Manufacturing & Distribution

We are producing results.

Working in manufacturing and distribution takes advanced skill and specialization — not only to create products that are revolutionizing the world around us but also to build a successful business. That’s where we come in.

We work relentlessly to be a key component of your success and complement your strengths. With a thorough understanding of your goals and needs, we bring our financial, tax, business management, consulting, and IT solutions to the table. These skills — coupled with team members equipped with an in-depth knowledge of your industry — allow us to help find valuable tax incentives, streamline your financial processes, and build your company’s success.

Who we serve.

Currently providing services to more than 900 companies in manufacturing, wholesale trade, and distribution, we are looked to as a trusted industry advisor.

Services Overview

  • IT risk and advisory services
  • Cyber security
  • Enhancing use of technology
  • Software selection analysis
  • Improve timing, reliability and comprehension of financial reporting
  • Revenue recognition
  • New lease accounting standards
  • Development of profit plans and budgets
  • Debt structuring
  • Cash flow planning and management
  • Quality of earnings analysis
  • Employee benefit plan consulting
  • R&D credit services
  • Cost segregation services
  • Income tax planning for companies with foreign sales
  • Inventory method analysis
  • State and local income tax planning
  • Property tax planning
  • Sales and use tax planning
  • Exit and succession planning
  • Due diligence procedures
  • Business valuation services
  • Estate planning
  • Wealth planning
  • Support for U.S. subsidiaries/divisions of foreign corporations – turnkey solutions for accounting and management reporting

Testimonials

  • “The friendliness and professionalism displayed by the Blue & Co. team during our audit is first class. We feel like there is a true partnership between Blue & Co. and Manar, Inc. Keep up the good work.”

    Larry Johnson

    Manar, Inc.

  • “During my professional career, I have worked with other big accounting firms along with sole practitioners. Our organization switched to Blue & Co. last fall. In spite of being a first-year engagement, Kurt Beier, Gavin Fox, Mitch Parks, Erin Walsh, Paul Roth, Kristi Blausey, and Chris Reid provided us with the best service which I have ever received from any accounting firm.”

    Adam Scott

    Wilson’s Companies

  • “I suppose it is fair to comment that I worked with three firms before Blue & Co. that challenged my expectations. As far as accuracy, Blue is very detail oriented. I do not receive notices from the IRS requesting any forms that were missing or correcting the filed returns. As far as performance, our 2017 business and personal files were completed weeks early of deadlines. And as far as responsiveness, I’ve never waited more than 12 hours for a final answer.”

    Jason Greeson

    Mainstay Manufacturing Solutions, Inc.

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FASB Defers Effective Dates for New Standards

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R&D Credits for Small Manufacturers

R&D Credits for Small Manufacturers

Many manufacturers take advantage of the federal income tax credit for increasing research activities, more commonly referred to as the “R&D credit.” Enacted back in 1981, the R&D credit was a way for the federal government to reward companies based on their investment in developing new products and processes. The most common form of utilizing […]

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TCJA and 2019 Tax Law Issues

TCJA and 2019 Tax Law Issues

By Miranda Aavatsmark Make no mistake, Congress did not come together and pass any new tax laws or make other changes to the existing tax laws in 2019. Although there was much talk of “Tax Reform 2.0” and the need for a few technical corrections, it simply did not happen. However, some of the changes […]

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