Manufacturing and Distribution

Manufacturing and Distribution

At Sisterson, we proudly serve manufacturing and distribution companies in a wide range of sizes and across numerous industry sectors. The members of our Manufacturing/Distribution Team make it a point to be aware of trends and issues affecting our clients.

We provide audit, tax and consulting services to companies with continuous process manufacturing, job cost production, and contract manufacturing, including finished metals and industrial steel fabrication, housewares, industrial combustion systems, precision engineering, scrap metal, and ceramics, among others. Sisterson also serves commercial and industrial distributors in sectors such as food and beverage, medical device and pharmaceuticals, energy, and fluid power.

Our services include financial audits, tax compliance, collateral reviews, compilations, reviews, forecasts and projections, and business advisory services relative to business process re-engineering, cost accounting, working capital management, business valuation, financial modeling/corporate finance, information technology, and mergers and acquisitions. We also provide tax expertise in areas such as uniform capitalization rules, AMT planning, inventory methods, research and development credits, and numerous other complex tax areas.

Many of our manufacturing and distribution clients are privately-owned, middle market concerns which require investor/shareholder planning and smart professional advice. We work closely with family owners and financial investors to provide not only expert technical service, but to also understand the needs of owners and contribute to increased value from their investments.

  • Auditing services
  • Employee benefit plan audits
  • LIFO
  • Tax compliance
  • Tax planning
  • R&D credit
  • Business advisory services – acquisitions and divestitures, valuations, litigation support, financial projects, other financial and operational consulting
  • Evaluation of potential value of technology
  • Profitability analysis
  • Assessment of cash needs
  • Litigation support
  • Merger and acquisition work
  • Valuations
  • Analyses of working capital management
  • Diagnosis of software problems
  • Section 263(a) cost capitalization analyses for income tax purposes
  • Determination of lost profit and reasonable royalty damages
  • Analysis of costs
  • Assessment of alleged diminution in the value of a business unit
  • Assistance with patent infringement
  • Due diligence analyses in connection with proposed purchases
  • Field examinations (or "collateral audits") for asset based lenders


Manufacturing and Distribution Practice

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