Our experts develop solutions to help franchises save money
Do you remember the last time your auditor saved you money? During a recent audit, Plante Moran identified that a franchisor’s leases appeared to be above market. After completing due diligence, the team was able to work with the client to renegotiate its leases, saving the client hundreds of thousands of dollars.
It’s this commitment to go beyond financial statement compliance that distinguishes Plante Moran from other firms. Sure, we deliver objective, independent, accurate information in a timely manner, but that’s only a portion of the value we provide. We continuously look to uncover opportunities to help the franchise industry and multi-unit businesses grow, save money, and improve operations—and we do this at any point within a business’s life cycle.
You will benefit from our extensive franchise experience and geographic reach
Plante Moran auditors have been working with the franchise industry and multi-unit organizations for decades. Many of our franchise auditors have experience working in the industry and understand the industry as only those with inside knowledge can. In fact, several of our team members have previous experience working with large, household franchise brands. We will use all of this experience to benefit your business. In addition, we’re accustomed to serving multi-location entities, whether that means traveling to sites within the United States or internationally. Our geographic reach is limitless.
Technology assures a pain-free audit
Our audit process is highly technology-driven. It’s designed to identify efficiencies and minimize the amount of time and effort required of your internal staff. Time and time again, our clients have remarked on our pain-free audit—even when a client is transitioning accounting firms.
You will enjoy working with us
Plante Moran has been honored by many organizations and publications as a best place to work including FORTUNE magazine which has included Plante Moran in its list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” for the 18th consecutive year. This is a result of a firm culture that develops staff and puts clients first. You benefit from this award-winning culture in the following ways:
- Low staff turnover — We have the lowest staff turnover rate of any major accounting firm in the United States. By minimizing turnover, we can provide better staff continuity, which in turn ensures that our teams are organized, prepared, and not slowed down by on-the-job learning.
- More senior-level involvement — Our staffing mix involves a high degree of partner and senior manager-level involvement in our engagements. As a result, we bring more franchise experience directly to the field, improving the quality and effectiveness of our interactions with your internal accounting staff and executive management, often generating additional value.