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As a service provider ourselves, we have specialized knowledge and experience with the issues facing professional service firms and will work with you to provide guidance on tax and compliance issues, strategic planning, technology, and expansion strategies.

Professional service firms

Plante Moran provides the support professional service firms need to thrive
Plante Moran serves the accounting, tax planning, and business management consulting needs of more than 1300 professional services providers, including law firms, marketing and advertising firms, consulting and architectural and engineering firms. Our professional services clients have annual revenues that range from less than $10 million to more than $1 billion with offices in one location, multiple states, or throughout the world. As a professional service firm ourselves, we understand the unique concerns and business issues you face and will work diligently to optimize your business.
Plante Moran offers a menu of services for professional service providers
In response to the needs of the professional services groups that we serve, we have developed a menu of services to help them deal with federal, state, and local and international tax minimization, risk and compliance issues, strategic planning, expansion strategies, and technology concerns.
Opportunities to reduce taxes
Our tax consultants serving professional services firms are committed to finding new and creative ways to help clients optimize their tax positions. Whether you are looking for state and local tax expertise or international tax planning, we have professionals who can help. You will appreciate that they can draw on their experience to help you find the best business approach with the preferred tax results.
Complying with state taxes can be a major, time consuming concern. You will benefit from the broad and deep knowledge of our state and local tax team (SALT). The SALT team can help you navigate the complex area of state and local taxes, and reporting to help you minimize your liabilities. Learn more about our tax services for professional service firms. 
Assurance advice you can trust
Our auditors go beyond the numbers and suggest opportunities for costs savings and ways to ensure the quality of your decision-making data. We are keenly aware of the challenges and risks professional service firms face, but we also understand every organization is unique.
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. Learn more about our audit services for professional service firms.
Technology consulting specialists to power the success of your organization
Plante Moran has built one of the leading practices among professional service firms focused on helping service organizations optimize their investments in information technology. We consult our clients throughout the full IT lifecycle of planning, selection, implementation, and ongoing support. As a fully independent advisor, we focus on return on investment, balancing the financial and resource costs with benefits and timing.
As a professional service firm, we understand the importance of protecting client data. We have a team devoted to information security issues. 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 give you the knowledge you need to establish sustainable compliance programs and successfully integrate your information security controls with your risk management plans. Learn more about our information technology consulting services.
We can help you hold on to your exceptional team
Being in the services industry ourselves, we understand the constant pressure to maximize productivity, manage cost, attract and retain quality staff, solve complex business issues, and provide top-level customer service. We also understand that time is money and when you spend time on non-core business functions, you lose valuable time helping your clients.
Good people translate into greater profitability. With this in mind, business management consultants at Plante Moran can help you develop and retain the best and brightest employees. From compensation plan structuring and employee benefits consulting, to talent and organizational development, we can help you attract and retain the brightest talent. But don’t just take our word for it. For the past 18 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.
Beyond building and nurturing your staff, our wealth management team is also well-equipped to help you plan for the future of your business with transition and succession planning.
National and global expansion strategies to help you grow
Whether you’re looking to expand in the United States or globally, we have experienced professionals to help you every step of the way. If your growth is by merging or acquiring we have services available including sale and acquisition advisory, readiness review, and transaction planning.
Our dedicated team of international consultants, Plante Moran Global Services, has helped hundreds of service clients assess and implement their global strategies with a focus on due diligence, investment implementation/joint ventures, low-cost country outsourcing; and tax minimization.

SmithGroup JJR has worked with Plante Moran for the past 15 years on financial audits, 401(k) audits, tax returns, assistance with our Chinese subsidiary, and various business consulting issues. What I like most about working with the accountants and consultants at Plante Moran is the quality of people, and the quality of work they provide. The expertise and diverse knowledge, capabilities, and skill sets at Plante Moran allow them to solve any problem, diffusing complicated matters and presenting practical answers and real-life solutions.
   Joe Lordon, Vice President, CFO
   SmithGroup JJR