Manufacturing & Wholesale Distribution

We are familiar with the issues faced by the manufacturing and distribution industry including inventory management, process improvements and overhead cost pressures. Downtime is costly so we work with manufacturers to ensure their financial operation runs as smoothly as their production line.

We understand that changing economic conditions and global competition have made it difficult for your business to maintain margins and remain competitive in the marketplace.

We’ve worked with manufacturers / distributors in automotive parts, chemical, educational, environmental cleaning products, plastic, sheet metal & fabrication, tool & die, and heavy equipment sectors.

Specifically, we can work with you in the following areas:

Accounting:

  • Ensuring you effectively use your accounting software;
  • Evaluating your per unit costing and selling price determinations;
  • Reviewing your overhead cost allocation charges;

Planning:

  • Assisting you in determining your break-even point for operations;
  • Assisting in developing effective budgeting and projection plans;
  • Reviewing ways to improve your working capital cash flow & profit maximization;
  • Evaluating your inventory management and cost control;
  • Outlining the issues impacting your employees vs. subcontractor hiring decisions;
  • Reviewing the things to consider in buying vs. leasing equipment;
  • Determining the eligibility of government tax incentive programs available to you;

Strategic:

  • Developing tax planning strategies to help minimize your taxes;
  • Understanding the impact that labour, environmental & safety regulations have on business;
  • Addressing the issues behind expanding additional product lines;
  • Reviewing the issues surrounding a potential succession and / or sale of business operations;

Client Testimonials
  • " Michael has been associated with my corporate and personal financial matters for the past 25 years. His knowledge and his attention to details have allowed me to run my two business ventures with greater confidence and ease of mind. He is always been there with constructive advice when I needed it. If you ever need a firm who takes a personal approach to your financial matters be they personal or business, I highly recommend Mike and his staff. "

    George Stevens - President | Exclusive Education Products Ltd. / Edubar Holdings Inc.

  • " We have worked with Michael for the past ten years and depend on his firm to manage our accounting needs for all our companies. We are very impressed by their level of professionalism, integrity and the quality of the service. Everyone is exceptionally knowledgeable on all matters relevant to our industries. We not only see the firm as our accountants, but as our trusted business advisors. We appreciate the efforts made to respond to our needs very quickly, the attention given to our businesses and the emphasis in helping us achieve business success. "

    Carl Bertrand - Leatryd Inc./Deber Manufacturing Inc./CigVape Inc.

  • " For the past three years, Michael’s firm has been looking after our business and personal accounting and tax needs. We have found both he and his associates very professional, helpful and thorough in their work.  The friendly office atmosphere leaves you with the knowledge that anytime you have queries they will be addressed with the full attention of one of the staff members.  We have and will continue to recommend Michael and his staff to our friends. "

    Cheryl Reid - Norlog Building Systems Ltd.

  • " I was referred to Michael by another business owner while entrenched in a messy audit of corporate tax returns from five years previous. Michael quickly sorted out the paperwork and steered me though with a calm forthright approach and turned it into a favorable situation. I wish I had his firm to oversee my accounting in the years leading up to the audit as I may have been able to avoid a nerve wracking experience. His staff has worked with us to take advantage of unused deductions and fine tune our book keeping procedures to be more efficient which has also saved us money. They have been awesome to work with! "

    Sandy Powell - Nascent Naturals Inc.

  • " I have had the good fortune to have worked with Michael and his associates for some 25 years, not only as competent chartered accounting firm but also as a valued advisor and consultant. Mike and his team provide expertise and advice beyond the numbers, something that is critical in the decision making process for an entrepreneur in particular. He continues to assist us through his networking with other business services and banking professionals, as well as commitment to keeping up with technology. This comprehensive approach to the services he provides makes him the “go to” resource for many of the decisions to be made for our business. "

    Bruce Holtom - FenceSource

  • " As a manufacturer’s representative for various companies I have had a small business corporation for decades. I have utilized Michael’s firm for many years for both our corporate and personal filings. Mike and his staff have always provided excellent guidance and direction throughout our relationship. Their personal approach has always been one of the best attributes of the firm !! "

    Keith Sanschagrin - Keigee Sales