Dean Dorton’s Manufacturing and Distribution Team
Leading manufacturers know gaining competitive advantage requires strong relationships and collaboration. Dean Dorton has assembled a manufacturing industry team of business advisors and problem solvers who bring a fresh perspective to your organization. Our team includes assurance and risk managements professionals, tax and accounting experts, and technology consultants with extensive experience and a deep commitment to client service. Dean Dorton’s years of experience advising manufacturing and distribution companies gives us the expertise to help you succeed. We know the ins and outs of inventory, working capital, pricing and competitive factors that are unique to your type of business.
Manufacturing and distribution executives are busy running their companies. Often they don’t have the time to sift through vast amounts of financials details to analyze their true costs, but understanding their costs is crucial. That’s why, in addition to our traditional accounting, auditing, and tax services, Dean Dorton also provides cost analysis services and pricing consultation to help our manufacturing and distribution clients better understand their business. Our LIFO inventory review helps to determine if your present method of valuing inventory provides the most tax benefits. We also consult on budgeting, cash flow management, customer and product profitability, productivity and make-or-buy analysis.
Dean Dorton has a long history of serving manufacturing and distribution clients in Kentucky, throughout the region, and throughout the United States. Our team works with both local and global manufacturers that supply many industries including automotive, healthcare, furniture, energy, and construction.
Our manufacturing team consists of a group of professionals with experience and training in the manufacturing and distribution environment. This team was formed with the intent to leverage our collective knowledge base and transform that knowledge into value-added services targeting the measurement of reduction of costs. Our professionals go beyond accounting and tax with training in Lean Six Sigma, product line process improvement, and supply chain management.
In order to keep current with the latest technology and innovation in manufacturing and distribution, we are involved in industry groups around the state including:
- Kentucky Association of Manufacturers
- World Trade Center of Kentucky
- Greater Louisville Inc., Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics Network
- Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development
Dean Dorton’s Manufacturing Industry Services
Dean Dorton has the knowledge and experience to help you with complex financial accounting, tax and technology issues. We help you navigate through that complexity and achiever your business objectives by reducing risk and improving business and operating efficiency.
- Internal audit
- Risk analysis
- Employee benefit plan audit
- Global assurance services
- IFRS compliance
- Revenue recognition
- Tax planning and consulting
- Tax compliance
- State and local tax
- Credits and incentives
- International tax
- Cost segregation studies
- Merger and acquisition services
- Pre-transaction, post-transaction, and other regulatory services
- Business valuation
- Litigation and dispute advisory services
- Process improvement services
- Product cost services
- Enterprise resource planning (ERP implementation)
- Fraud investigation
- Software consulting
- Network/security consulting
- Managed IT services
- Voice over IP (VoIP)
- IT audit and compliance