Retail

Fineman West has years of experience serving the diverse needs of retail companies.

We are long-time advisors and accountants to retailers of all sizes, from mom-and-pop, brick and mortar shops and Internet-based entrepreneurs to established chain stores seeking opportunities to improve competitiveness and profitability.

For over 40 years, retailers have turned to us for assistance with compliance concerns and long term growth strategies. Our firm understands the revenue growth, margin improvement, cost management, reporting, risk and other challenges retailers face. As a result, we offer a full suite of services tailored to meet your company’s needs.

Who We Serve

  • Apparel
  • Food and Beverages
  • Footwear
  • Furniture
  • Jewelry
  • Technology
  • Textiles

Services Include (but are not limited to):

  • Financial statement audits, reviews, and compilations
  • Product cost analysis to maximize profitability
  • Inventory management and controls
  • Cashflow management
  • Optimization of state and local taxation
  • Transaction advisory services
  • Enterprise zone credits
  • Cost segregation studies
  • Tax Compliance
  • Tax Planning
  • Section 199 Domestic Production Activities Deduction
  • Employee benefits plan services

Retailers typically face a variety of issues and challenges, which include real estate and lease agreements, tax credits, inventory management, fraud prevention, financing, licensing and royalties, customs enforcement, and multi-state and international tax compliance. When working with retail clients, we offer a big-picture perspective that considers existing economic conditions, cash flow, and projections we make based, in part, on our decades of experience within business and retail communities.

Business planning is essential to retail success. In our advisory and consulting capacity, Fineman West partners draw upon their vast exposure to best practices from retailers across a range of industries. Benchmarking analysis plays an important part in the business plans we develop, as we work side by side with our clients.