Retail and Consumer Products

Marks Paneth’s Retail Practice delivers audit, accounting, tax and consulting services to clients in all sectors of the retail industry – including jewelry, apparel, household goods, optical, drugstores and furniture stores. Our specialists help retailers comply with regulatory and reporting requirements; improve business processes; identify and address cash flow issues; benchmark against industry norms and implement best practices; and manage risk.

In addition to directly serving retailers, we work closely with companies that support the retail industry as or clients include factoring and finance companies.

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION INCLUDE:

  • Cash Flow Analysis
  • Markdown Analysis
  • Facilitation of Financing
  • Local and Interstate Sales Tax Issues
  • Purchase or Lease Decision Analysis
  • Development or Improvement of Inventory and Cash Management Controls
  • Development and Maintenance of Warehousing and Distribution Systems
  • Inventory Valuation Methods
  • Forecasts and Projections
  • Sales Per Square Foot Analysis
  • IRC Section 263A – Uniform Capitalization Issues
  • Local and Interstate Sales Tax
  • Domestic Production Activities Deductions

CLIENTS INCLUDE:

Group Leader

Howard Hoff
Partner-in-Charge, Commercial Business Group