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A Fresh Perspective, a Clear Path to Profit

To reach the top and stay there, your business has to keep improving. There are problems to solve. Processes to refine. When time is tight or you’re out of ideas, it just makes sense to add someone new to the conversation.

Who you add makes all the difference. That’s why so many companies and organizations have chosen Barnes Dennig.

How we help

Accounting Standards Consulting

You rely on your team to keep your company’s financial reporting in order. But with accounting rules becoming increasingly complex and the rate of change accelerating, how can you be sure you’re keeping up? And the stakes are even higher when you’re working with lenders and funders – they need a higher degree of validation, and first impressions count when you’re making your case. When you work with Barnes Dennig’s accounting consultants, you, and your financial statement users, can have confidence in your numbers. Learn more.

Client Accounting & Advisory Services

There are any number of reasons why you might find yourself in need of support on your accounting and finance team, such as optimizing internal resources or increasing the breadth and depth of your financial business intelligence. Or maybe you want to avoid the risk of full-time hiring and the pain of lengthy searches, hiring processes, and onboarding. Finding the talent you need doesn’t have to be an ordeal – our Client Accounting and Advisory Services team (CAAS, for short) delivers the right resource at the right time for the right amount of time. Learn more.

Business Valuation Services

Whether you’re buying, selling, gifting, estate planning, or simply need a clear assessment of fair market value, Barnes Dennig’s seasoned team of Certified Valuation Analysts (CVAs) can provide an accurate, independent business valuation. With experience in virtually every industry, our CPAs provide the insights you need to optimize your business and financial objectives. Learn more.

Exit Planning Services

When you own and actively run a business, life can often feel like you’re standing on a wobbly three-legged stool where the legs represent your business, your personal life, and your financial situation. If any one of those legs is out of alignment, you’ll be flat on your back in no time. Our Exit Planning Services help you refocus all three legs of the stool – to help build your better, brighter future. Learn more.

Cost Segregation Study

An effective cost segregation study can help you speed up depreciation on purchases of existing structures, new construction, expansion, or renovation by reclassifying some building components and frontloading your savings into a five- to 15-year period – instead of the typical 27 – 39 years. Talk to one of our cost segregation specialists to see how you can optimize your project and start recouping more of your investment, faster. Learn more.

Estate Planning

You may think of estate planning as only for the wealthy – but you’d be making a mistake. Estate planning isn’t just about distributing wealth, but also about ensuring your wishes are respected and your loved ones are cared for after you pass away. Think of it as crafting a roadmap for your assets and life decisions. Whether you’ve got a lot or a little, estate planning is all about securing your future and taking care of the people you care about. Learn more.

Fraud and Forensic Services

The realization that something is “off” in your books is devastating – and it happens much more frequently than you might think. Barnes Dennig’s fraud and forensics team can help you get to the bottom of it – and put safeguards in place to help protect your assets and prevent it from happening again. Learn more.

International Tax and Assurance

There’s a world of opportunity out there – literally. And to out-maneuver your global competition, you’ve got to be poised to make the most of every advantage. Whether you’re opening a distribution center abroad, a foreign company establishing U.S. operations, need to implement International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) or selling, sourcing, or licensing products on an international basis, our international team of professionals can help you translate potential into profit. Learn more.

Peer Review Services

As a CPA firm ourselves, we know that having your assurance services reviewed isn’t likely your idea of a good time. But it’s a requirement, so you can’t avoid it (every three years). At Barnes Dennig, we take the “peer” part of “peer review” seriously. We strive to make the process as painless as possible – in fact, we think we make it a useful part of your practice. We take the role of your partner, not your enforcer because we care about your business and the accounting profession. Learn more.

Research & Experimentation

Is your company continually finding ways to improve its business processes? Have you made a product or service better, faster, or more cost-effective? If you think, “Oh, that’s just part of the job,” think again. The U.S. tax code offers an incentive for companies that innovate: the Research & Experimentation (R&E) tax credit. You could qualify for a share of the roughly $9 billion awarded yearly. And, if you’re eligible, the Barnes Dennig tax team can help you secure it. Learn more.

Sales Tax Compliance Management

Between the Supreme Court’s South Dakota v. Wayfair ruling and pandemic-fueled exponential growth in online sales, the sales tax compliance burden has fundamentally changed. There are a lot of great reasons to outsource this critical business task – reduced risk, reduced cost, and better utilization of employee time and expertise. But the greatest reason is peace of mind. Our sales tax compliance professionals help you avoid large fees and penalties, or worse, being assessed for uncollected sales tax. Learn more.

SOC Reporting

If you’re a technology or cloud service provider, trust is a crucial asset. Whether you’re in the B2B, SaaS, or data centers space, or serving healthcare or banking industries, you handle all kinds of confidential data – like HIPAA and PCI DSS. Your customers need and deserve to know their data is safe in your hands. How can you prove your systems are up to the task? With an assurance report from the dedicated SOC team at Barnes Dennig. From SOC reporting readiness assessments to SOC 1, SOC 2, and SOC 3 reports, our experienced team of SOC-reporting specialist CPAs will provide the assurance you need to build your customers’ confidence. Learn more.

Tax Credits & Incentives

From federal programs like the Employee Retention Tax Credit to state job creation tax credits and even local incentive programs, the Tax Credits & Incentives team at Barnes Dennig can help you make the most of every opportunity – helping you maximize your cash flow, so you can put resources toward growing your business. Learn more.

Transaction Advisory Services

Sales, mergers, and acquisitions carry the promise of new beginnings. But they’re also risky, full of complex transactional decisions. Whatever your company’s size or net worth, Barnes Dennig can help you navigate those decisions with confidence. Our Transaction Advisory Services team has decades of in-depth experience that will guide you through the process and help you make your best deal – and create the foundation for ongoing business success. Learn more.

Wealth Management

You have big plans for every stage of your life. Funding your kids’ education. Giving to causes you care about. Retiring comfortably. And finally, leaving a legacy. Money is personal, like your dreams. So, when you’re looking for guidance in managing your personal wealth, take a serious look at Barnes Dennig. We may already be helping you with corporate tax or accounting strategies. You’ve seen our innovations transform your bottom line. You know us. We understand you, your business, and many of your goals. So tell us where else you’d like your money to take you. Because when you trust your navigator, you can relax and enjoy the ride. Learn more.

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We recently switched firms and we saw immediate value. The staff were knowledgeable, professional, and supportive. We were very pleased with their work and the expertise that was provided.

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Exceptional service by high quality individuals.

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