New Accounting Partner Brings Constructive Change
Construction Company Finds Value Beyond the Big Four
When it comes to accounting firms, bigger isn’t always better. Often, it’s quite the opposite.
Danis Building Construction Company had been using a large international firm for accounting, audit, and tax preparation consulting. But after that firm revised its fee structure, it informed Danis that the cost of its services was about to rise substantially.
Danis’s CFO had a theory: his company’s account was not really a priority for a Big Four firm, and he thought he might get more focus – and better business results – from a regional firm. His mission was clear: find a cost-effective CPA firm that cared about his company and did high-quality work.
Switch to a regional accounting firm, said Danis’ bonding company and bank. The CFO followed their advice.
After interviewing six firms that fit the criteria, Danis chose Barnes Dennig. The firm’s presentation was impressive. Its fee proposal was competitive. And it had extensive construction expertise.
Danis immediately saw that its new accounting firm took client service seriously.
That large international firm would send out different people every year, it seemed. Young people, fresh out of school. Danis often wound up having to train them. Now, the company got seasoned accounting professionals with years of construction experience. It also got great continuity from year to year. So those professionals didn’t just know construction; they also understood Danis’s unique needs and objectives.
The difference shows in their work. According to the Danis CFO, Barnes Dennig’s accounting, audit, and tax preparation services are just as good as — and often better than — those of a Big Four firm. Audits run much more smoothly, he notes, and they take a lot less time than they used to.
Now, that’s a happy ending.
About Barnes Dennig
Barnes Dennig is a Certified Public Accounting and consulting firm serving businesses and organizations in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. We offer tax, accounting, auditing, business consulting, and business advisory services to help our clients make the most of every financial opportunity.
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About Danis Building Construction Company
Founded in 1916 by B.G. Danis, Danis is a third-generation, privately owned company based in Dayton, Ohio. Danis serves the Midwest and Southeast regions of our country, specializing in public and private building and industrial projects. Danis offers expertise in construction management, general construction, design/build, and build-to-suit lease-back, as well as experience in the corporate, healthcare, senior living, education, retail, hospitality/entertainment, and industrial markets.
Throughout the company’s history, Danis has received praise for quality work and service, timely delivery, and the ability to remain under the project budget. Danis prides itself on meeting client challenges, whether they are budgets, tight schedules, difficult site conditions, or unique designs, and boasts an 85% repeat customer rate. The Danis Group of Companies operates five offices located in Ohio, North Carolina, and Florida. Learn more on Danis’s website.