The COVID-19 pandemic has sent shockwaves throughout the economy. Overnight, thriving businesses were forced to close their doors for the foreseeable future, and a sharp reduction in demand across many industries has created new and immediate challenges. As the needs of businesses and organizations have made sudden critical shifts, we have created new COVID-19 Advisory Services to help businesses and not-for-profits.

Get peace of mind with Barnes Dennig’s PPP Loan Forgiveness Analysis & Report.

We continue to provide tax, accounting, and business advisory services as well. Barnes Dennig remains committed to our community, our clients, and to helping businesses to thrive.



June 24, 2020
Construction Compensation Benchmarking Study Webinar

September 1, 2020
Employee Benefit Plan Seminar

September 9, 2020
19th Annual Not-for-Profit Leadership Summit

November 4, 2020
Manufacturing Annual Seminar

Click for More Events

Click for On-Demand Events


Construction Benchmarking - Ohio CPA Firm
Construction Benchmarking Report

Benchmark Your Construction Company
See how you “Measure Up Against the Competition”

Do you wonder what fellow contractors pay by position? What compensation and bonus strategies they utilize? What issues they are struggling with today? Our biennial construction compensation, benefits and benchmarking study–“Measure Up Against the Competition”–looks at these trends and much more.

Our 2018 study of 67 local general and specialty contractors found:

  • Gross revenue per FTE is $550,150.
  • A general contractor president/CEO has 16.7 years of experience; nearly half of total compensation stems from bonus and/or commission.
  • Of the companies that pay bonuses, only 68 percent give bonuses to field workers compared to 91 percent for project managers/estimators.
  • The percentage of companies providing 401(k) matches increased from 82 percent in 2016 to 89 percent this year.
  • 97% of contractors list attracting and retaining qualified personnel as their top challenge in 2018

This 50 plus page report examines financial benchmarks, compensation by job title, benefits provided and issues facing the industry. Both union and non-union workplaces are included and participants’ sales range from less than $5 million to more than $100 million.

Download the report preview Download the report preview here.


Manufacturing Benchmarking Report

Benchmark Your Manufacturing Company
Know what you have to do to “Spark Continuous Improvement”

Manufacturers continually reevaluate compensation and benefits packages to remain competitive to top talent while also controlling rising costs. From compensation by title to benefits offered employees to company operations, our biennial manufacturing compensation & benefits benchmarking study–“spark continuous improvement”–looks at these trends and much more.

Our 2019 study of 97 local manufacturers found:

  • CFOs in smaller companies earned total compensation of $170,348, which is about $53,470 less than paid at larger companies.
  • Healthcare costs increased by 8% on average.
  • Nearly two-thirds of respondents offer an HSA, with 80% of companies reviewing or considering them.
  • Key metrics used by manufacturers include net/percentage of sale, EBITA and inventory turnover among others.
  • Larger companies work 10.7% overtime annually while companies with fewer than 100 employees work 8.0% overtime annually.

This 50 plus page report looks at companies with under 100 employees as well as those with over 100 employees. Public, private and family-owned workplaces in both union and non-union settings are included, and participants’ sales range from less than $5 million to more than $250 million.

Download the report preview Download the report preview here.


Not-For-Profit Benchmarking Report

Benchmark Your Not-for-profit
Are You Prepared to Handle Your Organization’s Future?

Are you competitive with other area not-for-profits? Are the compensation and benefits you offer in line? What activities are others using to raise funds? What goals and roles do other organizations task their board with? Our not-for-profit compensation, benefits & benchmarking study helps you “put all of the pieces together” by diving deeper into these trends and much more.

Our 2019 study of 117 local not-for-profit organizations found:

  • Staffing will remain the same except for healthcare organizations who are anticipating increases.
  • Salaries for executive directors/presidents/CEOs range from a low of $94,383 to a high of $208,958, with an average of $141,527.
  • Over the past three years, non-profits have reported an average annual premium increase between 8-12%.
  • Board committees vary greatly with the most common being executive, finance and development.
  • Three-fourths of all audit committees have CPAs as members.

This 50 plus page report looks at organizations with fewer than 10 employees to those that have more than 200 employees. Respondents work with small budgets under $2.5 million and budgets over $10 million.

Download the report preview Download the report preview here.


Wholesale Benchmarking Study
Wholesale/Distribution Benchmarking Report

Benchmark Your Wholesale Distribution Company
Supplying Success to Distributors

To attract top talent, wholesaler-distributors need to understand what their competitors are paying their employees and what benefits they offer. Our biennial wholesale distribution compensation & benefits benchmarking study–“Supplying Success to Distributors”–looks at pay scales by position, compensation strategies and industry trends.

Our 2018 study of 46 local wholesale distribution companies found:

  • More than half of respondents will hire additional employees this year.
  • A warehouse manager at a company with more than 50 employees earns a base salary of $68,037, with nearly half of respondents providing a bonus on top of that amount.
  • The number one issue facing wholesaler-distributors is attracting and retaining qualified personnel.
  • The average Return on Total Assets (ROTA) is 11.1%, with ROTA equaling 10.3% for smaller companies and 13.3%.
  • 93% of companies offer a 401(k) plan, an increase from 85% in 2016.

This 52 page report looks at companies with more than 50 employees and those with fewer than 50 employees representing companies with local, national and international presence.

Download the report preview Download the report preview here.


careers at barnes dennig / infinite possibilities

Our professionals have earned a reputation for outstanding client service – as illustrated by the number of national and local awards for innovation, responsiveness, and overall satisfaction.

Learn More