Accounting for Manufacturing

Owning a manufacturing business brings with it many unique financial responsibilities. You’re expected to know what’s in your inventory, how to set prices, the details of special taxes and everything in between.  In order to track and manage everything, you need to…

Know your costs to set your price

Our expertise in accounting software consulting enables us to help you with your inventory management, so you know what your costs really are and are able to set the right price as opposed to the low price. After all, your competitor likely knows what their costs are, and they’re pricing products to be profitable. Be smarter than the competition. Know how to price.

Manage your inventory cost effectively

Our depth of experience in manufacturing accounting has us prepared to help you manage your inventory in a way that is proactively cost-effective. If you’re to properly apply your resources, you first must know how much cash you have—and Shannon & Associates can help you with both sides of that equation.

Control your cash flow

By helping you devise and establish minimum order points, we’ll enable you to most effectively manage your cash flow—without tying up capital in inventory that’s not turning.

Make informed decisions

We can help you make informed capital investment decisions. If your business has outgrown your space, for example, we’ll consider the things you need to make a financially sound choice about moving—whether you should lease or buy, for example, or what time of the fiscal year works best for your accounting system. Or perhaps it’s time to invest in a major piece of equipment: What’s the best way to finance it?

Will the timing impact the financial ramifications of a purchase? By looking forward and investigating every possible outcome, we can help you make smarter financial decisions now to improve your profitability in the future.

We’ll also advise you on complicated transactions too, such as mergers and acquisitions, buy/sell agreements, and even how to structure your business to manage your risks and tax liabilities: corporation or LLC, for example.

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For more about our manufacturing-specific experience, contact us.

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