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Plante Moran professionals help business service providers successfully meet the changing needs of their clients, while sustaining and growing their own businesses. We provide customized, practical solutions on a number of issues from tax minimization and information security compliance, to employee benefit consulting and top talent retention.

Business Services

Plante Moran provides custom solutions for business service firms

Whether you are a business process outsourcer, technology-enabled firm, sports, travel and entertainment company, staffing firm, environmental company, or logistics and supply chain business, Plante Moran serves the accounting, tax planning, and business management consulting needs of more than 1,200 business services firms. Our wide range of business service clients have annual revenues ranging from less than $10 million to more than $1 billion, and have offices in one location, multiple states, or throughout the world.

We recognize that business service firms face unique challenges in the fight to remain competitive in today’s demanding marketplace. At Plante Moran, we understand these challenges and are prepared to help your business service firm develop a strategy to maximize the value of your business.

Tax strategies you can rely on

Whether you are looking for federal or state tax expertise or international tax planning, we have dedicated tax advisors who will take a proactive approach to your tax planning and compliance needs. Our team of state and local tax specialists will work with your business to develop a comprehensive tax plan that will reduce your tax burden and maximize your cash flow.

We continuously monitor the evolution of federal and state tax rules and will help you determine which tax credits, exemptions, abatements, financing, and infrastructure services are available to your business. We also continually monitor the ever-changing legislative and regulatory environment and deliver the latest thinking on tax planning strategies to ensure compliance, mitigate risk, and minimize your tax exposure. No matter the challenge, our tax specialists are know your industry and have the expertise and experienced needed to develop custom, practical, solutions to your needs.

Assurance advice you can trust

Our auditors make the process painless. With a streamlined approach, we go beyond compliance and suggest opportunities for costs savings and ways to ensure the quality of your decision-making data.

As one of the nation’s accounting, tax, and management consulting firms, Plante Moran has the resources and expertise to handle large, complicated assignments, but we've retained our small-firm values of personal attention and service. Our culture also lends to high staff retention – meaning you’ll consistently see the same staff members year after year.

Business valuation and due diligence for successful growth

Are you looking to expand your business? Exploring PEG or merger and acquisition opportunities? Plante Moran business advisory consultants provide robust due diligence on a range of strategic, financial and operational issues. The team will provide deep assessments and comprehensive analysis you need to mitigate risk and ensure a healthy return on investment.

When you need to determine the value of a business, or receive tangible asset or intangible asset valuations, the Plante Moran valuation services professionals have the experience and expertise to determine: What’s it all worth? Whether you need an asset approach, an income approach, and/or a market approach, we provide exhaustive and thorough analyses.

Technology consulting specialists to protect your organization

Plante Moran’s information security specialists understand the complex security concerns facing business service organizations – from protecting client data to preparing for SOC examinations. They carry professional certifications including Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). Our IT security assessments will help you establish sustainable compliance programs and successfully integrate your information security controls with your risk management plans. Learn more about our information technology consulting services.

Expert advice to help you attract and retain top talent

Feel caught between a rock and a hard place because you need to hang on to your valued employees, but you also need to cut the cost of providing health benefits for them? Plante Moran employee benefit consultants will help you find a benefit plan that minimizes the impact on your bottom line and allow you to be competitive. In many cases, our consultants have been able to produce an ROI of 4:1 or greater in the first year. Learn more about our employee benefit consulting services.

Beyond employee benefits consulting, business management consultants at Plante Moran can help you develop and retain the best and brightest employees. But don’t just take our word for it. For the past 17 years, Plante Moran has been on FORTUNE magazine’s list of the '100 Best Companies to Work For' in America, so we must be doing something right. Learn more about our talent and organizational development services.

Tax

Tax minimization is a way of increasing cash flow. It’s an easy axiom to understand, but a hard one to execute especially when it comes to state and local taxes. Legislative, regulatory, and precedent-setting developments in tax are complex and always evolving. Staying on top of them can be very time consuming. That is why so many business service providers turn to our tax planning experts who continuously monitor the evolution of state and local tax rules.

Financial Statement Audit

We can confidently say you will enjoy working with our auditing team. Plante Moran has been named as a top place to work by many organizations and publications. That is because the firm’s culture is based on the firm’s philosophy of nurturing staff and putting the client first.

Employee Benefits Consulting

Feel caught between a rock and a hard place because you need to hang on to your valued employees, but you also need to cut the cost of providing health benefits for them? Our employee benefit consultants can help you restructure your employee health benefits program and/or negotiate new contracts with benefits providers so you can provide health care and still keep it within your budget.

SSAE 16 Reports

The information security specialists at Plante Moran can help you transition from SAS 70 to SSAE 16 so that you can continue to ensure your clients that their records are being properly processed.

Telecommunications Service Review

If you are looking for ways to save money and strengthen your bottom line, a telecommunications service review could be the money-saving opportunity your are looking for. Our results vary from client to client, but often we can help you achieve a 20 percent savings without compromising service.

Plante Moran has provided outstanding service to EQ for decades. As EQ has progressed from a private, family-owned business, to private equity-owned, to publicly-held, Plante Moran has helped us adapt to the growing challenges that come with our evolving ownership. The audit practice helped us develop a solid, credible presentation of financial results that demonstrated a level of integrity that allowed EQ to maximize value for shareholders through two changes in ownership. The team has been consistently responsive even under challenging conditions and deadlines, which has been especially important to the outside stakeholders. We’ve appreciated Plante Moran’s commitment to sound professional standards and integrity over the years.
  
Ken Wunderlich, CFO

EQ Holdings, Inc.