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Plante Moran serves hundreds of food processors, packagers, and distributors in diverse segments including confectionery, frozen foods, snacks, baked goods, dairy, and natural processors.

Helping food processors face today’s challenges and grow stronger

Helping food processors face today’s challenges and grow stronger

The food and beverage industry has seen tumultuous times recently. There have been wild swings in commodity prices, historic peaks in fuel and transportation costs, and increased concerns about food safety. Plus consumer behavior has shifted. In response to the economy, food shoppers are pinching their pennies and turning to private labels at the same time that their focus has switched from convenience to eating healthier and “local.”

Accurate and timely information for good decision making

For help meeting these challenges and making well informed decisions, you can depend on the timely and accurate information in a quality financial statement audit done by CPAs that know your industry. Plante Moran serves thousands of clients in manufacturing and distribution, among them food processors in diverse sectors including confectionery, frozen foods, snacks, baked goods, dairy, and natural processors.

They have developed methodologies and industry-specific tools that make the audit process go smoothly. The goal of our auditors is to make your life easier. You will also appreciate how they compare your numbers to those of your peers and help you put expenditures, staffing, and operations into perspective

They can both validate your numbers and ask the right questions to help you mitigate risks and uncover opportunities to contain costs. Our audit team will work closely with you to develop a detailed audit plan so that your financial statements become insightful reports upon which to base future actions. 

Opportunities to minimize taxes

Because Plante Moran integrates its services. our auditors can work with their colleagues in tax to assess your opportunities for tax credits or deductions. They can also confer with the firm’s consultants on a range of issues from technology to operations improvement. Always, you can rely on Plante Moran advisors to offer guidance based on deep experience serving other organizations with needs similar to yours.

“Plante Moran’s unique philosophy and culture attract talented staff who stay at the firm for a very long time because they understand how rare the work environment really is. For us, we’ve had the same account team for four years, which I believe to be extraordinary in an age where people change jobs so often. Having the same team for so long, Plante Moran has gotten to know our challenges over time, understand what difficulties we might face in the future and then help us solve them. They are a significant partner in our business.”

Bill Martin, CFO
Spangler Candy