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Financial Statement Audit
When you engage a Plante Moran auditing team, you can expect more than compliance. Our auditors know the retail industry and understand taxes and key indicators on your financial statement. Their audit report will provide actionable ideas for performance improvement.

Financial Statement Audit

Plante Moran auditors help retailers save money

When was the last time your auditor helped you save money? During a recent financial statement audit engagement, we identified $500,000 in tax savings for a 10-store grocery chain. For a discount drug chain, we discovered an opportunity to use training credits to save $100,000. And for another retailer, we correctly suggested the time was right to renegotiate a better lease.

When you engage a Plante Moran auditing team, you can expect more than compliance because we know the retail industry and understand taxes and key indicators on your financial statement.

Our experience with more than 400 retailers means we won’t have to waste your time asking a lot of general questions. But at the same time, we know which questions to ask so you can take advantage of opportunities to improve cash flow — from tax credits to real estate decisions. 


You will benefit from our award-winning firm culture

We can confidently say that you will enjoy working with our financial statement auditing team. Many organizations and publications have honored the firm as a “top place to work.” That is because we have a culture based on a philosophy of nurturing staff and putting the client first.

This culture encourages collaboration, and you benefit. For instance, we understand that every decision has book and tax implications, so our auditing and tax teams work together to deliver seamless financial services that help you make the best decisions for your retail business.

Our culture also translates into very low staff turnover, so you will see many of the same team members year after year. On that team will be a partner and a senior manager who will be available to discuss issues as they arise and to offer possible solutions.

We will look at your issues from all angles. We will accommodate your concerns in creative ways, while ensuring you remain in compliance. 

You can trust us

As an audit client, we can promise you that:

  • Your internal controls and financial statements will be reviewed by reputable, experienced industry professionals.
  • You will receive objective, independent, accurate information in a timely manner.

All audit firms aren’t created equal. We invite you to experience the Plante Moran difference.

“It was tough when we managers were going through the process of developing an ESOP and buying eight grocery stores from the owner. The Plante & Moran team made sure everyone was taken care of. And we continue to rely on them. They help us deal with day-to-day balance sheet issues as well as cost cutting and cash flow modeling. They seem to be always looking out for us and encourage us to look at the bigger picture. We appreciate how deeply they are committed to our success.”

CEO/President

Specialty Gourmet Grocery Chain