates to significant savings for you. These include:

  • Bonus Depreciation & 179 Depreciation
  • Cost Segregation
  • Green Energy Credits
  • Job creation tax incentives
  • Manufacturers’ Investment Credits
  • Evaluating benefits of LIFO/FIFO
  • Research & Development Tax Credits
  • Tax benefits for producing goods in the United States

Multiple locations: It is common for manufacturers and distributors to have locations across the country and internationally. Clark Schaefer Hackett’s International Accounting & Tax Group and State and Local Tax (SALT) Group are knowledgeable about the integration of all international, federal, state and local tax considerations.

Manufacturing & Distribution Guidance

We’re not just accountants; we’re leaders, authors, speakers and association members. CSH professionals have deep expertise, and share our insights for the good of our clients and the business communities we serve.

How Can We Help You?

With a vast array of solutions to meet the needs of growing businesses, individuals and families, the question isn’t if we can help but how.

Manufacturing & Distribution Team

We offer best-in-class technical expertise and services, but it’s the quality of our professionals that set us apart. At CSH, relationships matter, and we believe creating supportive, helpful, working relationships is perhaps the most valuable talent we offer. How can we support you? Contact one of our team members below or explore our searchable page of all firm professionals.