Manufacturing & Distribution

Results Through Experience

Clark Schaefer Hackett has served  the manufacturing and distribution industry for almost 80 years. And in that time one fact remains: Results don’t come easy. To succeed, you need vision, guts and the right relationships. That’s where we come in.

We offer all the sophisticated services you expect from a top CPA and advisory firm — but it’s our service style that sets us apart. Because we believe better relationships produce better results, we teach our professionals to deliver highly-valued client experiences. And it shows. Our client satisfaction ratings are 45% higher than the industry average.*

At CSH, manufacturing and distribution is not just another focus; it’s the core industry our firm was founded on. We know how to help you improve efficiencies, manage risk and make smart decisions. But we also  respond promptly, deliver quality and truly care about your success. We call it results through remarkable relationships.

* Based on third-party surveys of accounting firm customers.

Service Offerings

Assurance Services

We don’t just audit your organization, we strengthen it. As we examine your financials, practices and policies, we keep operational improvements top of mind and share best practices to make you better. Our assurance services include:

  • Financial statement audits, reviews & compilations
  • Internal audit (agreed upon procedures & financial reporting system reviews)
  • Employee benefit plan audits

Tax Services

With our deep knowledge of tax law and the M&D sector, we can do far more than just keep you compliant. With the right plan, we’ll help you strategically grow into the future. Our tax services include:

  • Federal, state, local & international tax compliance
  • Tax credits & economic development incentives
  • Sales & use tax exemption
  • Domestic production activity deduction
  • Cost segregation studies
  • Repair and maintenance studies
  • Bonus depreciation & 179 depreciation

Consulting Services

In business, timing is everything. We offer services and advisement whenever (and wherever) a strategic opportunity arises. Our consulting services include:

  • Market analysis & benchmarking
  • Cash flow forecasting & analysis
  • Evaluating benefits of LIFO/FIFO
  • Transaction services & succession planning
  • Business valuations
  • Forensics & litigation support
  • Buy/lease analysis
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Outsourced CFO/controller services
  • Captive insurance
  • Estate & wealth planning
  • IT security & software consulting
  • Abandoned & unclaimed property review

Business Succession Planning

You’ve worked hard, built your business, and continue to nurture its growth. Although you’re not ready to retire now, it’s on the horizon. Now is the time to start planning for the future to ensure you (and your family) can continue to reap the rewards of your success.

Our Certified Exit Planning Advisors  have the specialized knowledge to help ensure you are personally prepared, financially prepared, and continuing to maximize the value of your business.

Our exit planning process is customized based on your unique situation and may include:

  • Succession planning
  • Business valuation
  • Value & profitability enhancement consulting
  • Tax structuring
  • Due diligence
  • Income tax planning
  • Estate tax planning

Client Sectors

Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals
Food & Beverage
Industrial Supplies
Packaging Materials
Printing & Publishing
Technology & Electronics

Global Reach

For many, staying competitive requires expanding to new borders. We offer an array of international business services to help companies compete globally. Our services include:

  • Minimization of overall tax burden – international & domestic
  • IFRS reporting
  • Conversion to U.S. GAAP from IFRS
  • Reconciling & assessing auditing procedures performed under non-U.S. standards
  • International business consulting

CSH is a founding member of AGN International, a worldwide association of independent accounting and consulting firms located across the globe. Through our membership in AGN, you have access to local, in-country resources – with firsthand knowledge of local regulations, customs and cultures – that offer assurance, tax and consulting expertise in those markets that you operate.

A Unique Approach to Client Service

At CSH, we believe better relationships produce better outcomes. We are so passionate about this approach that we published a book entitled The CSH Way, documenting our unique commitment to client service.

Our professionals are specially trained to deliver highly-valued client experiences, and our superior client satisfaction ratings are the result. In a recent independent survey, our client satisfaction ratings were 45% higher than the industry average*.

Here’s a closer look at results we’re proud of.

Over 95% of manufacturing & distribution clients surveyed said CSH professionals:

Are good listeners
Provide high-quality deliverables
Offer personal attention
Provide timely service

Learn more about our firmwide client satisfaction results here.

Thought Leadership

Our professionals are more than CPAs. They are authors, speakers and association leaders who offer timely educational opportunities on industry-specific topics and challenges.

CSH publishes alerts, articles, resource guides and hosts webinars and seminars aimed at keeping you informed and performing at your best.

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.